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Cuatro De Julio impressive in Kentucky Sire Stakes action

September 06, 2020
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Cuatro De Julio redeemed himself after breaking his last start to easily win by over two lengths in 1:51.4 in the lone division of the Kentucky Sires Stakes for 2-year-old colt and gelding trotters Sunday afternoon at The Red Mile. His time was just one-fifth of a second off the track record and world record time of 1:51.3 held by Walner for 2-year-old colt trotters on a mile track. Taking over the lead just before the half, he and driver Al Eferstein went on to win his eighth race in just 10 starts. The colt by Trixton out of the Ready Cash mare, Clarabelle, is owned by D Farm LLC and is trained by Marie Ortolan Bar. 
 
Empressive Hill took the first Sire Stake division for the 2-year-old filly trotters. The daughter of Muscle Hill- Slice Slice Baby trotted a last quarter of :27.1 to overtake Spring Dreams in a lifetime best, 1:53.4. She was driven by her trainer Dewayne Minor for owner Jordan Derue. 
 
The other Sire Stake division for filly trotters was won by Darlene Hanover. As favorite she proved to be much the best, winning her fourth race in a row in 1:55 with driver Todd McCarthy. The filly by Chapter Seven-Danielle Hanover is owned by Yankeeland Partners Llp and trained by Brett Bittle. 
 
Evil Empress picked up her first lifetime win for trainer Fred Grant in the first of the Kentucky Commonwealth Series for 2-year-old filly trotters in 1:55.4. The daughter of Yankee Glide was driven to victory by Trace Tetrick for owners Timber Ridge Stable, Frederick Grant and Murray Brown.  The other division was taken by Hey There Delilah and driver Trace Tetrick pick up her first lifetime win in 1:55.3. The Bar Hopping filly is trained by Erv Miller and is owned by Ervin Miller Stable, Michael Anderson and Harvey Eisman. 
 
The first Kentucky Commonwealth Series for Colt and Gelding Trotters was won by Media Mogul with driver Charlie Norris. The Muscle Hill colt picked up the first win of his career in 1:55.3 for trainer George Ducharme and owners W Donovan, Thomas Dillon, Purnel & Libby LLC, and Joe Sbrocco. The other division was taken by heavy favorite, Lockbox. The son of Wishing Stone earned a new record of 1:55.2 with driver Joe Bongiorno. He is trained by Ron Burke and owned by Burke Racing Stable, Purnel & Libby LLC, J&T Silva Stables, LLC, and Weaver Bruscemi LLC.  
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