LEBANON, OH - Royal Outlook () captured the $10,000 Open Handicap pace at Miami Valley Raceway on Saturday night weathering a parked-out trip from the assigned outside nine-hole and still besting Ardyne Ace ( ) and Doubletrouble ( ) in 1:52.4.
The Canadian invader, sent to trainer Terry Deters just over a month ago, has soared to the top of the best class at the new five-eights mile oval and has earned a well-deserved week off next Saturday following three consecutive victories in the weekly feature race.
Driverhad the hot hands on the program as he inched closer to leading driver , who was at The Meadowlands for their Legends vs. Phenoms Driving Challenge, with five triumphs.
Kauffman's stellar evening started by winning both halves of the daily double with. trainees No Satin Intended and Camart Hanover. He had back-to-back wins again in the middle of the card with Jetstream Friskie, trained by Joseph Essig, and Soil The Beans from the Chris Short stable. Kauffman captured his fifth race with Ra Ra Steven who resides in his own stable at nearby Lebanon fairgrounds.
scored a driving triple guiding A Luck Duck and Mybrothergeorge, a pair of recent claims by trainer , into the winner's circle as well as Southbound for conditioner Brett Landis.
One of the most exciting races on the 14-race program was the $6,000 male gender semi-final in the month-long Miami Valley Madness In March tournament for $4,000 claiming pacers.
Olive Loaf (Kyle Ater) eeked out a neck-long 1:54.4 upset victory over City Pizza () with Communicator (Pat Berry) also lapped on at the finish. Earning the fourth and final spot in an $8,000 "Battle of the Sexes" championship race versus the four best female finishers from a tandem brackets tournament elimination match on Sunday night was C D's Report (Kauffman). The "final four" boys will face off against the "final four" girls on Sunday, March 30 to culminate the Miami Valley Madness in March event.
From the Miami Valley Publicity Department