$132, $150 winners at Harrah's Philly
April 21, 2013
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Hall of Fame driver Ron Pierce took the early Daily Double at Harrah's Philadelphia on Sundaly and also his team won on Kid's Day.
In the first race, Pierce took Peachys Pistol on a first-over move which proved to be successful to collar Back To The West in the stretch. Peachys Pistol paid $6.40 for the win. In the second race Pierce again went on a first-over bid, this time with Special Command has he bounced on the front-runner, Barnegat Lane in the stretch to win in 1:56.4 for trainer and owner Thomas Lail of Swedesboro, N.J.
It was "bombs away” as in the win prices in the eighth and ninth races. In the eighth, Sentry with Andy Miller aboard went off at 74-1 and left aggressively behind the pacesetter the 2-1 shot Nitroglide Hanover with Corey Callahan in the sulky. Nitroglide Hanover led at every pole, until the top of the stretch where Miller took Sentry out and glided by the tiring Nitroglide Hanover to win at an eye-popping win price of $150 for a $2 wager.
Then how about another "Pistol” winning? Six Pistol, with Tony Morgan, sat in the two hole behind the front-runner, Franciegirl with Callahan in the sulky--until the stretch, then came out and collared Franciegirl in deep stretch to win at $132.60.
Team Pierce beat Team Napolitano Jr. in a race contest on the track on Kids Day. The object was for the two teams of children to run to each driver, Pierce and George Napolitano Jr., and run around them five times, pick up a bean bag and then run to the five hula hoops laying on the track, where the children had to put both feet in each one. The track announcer "called the race” as Team Pierce beat Team Napolitano Jr. won by four lengths.
Pierce won three races as a driver and also the Kid's Day event at Harrah's Philly. It was a good day for all who attended on a sunny and cool day near the Delaware River. (Harrah's Philadelphia))