Beach Boy Tiger wraps up KYSS night
September 12, 2010
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Jenna’s Beach Boy and Valley Victor took home the most honors among sires on Kentucky Sire Stakes championship night at The Red Mile Sunday evening.
With the victory by his son Beach Boy Tiger in the $300,000 Two-Year-Old Colt Pace, Jenna’s Beach Boy swept the pacing events for 2 year olds. Valley Victor’s offspring won three of the four championships for trotters.
The only other doubles of the evening were posted by drivers Dave Magee and Brian Sears. Magee won championships with Audition and the 3-year-old gelding pacer Top Gear. Sears scored in the 3-year-old colt trot with Victor’s Pursuit and in the 3-year-old filly pace with Bestofbothworlds.
Three of the four 2009 two-year-old champions were back to defend their titles, but only one succeeded, Victor’s Pursuit. The 3-year-old colt by Valley Victor won in 1:54.4 for owner Joseph Muscara. The victory was the colt’s second in eight starts this season.
Beach Boy Tiger wrapped up the big Sire Stakes night program with his 1:53.4 victory for Dave Palone in the 12th race. A recall just before the start might have bothered some of the youngsters, who were all on the gate and ready to go when the starter noticed that the five and six horses, Tactician (Dave Magee) and Visual Delight (Mark Evers) had hooked wheels. The field was slowed down behind the gate before horses scored down the backstretch and regrouped for a second start.
Nathan Feelgood, a 2-1 choice of the bettors, took the early lead before yielding to Major Najor and driver Brian Sears, who had started from post 10. Then Palone made his move with Beach Boy Tiger, who had started from post eight.
At the top of the homestretch Beach Boy Tiger was still leading the way while Camgrandest was trying to gain on the leader. Beach Boy Tiger held on for his fourth victory in nine starts.
Steve Carter trains Beach Boy Tiger for the partnership of Peggy Carter, Bob Reid and Chuck Grubbs. They bought the horse as a yearling for just $5,000 at last year’s Hoosier Classic Sale and have now seen a return of $160,848.
The KYSS finals for 3-year-old pacers were speedy affairs, with Top Gear, a gelded son of Real Desire, scoring in 1:50 at odds of 10-1, and the Cambest filly Bestofbothworlds winning in 1:50.4.
The 3-year-old filly trot was won by Nannina, who remained undefeated this season with her 1:57.1, wire-to-wire victory. Brad Hanners trains and drives the Valley Victor-sired filly.