Hall Of Memories captured the $9,500 Open Pace on Monday (March 24) in Northfield Park's ninth race. He is owned by Charles St. Jean, Linda Ebersole and Steven Hubbard. Trainer Jeff Ebersole called upon Kurt Sugg for the winning drive.
Hall Of Memories (Blissfull Hall-Royal Flash-Cam's Magic Trick) started from the rail and sat the pocket through quarters of :27.4, :56.2 and 1:25. Kugg moved into the passing lane in the stretch and bested his competition by a full length in 1:54.1. Completing the race were Man He Can Skoot, T Red, Our McLovin, Lyons JosephJNR, Stevie Diamonds and Goodnite Goodluck.
Hall Of Memories now has 13 career successes. Monday's victory pushed his bankroll to $102,195. He paid $11.60 to win.
Julians Caesar won his third straight $10,000 Open Trot in the evening's 10 race. Ron Burke trains the 7-year-old trotter for owners Burke Racing Stable and Weaver Bruscemi LLC. Chris Page was the winning driver.
Julians Caesar (Oaklea Julian-Twin B Lady-Royal Strength) started from post eight and let his competition carve out the fractions of :28.1, :57.2 and 1:26.1 before taking the lead in the stretch and winning a photo finish by a head in 1:56.2 despite being parked the entire mile. Completing the race were Rose Run Logan, Pembroke Snapshot, Action-Broadway, Herbie L, Mary's Darvin, Wind Surfer and Hello Carlo.
Monday's triumph increased Julians Ceasar's lifetime win tally to 14 and his earnings to $255,172. Despite winning this race the previous two weeks, he returned $12.00 to win. (Northfield)