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Monday, May 13, 2013


Dave Offenberg   and his trotter Whatnblazes , shadowed the pace-setter  Killer Whale  to the top of the lane  and then rallied to a 2:01 victory in the ninth leg of the North American Amateur Drivers  Association’s three-track trotting series on Saturday afternoon( May 11) at Freehold Raceway.

“I had a picture perfect pocket trip, “ Offenberg said after the race was completed.
  “I left from the seven hole and wanted to be on the front-end but when  a hole opened on the first turn behind  Paul Minore’s horse (Killer Whale) I immediately  ducked in it and stayed right behind him until the top of the stretch. When the passing lane opened I  went up the inside and we won it handily.”

Offenberg,  from Monroe Township, NJ, is  the owner of an office  machinery sales company. He has owned quality harness horses for decades and in 1998 he began his amateur driving career. His win at Freehold  was his second driving victory in 11 starts this year and his 39th overall.
Whatnblazes, owned by Offenberg’s,  Allister  Stables LLC ,paid $10.00 for win.

The Freehold Raceway contest was the next to last preliminary leg of the NAADA Trotting Series. The final prelim will be contested at Yonkers Raceway on Thursday, May 23.  After that, the drivers who earned the most point in the series will be eligible to race in the $14,000 Series Final at Yonkers Raceway on Thursday, May 23.
However,  should there be enough entries, the $5000 NAADA Series consolation  will  be contested at  Monticello Raceway  on Wednesday, May 22.