Recent News () won his first local Open Pace on Saturday night at Saratoga Casino and Raceway.
Thetrained pacer is enjoying a career year and has dabbled in Open company in the past few months at the Spa. This weekend, Recent News ( ) sat patiently as dueling rivals Denver Dolly and Mr Perserverance battled it out in a first half clocked in 54.3.
Recent News wound up in the passing lane in the stretch and surged up to edge out Denver Dolly in the final few strides before scoring the 1:53.2 win in the $18,000 feature.
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Live racing continues on Sunday afternoon with a matinee set to kick off at 12:15pm.
by Mike Sardella for Saratoga Raceway