Day At The Track

Marietta Hall and Dingle Bay triumph

02:33 AM 15 Oct 2009 NZDT
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Andrew McCarthy
Andrew McCarthy
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Marietta Hall and Dingle Bay captured the Open I Handicap and Open II paces, respectively, Wednesday (October 14) at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. Driven by Andrew McCarthy and trained by Tracy Brainard, Marietta Hall scored a wire to wire harness racing victory in the $30,000 Open I Handicap Pace.

The five-year-old Cambest mare took the field the seven-horse field to the opening quarter in 26.3, half in 56.4 and three-quarters in 1:24.2 with Don't Deny Me (Mike Simons) sitting second for the first three splits.

Finishing second was Twin Oaks Tess (Larry Stalbaum) with third-place going to Jason Bartlett and Mach You And Me.

This was the third straight win for Marietta and eighth on the season with earnings of more than $165,000.

Bulletproof Enterprises of Boca Raton, Fl. Own Marietta Hall.

In the $22,000 Open II Pace it also was a front end victory for Dingle Bay, who was taken to the front right from the start with Greg Grismore in the sulky. Ron Burke trains this three-year-old Mcardle filly, a winner of seven of 25 starts in 2009.

Billie Bluechip (Joe Pavia, Jr.), the race favorite at 6-5 with Dingle Bay second choice at 9-5, sat second throughout the mile with the splits reading 26.3, 56.3 and 1:25.3 before Dingle Bay won by three-quarters of a length.

Third in this race was Diva Delight (Andrew McCarthy).

Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi and L. Starr, Jr., all of Pennsylvania, and JJ Stables of Florida, own Dingle Bay.


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