Day At The Track


11:05 PM 06 Oct 2003 NZDT
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Under a beautiful fall sunshine blue sky, eight finals were raced for 2 and 3-Year-Olds at Sports Creek on Sunday afternoon (October 5).

Each final carried a purse of $9000.

The horses earned their way into the finals by racing at the county fairs around Michigan with the highest purse earners entered to compete.

The 3-Year-Old colt pace was won by the John Grozenski-owned and Judy Roegner-trained Johnny G That Me.

Brad Kramer drove the 1.56.4 winning Admiral’s Gallery son to victory.

3-Year-Old pacing filly April’s Raider won her division for owners Norma and B. D. Brown and trainer Jack Hatung.

Kim Pluta drove the Keystone Raider filly to a 2.01 victory, boosting her winnings to over $25,000 this season.

Karen Greengard’s Celebrity Cruise captured the trotting colt division in a new record timing of 2.01.

Trainer/driver Tom Wantz cruised to a 2¼ length win.

3-Year-Old trotting filly First Position won her division for owner William Roberts and driver/trainer Ray Kinney.

This Keystone Nordic filly’s 2003 earnings went over the $30,000 mark.

Off Keel, an Admiral’s Galley 2-Year-Old pacing son, won his division for owner/driver Scott DeMull, Deborah Quillan, Margaret Mason and Linda Cox.

The 1.59.1 victory recorded a new mark for the roan colt.

2-Year-Old pacing filly Yawning shocked the betting public by winning her division.

This Edgar Turner, Stephen Bardon and Mike Sweeney Admirals Galley daughter paid $229 to win, $36.40 place and $11.40 to show.

Jeff Sweeney drove the 2.02.2 winner.

2-Year-Old trotting colt Thunder Boomer won his division for owners Scott and Tracy Galloway and driver Larry Smith in 2.03.3.

2-Year-Old filly trotter Giselle won her race for owners Wayne and Jean Carter and driver Carl Putnam Junior.

This Davanti daughter has earned over $24,000 this season.

In other action, a Michigan Pari-Mutuel Preview was contested and 4-Year-Old pacing mare JoJo Cadet turned in a winning performance in 1.56.2 for driver Larry Stalbaum.

Next Sunday, eliminations will be featured for the $65,000 (estimated purse) final to be held the following Sunday, October 19.

The Creek hosts this 4-Year-Old Mares Pace and also the 4-Year-Old trotting horses as part of the 25th Michigan Pari-Mutuel Stake programme.

In all, seven horses took new records, over $80,000 worth of purse money was distributed and Jeff Sweeney recorded a driving double on the successful Sunday afternoon programme.

Courtesy Of Billy Perkins, Racing Secretary, Sports Creek Raceway

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