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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Ppk5/8 - Pavia Squares Away $42K Yearling; Nine Away From Milestone

Following a break in stride in his lifetime debut on February 7, Bet On The Law was back to redeem himself as the overwhelming 1-9 choice in the opening race of the Tuesday, February 28 program at The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park.

Bet On The Law, a $42,000 yearling purchase, picked up his first lifetime win in 1:55.1 on Tuesday evening, February 28, 2012 at The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park. Joe Pavia Jr. is now at 4,991 wins lifetime in the bike with this win. (Skip Smith Photo)

The 3 year old gelding by Bettor's Delight-Outlawed Beauty made every call a winning one with trainer Joe Pavia Jr. in the bike against maiden rivals. After dictating the pace to the half in 59.1, Bet On The Law accelerated away to the last turn in 1:27.3 and stopped the clock in 1:55.1. Espee Express driven by Robert Hoffman and Red Feather with Wally Hennessey in tow followed next under the wire.

Bet On The Law did not race as a 2 year old. He was sold as hip 82 for $42,000 at the 2010 Harrisburg Sale. Ownership is shared by Steven Held and Joseph Barbera of New York, along with the Dijo and AGC Stables of Florida. It was the only appearance on the Tuesday evening card for Joe Pavia Jr. and his lifetime win total now stands at 4,991 in the bike.