'Tiki' Rocks The Buffalo Toteboard

Published: March 11, 2011 02:54 pm EST

Before Buffalo Raceway's Thursday, March 10 card of racing, the longest odds that Allamerican Tiki had ever gone postward with were 176-1. That was nothing in comparison to what the son of Grinfromeartoear raced with last night, and the gelding did not disappoint those which chose to back him


After having started from the Post 3 as a huge 244-1 longshot, driver David McNeight III settled 'Tiki' in fourth before tipping out wide at the half-mile marker.

Although having to race first-over on the 'sloppy' track, the adversarial factors did not stop Allamerican Tiki form using a great stretch kick to hold off a late-closing Four Starz Pop Pop by a nose in a photo finish.

After the prices were posted fans had to take a second look, as the supporters of Allamerican Tiki received $490.50 for their $2 bet, a Buffalo Raceway record for a 'Win' payoff.

The 3-7 exacta paid $782.00, while the $2 superfecta returned $1,500.30.

(With files from Buffalo Raceway)