American Trademark Wins Buffalo Debut – US Trotting News
Hamburg, NY — Driver Keith Kash Jr. recently found success at Buffalo Raceway, so it only made sense for him to bring one of his trainees for a visit. The trip ended up being worth it, as American Trademark ($3.10) made an impressive debut in Buffalo, wiring the field in the $15,000 Open Pace in 1:55.
Starting on the inside, American Trademark looked like he was going to be pressed on the outside by McSpidey early on, but that leave attempt was quickly snuffed out. Now enjoying an undisputed lead, American Trademark achieved spreads of :29.1, :58 and 1:26.2.
There was little action in the way for American Trademark, as he easily held off Pembroke Joey by 1-1/4 lengths and a late Stop Action (Kevin Cummings), who finished second and third respectively.
It was the fifth win in 20 starts for American Trademark (Picture rockin-L Dees Lourdes), which is owned by L’Emmur Stables LLC and trained by Kash. The victory increased his 2022 bankroll to $46,769 and $136,197 in his career.
In the $13,100 Open II Pace, favorite Long Train Runnin ($3.40) closed like a freight train and stuck Endeavors Pride by a header into the shadow of the wire in 1:56.
My Money Honey has defined fractions of: 29.2, : 58.1 and 1: 27.2. Endeavors Pride was first with a panel to do while Long Train Runnin (Drew Monti) sat in the garden. On the way home, Long Train Runnin sped along the passing lane and narrowly slipped past Endeavors Pride (Kevin Cummings) while My Money Honey (Kyle Cummings) had to settle for third place on the threesome picture.
Co-owned by Drew Monti and Mark Jakubik and trained by Darrin Monti, 7-year-old Long Train Runnin (Big Bad John-On The Choo Choo) picked up his sixth win in 13 appearances this season. The win bumped his seasonal earnings to $31,728 and lifetime earnings to $195,593.
Lucky Nadotremblay has the biggest comeback of the afternoon with a $51.50 decision, while Mr Fantasy picked up a $45.20 win and Amrcanbootscoota A a $34.80 triumph.
Shawn McDonough, Kevin Cummings and Dan Yetman each had driving doubles; McDonough also had two practice wins.
Buffalo racing will return Wednesday afternoon (May 25) with an 11-race card set for 1:30 p.m. as well as a pair of $15,000 Excelsior A events. There will be a $5,000 guaranteed pool in the Pick-5, which begins in race two.
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