Day At The Track

Gregg "Fast Greggy" Keidel wins Billings Trot

08:40 AM 29 Apr 2019 NZST
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Gregg Keidel,Harness racing
Gregg Keidel

Dayton, Ohio---After a leg of the CKG Billings Amateur Driving Series in the Eastern region yesterday at Freehold Raceway the first this season in the midwest region was presented today (April 28) over the big track at Miami Valley Raceway in Ohio and when the judges hung the official sign Gregg “Fast Greggy” Keidel emerged victorious with Undercover Strike in a 1:57.1 clocking.

Keidel, a veteran over many positions in the sport over the years, added anther victory to his harness racing driving resume when he scored his 106th triumph today. And by all inferences his triumph this afternoon was rather easy.

Sent off as the 1-2 favorite in the nine -horse field from the two-hole Keidel eased his trotter away softly and was fifth in the :28.2 first quarter as Brian “BJ” Miller showed the way with 75-1 shot, Super Rock. But when Miller tapped the breaks heading to the halfway point Keidel moved Undercover Strike off the pylons and they charged up to leader as the timer flashed :57.2. From there Undercover Strike and Super Rock raced side by side to the three quarters in 1:27.2 where Keidel's charge got first call.

However, at the top or the lane Undercover Strike trotted away to a length lead which was opened to 2-1/2 lengths at the wire. Song In My Heart and driver “Tiny Tim” Miller took home the show dough.

The race winner is owned by Joe Cirasuola and trained by Chris Allen. He paid $3.00 for win but teamed with the longshot Super Rock, the exacta was worth $150.80.

Next up in Billings action will be at Freehold Raceway on Saturday, May 4th,

 

John Manzi

for the Billings Series

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