By Tom LaMarra
The MATCH Series congratulates the connections of Jessica Krupnick, owned by Sycamore Racing V and trained by Francis “Tres” Abbott III, for winning the overall championship for 2018.
The 5-year-old Uncle Mo mare, who is based at Fair Hill Training Center in Maryland, accumulated 34 points in the Filly and Mare Sprint–Dirt Division to win the title. She raced four times in her division with a win, two seconds and a third at four tracks: Monmouth Park, Delaware Park, Presque Isle Downs & Casino and Parx Racing.
Hillside Equestrian Meadows’ Laki, trained by Damon Dilodovico, finished a close second with 32 points. He captured the 3-Year-Olds and Up Sprint–Dirt Division.
Other division winners are Adam Staple and Jalin Stable’s Page McKenney (3-Year-Olds and Up Long–Dirt Division); Audley Farm Stable’s Smiling Causeway (Filly and Mare Sprint–Turf Division); and Mary Eppler Racing Stable’s Oak Bluffs (3-Year-Olds and Up Sprint–Turf Division). All five division winners are based in Maryland.