The event honors Tamarind, long a top performer at The Meadows and still active for owner/trainer Bill Bercury.
Box Of Luck earned $39,225 at 2, but ended his season Sept. 11 off a stretch of subpar performances. He hadn’t raced since then and was saddled with post 8 for his return. But when Mike Wilder sent him to the lead, the Lucky Chucky-New DVD gelding thwarted the first-over bid of Rockefeller Lindy and prevailed in 1:58, 1-1/4 lengths better than Media Buzz. Rockefeller Lindy saved show. Robert Rougeaux III trains Box Of Luck for Brocious Racing Stable and Lone Wolf Stable.
In the $13,500 Filly & Mare Winners Over $10,000 Life Handicap Trot, Goodtogo Hanover withstood nearly race-long pressure from Oho Diamond to down her by a head in 1:55, with the pocket-sitting Bags For All third.
Brian Zendt drove for trainer Phillip Zendt and owner Gary Saul. The 4-year-old daughter of Explosive Matter-Grammy Hall extended her career bankroll to $171,427.
Jim Pantaleano piloted three winners on the 13-race card.