Class jump, no problem. I Like My Boss 15-for-15
September 11, 2014
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All good things must come to an end, but for I Like My Boss, that time is not now. The venerable trotter extended the longest current unbeaten streak to start a career in North America with his 15th consecutive win in the $17,000 Open Trot Wednesday at Harrington Raceway in 1:56.4.
I Like My Boss ($5.20, Jon Roberts) survived his first test versus Open class trotters, holding off Spunky Jack in a tight finish for a narrow win. I Like My Boss, owned by Jimmy and Ashley Parsons and trainer Bob Shahan, set all the fractions in his victory. After a comfortable lead most of the mile, Spunky Jack posed a fierce challenge in deep stretch, but under urging from Roberts, I Like My Boss responded and kept his record unblemished.
The Delaware Sires Stakes champion, I Like My Boss, boosted his lifetime bankroll to nearly $240,000.
Victor Kirby had three winners on the program. Allan Davis and Roberts each had a double. (Harrington)