Day At The Track

Fastest trotting mile of the year at Saratoga

02:05 PM 26 Jul 2014 NZST
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Obrigado prevailed convincingly in 1:55

Obrigado (Boy Band) continued his recent dominance of the Open Trot at Saratoga Casino and Raceway on Friday night.

The four year old trotter is in his first season racing at the Spa and has become a force in the $17,000 Friday feature.

After three consecutive wins from off the pace, Obrigado and driver Kim Crawford tried their luck on the front end this week and it was a test the Paul Kelley trainee passed with flying colors.

Obrigado went wire-to-wire and prevailed convincingly in 1:55 which not only set a new lifetime mark for the new local trotting star but also served as the fastest trotting mile of the year thus far at Saratoga.

Just Make Believe (Stephane Bouchard) completed the exacta with a second place finish behind Obrigado for the second straight week, an exacta that returned $91.

Amigo Ranger (Bruce Aldrich Jr) closed well to be third in this week's Open. Obrigado now owns 26 victories in 35 career starts.

Live racing continues on Saturday night at Saratoga with first post time set for 7:05pm.

Mike Sardella


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