LARC NEWS Posted: 6/9/2021 8:47:53 AM

TERRIBLE TED IS NEW POINTS LEADER AT 1,000 YARDS

       Terrible Ted has been “Delightful” Ted for his connections since being claimed for $5,000 on January 8 at Los Alamitos. Bred by Tom Metzger, the 6-year-old gelding by Tribal Rule has now picked up three wins for new owner Lizbeth Medina and trainer Milton Pineda and has accumulated enough points to sit at the top spot of the leaderboard for the $50,000 feature race at 1,000 yards to be held here on November 27.                                                                 

          Terrible Ted’s most recent victory came on June 6, as he led from gate-to-wire to post a neck victory at 1,000 yards with Edgar Payeras in the irons. Out of the In Excess mare, Aunt Gert, Terrible Ted has thrilled his connections with victories two other times, rolling to a ¾ length win on March 21 before getting the job done by a neck on May 2.        

           “I’ve been following this horse long before we claimed him,” said Pineda, who is popularly known around the track as ‘Cowboy’. “He’s a good horse and loves competition. When he feels the pressure from another rival, he steps up his game. He loves to go head-to-head against other horses. His fighting spirit is one of his biggest strengths. He’s responded to the changes we’ve made.”

          Francisco Orduña Rojas and Diego Herrera, respectively, have been the winning riders on those night. “I gave Diego some of his first riding opportunities,” Pineda added. “He’s a good, young man and I wanted him to have a chance to succeed. I was very happy for him when he won with Terrible Ted.”

          All in all, the roan runner has finished second or better five times from six starts for Medina and “Cowboy” Pineda. His $22,513 in earnings since March 12 have him at the top of the standings at 1,000-yards, as he has moved past long-time leader Oh Jerry and his 19,775 points. For his career, Terrible Ted has won five of his 15 starts for earnings of $80,713.                                               

          Delightful, thrilling, and splendid on the track, Terrible Ted has surely been a joy for his new connections in 2021.

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