Another Breath captures Farwick Series final
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The Dr. Dan Farwick Memorial Series at Miami Valley Raceway came to a conclusion on Tuesday afternoon with the $27,500 championship leg. The late closer for non-winners of six races or $60,000 lifetime was open to trotters foaled in any jurisdiction, but it was a pair of Buckeye-breds who finished one-two at the end of the 1:54.1 mile.
Another Breath (Jason Brewer), despite drawing the dreaded 9 hole on the outside of the starting gate, triumphed for the second straight week, beating Lets Go Bucks (Dan Noble) and Milford’s Z Tam (Tyler Smith). The Land Shark (Kayne Kauffman) cut all the fractions (:27.1, :56.3 and 1:24.3) before faltering in the stretch when a cavalry charge to the wire ensued.
Another Breath got away fifth, moved second-over and up to fourth at the half, was third on the outside at the three quarters, then tipped three-wide off of eventual runner-up Lets Go Bucks' cover and pressed to the front just steps from the wire.
The winner, a 4-year-old son of Lou’s Legacy, now has eight career wins and $150,488 in earnings. He was recently purchased by owner Richard Mishkin and moved to the Jeff Johnson Jr. barn.
A $20,000 Open Trot was also contested with the lone mare in the seven-horse field schooling the ‘boys’ in 1:53.4. Moving up into open company for the first time, Honey B (Kyle Ater) outdid Dont rush (Mike Oosting) and Walter White (Dan Noble) for her 13th career triumph, raising her lifetime bounty to $238,581. Dan Ater trains the 5-year-old daughter of Victory Sam for Jim Burnett and Tim Homan.