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|Balmoral Park (1/31/09)
Contact: Tom Kelley
WIDGER SETS NEW BALMORAL RECORD WITH EIGHT WINS
Widger started his record breaking evening behind OG’s Marie D ($4.40) in the second race. He made it back-to-back victories by taking the third race with longshot Fox Valley Fletch ($38.80). The 45-year-old Widger found the winner's circle again in race six with Prime Minister ($9.20). After falling short in his next two drives Widger then piloted Tufsun Beach ($7.60) to victory in race nine. He was right back in the charmed circle after race 10 with the Paul Stafford trained Mack Hill ($5.80). Widger then closed out the night by sweeping the late pick three in races 12, 13 & 14 with Metermaster N ($5.80), Tin Cup Too ($8.40) and Kabenero ($7.80).
The Sam Widger late pick three combination of 3-7-5 returned $63.80 on a $1 ticket.
There will be no live racing on Sunday night at Balmoral Park because of Super Bowl Sunday. Live racing resumes at the Crete plant on Wednesday, Feb. 4. Post time will be 7:20 pm.
For more information on upcoming events please call (708) 672-1414 or visit www.balmoralpark.com.
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