Owner, Trainer, Driver Win Six At Northville

JJ Tanner
Published: November 20, 2022 02:09 am EST

On a snowy and windy night in Michigan, owner Gary Wilmoth, trainer Elizabeth Tolley and driver Kody Massey heated up for a sextet of wins on the Saturday (Nov. 19) program at Northville Downs.

The trio started the night out in the first race winning with five-year-old gelding Hoosier Hypnotic who put the field in a trance going coast-to-coast in 1:59.2.

In race five, Anoche went wire-to-wire in 1:58.3, winning by 3-1/4 lengths. It was the 58th career win for the nine-year-old gelding. 

In the seventh race, the eight-year-old son of Articulator, JJ Tanner (pictured above), went wire-to-wire in 1:55.4 to win by three lengths. 

In race eight, Magic Shark cast a spell on the field, overcoming being parked the mile, and won from off the pace to get up for a length and a quarter victory in 1:56..

The 10th race was won by sophomore Pitt Panda from off the pace in 1:57.4, to win by a head over fellow closer Bunkerhill Phil. And then the sixth win on the night for the trio came in the night’s finale, Race 11, when Lyons Friends went wire-to-wire in 1:56.3, to win by a length and three-quarters. 

Last weekend, the trio got their first hat trick together. So the snowy Saturday night ended up setting a new career milestone for the team with their first six-win night together and gave them all something for which to be thankful.

Also on the night, driver/trainer Skip DeMull blew up the toteboard in the sixth race with seven-year-old Rockin Rusty from post eight at odds of 87.80-1 for owner Carol Dehnbostel. Rockin Rusty circled the field from last to get up for a quarter-length win over Venom at the wire to pay $177.60 to win on a $2 win wager. 

Northville Downs live racing resumes Friday (Nov. 25) at 7:30 p.m. Every live Friday racing program features dollar night with $1 live programs, $1 pop, $1 popcorn and $2 hot dogs. Northville Downs races every Friday and Saturday night from now through Dec. 17. Northville Downs wishes everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving.