Annie's Master upsets in Ohio Sire Stakes
May 04, 2012
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Annie's Master had the best numbers in a couple of categories when she won a $15,000 Ohio Sire Stakes division for 3-year-old trotting fillies at Lebanon Raceway Friday night: she was the fastest of the three division winners (2:01.2) and also produced the highest payoff, a whopping $72.80.
Trained and driven by Don Pfister, Annie's Master drew post one and used it to score her first victory of the second in two starts, and just the second win of her career in 12 starts. Owned by Harold Breidenbach of Lima, Ohio, Annie's Master spent her 2-year-old campaign on the Ohio fair circuit and finished up her freshman season with a fourth-place finish at the Delaware County Fair.
Two other divisions for 3-year-old trotting fillies went to Rose Run Nellie, who won by a neck over Lady At Bat in 2:03, and Jessica Rayne, last year's Ohio Sire Stakes champion in the division. Rose Run Nellie, who is owned, trained and driven by Scott Cox, is a daughter of Trainforthefuture and Lilyad, a stakes star in Ohio herself. Jessica Rayne, a filly by Jailhouse Jesse, won six of nine starts last year. She's owned by Ed Mullinax and Patricia Luckeydoo and trained by Virgil Morgan.
Three OSS divisions for sophomore pacing fillies were also on the Friday night card at Lebanon and Wait For It (by Soho) and Buckeye Beauty (Stand Forever) captured the first two divisions in 1:58.3 and 1:58.4, respectively, while 2011 OSS divisional champ Haley Louise used her rail post position to her advantage and won the final split in 1:59.2 for trainer-owner Larry Deyermand and driver Kyle Ater. The filly by Mantacular was making her first start of the season.