Rose Run Yolanda Repeats As Ohio Award Winner

Rose Run Yolando winning at Delaware County Fair

Rose Run Yolanda followed up her freshman campaign dominating the ranks of sophomore filly trotters on her way to being named the Ohio Three-Year-Old Filly Trotter of the Year.

It was the third time in the last five years that a two-year-old champion repeated as a three-year-old. Gabbys C Note did it in 2022 and 2023 and Only Take Cash accomplished the feat in 2018 and 2019.

Owned by Greg Luther Racing and bred by Rose Run Farm, Rose Run Yolanda won seven of her 18 sophomore starts, finished second in five other races and third place twice. The Triumphant Caviar filly earned $456,112 in 2023. Her wins included three legs of the Ohio Sires Stakes, the Ohio State Fair Stakes and the Ohio Sires Stakes Scarlet Championship.

Trainer Todd Luther said Rose Run Yolanda was easy to train because of her desire.

“She loves to chase horses and once she learned how to do it at two, it was all her from there,” he said.

Rose Run Yolanda will be honoured at the Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association Annual Awards Banquet on Jan. 13, 2024 at the Marriott Columbus OSU in Columbus, Ohio.  Tickets to the banquet are $30 each and can be purchased by calling the association's office at 614-221-3650. 

The 2023 Ohio Horse of the Year will be announced at the annual awards banquet.

(With files from Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association)

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