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Bet On Joe rewards Cumberland bettors

Cumberland, ME — Bet On Joe captured the recommended $6,000 pace at Cumberland on Saturday (May 11), taking his second win in eight starts this year and rewarding his supporters with a ‘triple return’ on their investment.

Bet On Joe captured the $6,000 recommended pace in Cumberland on Saturday. Joe Shaw photo.

The now 9-year-old hasn’t raced yet and has set a season mark every year since behind a starting car, the fastest 1:54 at Plainridge in 2022. After overcoming many obstacles, Bet On Joe has quietly done its best trade in New England since he was a sophomore.

“He is the true definition of a war horse,” exclaims his trainer Bob Marston.

Having been plagued by injuries for most of his career, his past performances may seem a little threadbare to some. But not according to Marston.

“Joe is all heart. He has recovered from multiple setbacks that would have ended most horses’ careers. But he’s coming back stronger and stronger,” Marston continued. “He’s the barn’s favorite.”

A proud product of the stallion Bettor’s Delight and of the Falcon Seelster mare Ante Fay, the gelding honestly comes through for his courage and determination. Both his mother and second mother made six figures in their careers and he is just $2,005 shy of breaking that plateau himself.

Bruce Ranger scored from post two and was in the two holes behind pacer Rocksapatriot and tapped out on the homestretch to win in 1:56. He paid $6.40 to win his 17th career race. Trained by Marsten for owner Sharon Goding, who has owned him for the past five seasons, he has now earned $97,995 for life.

Gordon Corey’s Call Me Maverick (Mike Stevenson) finished second; Lexus Witha View A (Nick Graffam) came third.

David Zuckerman won his first Maine Amateur Driving Club race of the season with his own Rest Assured in 2:00.4, paying $9.20 to win. Jo Pa’s Sweet Lou (Alex Richardson) finished second; Furious Beach (Mike Girouard) came third. The $5,000 MADC is sponsored by Blue Seal Feed Stores of North Yarmouth and Windham, Maine.

Legendary Maine rider Donny Richards took a win with his 7-year-old mare Ry’s Red Rocket, riding a conditioned pace of $5,500 in 1:57.2. Powered by Walter Case Jr. for the 91-year-old trainer, it was Richards’ 993rd victory in a career that includes 4,212 victories in carriage manufacturing.

Case, Ranger and Kevin Switzer Jr. were all scheduled for the doubles on the day’s program. After five weeks and ten race dates, Dan Deslandes and Switzer are tied for 19th in the drivers’ standings. Ranger (11), Aaron Hall (10) and Drew Campbell (nine) round out the top five. Jeff Deslandes leads all conditioners with 18 wins, followed by Larry Dancer (11) and Bob Marston (nine).

Racing resumes this Friday (May 17) and continues on Saturday (May 18), where horse racing enthusiasts can watch and bet on the 149th Preakness Stakes from Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland. Considered the ‘middle jewel’ of the thoroughbred Triple Crown, the race is known as the ‘Run for the Black-Eyed Susans’, with Cumberland hosting the full-card simulcast.

The First Tracks Cumberland spring/summer meeting continues with regular racing on Fridays and Saturdays each weekend at the extended pari-mutuel meeting, which runs through August 3. Post time is always 3:15 PM. Visit our website at firsttrackscumberland for more information. com.

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