Southwind Spirit (pictured) finished up the speed parade at The Red Mile on Thursday night as the 2-year-old colt by Muscle Hill won by 9 1/4 lengths in 1:54.4.
Yoga began the parade of speed as the 2-year-old filly by Muscles Yankee turned in a 1:54.4 victory in a division of the Kindergarten Series.
Driven by trainer Jimmy Takter, Yoga picked up her third victory in four career starts. The filly is owned by Christina Takter and Jim and John Fielding, who paid just $31,000 for her as a yearling. She's the first foal--and was born May 17--of Sugarcane Yankee, who is a sister to $1.4 million winner Strong Yankee.
The other filly division winners were Anonyme Hanover (Explosive Matter) in 1:56.3 for the Brett Miller/Ron Burke team; Cee Bee Yes (Muscles Yankee) in 1:55.1 for trainer Julie Miller; and Rockenonbroadway (Broadway Hall) in 1:55.4 by a head over Red Hot Spicy for trainer Noel Daley.
The colts couldn't top Yoga in speed as Sumatra (Muscles Yankee) and Southwind Spirit (Muscle Hill) both scored in 1:54.4. Southwind Spirit, trained by Ron Burke, had the services of Brett Miller. Sumatra had a close call, edging Speak The Truth by just a neck.