Golden Receiver goes back-to-back in Presidential
January 27, 2013
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Golden Receiver made it back-to-back Presidential Series finals on Saturday night at the Meadowlands with a 1:49.3 effort to take home the winner's share of the $103,500 purse.
Driven by Tim Tetrick, Golden Receiver left from post seven and dropped in second early as the fast-leaving Mr. Hasani N and driver Corey Callahan were first to trip the quarter timer in a brisk :25.3. Tetrick then quickly moved out and around to the lead with Golden Receiver as Mr. Hasani N went offstride and out of the picture.
Golden Receiver reached the half in :54.1 and three-quarters in 1:22.4, with a first-over Dial Or Nodial challenging. The 1-5 favorite on the toteboard, Golden Receiver rebuffed that bid and used a final quarter of :26.4 to fend off runner-up Fred And Ginger by two lengths. Dial Or Nodial managed to hold onto third.
The win was the fourth of the year in four starts this year for Golden Receiver, who now has career earnings of more than $1.7 million for owners Nina Simmonds, Our Horse Cents Stable and trainer Mark Harder.