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Twisted Pretzel, Dobson In Spa Spotlight

Published: June 12, 2019 7:42 pm ET

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Wednesday afternoon’s (June 12) card at Saratoga Casino Hotel was dominated by the red-hot Billy Dobson, who teamed up with former Saratoga Trotter of the Year Twisted Pretzel to cap a grand slam.

The Scott Mongeon-trained Twisted Pretzel, who was the track's 2017 Trotter of the Year honouree, was sent off the odds-on favourite in his conditioned race on Wednedsay afternoon. The nine-year-old Crazed gelding appeared content to sit the pocket after giving way to a rival approaching the opening quarter, but as the trotters made their way to the half, Dobson powered the 3-5 favourite out and cruised past the leader before drawing away to win in 1:56.2 for his first victory of the season. Now approaching $450,000 in lifetime earnings, Twisted Pretzel has spent almost all his career racing at Saratoga.

As far as Dobson, the beat just goes on. The talented reinsman scored a grand slam on Wednesday adding four more wins to already huge lead in the driver standings as the Michigan native pursues his seventh local driving title in the last decade.

Live racing continues on Thursday afternoon (June 13) at Saratoga, with first post time scheduled for 12 noon.

(with files from Saratoga Casino Hotel)

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