Freshman pacers shine in KYSS Saturday at Red Mile
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The Kentucky Sires Stakes season opened up last Thursday at The Red Mile for 2-year-old trotters and on Saturday the 2-year-old pacers were on the track with a pair of $30,000 divisions for colts and geldings and one $30,000 contest for the fillies.
Roll With Jr and driver Doug McNair won the first division for the males by 4 1/2 lengths in 1:51.1. Sea Of Life and driver Andy McCarthy was second and Fortify was third.
This was the second win for the son of Roll With Joe. Trainer Jeff Ycullipher shares ownership with Pollack Racing. He was bred by Ken and Lisa Jackson and Bob and Becky Brady.
The second division went to Lottery Winner in 1:51.3 for driver Marcus Johansson and trainer Nancy Johansson. A son of Bettor’s Delight, Lottery Winner bested runner-up Moneyman Hill by a length. He Refuses To Lose (Matt Krueger) finished third.
Lottery Winner was bred by Kentuckiana Farms and is owned by Joyce McClelland, Hatfield Stables, RAW Equine Inc., and Ric Flair Stables.
Eleven pacing fillies went postward in a single heat and Gai Waterhouse, driven by Drew Monti in his first-ever appearance at The Red Mile, overcame a tough first-over trip to win by 1 1/2 lengths over Blood Red in 1:52.3. Ellagator finished third.
A daughter of Western Ideal, Gai Waterhouse is a full sister to Artspeak. Gai Waterhouse, trained by Domenico Cecere, was bred by Brittany Farms and Mel Hartman. (harnessracing.com)