Longtime leading driver at Saratoga Casino and Raceway, Frank Coppola Jr., took a few years off from driving recently but has been back in full force in the past few weeks.
On Thursday night, the veteran reinsman had his best night since returning to the track, piling up three wins on the card. Coppola completed a sweep of the early daily double with claiming pacer Durable (). Durable, who went off at odds of 6-1, was the most publicly backed of the three Coppola winners on the card.
Trotters DW's Divine and Pocket Passer rounded out the hat trick for the 54 year old driver. DW's Divine started out the Thursday card with a big mutuel as the 31-1 shot outclosed her rivals to score the upset. Pocket Passer prevailed at odds of 7-1 for Coppola. The daily double that Coppola swept returned a hefty $339.50.by Mike Sardella, for Saratoga Raceway