Kelley Friday, October 02,
YOUNGSTERS BRING 2015
SEASON TO A CLOSE AT MAYWOOD
Illinois’ top two-year-old pacers were in action on
Friday night as a pair of state-bred stake events helped bring the curtain down
on the 2015 racing season at Maywood Park.
kicked off the night’s action with a compact field of five lining up behind the
gate for the $20,500 Violet Stake.
off her win in the Filly Orange & Blue on Super Night division leader Char
N Marg had no trouble disposing of this group as she hustled to the front from
post three and made every call a winning one in a leisurely 1:58.0 for driver
advantage of a break by Sara’s Terror (Matt Krueger) as the wings of the gate
folded Leonard sent the daughter of Sportsmaster-Zip
Up Your Pans right to the top where she strolled through pedestrian like splits
of 29.1, 1:00 & 1:29.1.
shrugging off a first over bid from Sara’s Terror as the field moved around the
final bend the Nelson Willis trained miss was on cruise control through the
lane as she paced under the wire with a 1 ľ length decision. LK’s Nancy Lee
(Kyle Wilfong) turned a pocket sitting journey into a
second place check while Sara’s Terror did well to finish third after the
miscue and the first over trip.
win was the sixth in 12 starts this year for Char N Marg who returned $2.20
& $2.10 to her legion of backers while upping her career bankroll to
$106,541 for Quaid Racing LLC.
full field of eight freshmen pacing colts were entered for the $23,900 Cardinal
Stake and once again the public was right on in this tussle as Nicole Potts’
Royale Rose, the 2-5 favorite in the wagering went “right down the highway” for
driver Matt Krueger posting a three-length triumph in 1:56.2.
away from post position two by Krueger the gelded son of Ashlee’s Big
Guy—Caribe Royal sped through the opening quarter in 28.2 before slamming on
the brakes while leading the field through an opening half-mile in 59.2.
pressure coming from a first over Dan D Dune (Mike Oosting),
the top two were neck and neck as they raced by the three-quarter-mile mark in
when the Lyle Scurlock trainee found another gear,
quickly leaving his rivals in his wake on the final turn and then drawing away
to his eighth win in 11 career starts. JB’s Hero (Robert Smolin)
shook loose late to rally for the place money while Wondrous Sport (Casey
Leonard) finished third.
as though defeat was out of the question Royale Rose returned $2.80, $2.40
& $2.10 while upping his career earnings to $53,879.
couple of familiar faces toted home the 2015 driving and training awards as
Mike Oosting, who is rapidly approaching 6,000 career
driving wins, took home the driving title while David Mc
Caffrey led the training ranks.