Day At The Track

1:48.2 obliterated track and stakes record

02:54 AM 16 Dec 2008 NZDT
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Print It made it four wins in a row Winbak Speed Dali and connections Dali and driver Ron Pierce
Print It made it four wins in a row
Winbak Speed - A career record 1:49.2
Dali and connections
Dali and driver Ron Pierce - With a 1:48.2 victory in the $249,113 Matron
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Dali obliterated the track and stakes record with a 1:48.2 victory in the $249,113 Matron Three-Year-Old Colt Final and becomes the sport's newest millionaire on a Spring-like Monday, Dec. 15 at Dover Downs.

On a powerful undercard, Winbak Speed won the $32,500 Delaware Special while Print It won for the fourth consecutive time, taking the $26,000 Open pace. Dali's driver Ron Pierce guided four horses to the winner's circle.

Dali left quickly to find room second behind early leader George Brennan-driven Proper Respect. After a :26.1 opening panel, Ron Pierce swept Dali out and into the lead. From there it was a one-colt show. Blueridge Western rolled out of fourth to challenge before a :54.2 half and the two raced together on the backstretch before Blueridge Western found room and got to the rail second. Dali was strong stopping the timer at 1:21 at the three quarters and was never threatened during a :27.2 final quarter making the finish line in a three-year-old world equalling, and track and Matron record clocking of 1:48.2 breaking a record of 1:49.1 that stood for five seasons set by Rapid Dialing piloted by Kevin Wallis.rlier this year, Shadow Play was first to pace a 1:48.2 mile at Pocono Downs.

In the Matron, Blueridge Western finished a game second. Lisfinny with David Miller was third. Santanna Blue Chip (Jody Jamieson) took fourth and fifth-place money.

With the victory the Duane Marfisi conditioned colt completes his sophomore season winner of $$609.256 and a career total of $1,056,021 for his first two seasons of racing.

Dali, a son of Real Artist from Armbro Tea is owned by Uncirculated Stable of Brantford, Ont. Unfortunately Aaron Waxman, principal owner of the winner, could not attend the Matron Final due to the funeral of his grandfather, well-know and highly respected horseman and philanthropist Chester Waxman in Canada.

Brandon Givens hustled Winbak Speed to a career record 1:49.2 winning the $32,500 Delaware Special for Niel Gargiulo and Wayne Given, the Village Jove-Purrfect Kitty gelding's owners. Steeler finished a close up second for Eric Goodell with Hot N Sporty, handled by David Miller third.

Tom Kelly's Print It made it four wins in a row coming from off the pace to catch front pacing I Ain't No Fool (Miller) in the final strides for a neck victory in 1:50.1 to win the $26,000 Open Pace. It was the second win for driver Eric Goodell and meet leading trainer Josh Green. Print It, a six-year-old gelding by The Panderosa-Framed Print won for the 10th time this season and earned purses of $138,835. Western Ace (Corey Callahan) and Haverford Hanover (Ron Pierce) finished in a deadheat for show.

In a $22,000 Winners-Over pace, Larry Baron's Areyouinorout and Eric Goodell battle with White Hot Cards, driven by Ron Pierce, in a stretch long duel with Areyouinorout-in the winner's circle after a 1:51 performance. Sheer Brilliance and David Miller finished third. The victory was the 11th of the season for the Camluck-Opening Argument gelding now a winner of $125,239 this year.

Joe Muscara's Classic Cullen N, a son of Christian Cullen-Karara, scored a 1:52 decision in an $18,000 Male pace. Eoos (Goodell) was a game second. Crystal Art (Pierce) took third money.

Next Flight took the lead heading into the clubhouse turn and never looked back en route to a 1:50 triumph in a $15,000 Male pace. Owned by Henry Faragalli Jr. and III, with Belle Bauman and trainer Del Cote, the black gelding by Shotgun Scott-Lido Beach, outdistanced runner-up Ross The Boss N (Roger Plante) and third-place Beach Romance N (Tony Morgan) for his fifth win earning $76,815 in 2008.

Ron Pierce drove Three Point Acres' Western Hot Shot to his first win of the meet, and third this season, in a 1:51.1 front-pacing verdict. The Western Hanover-Hot Shot Michelle gelding has now won $83,175 this season. Brian P (Brandon Givens) closed along the passing lane for second. Truly Chris (George Dennis) was third.

Dali - Matron Final

Marv Bachrad

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