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Eric Davis & Personnel Space go wire to wire
On Friday Sept. 23, 2016, the New England Amateur DriversClub had two races on the card with the first one being the fourth race with apurse of $3700.00. Personnel Space # 5 and Eric Davis headed right to the frontand were never headed, as they drew away by two lengths in the time of 1:55.2to win the race, but the real excitement was occurring with the horses anddrivers behind the winner, because Mathew Athern & # 6 T Bone Du Ruisseauand Irving Bluestein with # 7 Tinys Million the 2nd and 3rd finishing horses both came from the very backof the pack, with tremendous last quarter bursts and made the tote-board as TBone Du Ruisseau just sneaked by Tinys Million at the wire for place.
The starter gets the horses to the gate and off they go,with # 5 Personnel Space going right to the front followed by # 2 Getthepartystarted and Jim Tomaso insecond place and hung on the outside is # 3 Forced Passage and John Sears asthey hang on to second place and they get to the quarter pole in :27.3.
They head by the clubhouse, with everyone maintaining theirposition as Forced Passage can not find a hole and is still first over and insecond as they head to the ½ mile pole and reach it in a quick :56.3.
They now head down the back stretch and from the back of thepack # 7 Tinys Million and # 6 T Bone DuRuisseau proceed to move to the outsideand both of them fire up the rockets and blast by all the other horses and tryto chase down the leader as they all pass the ¾ pole in 1:25.4 with their sightson the finish line, but unfortunately for the both of them, Personnel Space hasother ideas. As he continues to lead, he now takes charge and pulls away at thewire by 2 lengths and with a last gasp effort, T bone Du Ruisseau has justenough energy to pass Tinys Million at the wire to finish in second place.Getthepartystarted and Jim Tomaso manage to hang in for 4th place,as the winner passes the wire in 1:55.2. It was another fine drive by EricDavis.
Personnel Space is owned and trained by Emile Shaw of EastAndover, N.H. with the winner going off at 4-1.
The payoffs are as follows: # 5 Personnel Space Eric Davis $10.40 $7.00 $3.80
# 6 T Bone Du Ruisseau Matt Athern $48.00 $19.60
# 7 Tinys Million Irving Bluestein $2.40
Exacta: 5/6 $240.00 Trifecta: 5/6/7 $875.40 Superfecta: 5/6/7/2 $1978.60
JimTomaso & Max Q wire to wire thefield
The seventh race was the second amateur race on the card, asMax Q and Jim Tomaso went right to thetop and found no opposition as they wired the field, with a season`s best winin 1:54.1. The field of six were called to the start, as the starting car proceededaround the first turn on it`s way to the gate and at the gate they werereleased and off they went as # 1 Max Q went right to the top followed by # 6 Goin Manstyle and Alex Richardson, whowanted the top but gave way to Max Q, and tucked in second with # 3 KingsTreasure and John Sears followed inthird. They passed the ¼ pole in :27.2 and now headed towards the ½.
They maintained the same position as they passed theclubhouse for the first time and reached the ½ mile pole in :56.3.
As they headed down the back stretch the top two horsesremain the same and # 3 Kings Treasure and John Sears and # 4 Silvio Dante with Dan Tuccillo both pull firstand second over and try to chase down the leader, but the could not catch theleader and they are now third and fourth, with Max Q maintaining his lead andthe gameful second place horse # 6 Goin Manstyle with Alex Richardson is stillin second. Goin Manstyle has had 2 firsts and 2 seconds in his last fouramateur racing starts. Max Q now passes the ¾ pole in a very impressive 1:25.2as he heads around the far turn and starts down the final 1/8 of a mile untilthey reach the finish line. They remain in the same position as Max Q and JimTomaso stop the teletimer in 1:54.1, which is 1/5 of a second off his lifetimebest, but it was his season`s fastest win. Goin Manstyle finished second, withSilvio Dante fighting it out down the lane and overtaking Kings Treasure forthird.
Max Q is owned by Keith Franklin of Greenfield, Ma andtrained by Ralph Andersen. The horse went off at 5-2 and paid $7.00
The payoffs are as follows: # 1 Max Q Jim Tomaso $7.00 $4.60 $3.60
# 6 Goin Manstyle Alex Richardson $5.60 $4.20
# 4 Silvio Dante Dan Tuccillo $3.80
Exacta: 1/6 $72.00 Trifecta: 1/6/4 $208.00
The point standingsare still too close to name a winner, so we continue onward and see who will bethe lucky driver when it`s over. So hang in there, because it`s not over `tilit`s over. Good Luck to you all.
Recap by Bob Lieberman
2015 NEAHDC DONATIONS/CONTRIBUTIONS
Plainville Food Pantry $2000.00
St. Jude Hospital 300.00
American Cancer Society 200.00
Autism Speaks 200.00
Plainville Lions Club 200.00
Boston Children’s Hospital 200.00
Windrush Farm (theraputic riding) 200.00
Cerebral Palsey 200.00
Holiday Adoption Program 200.00
Vermont State Fair 150.00
Orleans County Fair 150.00
Harness Horse Youth Foundation 150.00
Standardbred Retirement Foundation 150.00
T & G Santa (Gazette Santa) 150.00
BoBo Fund (R. Beauregard) 100.00
Pictures by Lori Dupuis and Cath Bouthillier