May 18, 2012
Friday At Five kicked off the Stallion Series at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs for 2012 with a bang on Friday night, scorching the track for a win in 1:50 in the first of seven divisions for three-year-old colts and geldings on the pace. Each of the seven divisions carried a purse of $20,000.
Friday At Five, with Joe Pavia Jr. in the bike for trainer Tom Fanning, was much the best in winning his split , the first of the night, by 5 ¾ lengths. His winning time of 1:50 was not only a career-best but it was the fastest ever managed at Pocono in a Stallion Series race.
The other division winners were: E Z Noah (Tyler Buter, John Butenschoen) in 1:51; Whirl Monroe (Joe Pavia Jr., George Teague Jr.) in 1:51; Carol’s Comet (Matt Kakaley, Ron Potter) in 1:53; Real Infusion (George Napolitano Jr., Rich Gillock) in 1:50:2; Top Of The Mark (George Napolitano Jr., Rich Gillock) in 1:51:4; and Rage N Ryan (Joe Pavia Jr., Justin Lebo) in 1:52:2.
Pennsylvania Sire Stakes action debuts at Pocono on Saturday night, with three divisions to be held for the 3-year-old colts and geldings on the pace. The highlight will be the 2012 debut of Sweet Lou, the 2011 Breeders Crown champion for his age group.
May 18, 2012