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Mr Orlando & Billy Dobson

There were three divisions of the second leg of the Spa Loyalty Claiming Series on Friday night at Saratoga Casino and Raceway. The trotters competed in races at distances of a mile and a sixteenth as part of the varying distances throughout the series. Mr Orlando was the fastest of the winners in leg two scoring in 2:06.2 with leading driver Billy Dobson in the sulky. Mr Orlando was claimed out of the first leg of the series and by competing in both of the qualifying legs of the series is eligible to compete in next Friday night’s $25,000 Final. Mr Orlando was a wire to wire winner in the 1 1/16 race. The other winners in leg two were Passat Blue Chip (Stephane Bouchard), who finished second in the series’ first leg and Need Help Here (Frank Coppola Jr), who is not eligible for the Final as he did not participate in leg one. The Spa Claiming Series for pacers takes place on Saturday night with three divisions.

Live racing continues on Saturday with first post time set for 6:45pm.  


Mike Sardella 
Photo: Melissa Simser




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