Modern Family Rallies for Preferred Handicap Trot Win at Pocono


April 13, 2013
Modern Family staged a furious rally in the stretch to come up with a victory in Saturday night’s featured Preferred Handicap trot at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. The race carried a purse of $25,000.
Modern Family (Cantab Hall-Domestic Diva) left from post position #6 in the field of nine as the 3-1 third choice, got away well, and settled second on the inside early. The 4-year-old stallion saved ground and was shuffled back to fourth as the lead changed hands a few times. In the stretch, trainer and driver Daryl Bier was able to shift him to the outside and Modern Family barreled through the lane to nip Blacktuxwhitesox by a nose in a caareer-best 1:52:2. Uncle Peter finished 3rd.
Modern Family, owned by Bier, Charles Dombeck, and Richard Poilucci, won for the 6th time in 9 races this season. It was his 10th career victory, pushing his lifetime earnings to $139,522.