Big Box Hanover takes Saratoga Open Trot

Saratoga Springs, NY — Trained, owned, and driven by Larry Stalbaum, Big Box Hanover returned to the winner’s circle at Saratoga Casino Hotel on Sunday (June 2) in the featured $15,000 Winners Over/Open Handicap Trot.

Big Box Hanover prevailed by three-quarters of a length in 1:56.2. Jessica Hallett photo.

Big Box Hanover and Majestic Fire (Billy Dobson) battled for the lead to the opening panel in :28.2. After that mark, Big Box Hanover took command to the half in :58.1, but Duckdodgendive (Brett Beckwith) was the first to the three-quarters from the outside in 1:27.

Duckdodgendive and Big Box Hanover battled against each other towards the finish line. Down to the wire, Big Box Hanover prevailed by three-quarters of a length in 1:56.2. Duckdodgendive took second and Joxter (Dan Daley) completed the top three.

The 7-year-old Uncle Peter-Box Of Dreams gelding is a winner of $660,611 and 46 career races from 156 starts. Big Box Hanover paid $9.00 to win as the 7-2 upset victor.

Brett Beckwith drove five winners on the Sunday afternoon card including Mickie Mantle ($8.10), Echo De Meautis Fr ($3.70), Secret Bro ($19.00), Wania ($4.00), and Spirit Of Success ($4.20).

Racing at the Spa resumes on Monday (June 3) afternoon with a 12 p.m. post time.

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