Large crowd welcomes racing back

Large crowd welcomes racing back to Rosecroft Raceway

                On a crisp winter night a large crowd welcomed live harness racing action back to Rosecroft Raceway.  Horsemen proclaimed the racetrack was in great shape and favored neither the front end nor closers as winners came from last, next last, wire to wire, first over and via a trip.

                As for prices only one favorite, a determined El Cumanchero and Steve Warrington held on late to score at 1:2 odds. Warrington, who has only driven in pari-mutuel races eight times in the last two plus years scored with the horse which he last won a race with two years ago. It was career win 5,021 for Warrington and added to the over $31,000,000 his drives have earned in his career.

                Five second choices won on the evening. A third and fourth betting choice won, but then two long-shots Todds Touch ($43.40) and Gefilte Fish ($22.80) lite up the toteboard.

                Trainer Ken Schlotzhauer had a double, winning the opener with Pilgrims Danica (Corey Braden) and the sixth with Fool For A Smile (Justin Hite).

                As for drivers Justin Hite scored a driving double with the aforementioned Fool For A Smile and then in the nightcap with Gottaservesomebody (Alvin Callahan). Hite had four on the board finishes out of six drives and only missed a check on one mount.

                Almost every race featured competitive racing and seemingly everybody had a shot at a check as they turned for home.

                Racing action returns to Rosecroft Raceway on Tuesday evening, March 11, with a 7:25 post time.

                Horsemen are reminded that the entry box for next Saturday evening’s card will close at 2 p.m. on Tuesday and a new comdition sheet is available at