Billings opens Sat. at PPk
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\"I’m sorry we had to put this race off the card but there were just too many stable entries to allow wagering,” Steve Wolf, senior director of racing operations at the
Despite that fact the event is “off the card” it nevertheless appears to be a very competitive race, especially since some of the top amateurs are slated to drive that night.
Two-time Amateur Driver of the Year and three-time Midwest point champion, Dein “the Jupiter Gem” Spriggs, will handle his own Concetti and start from post position four. Spriggs has tapped “Tar Heel Tom” Williams to drive his other trotter, Horby Hunter, who will race away from post position seven.
Both horses are trained by Allen Saul, who also entered Astra HS in the contest. When the man says \"go,\" Astra HS will have former Billings Champ and Amateur Driver of the Year in 2001, Rob “Rapid Rail” Krivelin, at the controls.
On the rail in the contest will be Alan ”the Intimidator” Schwartz, Amateur Driver of the Year in 2000 and many times a
And “Smokin’ Joe” Faraldo, Amateur Driver of the Year of 1997 and former Billings points champion, will also wing his way to south
Other talented amateurs in the contest include: Tony “the Capo” Verruso; Peter “the President” Gerry; Ned “the Hilliard Hot-Shot” Hodkinson; and making his amateur debut, “Tough Terry” Eichas.
Verruso will handle Swiss Laux from post position three; Gerry has the riens behind U Toe The Bike and will start from post five while Hodkinson will guide Source of Luck out of post position eight. Eichas will drive