Sandys Victory, who was named the 2017 Older Trotter of the Year in Ohio, shows no signs of letting up at age seven. The Dan Ater owned and trained daughter of Victory Sam won for the 17th time from 51 starts over the last 13 months by capturing the $22,000 Open Trot at Miami Valley on Sunday afternoon.
Ater’s son Kyle put the favorite on the engine early and led four classy geldings through fractions of :28.4, :58.1 and 1:27.2 before sealing the deal by open lengths in 1:56.2 over the rain-soaked five-eighths mile oval.
Walter White (John DeLong) rallied for second with MJB Got Faith (Kayne Kauffman) grabbing the show dough.
On Saturday night, trainer Jimmy Byers notched his 100th training win when he sent out Herlin (Josh Sutton) and won a $6,500 claimer in 1:55.4.