The largest amateur harness racing series ever conducted in California continues on Saturday (Oct. 29) with the second legs of the colts/geldings and fillies/mares events.
After some serious claiming action in leg one of the series, four of the contenders find themselves in new barns racing for a base tag of $4500. All eyes are looking toward the finals which sport $10,000 purses in each of the boys and girls divisions. Wagering this week will not only be featured at the windows, but also potentially at the claim box where last week a total of nine claims were entered.
Two other major series developments were announced this week. First, one of the nation’s leading drivers, George Brennan, joined the list of contributors to the Bronte Epilepsy Research Foundation, the beneficiary of this race series, which is sponsored by California’s own Lou Pena. Second, 500 “Bronte” T-shirts will be given out on November 5th, the night of the two $10,000 finals.
The top eight money winners competing in both legs of the series will be eligible for the finals, one for each gender. In addition, every horse in the final is guaranteed to earn $200.
Handicappers can get the best racing data available for the series and every race on Saturday’s card, in addition to free TrackMaster Greg selections at trackmaster.com/calx.
Series sponsor Lou Pena will come to the left coast for the festivities on finals day and had this to say about the series. “I miss California so very much. My family is there, my old friends are there, and most of my adult life was spent there. I am very much looking forward to being at the track on finals night, mingling with the fans and hoping to put some smiles on their faces. Most of all, I am happy to be able to help my friend and her family. And while I have met some brave people in my day, there is no one that has been more courageous than Bronte.”
President - TrackMaster