Hall of Famer Cat Manzi drove Salazar to his fourth consecutive victory in New Jersey Sire Stakes Green Acres competition for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings in 1:55.3 yesterday at Freehold Raceway.
His four-for-four winning streak made the gelded son of Mcardle-January Spur the top point earner eligible for the $35,000 NJSS Green Acres Championship Final on September 25.
It was the seventh victory in 17 races this year for Salazar, who is trained by John Wagner for co-owners John and Frank Denison of Maryland.
Finishing second in the fourth preliminary leg of the Green Acres series at Freehold was Redneck Riviera.
Redneck Riviera was the second highest point earner in the series with one victory and three second-place finishes to be eligible for the championship final.
(With files from the NJSS)