On the penultimate night of the 2016 Harrington Raceway meet, Michael Casalino Jr. and Dylan Davis’ Theresademoninme ($5.40, Jon Roberts) set a new lifetime mark with a 1:53.4 win in the $17,700 Open Trot on Wednesday.
The five-year-old Kadabra gelding notched his eighth win of the year for trainer and co-owner Davis. Theresademoninme surged in deep stretch to eventually wear down a game pacesetter in Westside Lindy for the win. Westside Lindy was second with Deacons Valley third. The win time was just a fifth of a second off the track record, held by Traverse Seelster.
On the undercard, Ross Wolfenden’s Skyway Priss notched her third straight win in 1:56 for her owner/trainer/driver. Wolfenden, who had two wins on the card, is locked in a fierce battle for the Harrington driving title with current leader Victor Kirby (120 wins). Wolfenden currently trails Kirby by three wins.
Meanwhile, trainer Joe Hundertpfund Jr. (33 wins) has clinched his second training title. Mike Hall has clinched second-place with 27 wins.
Both honours will be awarded on closing night, October 20.
(Standardbred Canada with files from Harrington Raceway)