Sassello entered in Fair Hill feature

October 30, 1994|By Ross Peddicord | Ross Peddicord,Sun Staff Writer

Dr. John R. S. Fisher's Sassello goes for his fourth 1994 steeplechase win today in the featured open claiming hurdle at the Fair Hill Races near Elkton.

The horse is one of three thoroughbreds entered which is trained by Baltimore County horseman Jack Fisher, who ranks second in the national steeplechase-training standings to perennial leader Jonathan Sheppard. Sheppard has six horses entered today at Fair Hill.

For the first time, the Fair Hill race card is being run on a Sunday and is being held in conjunction with the Fair Hill International, a three-day equestrian and driving event.

Among Sassello's wins this year are victories at Saratoga, N.Y., and Red Bank, N.J. Once a stakes-class performer, the 7-year-old son of French Derby winner Sassafras now competes in the claiming division.

Sassello's toughest competition is expected to come from the Tom Voss-trained gelding, Bundle of Money, who won at Saratoga last year.

Fair Hill is offering a Halloween-style flat race. The field for the 7-furlong race is comprised strictly of "ghostly grey" horses, including the old Maryland stakes campaigner, Snork.

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