On Tuesday evening, December 14, at Yonkers Raceway, 60-year-old Harness Racing Hall of Famer Catello "Cat" Manzi achieved pari-mutuel win number 14,000. The veteran linesman is third behind only fellow Hall members Herve Filion and Dave Palone in career dashes won, and 4th in all-time purse earnings.
In reaching this plateau, the "Cat Man" simply adds to an already legendary career.
At Yonkers, Manzi competes every night with the other Gold-standard drivers who collectively constitute the deepest driver colony the Hilltop Oval has attracted in decades.
The SOA of New York is proud of Cat's newest milestone, and is even prouder to have this marvelous professional and gentleman gracing our paddock now and in the years to come.
Chris E WITTSTRUCK