The second of three legs of the 2011 harness racing 'TVG Get Away Amateur Series' took place in two divisions this past Saturday. Amanda Fraser won her first pari-mutual race and the first leg on Laredos Goose, which also happens to be the leading horse in the series.
Karen Isbell finished second with Alexander Penn as that gelding made it two in a row place finishes. Karen is slightly ahead of Amanda in the overall point standings.
The women drivers continued their dominance finishing 1-2-3 in the filly division of the event. Karen Isbell continued her strong finishing ways winning first over with Pedal On The Right. Flip-flopping the finish of the first race, Fraser finished in the second spot with Agirlthing, and Sue Boyce guided Gorgeous Forever to the third place finish.
While the women are running 1-2 in the standing, since the drivers are randomly assigned to their mounts, things can change quickly as luck of the draw, and pure driving skill combine to determine the ultimate outcome.
Current standing for drivers and horses can be found at thecadc.com/standings_spring11.htm.
The final two legs of the TVG series will be held on the meets closing night, this Saturday.
by David SIEGEL, for the California Amateur Driving Club