Four for Hanners at Freehold Saturday
Posted 129 days
Luke Hanners, a relatively new member of the Freehold Raceway driving colony, had a big day on Saturday (December 5). He piloted home four winners on the 12-race card.
Hanners got his first win of the day in the second race, as Real Flight closed from behind to win for trainer Jody Dunning. Gaius Crastinus went gate-to-wire in race 4, for owner/trainer John Novello, giving Hanners his second win of the day.
The hat trick was completed in race 10, as Maajaackkobe held on for the victory for trainer Julius Czermann. In the 12th race, Hanners got his grand slam, as Ideal One wore down PL Leeroy in the stretch for the victory. Doug Dilloian is the winning trainer.
Saturday’s victories give Hanners 34 wins on the year from 380 drives. After starting off in Ohio, Hanners moved his base to the east coast this summer. He began driving at Freehold in late October, and also drives at Rosecroft Raceway.
Live racing resumes at Freehold on Friday (December 11), with a scheduled first post time of 12:30 PM.