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Kentucky Sires Stakes (KYSS) ran five freshmen's division in the second of three $30,000 qualifying rounds on Sunday evenings under completely memorable circumstances in the Red Mile. Ohio line-up coach Brian Brown and rider Chris Page started the day by taking the first of two fillies classes with the tough favourite Brian Brown and Chris Page.
After reducing the game to a fistful of five, Page took the first step and sent his summons for the leadership, grading kind factions and sealing the score with a :26. At a meeting at which he has been dominating since the beginning of the summers, leader Casey Leonard had a big evening on Sunday evening.
Leonard opened the day with Shooting Cool (1:54.4) for coach William Crone in the first round with a leading position in the drivers' championship of almost 100 wins. In the second run he finished the doubles when he led Rick Schulze Gal Girl's Girl's Girls home (1'54").
The third round was again won by Leonard as The Bucket (1:56.2) for coach Terry Leonard. Leonard finished third in the fourth round with the later Triple Lane Melody. If you miss the plank in the running.... more.... Hunter Homicide, already No. 1 in the scores in the large Northeast Open Series Department for Trotter, qualified as the horse to hit in his $100,000 losing next Sunday with a decisive 1:51. 4 victory in the $30,000 losing prep on Sunday at the Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono.
Cantab Hall's changed boy had a lot of luck at the top, but on Sunday he was looking pretty tough when he lost speed, a feature that could help him with the last 1 1/4 mile run of GPS. Rider George Napolitano Jr., who announced his seventeenth win of a notable Friday, Saturday, and Sunday week-end ride, discovered the $1,305,427 champion early,..... more....
Thirty six newcomers will compete in Ohio Sires Stakes on Monday night at Northfield Park. 14 fillys fight in two $50,000 classes, while 22 stallions fight in three $40,000 classes. The owner Adriano Sorella was paying $30,000 for the honor of putting Jimmy Freight in 637.
We suspect that the other calls would cost at least twice as much as Jimmy Freight, who leaves the 64rd Messenger Stakes. That' because Jimmy Freight (Louis-Phillipe Roy, $3.30) made Yonkers Raceway his own porch in an exclusion run while he set a course entry for it.
Himmy Freight made his and his driver club début, did brief work on the second soirée. On Sunday Tioga Downs organized the W.N. Reynolds Memorial Race for Traber and Pacer. David Miller won the first of two Meda division ($37,250) for foals that trot. The Starita ($2. 80) strutted out to the wire and never countenance position.
Educated by Joe Holloway for the owner Val D'Or Farms and Theodore Gewertz, she had a two-length advantage after three quarter of a second and switched on the afterburners on the track to take the title by more than five length.