COLUMBUS, MN. - Two-year-old Delco Voracious stamped herself as the filly to beat when her division lines up on Saturday, August 31 for a $20,000 Minnesota State Championship race at Running Aces.
Following a strong brush to the front before the halfway point on Wednesday night, she cruised to a 1:56 score by a widening margin over Flick A Fly () and Chilly Breez ( ) in the final $6750 tune-up. Already the winner of a Hanover Filly Stake at Balmoral, the precocious lass owned by already has five wins in seven starts and over $30,000 in seasonal earnings.
A pair of two-year-old pacing colt divisions were also contested with Wounded Warrior ( ) capturing the Class A split in 1:57.2; and V Mack (Adam Hauser) just getting up in 1:59 to triumph in the Class B event.
The $8925 Open Trot was also presented with Silence Son () repeating his front-stepping dominance--this time in 1:56. Silence Son, who is owned by Hinshaw Homestead Farm, held off Salutation Hanover ( ) and Franky Provolone ( ).
With just five nights remaining in the 53-night 2013 season at Running Aces a pair of former driving champions are deadlocked for the dash title lead with 54 victories apiece.and are close friends, but neither is giving an inch in this down-to-the-wire competition to be named this year's champion driver.
by Gregg Keidel