Hamburg, NY--- Talladega Hanover, a six-year-old Cantab Hall gelding, won the $11,000 featured trot in 1:57.4, a season’s best, for owners Www Ventures LLC, of Woodville Ohio, here at Buffalo Raceway Friday night (February 15), over a fast track. It was the third win in five attempts this season for Talladega Hanover.
Driver Shawn Gray put Talladega Hanover ($3.60), the prohibitive favorite in the race, on the lead, took no prisoners, and set all the fractions in the race, :29.2, :58.2, and 1:27.3. A :30.1 last quarter-mile put the winner 5-1/2 lengths ahead of second place finisher Most Wanted Lindy (Billy Dobson) at the finish line. Macksmith (John Cummings, Jr.) came in third. The winning time was the fastest trot this year at the Raceway.
Trained by Dan Walski, the $5,500 share of the winning purse put Talladega Hanover’s season’s earnings at $15,650, and $119,860 lifetime. It was his 13th win in 83 lifetime starts.
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John Cummings, Jr. led all drivers with five wins on the night.
Racing will resume on Saturday February 16, with first post scheduled for 6:40 pm eastern time.
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Photos by Paul White