Chicago Barn to Wire
Home | News | Bloggers | Forums | Resources | Links | Marketplace | Gallery | Contact Us | Search
Chicago racing newsletter sign-up
Upcoming events
Arlington Million

News Updates

Previous stories

Chicago Sun-Times
Chicago Tribune
Daily Herald
Daily Racing Form
Harness Link
Illinois Racing Board

Arlington Million
Triple Crown
Illinois Derby

Breeders' Cup
Arlington Million
Triple Crown
Illinois Derby

Breeders' Cup
Hawthorne Gold Cup
Arlington Million
Triple Crown
Illinois Derby





Maywood Park

Maywood Park (4/13/13)

Contact: Tom Kelley
(708) 672-1414


Shotgun Shack
Mike Oosting and Shotgun Shack were all alone at the wire in Friday's $12,000 Sportsmaster Stake at Maywood Park.
Illinois conceived and foaled pacers kicked off the 2013 stake season on Friday night at Maywood Park as Sawgrass Farm's Shotgun Shack easily disposed of five other three-year-old colts, winning the $12,000 Sportsmaster Stake by 2 ĺ lengths in 1:56.0 for driver Mike Oosting.

After getting away fourth in the field as heavily favored Big Brad (Robert Smolin) and Party Cove (Mike Rogers) battled through an opening quarter in 28.2, Oosting then sent the gelded son of Lexington Legend-Waggle up to challenge the publicís choice as the field rolled by the halfway point in 57.0.

Moving down the backside with a full head of steam, Shotgun Shack powered right by the 1-2 favorite and was three-quarters of a length in front as he sped by the three-quarter-mile mark in 1:25.3.

The issue was never in doubt from there as the Nelson Willis trainee quickly opened up a two-length lead heading around the final turn, before putting it on cruise control through the lane en route to his second win in three starts this season. Big Brad was forced to settle for the runner-up role on this night while Innocent Victim (Kyle Wilfong) was a distant third, some 15 lengths behind the winner.

The win was the third in eight lifetime starts for Shotgun Shack who returned $5.60, $2.10 and $2.10 to his backers.

The Pick 6 wager was not hit on Friday night so there will be a carryover of $1,343 into next Thursdayís (April 18) Maywood card.

index sitemap advanced
search engine by freefind



Recent headlines

Hawthorne summer harness stall apps due April 1 (3/23)

IRB March 2016 meeting agenda (3/10)

Running Aces 2016 stall applications are now available (3/2)

R. Craig Kelley, 72, dies (2/28)

Hawthorne announces spring late closers (2/26)

IHHA President David McCaffrey named as ITHA Executive Director (2/15)

Change can be good (2/13)

No place like home for Casey (2/12)

Watch and Bet Harness Racing at



Home | News Updates | Bloggers | Forums | Search
Resources | Links | Marketplace | Gallery | Advertising | Contact Us

Copyright © 2000-2017 Chicago Barn to Wire. All rights reserved.
Privacy policy