Guyanastan Gal claims "Cameltonian" crown
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ (June 16, 2017) – One is closing in on $3.8 million in
lifetime earnings. The other has a hump. But both Market Share, the 2012
Hambletonian champion, and Guyanastan Gal, the 2017 Cameltonian champ, shared
the spotlight on Friday night at the Meadowlands.
In the featured $15,000 conditioned trot, Market Share was last in the compact
field of six through the opening half mile. Roundtown Rocker fronted the field
through the half mile in :56.3 and three-quarters in 1:25.4.
As the field turned for home, Hall of Famer John Campbell, who was driving
Market Share for the first time in his 94-start career, tipped the son of
Revenue off cover and the 32-time winner exploded with a :27.2 last quarter to
win by a length as the 2-5 favorite in 1:53.3.
Roundtown Rocker held second while Jewels In Hock, one of two mares in the
field, held the show spot.
Meanwhile, Friday night also marked the annual Camel and Ostrich races.
In the "Cameltonian," Guyanastan Gal dominated her three humped
rivals to win by open lengths. Earlier in the evening, Lone Petunia rallied
from a slow start to sweep the field and win a three-bird photo in the 6th
Annual Ostrich Derby, despite her driver dropping his broom in deep stretch.
A large and enthusiastic crowd cheered on all of their favorite two and
four-legged animals despite rain showers earlier in the day.
Total handle on the 10-race card was $1,744,602. Racing resumes Saturday night.
Post time is 7:15 p.m.