Fog adds to eventful 2020 at The Big M

By Dave Di Somma - Harness News Desk

A year like no other got even stranger at the famed Meadowlands racetrack in New Jersey on Saturday night.

Thick fog rolled in, forcing the cancellation of races 2 and 3.

“I have never quite seen fog like I saw tonight at East Rutherford, New Jersey,” says Meadowlands Chief Operating Officer and General Manager Jason Settlemoir.

Still, 11 of the 13 races still went ahead with the last race going at 11.25 pm local time.

Kiwi star Dexter Dunn got another win to add to his chart-topping year, with the Nifty Norman-trained Let It Ride winning race 6. It was win number three in as many starts since the son of Rock N Roll Heaven arrived from Australia. He rated 1:48.4 for the mile.

The Kiwi-bred won his first four starts in this country for trainer Tim Butt before being exported to Australia in May 2018.

Dunn has 382 wins for the year, that’s the seventh highest in North America with Aaron Merriman leading the way on 690.

But by far Dunn has won the most money. His total currently stands at $US11.024 m - that’s over $NZ15m. He’s comfortably ahead of Tim Tetrick ($US9.62m) and Yannick Gingras ($US9.06m).


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