Veteran pacer Texas Terror N (Western Terror) made his return to Saratoga Casino Hotel on Saturday night (Nov. 25) following a lifetime best performance at the Meadowlands. The Al Annunziata trainee was the 4-5 betting favorite in the $19,500 Open Pace following a 1:50.1 victory in New Jersey last week.
Bruce Aldrich Jr. wasted no time moving the favorite out to the early lead in the Saturday feature and the 9-year-old pacer took it from there. Following first half fractions of :27.1 and :56.1, Texas Terror N paced a final half in :55.3 en route to his wire-to-wire win that came in 1:51.4.
Deetzy (Billy Dobson) sat the pocket to the winner and finished as the runner-up while Dancin Yankee (Mark Beckwith) earned the show spot. The favorites finished 1-2-3 in the seven-horse Open which had an exacta that paid $10.20 and triple that returned $17.20.
Live racing continues on Sunday afternoon with a 12:15 p.m. start to the matinee. (Saratoga)