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Fonner Park gears up for Bosselman Stakes on Saturday
Fonner Park's signature race is set for Saturday afternoon. It is the 35th annual $75,000 Gus Fonner Bosselman Stakes. It will be the 9th of ten races on the day and will start at about 5:50.
A full field of ten is set for the mile and one-sixteenth race.
The horses will be competing for the Gus Fonner Bosselman Trophy as well as the $45,000 first place prize.
Defending champion Andi-Otis will not be running in this year's Gus Fonner, but two former champions will.
2010 Champ Shadow-Be-Dancing is the early favorite at 3 to 1 odds.
2008 Champ "The Nutz" will go off at 12 to 1.
Brandi Lofing and her daughter Katie drew the numbers for the post positions today here at the track, after which we talked to some of the owners whose horses will run in the Gus Fonner.
Tell 'em. Ten. Number Ten.
"I think Surplus will do well for us, young horse, he's only four, he's still learning, he's run against some awfully good competition in California, I think the way he's going in the mornings, we have a good shot," said Surplus owner Monte Hehnke.
"It's a full field, traffic's going to be a little problem, management, so just hope everything goes smooth and everybody has good luck, that's all," said The Nutz owner Steve Hall.
"I never put a horse into a position that I don't think I have a shot. Well, you know I don't go to a race unless I think I can win, I want to thank Bosselman and Fonner for putting it on, we do appreciate it," Deputy Sparks owner Kevin Hulse.
We will see and hear the Gus Fonner Bosselman Stakes here on News 5 Saturday night.
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