Day At The Track

Celebrity Playboy prevails at Freehold in Monte race

11:17 AM 22 Sep 2013 NZST
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Jenny Melander rides Celebrity Playboy to victory in the Monte race
Photo by Freehold Raceway

Celebrity Playboy (9g Yankee Glide-Clover Mist-Balanced Image) prevailed over seven rivals in today’s monte event at Freehold Raceway,

The one mile distance race went for a purse of $5,000. The winner scored in 2:06.2h by eight lengths in a wire to wire journey for jockey Jenny Melander and trainer Robert Bresnahan.

Veteran open class performer Master Pine overcame two miscues to be a fast closing second with a final panel in :30.3 for Helene Gregory and trainer Julie Miller. Docdor Chaser took the show spot for Ruth Calcagni.

The Monte race was part of the special festivities for The Open Space and Festival of Horses in Freehold, NJ.  The event helps to preserve open space by supporting the NJ equine industry. This years event had a horse parade in town and the days activities at Freehold Raceway.

by Thomas H. Hicks for


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