After Wednesday’s program at The Meadows, it’s hard to say which of the trotters Lou Goans owns and trains, Laurie Lin and Linborghini, he prefers.
In a rarity, the full sisters — daughters of Linbo out of Bacon Hill Bonnie — each won a $12,000 opening-round division of the Mary Wohlmuth Memorial Trot for three and four-year-old fillies and mares. Perhaps most gratifying for Goans — the siblings were a combined 0-33 entering the series.
The three-year-old Laurie Lin got the family off to a good start when she crossed the wire second but was placed the winner when Watch Her Dangle was disqualified for a lapped-on break. Talking Scandal finished third. Laurie Lin scored in 2:03.2 over a sloppy surface for Tony Hall.
Later in the card, the four-year-old Linborghini followed cover nicely, then brushed wide through the lane to triumph in 2:04.3 for Brian Zendt. Miss E Claire was second, three-quarters of a length back, while Icy Sprite earned show.
Andrew Markano bred both Laurie Lin and Linborghini.
Wu Long took the other series split for Dave Palone, one of his four wins on the 14-race card. The series honours the late Mary Wohlmuth, longtime manager of The Meadows’ 2:00 Club.
In the $18,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Pace, Dew N Doughnuts avoided the breaking leader, snaked between horses late and prevailed for Mike Wilder in 1:54.1, a neck better than Royal Heart. Im Banksy rallied for show. Norm Parker conditions Dew N Doughnuts, a five-year-old son of Real Desire-Artbitration, who soared over $200,000 in career earnings, for Tom Klosky Jr.