04/18/2006 11:00PM

Fonner Park track report


Dennis Collins posted a dominant riding performance last weekend at Fonner Park by winning 12 races, including four on Friday and five on Saturday, as he moved solidly into second in the rider standings. He trails R.D. Williams, 47-33, with three weekends remaining in the season.

Collins posted a triple on Thursday's nine-race card and continued to improve through the weekend. Saturday's five-win outburst included three wins for trainer Ron Wise. Wise saddled four winners on the card and five for the weekend.

* Apprentice Tanner Riggs gained his first stakes victory in last Saturday's Runza when Shesaidsheknowsya ran down 1-2 favorite Up 'n Blumin for a neck victory. Riggs posted a triple on Saturday and moved up to fourth in the rider standings with 21 wins.

* TVG personality Chris Kotulak will be the guest announcer on Friday and Saturday. Kotulak served as track announcer at the Nebraska tracks for several years and has also announced in Louisiana and California. He will be in town to substitute for Steve Anderson, whose son, Ryan, is getting married in Omaha this weekend.