THE RISING IN 5TH USA WIN OF YEAR
Former Kentuckiana Lodge pacer The Rising furthered a good start to the year by winning again at Yonkers Raceway, New York, on Tuesday, April 13 (NZ time).
Now seven, the In The Pocket-Moscardon gelding led over the last half to win a $US19,000 pace for $US40,000 claimers.
He paced the mile in 1:54 over the half-mile Yonkers circuit for his 5th win in 14 starts for the year, taking his 2010 earnings past the $US60,000 mark.
He has a mile best this year of 1:50.4 (5ths) over a mile track.
Bred by Ray Kennedy (of Jubilee Park), The Rising raced only 19 times in NZ from the Cran Dalgety stable, winning 5 and picking up 6 minor placings for $23,210.
He then raced successfully in Australia, winning a further 11 races, before being re-sold again early last year to North American interests.