Sumatra scores in 1:58.3 in Standardbred trot

06:56 AM 20 Sep 2013 NZST
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Sumatra scored a 1:58.3 win
Sumatra scored a 1:58.3 win
USTA/Mark Hall photo

Delaware, OH --- A torrential, mid-morning downpour did nothing to dull what had been a speed-favoring track on Wednesday at the Delaware County Fair, and that showed in Thursday’s first stakes, the $51,944 Standardbred for 2-year-old trotting colts.

Andy Miller Stable and Black Horse Racing's Sumatra brushed to the lead past the opening quarter and went on to a 1:58.3 victory on Thursday morning (Sept. 19) at the Delaware County Fair.

Andy Miller was in the bike for trainer Julie Miller as the son of Muscles Yankee-Lola Seelster won for the fifth time in nine season's starts, lifting his earnings to $89,734.

Sumatra got away second from the two hole, but pulled the pocket and brushed to the lead past the opening quarter in :29. He was never headed through subsequent fractions of :59, 1:29 and 1:58.3. Epic Ranger (Corey Callahan) was second and Gangio (Yannick Gingras) finished third.

Sumatra has enjoyed a fine freshman campaign, with Grand Circuit wins in the Arden Downs, Historic Series and Kindergarten Series. 

by John Pawlak, the U.S. Trotting Association

Courtesy of the United States Trotting Association web newsroom

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