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Schwartz Scores In NAADA Trot

Published: September 26, 2019 8:12 pm ET

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It was a tough day for racing at Monticello Raceway with the pouring rain and the muddy track; still business went on as usual.

Six members of the North American Amateur Drivers Association battled for supremacy and when the judges posted the official order of finish Alan Schwartz and his old warhorse Ladys Big Stormont emerged victorious by a head in 2:02.1 over Five Towns and driver Bob Hechkoff.

After starting from post five Schwartz angled his charge to the pylons and settled in fourth position as Bob Hechkoff gunned Five Towns to the lead and they had three lengths on their competition as they passed the first stanza.

“Ladys Big Stormont isn't really comfortable in a hole so I moved him first-up as we headed to the half but we were still some five lengths off Hechkoff's lead,” Schwartz related. “But my horse kept grinding and we finally got alongside Five Towns as we rounded the final turn. From there we were head-to-head all the way to the finish line but my horse got up in the final strides to win it by a head.”

Although they had a two-hole trip from the get-go, Chapter And Ruth, and driver Tony Ciuffetelli, Jr. had to settle for third money.

Send off at odds of nearly 4-1, Ladys Big Stormont paid $9.80. And for Schwartz, a former Amateur Driver of the Year, it was his 10thseasonal triumph and the 618th of his amateur career.

(NAADA)


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