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Balmoral Park

Balmoral Park (11/9/11)

Contact: Tom Kelley
(708) 672-1414


Mike Oosting and Vaporstar had things their own way in Wednesday's $14,200 Normal OTB Stake on Wednesday night.
State-bred trotting colts were back in the spotlight on Wednesday night at Balmoral Park as a field of seven two-year-olds met in the $14,200 Normal OTB Stake. Coming off back-to-back romps over this surface, Fox Valley Standardbreds and Harold and Joshua Carterís Vaporstar continued his late season dominance as he strolled to a 6 ľ length victory in 2:00 with driver Mike Oosting at the controls.

Bet to the near exclusion of his rivals, the gelded son of Vaporize-Starlicious floated away in fourth as Star On Ice (John De Long) showed the way through an opening quarter in 29.0.

Boldly moving up first over on the outside of horses, Oosting had Vaporstar in high gear and was up to stick a neck in front as the field reached the halfway point in 59.3.

The outcome was never in doubt from that point on, as the Mike Brink trainee stretched the lead to two-lengths while trotting by the three-quarter-mile mark in 1:29.4.

On cruise control the rest of the way the long-striding bay continued to widen his advantage, leaving his rivals in his wake as he cruised under the wire with his third win in nine lifetime starts. Tuff Guy JJ (Eric Carlson) rallied late to finish second while Victor B (Art Gregory Jr.) took home the show dough.

Bet down to a staggering 1-9, Vaporstar returned just $2.20, $2.10 and $2.10 while running his career bankroll up to $97,046.

For more information visit or call (708) 672-1414.

About Balmoral Park: Located in Crete, IL just 12 miles south of 80/94; Balmoral Park has been one of the nation's premier horse racing facilities since 1926. Balmoral Park features live racing every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. Admission and parking is always free.

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