Buerger served well done at Bangor Raceway

Bangor, ME — While many along the sun drenched coast of Maine spent an ideal late spring weekend relaxing with backyard barbecues or picnics on the beach, the fans at Bangor Raceway were treated to a different type of delicacy on Sunday (June 12) as driver Gary Mosher delivered a delectable victory with a horse named Buerger in the $6,500 weekly co-featured event.

Buerger was a narrow winner in 1:56.3. Shelley Gilpatrick photo.

Mosher seared Buerger to the pylons in the early going, content to appear a mere side dish as the advertised main courses of Throwing Copper (Shawn Thayer) and Paxxton (Heath Campbell) jockeyed for early position. Sitting relatively off the pace, Buerger marinated in third as his hotdogging rivals sped through flame-broiled fractions, reaching the three-quarter-mile marker in a sizzling 1:25.4.

Relishing the chase, Mosher expertly flipped Buerger from the wood as they rounded the final turn before carefully measuring his arrival at the finish line picnic, serving up a mouthwatering banquet of Buerger at the very generous price of $11.80 (to win) to rave Yelp reviews from the Bangor faithful.

Who doesn’t love Buerger on a summer afternoon?

Timed in 1:56.3, the win was one of two on the card for trainer Christine Holt and one of two on the day for razor sharp driver Mosher who factored in the pari-mutuels on six out of eight appearances on Sunday.

In other Bangor news, driver/trainer Dan Deslandes continued his influential ways at Bangor, nailing back-to-back wins with Post Time Terror (1:57.3) and Nagle (1:56.2), both charges from his roster.

Meanwhile, Humor Me (1:57.1) extended her win streak out to four for owner Peter Haskell and trainer Kimberly Vafiades as she claimed victory in Sunday afternoon’s finale with driver Aaron Hall in his customary seat.

Finally, Maine Sire Stakes racing will make its triumphant seasonal debut on Wednesday (June 15) as the 3-year-old colt pacers will strut their stuff on the Queen City oval. Anchoring a spectacular 10-race program, the sophomore stars will contest twin seven horse splits for rich stakes purses of $11,924 each.

Bangor Raceway proudly features live harness racing every Wednesday at 3 p.m. (EDT) with the popular Sunday matinees getting underway at 12:15 p.m. Simulcast wagering is available Wednesday through Sunday from noon until 7 p.m.

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