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Sunday, March 9, 2014

Running Book Romps In Buffalo Raceway Open Pace

HAMBURG, N.Y. --- Running Book is currently like a fine wine...he's getting better with age.

The 10-year-old Running Book proved he's still got plenty left in the tank as he buried seven rivals in the $10,500 Open Pace at Buffalo Raceway Saturday night (March 8).

With driver Ronnie Wrenn Jr. in the sulky, Running Book ($4.30) blasted off the starting gate and never looked back in posting an impressive 6-1/4 length win over Naked News (Jim McNeight) in a seasonal-best of 1:54.4 over the fast track. Salazar (Shawn McDonough) picked up the show dough.

After a rather routine opening half mile of 58.0, Running Book and Wrenn Jr. bottomed out the field with a 56.4 last half. It proved more than enough as the pair looked around for oncoming competition in the stretch but found no takers.

Trained by Buffalo Raceway's leading conditioner JD Perrin, Running Book has now scored three wins in eight starts this season for owner Tessa Roland. He's earned $16,775 in 2014 and has 35 career victories and $652,825 lifetime winnings.

The racing action resumes at Buffalo Raceway on Wednesday night with a 12-race card slated to begin at 5 p.m.

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by Brian J. Mazurek, for Buffalo Raceway