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Altissimo Becomes Millionaire With Victory In Best Of Ohio Sprint At Mahoning Valley

Altissimo wins the Best of Ohio Sprint at Mahoning Valley.

Altissimo became Ohio's newest millionaire as he captured the Best of Ohio Sprint at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course in Youngstown, Ohio, taking home first prize in front of ten other contestants in the six-furlong test in 1:11.19, with Erik Barbaran in the saddle.

Owned by breeder Nancy Lavrich and Ronald Zielinski, and trained by Richard Zielinski, Altissimo now has $1,114,204 in career earnings from 22 wins, nine seconds, and six thirds in 52 lifetime starts. This game gelding, an 8-year-old son of Noble Causeway-Great Goin Rose, by Albert the Great, also captured this same stake in 2018 and 2019 and is both a multiple stakes winner and owns a graded stakes-placed title as well. He was the 5-2 favorite in this stake.

“He is my one horse in a million, our 15 minutes of fame every time we come to the racetrack,” said winning owner Nancy Lavrich.

“Three years ago we set a million dollars as our goal with this horse and we got there today,” said winning trainer Richard Zielinski.

Direct Deceit, the 11-1 choice, finished a strong second for jockey A.I. Diaz, with 7-2 Diamond Dust finishing third for rider Jose Bracho.

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