Kauffman Clicks For Five At Dayton

Driver Kayne Kauffman, who started the day with 77 wins during the first 52 days of the current Hollywood Dayton Raceway meet, strengthened his hold on third place in the local dash derby with a five victories on the Monday matinee.

The 39-year-old red and white clad reinsman was met by five different trainers when he returned to the winner's circle with his winning charges.

Kauffman captured the lid lifter on the 14-race matinee program with favoured Friskies Angel, who won a $4,000 claimer in 1:55 for trainer Chris Short, kicking back $3.80 to her supporters.

Two races later, Kauffman guided Knockemstiff Nicki (1:56.2, $5.00) to a score in a non-winners of two condition/claimer for conditioner Steve Carter. Feel The Heat (1:55.1, $30.60), from the Sam Coven barn, upset a field of $5,000 claimers for Kauffman's next triumph.

Next up in Kauffman's victory string was Onestrong Magarita (1:56.1, $17.60) who topped a field of non-winners of two fillies and mares for trainer Ray Farmer. Jesses Promise (1:55.4, $13.40) completed the reinsman's big day, trotting past a field of top conditioned horses for trainer Mervin Schmucker.

Kauffman now sports 2795 career wins, providing owners of horses he has driven with almost $17 million.

(Hollywood Dayton)