Day At The Track

Sire Stake Prelims for 3 year olds run

03:00 PM 29 Apr 2019 NZST
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The four trotting preliminaries went as afternoon non-wagering events.
 
In the first division for trotting colts and geldings, reinsman Roger Plant Jr. sent Fire’n Woodshed (Lockkeeper) wire to wire in his sire stakes debut, stopping the clock in 1:55.4.
 
Unraced at two Fire’n Woodshed is now undefeated in three starts. Kerry Welty trains for owner-breeder Brian Emerson. Whoopdee Goo closed for second.
 
Mary’s A Keeper (Lockkeeper) with John Wagner in the bike lowered the stakes record to 1:55.4 for three year old trotting fillies in the second non-wagering event.
 
HS Judy Jetson closed to within a head of the leader for place. Arlene Cameron trains Mary’s A Keeper for owners and breeders John Wagner and Syl King Jr.
 
A third Lockkeeper offspring found his way to the winner’s circle, when Russell Foster guided Mind Yown Business to a 1:58.3 victory in the second division for trotting colts and gelding a half length in front of Remarkable De Vie. Russell Foster is the owner and Megan Foster is the trainer.
 
The second split for trotting fillies saw driver Les Givens and Snazzy Jet (Lear Jetta) charge down the stretch to catch Pats A Keeper at the wire in 1:58.2. Nanticoke Racing is the owner and breeder of Snazzy Jet.
 
The first division for pacing fillies opened the pari-mutuel card. Long shot KJ Dr Michelle (Rusty’s All In) went from 4th on the outside at the ¾ pole to win by a head over Rocket Rhonda in 1:56.2 paying $27.40. Jared Moyer was in the bike for trainer Arlene Cameron and owner-breeder Scott Woogen.
 
Officer Wholihan (Rusty’s For Real) took advantage of post one, going gate to wire in 1:53.3 for pacing colts and geldings in race two. Trump That Rusty was up for place. Sam Belote trains for owners Gloria and John S. Belote III. Bret Brittingham was the driver.
 
Kelseys On Cruze (Rusty’s All In) broke her maiden in race three taking the second division for pacing fillies. Reinsman John Wagner sent Kelsey to the top from post 7, holding off Alexis’ Fraternity in the 1:56.4 mile.
 
Pam Wagner is the owner-breeder and Arlene Cameron is the trainer.
 
Pacing colts and geldings returned for race four, the final stake of the evening. Berzerker (Rusty’s For Real) with Tony Morgan in the bike, took control at the half opening up 6 lengths on the field at the finish.
 
Time for the mile was 1:55.2. Rusty’s Houdini closed from fifth at the ¾ pole to finish second.
 
The owners and breeders of the winner are Brandon, Clifton and Wanda Murray and Brandon is also the trainer.
 
 
By Cheri Stambaugh
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