It doesn'happen often enough but it did yesterday (December 1) for Cornelius Bonetti at Plainridge Racecourse. The Milford, Mass. driver-trainer who comes from a nearby town with many harness racing fans still recalling the good times over a 50-year span at Foxborough gave his fans something to cheer about.
Cornelius wired the field in the first and eighth races on Thursday's program with driving victories with Valley Logic (1.57.2) in the opener, and Mooovrs Bluegrass winning with ease in the eighth race (1;58).
Milford, a town of more than 25,000, is also noted in Central Massachusetts for its high school and semi-pro baseball teams that produced such standouts has Ralph Lumenti (Washington Senators tryout), Joe Stoico, and catcher Gordie Rhett.
Bonetti's driving double pushed his wins to seven this season for the 60-year-old harness veteran whose winning ways on December 1 is bound to find its way the next time pasta is on the menu.
The Plainridge meet has seven more days of racing and ends December16.
Jim Hardy set another record at Plainridge this season winning his sixth driving title. He also holds the mark for the most drives at Plainridge since the track opened in 1999.
Posttime for Monday's December 5 card is 1 p.m. (EST.).
Reports indicate that zhsll of fame driver John Hogan suffered bruises during the running of a race November 30 and sat out yesterday's driving card while tending to his injuries.
Mrs. Mary Ann Ginnetti is a patient at Wingate at Sudbury, 136 Boston Post Road, Sudbury, Mass. 01776.
y Jack GINNETTI