Janet Hudson's Just A Jolt ($3) was one of four winners driven by Victor Kirby as the pacer notched his 23rd career win Monday in the $16,000 Open Pace at Harrington Raceway in 1:51.4.
The Jim King Jr-trainee left from post position three and never relinquished the lead upon assuming command approaching the opening quarter mile and held pocket sitting Believe This Bob safe throughout. Jebswesternshake was third. A 5-year-old Village Jolt gelding, Just A Jolt earned his third win of the season.
Karen Walls' Elite Awards ($5, George Dennis) captured the $12,500 Open II with a 1:54 front-end score for trainer Ed Walls. The 4-year-old Powerful Toy gelding earned his third win of the season and padded his lifetime bankroll of nearly $250,000.
Kirby and King teamed up again when Thomas Kemp's Fire In the Belly ($6) made a backside charge to clear the leader and draw clear by open lengths in the fourth race in 1:51.3. The 4-year-old Real Artist gelding notched his 11th career win for conditioner King.
Kirby also piloted People Are Crazy ($3.80) to victory for owners Robin and Jay Breasure in 1:53 in the eighth race, a $10,000 conditioned event for pacers.
Kirby notched the grand slam with Harvey Eisman’s Touchdown Mindale ($4) in the 12th after a 1:53.4 score and reached the fifth with his own In The Clear ($5.20) in 1:55.2 in the program finale.
Tony Morgan also had three winners on the program.