Vegas Vacation to make Big M debut Saturday
January 20, 2017
« Return to News
Vegas Vacation has certainly been around during his racing career, he's just never been to the Meadowlands. Now seven years of age, the 2013 Little Brown Jug winner and runner-up to Captaintreacherous in that memorable 2013 edition of the Tattersalls Pace has to this point never set foot on the Meadowlands mile.
In the midst of yet another comeback from injury, "Vegas" makes his Big M debut for trainer Andrew Harris in Saturday night's featured 11th race, a conditioned pace for a purse of $16,000.
It's interesting to note that after having lost his entire 4-year-old season to injury then making just a handful of starts at five before another 16-month absence, Vegas' most recent win was in the 2013 Matron final at Dover Downs, the last stop in his successful sophomore campaign. Despite all the missed time, his lifetime bankroll is well over$1 million on the strength of 11 wins in only 40 career starts.
Vegas Vacation's ownership reads West Wins Stable and Anthony Beaton, who have stuck it out for the entire roller coaster ride and he's been with Harris since trainer Casie Coleman went south for the winter. Jimmy Marohn Jr. picks up the drive this week.
Among the six foes that he'll face on Saturday is another old class master in $1.8 million winner Bettor's Edge. This 8-year-old veteran is making his second start for new owners Robert Sanatagata and trainer Jennifer Lappe after several successful campaigns for the Burke barn. Bettor's Edge has also battled and beaten the best over the course of his distinguished career with his biggest payday the 2015 $400,000 TVG Championship final. Brett Miller will drive.
These two warriors must contend with streaking import Elrama N and emerging force Parnu Hanover to find the winner's circle on Saturday. (Meadowlands)