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Arockin Hanover A Green Acres Champ

Published: October 1, 2011 5:45 pm ET

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Arockin Hanover, with a three-wide move on the final turn, charged down the stretch to win the $25,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes Green Acres Championship for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings in 1:54.3 today at Freehold Raceway.

Eric Abbatiello drove the gelded son of Rocknroll Hanover to a three length victory for trainer Erv Miller and owners John A. Carver of Indiana, and Greg Gillis and Clarice A. Munroe, both of Ontario. It was the fifth win in 19 races this year and ninth overall in his career. The $12,500 winner's share of the purse boosted Arockin Hanover's earnings to $106,201 in 2011 and $223,243 for his career.

It was a repeat NJSS Green Acres performance for Arockin Hanover, who won the NJSS Green Acres Championship for two-year-old pacing colts and gedlings last year.

Diamondonthebeach (by Cams Card Shark) was a fast-closing second, while Shu Fu (by Matts Scooter) finished third. The race's pacesetter, Four Starz Q (by Cams Card Shark), faded to fourth after setting early fractions :26.3, :56.2 and 1:25.


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