Day At The Track

Driver Jeff Fout gets win number 4,500

06:08 AM 15 Dec 2008 NZDT
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Livestrong Bullion Bill A
Livestrong - Driven by Hall of Famer Ron Pierce
Bullion Bill A - Looped the field on the backstretch and sped away

Bullion Bill A, Livestrong, Definitely Maybe and Perfect Swing win top races, Jeff Fout wins #4,500 at Dover Downs on Sunday, Dec.14. In the top pace, Bret Brittingham driving Erika Paradee's Bullion Bill A looped the field on the backstretch and sped away from his closest pursuer Sage's Image (Ross Wolfenden) by four lengths turning for home on the way to a 1:51.4 victory in a $12,500 pace.

The Albert Albert-Forest Glory gelding won for the third time this season upping his seasonal earnings to $36,250. Jacks Laughter A (Ron Pierce) was third.

Three Point Acres' Livestrong, driven by Hall of Famer Ron Pierce, turned it on for a 1:51.3 convincing victory in a $30,000 Claiming Allowance for the pacer's second win in a row and third in four starts. The five-year-old Artiscape-Dreamlands Hardie horse, and former New Jersey Sire Stakes champion built up a big lead in the stretch and coasted home with his fifth win of 2008 extending his earnings this season to $44,900.I Believe Its True (Roberts) closed strongly to finish second. Truponder (Callahan) was the show horse.

Tony Morgan made a big move at the three quarters driving Russ Foster's Definitely Maybe past the leaders and then was all-alone on the way to a 1:51.4 score in a $25,000 Claiming Allowance. It was the eighth win this season for Definitely Maybe, a Cole Muffler gelding from Broadway Lead. Sign Of Class (Pierce) and Cathedral Grovel (Callahan) were second and third respectively.

Perfect Swing was on target in a $20,000 Delaware Claiming Allowance, picking up his second win in a row, notching a 1:52.3 win for owner- trainer Bobby Glassmeyer. An altered son of Jate Lobell-Greastestgiftofall, Perfect Swing was driven by Jonathan Roberts to his 12th success this year giving the five-year-old earnings of $74,431 this year. Pure Class (Morgan) was second with Maheer Lord N (Wolfenden) third.

Winbak Farms' Celebrate America second straight triumph was a celebration occasion for driver Jeff Fout. The 56-year-old Ohio native and leading driver for a number of season in the Buckeye state reached the 4,500 win plateau with the 1:57.2 victory in a 3,4&5-Year-Old Filly and Mare pace. For Fout, it marked a remarkable comeback after being involved in an accident in 2000. At the time, Fout was given no chance of ever driving a horse or even walking.

Tony Morgan recorded a triple, Ron Pierce and Roger Plante had two wins each.

Marv Bachrad

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