Maryland Sires Stakes summer finals complete
August 28, 2018
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On Sunday, Aug. 26, the Maryland-sired freshman trotting colts and geldings went to post as Race 5 in the Charles Keller Memorial with a purse of $67,000 at Ocean Downs.
Whoopdee Goo (Googoo Gaagaa) got awayfourth but driver Jim Morand pulled near the half taking the lead, extending it to five lengths by the wire in the 2:01.1 mile. Mind Yown Business (Lockkeeper) recovered from a break at the half to charge down the stretch to finish second. Whoopdee Goo is owned, trained and bred by Richard Hans.
The $67,000 Hubert Jackson Memorial for 2-year-old pacing fillies tied the stakes record of 1:56.3 in race six. How Bout Dat Rusty (Rusty's For Real) with Jonathan Roberts in the bike went wire to wire, tripping the timer 1 3/4 lengths ahead of B For Real (Rusty's For Real) Mike Hall trains for owner Al Carter and breeder Carter Racing Stable.
The 2-year-old sires stakes finished up on Monday starting with the W.W. ‘Pete" Shaw Memorial for pacing colts and geldings. Reinsman Corey Callahan tipped Owzitgoin (Rusty's For Real) out from sixth before the half, getting the lead by the three-quarter pole and charging down the stretch to win by seven lengths over Sonny's Blessing in 1:56.4. This was definitely a family affair as Corey's brother Shaun trains for their mother's Breakaway Racing and the breeders are dad Nick Callahan and Corey and Joanna Callahan. The purse was $67,000.
The $67,000 Ronald "Doc" Banning Memorial for trotting fillies set a new stakes record of 2:01.1. Pats A Keeper (Lockkeeper) got away eighth, was sixth by the half, three deep at the three-quarters, winning by a head over stablemate Mary's A Keeper (Lockkeeper). Jared Moyer was in the bike for trainer Arlene Cameron and owner-breeder Pam Wagner.
The Maryland Sires Stakes for 2 year olds will start their fall series on Sunday, Sept. 16 at Rosecroft Raceway. (MDSS)