Driver "Irish"captured the St. Paddy's Day Pace today at Freehold Raceway with 60-1 long shot Real Mystical from post eight and paid $122.00 to win.
The race featured eight drivers of Irish descent and was sponsored by Peter and Mary Grandich of Freehold, NJ.
Real Mystical, owned and trained by, overcame a 12½ length deficit at the quarter mile mark to score a ½ length victory at the wire over Tulfra, driven by .
"Irish Joe" was reunited with two of his former countrymen,and , along with , , , John Sheehan, and .
Live racing resumes at Freehold on Thursday with first race post time at 12:30pm.
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