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Balmoral Park

Balmoral Park (7/16/12)

Contact: Tom Kelley
(708) 672-1414


Vaporstar and driver Dave Magee led from start to finish in Sunday's $12,000 Brandenburg Stake at Balmoral Park.
Illinois conceived and foaled trotters were the featured attraction on Sunday, July 15, as a field of six diagonally gaited three-year-old colts and geldings met in the $12,000 Brandenburg Stake.

After failing to find the winnerís circle in his first five starts of the year Fox Valley Standardbreds and Harold and Joshua David Carterís Vaporstar finally picked up his first win as a sophomore, going wire to wire in a 1 ĺ length victory while stopping the clock in a career best of 1:55.1.

Sent right to the top from the outside post by driver Dave Magee, the gelded son of Vaporize-Starlicious carved out splits of 28.3, 57.2 and 1:26.1.

With plenty in reserve, the Mike Brink trainee coasted home in 29.0 to score for the fourth time in 15 career starts. Power Net Gram (Todd Warren) sat in the pocket the entire way while taking the place money while Recollection (Kyle Wilfong) used a ground saving trip to grab the show dough.

Sent off as the 4-5 favorite by the betting public, Vaporstar returned $3.60, $2.20 and $2.40 while upping his career bankroll to $115,521.

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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