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Qualifiers Galore At Cal-Expo
Friday, September 12, 2008 - by Scott Ehrlich, Publicity -- Cal-Expo

With the Standardbred action having taken a scheduled break at Cal-Expo that began on August 3, it came as no surprise to see the entry box for qualifiers overflow for this weekend.
 
Fans wishing to get a preview of what to expect when the 2008 Cal-Expo Fall/Winter season gets underway on Thursday, September 18, will have plenty of opportunities to do so, thirty to be exact, as a multitude of qualifiers, thirteen on Friday, September 12, and seventeen on Saturday, September 13, have been carded, all to begin both mornings at 11:00 a.m. pacific time.
 
“Cal Expo received stall applications for 650 horses for the Fall/Winter harness meet,” said David Elliott, Assistant General Manager of Racing Events for Cal Expo.  "We are quite pleased with the interest in our meet and the number of stall applications received."
 
Fans coming out for the Saturday qualifiers, which are always free to the public, will get a special treat when watching the eighth race that day, as the field brings out the likes of California Dream, D Jokerman, Keystone Eli, and Top Topper, just to name a few.  Those four easily could be considered the best pacers on the ground, and certainly figure to do battle throughout the fall and winter months in the Open 1 Handicap Pace.
 
Live racing begins once again at Cal-Expo on Thursday (September 18) and continue through Saturday (September 20).  Post-time every Thursday through Saturday through December 20 is scheduled for 5:45 p.m. (PDT).  On Thursdays, Cal-Expo offers a complete Lasagna dinner, which includes salad and bread, for just $3.00.
 
The Pick-6 at Cal-Expo is now a $1 wager.