DRESDEN (June 12, 2016) – CAT FOUR didn’t need nine lives Sunday as the 12-year-old Camotion gelding was the winner of the inaugural “Little Saratoga” Dresden Raceway Cup. Andy Moore went right to the front and cut out fractions of 28.4, 58, 1:28 and 1:58.2 with CAT FOUR who was claimed out of the race going back to Jim Watt’s stable for owner Alisha Williams.
The big bay gelding was claimed last week in Hanover by Derek Latour of Sarnia and raced out of Lloyd Mansfield’s stable today.
The Little Saratoga Dresden Raceway Cup is dubbed the “working horse’s race”. “We decided that regular overnight horses work just as hard and sometimes have more to overcome than some of the star horses that race in the big races like the North American Cup or the Little Brown Jug so we presented a trophy for a regular blue collar horse” explained Track announcer and PR man Gary Patterson.
MAGNUM SEELSTER was second for Tyler Borth while ON GOLDEN PONDER and Donnie Rankin paid the show price.
Moore and Brad Forward had the hot hands of the day as they each chalked up three winners. Moore hit the winner’s circle with P J LUCKY LASS, CAT FOUR and BIG IS BETTER while Forward’s winners included FORTUNE NEW MOON, LADY WITH A WEAPON and BIG DIVA.
Almost 720 people bet $19,751 on the picturesque day at the track.