Day At The Track

Yarock, Eaton and Tyroyer Billings winners

01:55 PM 30 Jul 2012 NZST
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Bob Troyer Dave Yarock
Bob Troyer
Dave Yarock

After guiding Kris's Legacy to a 2:01.2 gate to wire victory in their Billings Trot division at Yonkers Raceway on July 27 Dave "Steady As" Yarock vaulted back into the point lead in the series Eastern Region displacing Bob "the Rapid Rail" Krivelin who was idle in Billings harness racing action this weekend.

Also that night, Billings newcomer, 18 year old “On Your Mark” Eaton scored his second Billings triumph in just five outings when he and Famous Image trotted a 2:00.3 three- length victory in the second Billings split at Yonkers Raceway

The following evening in Midwest Regional action , at the Summit Fair at Northfield Park, Bob “ Lumberman” Troyer registered his first Billings victory of the year reining his own Witch’s Magic Brew home first in a time of 2:01.1 the Midwest region.

Yarock, Monticello- Goshen Chapter USHWA’s amateur driver of the year last season, continued his quest for leadership in the Billings Harness Driving Championship Series Eastern Region and continues to show an immense adoration for the amateur driving sport.En route to his victory with Famous Image Yarock turned back Cuzzin Rob and driver Mark “Down To Business” Schullstrom with REL Postage Due and Simeon “Hot Rod” Hunsdon taking home the show dough.

A recent devotee Yarock, a financial planner by trade, now has won 36 races since joining the amateur ranks in 2008.

Young Mark Eaton, son of New England horseman Mik Eaton, continues to impress after his easy triumph with Famous Image . Howmac’s Amigo and driver fellow Mainer, Philip “Bo” Sowers finished second despite a two-hole journey and Sam’s Honeybee ,with Billings president Tony “the Capo” Verruso, in the pilot’s seat finished third.

In the Midwest Region Billings Trot Bob Troyer followed the lead set by Mr. Taurus ,and former National Amateur Driver of the Year “Trader Bud” Hatfield, until the two headed for home where Troyer asked more of his trotter and Witch’s Magic Brew responded as they trotted to a solid one length triumph.

Five lengths behind the leaders third place went to Spit Happens , driven by Michelle the Belle” Ruvola after she hustled her trotter past Cabo Blue, driven by her dad, “Chicago George” Bonomo.

Billings action continues on Thursday, August 2 with the Hambletonian Amateur Trots at the Meadowlands.

by John MANZI

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