The Meadows hosted its first qualifying races for two-year-olds on Friday (May 30), with five events, part of a 16-race qualifying card. Fiesta Lauxmont, trained by Ted Williams and driven by Aaron Johnston, became the first freshman to take a mark at the track this season, winning in 2:03.4. Fiesta Lauxmont is an Art's Card Trick filly out of the Rustler Hanover mare Party N Canada.
The first 2-year-old trotter to earn a win did it in impressive fashion as McMullen Stable's Mercer County won by over 21 lengths in 2:04.4 with a final quarter of :29.4. An Explosive Matter filly out of the Lindy Lane mare Aspen Hanover, Mercer County is trained and was driven by Wilbur Yoder.
Light After Terror, a Western Terror colt out of the Dream Away mare Light Dreams, became the fastest freshman of the session with a 2:03 win for trainer Jason Bresnahan and driver Brady Brown.
Other freshman winners were Alpha Alpha, a trotting filly by Encore Encore out of the Pegasus Spur mare Pegasus On Ice, who trotted in 2:08.2 (30.1) for Yoder and trainer Rich Gillock. Another Western Terror youngster, Given Up Terror, won the final event in 2:04.2 with a 29 flat final quarter. The colt was driven by Tony Hall for trainer Lisa Beinhauer. Given Up Terror is out of the mare Ain't Given Up, by Jenna's Beach Boy.
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(Meadows Standardbred Owners Association)