HAMBURG, N.Y. --- The season is almost over at Buffalo Raceway but one of the most exciting races of 2014 took pace in the featured $8,400 conditioned pace on Saturday night (July 19) with a pair of noses separating the top three finishers.
When the photo came up after the blanket finish, Little Man Cam () had a nostril in front of Peenie ( ) while What The Sheik ( ) was a nose back in third. Little Man Cam covered the mile in 1:57.4 over the good track and returned $17.80 for the win.
It was a classic stretch battle as Peenie tried to desperately hang on after setting the fractions of 28.4, 58.4 and 1:28.3. But Little Man Cam took the outside route and nailed Peenie at the wire while What The Sheik had to settle for a disappointing third after using the passing lane.
It was the third victory in 19 starts for Little Man Cam (-Rocket Time). The 8-year-old gelding is owned by Michael Ohol and Steven Gross and is trained by Courtney Ohol. The win upped Little Man Cam's seasonal earnings to $20,578 and $149,947 lifetime.
The season concludes on Sunday with a 1:05 p.m. post for the 11-race card. The New York Sire Stakes will close out 2014 campaign with the 2-year-old filly trotters taking to the track.
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by Brian J. Mazurek, for Buffalo Raceway