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Monday, October 10, 2016

Marion Marauder wins the Kentucky Futurity ...

by Peter Lawrence, VFTRG Contributor

... and the trotting Triple Crown for 3YOs with it, with his previous victories in the Hambletonian and Yonkers Trot.
Congratulations to the winning team, owners Marion Jean (Mrs. Bill) Wellwood & grandson Devin Keeling, trainer Paula Wellwood (the late Bill's daughter) and Paula's husband, Mike Keeling.
Marion Marauder was a supplement to the Futurity.
And, by the way, the 12-horse Kentucky Futurity was raced at an even mile. No major problems experienced by the two trotters who started from the second tier.
Marion Marauder, the winner, came out of the 11th post, in the second tier. And show horse Bar Hopping came out of the 12th post, also in the second tier.
(Didn't mention that the fine colt Southwind Frank, from the first tier, was second.)
Twelve horses, two tiers, no extra eighth of a mile thrown in for, who knows what reason.
Make note of this, other tracks.
Excellent chance that Always B. Miki could have set a race record of 1:46 or better in the July 16 William Haughton FFA pace ... if that contest had been held at a mile.
Just sayin'.

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