Thedayofthegrey, Pacific Coast wins Ohio Thoroughbred Race Fund race at Thistledown – Horse Racing News

Thedayofthegrey wins the Best of Ohio Cleveland Kindergarten Stakes.

A pair of the $ 100,000 Ohio Thoroughbred Race Fund Stakes (OTRF) was awarded on Saturday, Jan.

Both events were for Ohio registered two-year-olds with six stadiums, the first being the Best of Ohio Cleveland Kindergarten Stakes, which included a field of nine stallions and geldings, while the second was the Best of Ohio Miss Ohio Stakes that saw six fillies compete.

Thedayofthegrey left no doubt that he was the best in Cleveland Kindergarten and under the leadership of driver Sonny Leon showed a first performance to score in 1: 12.06. Bred by trainer Robert Cline, the gray son of Twinspired-Sharon’s Way, of Proud Citizen left the gate at odds of 9-1 and returned $ 20 to his supporters for a $ 2 ticket. Thedayofthgrey defeated 6-5 rival Tantrum (Malcolm Franklin) by nearly two lengths, with 20-1 Rumble Strip Ron (Scott Spieth) third and 6-5 Condemnation (Luan Machado) fourth.

Thedayofthegrey had only two previous starts when he got into the Cleveland Kindergarten Stakes, and after getting his first performance on Jan.

“He stumbled in the Hoover and somehow lost his footing,” said Cline, who owns the youngster along with Richard Wilkinson. “Today he is broken well and he is a recognized breeding stallion, which shows what a nice colt he is.”

Thedayofthegrey, a striking dark gray gelding wearing a white hood with hidden blinkers over a white bridle, now has $ 85,500 in career earnings as a result of today’s triumph.

Pacific Coast was impressive in the 53rd edition of the Best of Ohio Miss Ohio Stakes, flying under the tightrope in 1: 11.88 for driver Jose Bracho.

“Tim gave me the opportunity to ride this filly, and I’m grateful for that,” said Bracho. “At first we got into trouble, but when we were clear about the three-eighters, she did it all on her own.”

The well-built dark chestnut filly with the tiny star and the beautifully braided mane went into the circle of the Thistledown winners like an old fighter for trainer Tim Hamm and the owner-breeders WinStar Farm and Blazing Meadows Farm. Pacific Coast is from Exaggerator, out of the Indian ocean mare Ocean Princess.

“Our company started in 1992 or 1993,” says Hamm. “We came out and watched the Best Of Ohio races at Thistledown and decided this was the way to go. We started breeding our own and our first harvest was in 1995. We are preparing our horses in Florida and our partnership with WinStar has really moved our program forward. “

Pacific Coast, who broke out of the gate as a 6-1 pick, won after open lengths over 5-2 from rival Candlelight Hours (Malcolm Franklin) with 4-1 Flatter Her Again (John McKee) in 3rd place and 5-1 Squid (Luis Rivera.). ) fourth. Pacific Coast now has $ 78,900 in its career pool.

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