Super Saturday Night
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All Superfecta Saturday nightto close out Spring 2012 Rosecroft meet
The spring 2012 season closes on Saturday evening at Rosecroft but there is plenty of action set for that evening. With the fantastic cooperation of local horsemen enough entries came in to have an entire card of Superfecta Wagering. A lucky thirteen races will be contested on the betting card, with qualifiers and baby races conducted before the card.
Justin Vincent, one of the “Young Guns” driving at Rosecroft, will accept an award for being leading driver at the meet and will be signing posters before the card begins. Vincent seized early control of the driving race with a six-bagger and has never looked back. This is the first time he’s been a leading driver but at age 25 and only in his fifth year of driving he’s already surpassed the number of wins in any one season.
The training title probably will go to longtime Rosecroft trainer Joe Offutt, who has fourteen winners. Offutt has been a regular at Rosecroft for years and will shortly halter his 1,700th winner and reach the $7,500,000 plateau in lifetime earnings. Several trainers are a couple of winners back but have emptied the barn in an attempt to catch Offutt. Trainer Greg Trotto won’t have anything in on Saturday evening but won an impressive 10 of 29 starts to easily be the leading UDRS training. Trainer Freddy Collazo has had ten winners out of sixty four starts and a UDRS of almost .300. Veteran Kenny Schlotzhauer has also won ten races (out of eighty-one starts) but is the leading trainer in terms of earnings. Both Collazo and Scholtzhauer have six entrants on the card.
After a lot of deliberation Rosecroft has decided to honor three horses for their outstanding seasons at Rosecroft and they will be recognized as the Trotter of the meet; Claimer of the meet; and Conditioned horse of the meet.
Qualifiers begin at 5pm, with baby races (for 2 year olds) following immediately after that. The betting card begins at 7:25 and Pete Medhurst will be in town to announce the closing night card and festivities.