Meadowlands Tempo winner comes with piece of historical past


It was Girls Night time on Saturday on the Meadowlands Racetrack, because the Linda Toscano-trained Finest In Present received the $682,650 Meadowlands Tempo.

Toscano, who final week grew to become the primary feminine coach inducted into the Harness Racing Corridor of Fame, additionally grew to become the primary feminine coach to win the Meadowlands signature occasion for 3-year-old trotters.

“That is one other one I by no means dreamed. That is residence for me. That is superior,” Toscano mentioned.

On the three-quarter pole, Sears was sitting fourth on the rail with Finest In Present.

“I knew they had been racing fairly good and it was all of the horses to beat that had been going at it and I used to be fairly content material considering I might get piece and I wished to attempt to sneak him round there somewhat bit and I obtained somewhat opening and he fired for me and all of it labored out,” he mentioned.

In a really tight end, Finest In Present, pushed by Brian Sears, was one among three colts on the wire in 1:48.

When the picture was examined, the judges decided that Finest In Present scored the pinnacle victory over Bettor’s Want. Workin Ona Thriller was third.

Finest in Present paid $56.20 and gave Sears his third Tempo victory.

Earlier within the night, on a stakes-laden undercard, Shartin N received the $179,550 Golden Ladies for free-for-all mare pacers by a half-length over Caviart Ally in 2:02 1/5 for the 1 1/8-miles distance. Apple Backside Denims completed third.

Shartin N (1-5), educated by Jim King, Jr. and pushed by Tim Tetrick, paid $2.40 and now has 10 wins in 11 begins this season.

Within the Stanley Dancer Memorial, which was cut up into two $153,000 divisions, Swandre The Big and Greenshoe had been victorious.

Swandre The Big (5-1) received his race for 3-year-old trotters in 1:51 3/5, whereas Greenshoe (1-5) got here residence in 1:50 1/5.

The Dancer is the final main prep for the $1 million Hambletonian, which takes place on the Meadowlands on Aug. 3.