Day At The Track

Al Mar Reba Babe ties track record

02:22 AM 07 Jun 2018 NZST
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Gerry Longo drove Al Mar Reba Babe to a track record tying victory at Running Aces

Columbus, MN – Another track mark was recorded on the Tuesday night Harness Racing card at Running Aces, when 6 year old trotting mare Al Mar Reba Babe turned in a career best performance in 1:55.1 circling the field and drawing away to win by 11 ¾  lengths to equal the brand new track record that was set on Saturday night, June 2 by Silverlode.

Gerald Longo was the winning pilot for tonight’s record mile, for owner/trainer Richard Davis. Al Mar Reba Babe ($6.80) has now won 9 races and $76,667.

The $12.000 Mares Open Handicap Pace featured a very talented field of seven distaffers, and turned out to be a familiar matchup between two top pacing mares from the local 2017 season, as Gold Star Mysti (James Yoder) and Kiss On The Lips (Nick Roland) found themselves trading blows throughout the contest.

Kiss On The Lips was the early leader, with Gold Star Mysti surging past just before the quarter pole, things remained that way until the top of the lane, where Kiss On The Lips and Roland immediately pounced from the pocket, making for a thrilling stretch-drive with the latter prevailing by a half-length at the wire in 1:53.4.

Kiss On The Lips ($4.60) is owned by Peg Hoffman, and trained by Gerald Longo, she has now won 4 of 21 starts this year, and now has 33 lifetime wins and $195,648 in the bank.

Driver Steve Wiseman remained white-hot on Tuesday, following up his 5-win performance on Sunday with another Grand Slam of Four on the night, followed by Nick Roland who completed a Hat-Trick, and James (J.D.) Yoder who turned in a driving double.

The 20 cent Jackpot Pick 5 wager now has a carryover of $3,817.32 for this coming Saturday, June 9.

Live Racing is conducted 3 nights a week on Tuesday, Saturday and Sundays.

By Darin Gagne’, for Running Aces

 

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