'Photo Bugger' Triumphs At Meadows

Published: May 25, 2016 09:14 pm EDT

TSM Photo Bugger moved first over to gain better position, then brushed again in the lane to capture Wednesday’s $13,500 Winners Over $10,000 Life Trot at The Meadows.

TSM Photo Bugger was third down the backside when Aaron Merriman sent him after the leader, Ladys Dude. When the pocket-sitting Classicality gapped, TSM Photo Bugger slipped into the two-hole and kept the pressure on. The nine-year-old SJs Photo-Rewarding Wink gelding overpowered Ladys Dude in the stretch, downing him by a length in a career-best 1:52.4. Classicality saved show.

Jan Fread trains TSM Photo Bugger, who now boasts $591,470 in lifetime earnings, for owner/breeder Ted Tomson.

Tony Hall piloted three winners on the 13-race card.

Live racing at The Meadows resumes Friday with a special post time of 5 p.m. The program features two stakes for threee-year-old filly pacers: a $161,760 Pennsylvania Sires Stakes and an $80,000 PA Stallion Series event.

(The Meadows)