Primo Spur, the Horse of the Year at The Meadows, demonstrated again Tuesday why he deserved the honor by capturing the $25,000 Preferred Handicap Trot.
Primo Spur and trainer-driver Dick Stillings worked out a pocket trip behind 4-5 favorite Prism K, then charged past in the lane to score in 1:55.1. Prism K, who finished second, was off stride late and placed back to third while Michaelrowyourboat was promoted from third to second.
It was the ninth 2008 win for Primo Spur, who earned his award in voting by the Meadows Standardbred Owners Association. Roy Davis owns the 4-year-old gelded son of Pegasus Spur-T Tars Shadowmio, who now has banked $245,946 in his career.
Following a holiday break, The Meadows will offer three live cards next week on Dec. 29, Dec. 30 and Jan. 2. Beginning Monday, Jan. 5, the track will stage live racing five days each week, Monday through Friday, post time 12:15 p.m. (The Meadows)