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Golden Terror Shares Open Win

Published: March 18, 2012 6:40 pm ET

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Golden Terror and Anglebrook put on a show down the stretch at Buffalo Raceway, and when the dust settled and the photo was taken, both noses were on the wire for a rare $10,000 Open Pace dead heat in 1:56.1 on a unseasonably warm Saturday night, in which the track was lightning fast.

Golden Terror is a five-year-old Western Terror gelding owned by Terri L. and David C. Esposito of Buffalo, New York, and 11-year-old Artsplace gelding Anglebrook’s owners are Ron Louis and Paul Viele, both of Batavia, New York.

Golden Terror and driver Dan Noble, the favourite in the race paid $2.80 to win, while 6-1 Anglebrook and Shawn Gray returned $4.80.

The race set up with eventual third-place finisher Mark It On Ice (Ray Fisher, Jr.) leaving sharply from the five-hole and hitting the quarter mark in :29. Anglebrook, leaving from the pylons, re-took the lead just past the quarter-pole and hit the half in :58.1 and then three-quarters in 1:27.1. Reigning class champion Golden Terror, who settled in the back of the pack, made a three-wide move just past the three-quarter pole, and was the widest of all in the stretch. It was an epic battle between the top two reinsman on the circuit, Noble and Gray.

The victory was win number four this year for Golden Terror, who is trained by the meet's leading trainer John Mungillo, and win number two for Anglebrook, who is trained by Alex Giuliani.

(With files from Buffalo Raceway)

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