Next start: VINOVIO - Saturday night at MVG!!
1-26-19: VINOVIO, race 7, pp8, at MVG
Tuesday, 1-22-19: BIG GREEN TRACTOR had the 9 hole against some good claimers; he pretty much stayed there. Another disappointing week for the TRACTOR.
Monday, 1-21-19: WATERSIDE CHAMP was 2nd this cold afternoon! Driven by Trace Tetrick and leaving from pp3, WC took the lead off the gate and kept it, setting very respectable fractions on the off track; 27.3, 56.3, 124.3. He was challenged in the final turn by the favorite who out-paced WATERSIDE down the stretch in the 1:53.1 mile. Happy with his performance. The race video is up on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/WuUF-SyRSCk
Tuesday, 1-15-19; BIG GREEN TRACTOR failed to earn a check again. He did draw better than last race leaving from post 4; he raced fine and steered better this race but at the end of the backstretch he just decided to shut down and retreated to the back of the field.. Can't figure this one out right now. A disappointing shade of GREEN.......
Saturday, 1-12-19: WATERSIDE CHAMP scored a 4th place finish. He got off the gate strong giving up the lead at the quarter to sit in the pocket thru the middle panels. The lead horse going into the last turn held WC up while much of the field went wide. CHAMP had to wait til deep stretch to get racing room and crossed the line 4th. Happy with his effort; just ok with the result.
Saturday, 1-12-19: VINOVIO put in a real respectable effort tonight in the Open, but tired a little late to finish 6th. He left alertly taking a seat at the rail 3rd; VINOVIO held that place to the last turn when he started to fade slightly. He tried hard early in the stretch but just couldn’t quite hold on for a check. VINOVIO will get to drop in class for his next start.
Saturday 1-5-19: VINOVIO raced very well against Open HC pacers finishing a respectable 5th. He was still digging at the wire which was good to see. Will be back to MVR next Sat in this same tough class of top overnight horses.
1-2-19: First two races of the year were at Northfield and did not produce good results:
BIG GREEN TRACTOR raced ok but wasn’t at his best; finished 7th.
WATERSIDE CHAMP left alertly from pp6 but went way wide in the first turn and wasn’t able to recover; finished a disappointing 8th.
2018 Year-end recap: Just some quick stats for the Dream Catcher Racing stable. We made 116 starts this year (compares to 72 starts last year) with 9 different horses. Total purse earnings were nearly $113,000; the team “hit the board” 39 times with 11 wins, 15 seconds, and 13 third place finishes. Looking forward to an even better 2019 and the opening of the Miami Valley Gaming meet next weekend!