Master Pine and Helene Gregory win in Red Mile under saddle race

from Monte America

Pompano Beach, FL — Veteran open class trotter Master Pine (Master Lavec-Pine Career) with Helene Gregory won Sunday‚Äôs (Oct. 6) $16,000 Monte/RUS special over a rain-dulled Red Mile surface in 1:58.4.

The winner is trained by Julie Miller for owners Mark Moger and Albert Delia, Jr. and was bred in Ohio by Double Springs Farm.

Nigel Soult photo

Master Pine and Helene Gregory were 1:58.4 winners in the RUS event at The Red Mile.

Gregory used a backstretch brush to pass early contenders Chinese Cuisine (Revenue-Missymandarine), with Tina Duer up for owner Peninsula Farm Inc., and the Balanced Image son Harlequin, handled by Riina Rekila.

Master Pine opened a five length advantage around the final turn and maintained a steady stretch pace, closing in :30.3 for a head advantage on the line to win over fast finishing A Penny Earned (Conway Hall-Penny Dream), with Heather Reese aboard. Chinese Cuisine was third.

A Penny Earned was 17 lengths back at the half and closed impressively for co-owner/trainer George Ducharme and fellow owners Alfred Ross, Paul Fontaine and Nicola Oliva

Thanks to Red Mile management, purse sponsors and monte/RUS supporters for making this special competitive eight-horse event a successful reality.

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