Willie Mosconi Wins Zoetis Prairie Meadows Starter Allowance Challenge
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Dylan Williams rides Willie Mosconi to victory in the Zoetis Prairie Meadows Starter Allowance.

ALTOONA, IA—SEPTEMBER 13, 2014—Willie Mosconi left on top under jockey Dylan Williams and finished in command to win the Zoetis Prairie Meadows Starter Allowance Challenge Saturday night at Prairie Meadows. The IVORY JAMES 5-year-old defeated Storm Hero by 1˝ lengths with Shakalo finished half-a-length back in third.

Willie Mosconi completed the 350 yards in a quick :17.571 seconds, a 95 speed index. Owned-and-trained by Jorge Escalera, the gelding picked up $8,726 to bring his earnings total to $71,013. The win also earned Willie Mosconi a starting spot in the $75,000-Guaranteed Zoetis Starter Allowance Challenge Championship on October 18.

Owned-and-trained by Ricardo Martinez, Stormin Hero earned $3,726 for her second place effort. Yordanis Amaro rode the Texas-bred filly. Todd and Jodi Horton is the breeder.

Trainer Charley Hunt saddled Shakalo for owner Michael Teel. Ridden by Stormy Smith, Shakalo earned $1,818. Ann and Brad Tate bred the bay gelding.

Completing the field were Papa Jack, Rock Zar, Volcoms Crash, Cartels Runaway and Eye Fly Bye.