Palone wins 4, just 33 shy of Filion's record
June 18, 2012
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With his four victories Monday (June 18) at The Meadows, Dave Palone lifted his career win total to 15,147 as he pursues Herve Filion's North American driving record of 15,180, putting him just 33 wins shy of the record.
In other racing action at the track, rebounding from an uncharacteristic break, Sir Caviar held off a fierce challenge by Sharp Edge and captured Monday's $22,500 Preferred Handicap Trot.
Sir Caviar's poor performance the previous week followed a sickness scratch, but the 6-year-old SJ's Caviar-Sierra Flower K gelding appeared his old self Monday, particularly when confronted by the first-over Sharp Edge. He dug in for Brian Zendt and downed Sharp Edge by a neck in 1:53.2, a tick off his own track record. Tough Call was fourth-placed-third after the disqualification of Break The Bank K for running in the lane.
Leslie Zendt trains Sir Caviar, who now boasts $417,769 in career earnings, and owns with Bill Zendt. It was one of three wins on the 16-race card for Brian Zendt. (The Meadows)