The 3 YO Maryland Standardbred Fund stakes started the evening with the non wagering filly trotters going for a purse of $28,900.
Explosive Attitude() and Kelsey's Commando( ) renewed their rivalry from July only this time Kelsey's Commando was able to catch Explosive Attitude coming down the stretch, stopping the clock in 2:00.2 last quarter in :29.2. drove and trained the filly for new owners George and Rose Bonomo.
The wagering card started with the 3 YO filly pacers. Driversent Ain't No Maybe So( ) charging right to the front with a first quarter of:27.1. The Lundell entry of Valentina De Vie and Rosie De Vie sat second and third just waiting for the right moment. pulled Valentina De Vie( ) in the last turn quickly overtaking the leader winning in 1:55.3. Ain't No Maybe So held on for second and Rosie De Vie finished third. Valentina De Vie is owned by the Farm.
After race 3 the Maryland Horse Industry Board presented Ocean Downs Racetrack with a Secretary's Citation from the State of Maryland in honor of the track's 65th Anniversary. MHIB also presented track owner William Rickman with a Secretary's Citation in honor of his many contributions to the harness racing industry over the year.
In the colt/gelding trot Kandy Korn() got away 6th but driver pulled before the half, working his way up to the leader Whichwayrightorleft near the Â¾ pole. These two battled down the stretch with Kandy Korn crossing the wire in 1:59.4 for owners Bruce and Tanya Schadel.
The most exciting race of the night was the 3 YO colt/gelding pace. In usual fashion driversent Tom's Titan(Cam's Rocket) to the lead with new comer Kingofthejungle( ) getting the pocket trip. At the head of the stretch pulled Kingofthejungle and the two charged down the stretch head and head with Kingofthejungle winning by a head in 1:53.4 last quarter in :27.4. Desyllas Racing LLC , William Beck and Carol Rieken own and trains.
By Cheri Stambaugh