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$150,000 Bobby Quillen falls to Mach It So

01:32 PM 22 Sep 2015 NZST
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Mach It So - Scored his 23rd career win when victorious in the $150,000 Bobby Quillen Memorial
Mach It So - Scored his 23rd career win when victorious in the $150,000 Bobby Quillen Memorial

Bamond Racing's Mach It So ($18.60, Tim Tetrick) sprung an upset in Monday's 9th Annual $150,000 Bobby Quillen Memorial at the harness racing meeting at Harrington Raceway with a 1:51.1 triumph. 

 The 5-year-old Mach Three gelding and Jeff Bamond Jr.-trainee settled off a contested early pace which saw pacesetter and three time Quillen champion, venerable pacer Foiled Again park out Bandolito through fractions of 26.2, 54.2 and 1:23.3.

Tetrick and Mach It So waited third over and burst three-wide in deep stretch to edge out a game Foiled Again.

Shamballa was third.

Owned by Bamond Racing LLC, Mach It So recorded his 23rd career win for trainer Jeff Bamond Jr. and boosted his seasonal earnings to more than $450,000.

Mach It So also won the $430,600 William Haughton Memorial at the Meadowlands on July 18.

 "We were hoping for some pace up front and it worked out great," said Tetrick.  “I really liked my horse and I just needed him to have a good kick late tonight and he did. My horse felt really good and he’s coming back into form.”

“We’ve had this horse since he was a 2-year-old and he’s always been a good horse,” said trainer Jeff Bamond Jr.. whose stable is based at White Birch Farm in New Jersey.  “The trip worked out for him. He’s always been kind of a trip horse.”

 This year's Quillen field was comprised of winners of more than $12 million lifetime, more than $7 million of that from perennial pacing champion Foiled Again.

 The race is named in the honor of the late Delaware legislator who devoted his life to public service and was a regular at the racetrack.

Quillen was also a long-time board member of Harrington Raceway and Delaware State Fair and always fought for the best interests of the horsemen

 Trainer Wayne Givens had a training triple with Bad Boy Matt, I'm Mystified and Papa Ray, all driven by Allan Davis, who had four wins.

Matt Sparacino

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