COLUMBUS, MN. - After eleven weekly Open Trots at Running Aces Harness Park, a seventh separate individual winner captured Wednesday night's $8000 edition when Wilamar Valley () held off Trot Fudge Sundae ( ) and Sharpshootennorris ( ) in 1:56.1.
It was the 20th win in just 33 lifetime starts for the lightly raced eight-year-old gelding who spent the bulk of his early career dominating the Wisconsin fair circuit. The son ofwas bred and is still owned by Jeanne Marquis and is trained in Minnesota by Cheryl Whitsell.
Sharpshootennorris has copped five of the weekly featured trots while Franky Provolone, Trot Fudge Sundae, Rock Hollywood, Wilamar Valley and Barbazon have each reached the winner's circle once.
Maier had a second victory on Wednesday with Frank The Bank, owned by Richard and Marlene Thomas and trained by.
Brian Detgen, recently relocated to Running Aces from Michigan, also notched a driving double winning with Yankee Flyer for owner-trainer Ken Sweetland; and Terror Time for trainerand the partnership of Mark and Steven Hodgson along with Barb and Ted Smith.