Day At The Track

Miami Valley horses dominate earnings list

12:38 PM 25 Jan 2021 NZDT
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Secret Threat got up in the final stride to capture the $37,500 championship of the Claim To Fame Series for $30,000 pacers at Miami Valley, Harness racing
Secret Threat got up in the final stride to capture the $37,500 championship of the Claim To Fame Series for $30,000 pacers at Miami Valley
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LEBANON, OH. -  Secret Threat (Trace Tetrick) and Voracity (Dan Noble) finished first and second in the $37,500 championship leg of Miami Valley’s Claim To Fame Series for $30,000 claimers on Sunday (Jan. 24).  The pair are currently the two horses in North America with the most 2021 earnings, a list dominated by Miami Valley horses with seven of the top eight seasonal earners.

Secret Threat was on top of the field when it hit the first quarter beam in :27.1, but was relegated back to fourth before the halfway point was reached in :55.2 by Voracity.  Voracity held the lead through three quarters in 1:22.2 and kept the field at bay until Secret Threat prevailed in the final steps. 

The 1:51.1 clocking was the quickest of Secret Threat’s three wins this year, to go with one place finish.  Trainer Tyler George owns the 9-year-old son of Palone Ranger with longtime friend Justin Lloyd.  The Tetrick-George driver-trainer combination has been a dominant force in the first month of the Miami Valley meet with Tetrick well ahead in the dash derby and George sporting  a Universal Training average close to .600.

The champion was also determined in the Claim To Fame division for $10,000 trotters on Sunday.  Air Assault (Kayne Kauffman) captured the title in 1:57.2 despite an outside post position draw.  Owner Chad Stone and trainer Larry Finn collared the winner via the claim box in the first round of the series, then proceeded to win Leg 2 and the $22,500 final to bank $17,250 in just two weeks of ownership.

P C Foreign Affair (Jason Brewer) and Jailhouse Buckaroo (John DeLong) were next to cross the finish line.

 

Gregg Keidel

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