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80-1 Shot Lights Up The Tote Board In Friday's Third Race
LAUREL, MD. 12-05-14---Standing Point raced wide the whole way and was bothered as he battled his way down the stretch but none of that made any difference as the Point Given offspring posted an 80-1 surprise in Friday’s third race at Laurel Park.
Making his second start at Laurel for trainer Pat Vassallo, Sr. after racing at Suffolk Downs this summer, Standing Point carried Christian Santiago Reyes to a 2-1/4 length victory in 1:13.26 for the 6-furlong distance. C V Outlaw, who bumped the winner, nipped Hero’s Notion for second.
The 4-year-old paid $162.20 and topped a $769.20 exacta, a $1,097.80 trifecta and a $2,273.30 superfecta.
TROMBETTA BARN HEATING UP
After winning just one race from 34 starters at Laurel Park in November, trainer Mike Trombetta scored for the third consecutive day in December when Glich ($5) took this afternoon’s fourth race.
The 48-year-old is one of four conditioners vying for the top spot in the fall standings. Claudio Gonzalez leads with 23 winners, two more than Jamie Ness. Trombetta and Hamilton Smith are tied for third with 20 visits to the winners’ circle.
There are 12 live racing days remaining in the calendar year.
About Laurel Park
Laurel Park is a Stronach Group company, North America’s leading Thoroughbred racetrack owner/operator. The Stronach Group racetracks include Santa Anita Park, Gulfstream Park & Casino, Golden Gate Fields, Portland Meadows, Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course, home of the world-famous Preakness. The company owns and operates the Palm Meadows Training Center in Florida and is one of North America's top race horse breeders through its award-winning Adena Springs operation. The Stronach Group is one of the world's largest suppliers of pari-mutuel wagering systems, technologies and services. Its companies include AmTote, a global leader in wagering technology; Xpressbet, an Internet and telephone account wagering service; and Monarch Content Management, which acts as a simulcast purchase and sales agent of horseracing content for numerous North American racetracks and wagering outlets. The Stronach Group is also a major producer of televised horse racing programming through its HRTV cable and satellite network and is North America's premier supplier of virtual online horse racing games, as well as a leading producer of social media content for the horseracing industry.