Luck B Mine & Larry Stalbaum
Luck B Mine (Bettor’s Delight) has been razor sharp at Saratoga Casino Hotel of late and on Tuesday afternoon, the John Podres trainee continued her hot streak. Luck B Mine drew post eight in her $10,500 race for filly and mare pacers but as she did last week, the four year old mare flashed early speed to overcome her outside post. Driver Larry Stalbaum found a spot in mid-pack for Luck B Mine who surged into third past three quarters before ducking in behind the dueling leaders. The sharp mare closed up the inside and tracked down front-running North Country (Billy Dobson) and the favored So Diva (Brett Crawford) to score her third win in her last four starts doing so in 1:56. Owned by Steve Guido of Cicero, NY and Don Stockwell of Hudson Falls, NY, Luck B Mine has now finished first or second in five consecutive races and earned over $20,000 in those starts. So Diva finished second while North Country earned the show spot. Luck B Mine, who paid $6.80 to win on Tuesday, led an exacta and triple that returned $14.60 and $92, respectively.
Live racing resumes on Saturday evening at Saratoga with a first post set for 6:45pm.
Photo: Melissa Simser-Iovino