now added to Cal Expo schedule
Beginning this week, the trotters and pacers will be in action on Saturday and Sunday nights at Cal Expo. First post for the Sunday programs will be 4:45 Pacific.
Plans then call for a three-night-a-week schedule beginning on December 26, with Friday racing added to the mix. The Watch and Wager LLC meet runs through May 3.
to build on six-victory night
Thursday, October 30th, 2014 - Mark Ratzky, publicity – Cal Expo Harness
Fresh from making six appearances in the Cal Expo winner’s circle last Saturday night, including five of his own trainees, Steve Wiseman comes into this week’s action atop both the driver and trainer standings.
“I had a lot of horses in the right spots, so I thought it was going to be a good night,” Wiseman related. “As far as being the leading driver and trainer, that was the goal coming into the meet. I’ve never won the training title before, so that would be nice, and I’ve got a great crew to help me.” More ---
distaffers kick off Sunday racing
Friday, October 31st, 2014 - Mark Ratzky, publicity – Cal Expo Harness
A contentious Open III event for pacing fillies and mares headlines the first Sunday program of the Cal Expo meeting.
Racing is now being conducted here under the Watch and Wager LLC banner on Saturday and Sunday nights with a first post of 4:45 Pacific on Sundays. Plans call for an expansion to a three-night-a-week schedule on December 26 with Friday action being added to the mix.
Looking at the feature, High Bet Hanover is a 6-year-old daughter of Bettor’s Delight out of the Artsplace mare Highland Dexter who is owned by Kc C Carvalho, conditioned by Tim Brown and will once again have the services of Luke Plano.
The bay miss was a close second in the first two legs of the aforementioned Funicello Series, then rode a second-over journey to victory in the October 18 finale of the event as she showed the way home by a length and a quarter over Wild About Eagle in that event while lowering her mark to 1:53 4/5 in the process.
Wheeled back in a conditioned contest last weekend, High Bet Hanover was sent off the 4-5 favorite. She found herself well back early and with too much to do, but did come calling late to finish second while missing by three-quarters of a length in another big mile.
Wild About Eagle will be looking to avenge her loss to High Bet Hanover in the Funicello final. The 7-year-old daughter of The Panderosa is owned by Kathy Plested and Mark Benvenga with Steve Wiseman doing the driving and training.
In last week’s tour she drew the tough 9 slot, but was able to leave strong and eventually settled into the two-hole by the quarter. Once straightened for home, she took aim on favored pace-setter Windsun T Bird and overhauled that one by a neck while recording a 1:55 flat mile. More ---