Day At The Track

Joe Faraldo just keeps getting better

11:56 AM 19 Jul 2019 NZST
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Joe Faraldo and Tough Get Going,Harness racing
Joe Faraldo in action with Tough Get Going
Geri Schwarz photo

Yonkers, NY--Like fine wine Joe Faraldo just keeps getting better. The driving barrister scored yet another harness racing victory with his old warhorse Tough Get Going when they bottomed-out the field with an impressive 2:00 wire-to-wire victory in the $8000 NAADA Trot at Yonkers Raceway tonight (July 18).

"His wonderful ability of leaving like a runner sure helps when we're looking for a good position and tonight he grabbed the lead on the first turn and we were pretty comfortable after that," Faraldo said via phone after the race.

After starting from the five hole Faraldo sent his charge to the lead and they had command even before the first turn and they led their competition by the first stanza in :29. Snug on the lead Tough Get Going led the field by the halfway point in 1:00.2 but at that point David Glasser hustled Eyore Haover up alongside Faraldo's charge and the two then raced side by side up the backstretch. As they approached the three quarters Hannah Miller-who was getting a two-hole journey- moved Jacks To Open tighter on Faraldo's back .

"Hannah's horse was fresh and with Glasser on the limb I backed into Hannah to keep her in behind me as long as I could. She did shake loose at the top of the stretch but it was too late," Faraldo added.

At the wire Tough Get Going rambled home a 1-1/2 length winner over Jacks To Open. Eyore Hanover hung on for the show dough in the non-wagering event.

For Smokin' Joe it was his 150th driving victory

 

by John Manzi

for NAADA

 

 

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