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Captaintreacherous Takes Cane Pace

Published: September 2, 2013 7:58 pm ET

Last Comment: September 7, 2013 6:45 pm ET | 1 Comment(s) | Jump to Comments

Tioga Downs held one of its banner days of the 2013 racing season Monday afternoon with the $360,211 Cane Pace, $122,212 Shady Daisy, and the final round of the Drivers’ Championship.

In the $360,212 Cane Pace final, Captaintreacherous was hustled off the wings of the gate by Tim Tetrick and kept Varadero Hanover (Yannick Gingras) parked out through an opening quarter in :26.2. From there, Tetrick and Captaintreacherous were able to get their way by the half in :54 as Varadero Hanover began to back through field. That allowed the other part of the entry, Wake Up Peter (Ron Pierce) to move alongside Captaintreacherous by three-quarters in 1:21.2 and keep Vegas Vacation (Brian Sears) pinned in on the pylons.

The Alagna entry entered the stretch sitting first and second, with Word Power (Jody Jamieson) flying three-wide off of cover. Down the stretch, Vegas Vacation was unable to find racing room on the pylons and Captaintreacherous dug in to hold off a late-closing Word Power, who finished second, in 1:49.2. Captaintreacherous’ entrymate Wake Up Peter finished third, while Vegas Vacation had to settle for fourth.

It was the seventh win of the season and the 15th to date for the career winner of $2,353,051. The pacing phenom is owned by Captaintreacherous Racing of Versailles, KY.

In the $122,212 Shady Daisy, Scandalous Hanover had come into the race on a three-race win streak since joining the Casie Coleman stable in late July. David Miller did the driving on Scandalous Hanover from position number three and sat in fifth as Nikki Beach (Ron Pierce), Ms Caila J Fra (Simon Allard), and Shebestingin (Brian Sears) put up torturous fractions of :27 and :53.2.

Down the backside, Nikki Beach continued to park out Ms Caila J Fra and Shebestingin as David Miller sent Scandalous Hanover three-wide by three-quarters in 1:21.2 as Ms Caila J Fra was finally clearing to the front. In the lane, Ms Caila J Fra was relentless and wouldn’t go away as Miller urged Scandalous Hanover to the wire to win by a neck in 1:51.

Casie Coleman trains the three-year-old daughter of Dragon Again–Subtle Charm, who remains unbeaten and stays a perfect four-for-four since entering the Coleman stable. She is owned by West Wins Stable of Cambridge and Adriano Sorella of Milton, ON.

When the curtain fell on the afternoon, hometown favourite and Tioga Downs’ leading driver Jimmy Marohn Jr. had captured the $25,000 Drivers’ Championship with a dramatic final race victory aboard Diamond Star.

Heading into the final leg of the competition, Marohn was sitting in third-place with 33 points, six behind Tim Tetrick with 39, and two behind Brian Sears with 37. The final leg of the competition was Marohn’s race to choose the horse he drove and he was the lone driver throughout the competition to win with a horse that he had chosen.

Marohn, joined in the winner’s circle by his father Jim Marohn Sr. following the victory, was ecstatic and when asked where it ranked in his racing career was very clear. “Right at the top, this is second to none,” said Marohn.

Brian Sears finished second in the competition with 40 points, while Tim Tetrick finished third ending with 39 points.

(Tioga Downs)

September 7, 2013 - 6:45 pmgood for them for not racing

good for them for not racing him in the Jug. It is a brutal race and too much right after the Cane.


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