Sweet Mr Pinetucky wins $30,000 Miami Valley Open

Lebanon, OH — Driver Trace Tetrick completed a grand slam on Tuesday afternoon (Jan. 7) at Miami Valley Raceway by guiding Sweet Mr Pinetucky to victory in the $30,000 Open Trot.

Sweet Mr Pinetucky led a driving grand slam for Trace Tetrick on Tuesday at Miami Valley. Conrad Photo.

Assuming the early lead in the dash standings with the four wins, Tetrick was aided by a pedestrian first half mile without pressure after assuming command easier than expected in a :28 opening quarter. The winning 6-year-old son of Pinetucky never faced a serious challenge, cruising through the remaining timing stations in :57 and 1:24.4 before sealing the deal with a :28.4 final panel for an open-length, 1:53.3 triumph.

Trainer Lester Raber co-owns Sweet Mr Pinetucky with breeder Floyd Raber. It was Sweet Mr Pinetucky’s 20th career win, and it increased his lifetime bounty to $213,106. He paid $11.40.

Tetrick’s other three winners on the matinee were Firstrockthenroll (1:57, $4.00) for trainer Pat Melloy Jr., General Dolan (1:53.1, $3.40) for conditioner Bob Phillips, and Cantescapemydesire (1:55.4, $2.40) from the Tyler George barn. A former Miami Valley meet dash champion, Tetrick has notched 11 scores through the first five days of the current 87-day session.

Miami Valley presents 6:05 p.m. programs on Fridays and Saturdays in addition to 2:05 p.m. matinees every Sunday (except Super Bowl and Easter), Monday and Tuesday through May 3.

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