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Tannersville Wins Calder Derby in Photo Finish

Tags: Calder Derby, Eibar Coa, Four Horsemen Racing Stable, Henco, Inc., Henry Collazo, Tannersville, Wilmer Galviz, Racing News | October 16, 2010

Henco, Inc. & Four Horsemen Racing Stable's 3-year-old colt Tannersville edged out Bim Bam in a tight photo finish of the $75,000 Calder Derby at Calder Casino & Race Course's Festival of the Sun on Saturday.  The official margin of victory was a nose.

It was a thrilling stretch duel between the two colts and their jockeys, Wilmer Galviz aboard Tannersville and Eibar Coa on Bim Bam.  Tannersville's winning time was 1:49.32 for the 1 1/8 miles on turf labeled good.  It was three lengths back to Saint Dynaformer in third.

Tannersville is trained by his co-owner, Henry Collazo.  The colt paid $7.20, $3.20, and $2.60 at the mutuel windows.  He earned $44,175 for the victory.

Winning trainer's quotes:
Henry Collazo - "That was breath-taking!  They (Tannersville and Bim Bam) fought to the wire.  I knew he was good horse from the first time I worked him, but I still have to keep pinching myself to make sure it's real.  He's a push-button horse and laid back, but still goes out and puts on a performance like that.  Bim Bam is so tough, but he better watch out-Tannersville is the new shooter."

Winning jockey's quotes:
Wilmer Galviz - "When it comes to grass racing around here, this horse is as good as there is.  He never runs a bad race on the turf.  It was a very close finish, but when we hit the wire, I knew we won it.  I won't go as far as saying I knew before the wire, but at the wire I did."