Eight-year-old war-horse wins again

05:21 AM 28 Dec 2008 NZDT
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Boulder Creek
Boulder Creek - Completed the mile in the fog in 1:50.4
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Boulder Creek emerged from the fog victorious in Saturday night's $24,000 Preferred Pace feature at the Meadowlands. Owned by Larry Baron, the eight-year-old war-horse was positioned in third early, powered to the lead as the field approached the far turn, and gamely withstood the strong late pace of Winbak Speed [$3.80] for his 41st career victory.

Soul Chaser [$4.40] rallied well to finish third - just a neck behind the winner.

Boulder Creek [$6.20] completed the mile in the fog in 1:50.4 for driver Dan Dube and trainer Mark Kesmodel.

It was the fifth win of 2008 for Boulder Creek who pushed his career earnings to just under $3.4 million.

Saturday night marked closing night for the Meadowlands' Holiday Meet.

The Winter Meet begins Thursday, Jan. 1 and continues with live harness action Wednesday through Sunday.

Post time is 7:00pm Wed.-Sat. and 1:10pm on Sunday afternoon.

Brian Skirka

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