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SEARS AND MISTERVOLARE VICTORIOUS IN NEAHDC EVENT
John Sears and his 10 year old gelding, Mistervolare, scored a tight victory in Sunday’s amateur event.
Leaving from the rail, Sears and driver Bill Abdelnour (Artistic Flight) appeared to be fighting for the lead
with Abdelnour eventually getting to the front in 27.4.
Avoiding the speed dual, Sears settled in the two hole as
Abdelnour took the field of five to the half in a quick 56.3
while covering three quarters in 1:25.2. At that point the field started their moves with Out to kill A (Mario Martellotta)
leading the charge. Mario was followed by Dontgetnsamsonsway and driver David Zuckerman as well as newly
acquired Extreme Justice and Marc Bouthillier.
Into deep stretch they came with Artistic Flight digging in and looking for his second victory of the season
while Sears had nose to helmet until the last few strides when he tipped and caught Abdelnour and Artistic Flight,
winning by a short neck.
Both covered the mile in 1:55.4. Finishing 3rd was Martellotta and Out to kill A. Mistervolare returned $11.80 to his backers.
Amateur club action resumes on Sunday with a one o’clock post.
A big WELCOME BACK to Marc & Cath Bouthillier to the club, both have been long time supporters of the amateur club
with Marc being one of the original founding members. Great to have them racing again.
(Mario winning with Faith Tattler
“SUPER MARIO” CAPTURES NEAHDC 2013 TITLE
MARIO MARTELLOTTA AND FAITH’S TATTLER ROLLED TO VICTORY ON THE FINAL
DAY OF RACING AT PLAINRIDGE RACECOURSE.
ALONG WITH THAT VICTORY HE BECAME THE AMATEUR LEADING DRIVER.
A POSITION HE HAD HELD FOR NEARLY THE ENTIRE SEASON.
MARTELLOTTA, A SEASONED HORSEMAN, HAD STEPPED ASIDE FOR NEARLY FOURTEEN
BEFORE MAKING HIS COMEBACK INTO THE SPORT HE LOVES.
IN 2013 HIS HORSES WERE IN THE MONEY NEARLY 50% OF THE TIME,
PRETTY GOOD FOR A MAN WHO'S BEEN AWAY FOR THAT LONG.
CONGRATULATIONS TO OWNER, DRIVER, AND TRAINER
FOR AND OUTSTANDING SEASON
AND THE NEW ENGLAND AMATEUR HARNESS DRIVING CHAMPION!
NEAHDC Officers for the 2013 season
William Abdelnour will hold the offices of President and Secretary.
Mario Martellotta will hold the offices of Vice President and Treasurer.
Board of directors will be Jeff Gulya, Ray Ahto and Francis Witkowski.