Saturday harness racing at Lebanon

10:40 PM 31 Mar 2008 NZDT
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Saturday night at Lebanon Raceway we featured the 'Jeff Nisonger Show'. On the fifteen race card Nisonger took seven horses to the winners circle.

Ivans Dragon found himself a winner from post eight in the first race. For the thirteen year old gelding, he is undefeated since joining the Chris McGuire Stable. This win in 2:02.4 was three in a row for the team of Ivan - McGuire & Nisonger.

Arizona Finale, who is also a rather new adition to the McGuire stable, also stopped the timer in 2:02.4 thus making him a two time winner in three starts for McGuire, finishing second by a neck in his other start.

The wins continued for Jeff Nisonger in the fourth with the Virgil Morgan trained Jate Daniels, (2:01.1). In the fifth race Major American (2:01.2) was escorted by Jeff to the winners circle.

In the eighth race Myron (1:59.3) was Nisonger's longshot of the night as he paid $13.40. The ninth race winner was one that Nisonger also trains, White Eye Stable's Red Tag Thirteen, (2:00). Jeff Nisonger's final win of the night came behind Suepervision (2:00.2) from the Tom Smith Stable.

Tom Smith was also the winning trainer of Soul Patrol (1:57.3) in the nights feature pace.

Soul Patrol made it two in a row with a gate to wire effort for driver Jack Dailey and owner B.J. Raleigh. Also from the Tom Smith Stable, CL Auspicious put up another one in the win column easily winning in 2:00.2 for driver Bob Harper. For Harper this was one of four winning drives for the night.

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Lebanon Raceway will be racing every Friday and Saturday night through May 3 with a new, earlier post time of 6:30 p.m. Every Friday night we will have a drawing for prizes that include I-pods, Portable DVD Players, TVs and much more. On Saturday nights there will be two $100 giveaways.

As always, Lebanon Raceway provides simulcasting seven days a week from noon until midnight.

Susan Wilson, Lebanon Raceway

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