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Pair of Saturday stakes highlight Fonner Park weekend


March 13, 2009     E-mail this page to a friend!

Undefeated Wholelotta Richter and multiple stakes-winner The Nutz have been installed as favorites in two stakes races on Saturday at Fonner Park in Grand Island, Nebraska.

The Bachman Stakes features 3-year-olds going 4 furlongs for a $10,000 purse. Wholelotta Richter, who won two races at Lincoln in 2008 has not raced since winning the $29K Capitol City Futurity in his second start on July 13. Jockey Damon Leeds has the mount for trainer David Anderson and owner Richard Galyen.

In the Budweiser-Tondi Stakes, The Nutz, who has not raced since July 20, takes on the Larry Staroscik-trained stablemates Bevys Best and Mike's Pet, who were 2nd and 4th, respectively, in the Ogataul Stakes at Fonner Park on February 28. The Nutz will be ridden by Damon Leeds for owner/trainer Steve Hall.

The Nutz won three races, including the Bosselman/Gus Fonner Stakes, at Fonner Park and two races at Lincoln.

The Bachman Stakes field, including jockeys and odds:

1 S C Big City, Jordan Olesiak, 15-to-1
2 Turkey Hunter, Armando Martinez, 8-to-1
3 Reach One More, Michael G. Ziegler, 6-to-1
4 King Tymatt, Chris Fackler, 4-to-1
5 Sweet Pete, Larren Delorme, 10-to-1
6 Wholelotta Richter, Damon Leeds, 2-to-1
7 Agronomist, John Conheeney, Jr., 50-to-1
8 Talented Player, Luis Ranilla, 20-to-1
9 Allright Park, Beth S. Butler, 20-to-1
10 Tidal Storm, Jesus Ponce, 7-to-2

The $25K Budweiser-Tondi Stakes field, including jockeys and odds:

1 Mike's Pet, Chris Fackler, 3/1
1A Bevys Best, Larren Delorme, 3/1
2 Plagiarist, Don Lee Frazier, 6/1
2B Blue Comin Thru, Don Lee Frazier, 6/1
3 Skwhirl, Jesus Ponce, 4/1
4 Wham, Paul M. Nolan, 8/1
5 Moon Odyssey, Beth S. Butler, 10/1
6 Entourage, Luis Ranilla, 12/1
7 Tiger Lake, Michael G. Ziegler, 15/1
8 The Nutz, Damon Leeds, 2/1