Magical Acres held 13 qualifiers for two-year-olds on Wednesday morning (June 21).
Trainers Tom Cancelliere, Noel Daley, Chuck Sylvester and Carter Pinske each sent out two winners over the training center’s five-eighths-mile oval. They included Sylvester’s colt Ever Clever, who recorded the morning’s fastest trotting mile for the rookies, and Cancelliere’s colt Stevens Saloon, who had the quickest pacing mile.
Here is a look at all the winners:
Fun With Flags (Always B Miki-Gemmas Beach Girl) won in 2:01.1 with Scott Zeron driving for trainer Tom Cancelliere. The homebred pacing filly is owned by John Cancelliere. Her third dam, Miss Easy, was inducted into the U.S. Hall of Fame as a racehorse in 2009.
Seasideescape (Downbytheseaside-Tularosa) won in 2:01 with Andy McCarthy in the sulky for trainer Noel Daley. The pacing colt was purchased for $75,000 at the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale and is owned by Country Club Acres, Joe Sbrocco, JAF Racing and AWS Stables. He was bred by Mervin Wengerd and his family includes millionaire In The Arsenal.
Miraculous Deo (Stay Hungry-Worldly Beauty) won in 2:00 for the McCarthy-Daley tandem. The homebred pacing filly is owned by Deo Volente Farms. Her dam was a two-time Dan Patch Award winner and her half-brothers Rock N Roll World and World Of Rocknroll were winners on the Grand Circuit.
Stevens Saloon (Always B Miki-Lasting Love) made a break behind the gate nearing the start but recovered quickly and won in 1:57.4 for Zeron and Tom Cancelliere. The homebred pacing colt is owned by John Cancelliere. His third dam, Time Power, is a full sister to U.S. Hall of Fame trotter Continentalvictory, but she found her success on the racetrack as a pacer.
Lorraine J (Lazarus N-Final Decision) won in 2:00 with trainer Aaron Lambert in the bike for owner Ken Jacobs. The filly pacer was bred by Brandy Wine and sold under the name TH Bettyanne for $50,000 at the Standardbred Horse Sale. She is from the family of Thinking Out Loud, who earned nearly $2 million in his career, and West Of LA, who is the dam of millionaires Somewhere In LA and LA Delight.
Manalou (Sweet Lou-Keystone Krystal) won in 1:58.1 for McCarthy and trainer Bruce Saunders. The pacing colt is owned by M And L Of Delaware and was bred by Max Hempt. He was purchased under the name CJ Barney for $30,000 at the Standardbred Horse Sale and his family includes Dan Patch Award winners Keystone Velocity and Venus Delight.
Queen Of Tarts (Captain Crunch-Tug River Princess) won in 2:02.3 with Dexter Dunn driving for trainer Chris Ryder. The homebred pacing filly is owned by Let It Ride Stables and Bottom Line Racing. Her dam was a Dan Patch Award winner and her half-brother, Prince Of Tides, was a Grand Circuit winner.
Ever Clever (Tactical Landing-Hold Her Tight) won in 2:02.2 for Dunn and trainer Chuck Sylvester. The trotting colt is owned by Gilbert Short, Charles Stansley, Julie Armstrong and Ross Stables. He was purchased for $50,000 at the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale.
Summer Young (Cantab Hall-Golden Slumber) won in 2:07 for Dunn and trainer Carter Pinske. The trotting filly is owned by Pinske Stables, Enzed Racing Stable and Makenna Pinske. She was bred by Patricia Stable and sold for $27,000 at the Standardbred Horse Sale. Her family includes Dan Patch Award winners Housethatruthbuilt and Master Lavec.
Chaparmbro (Chapter Seven-Armbro Deja Vu) won in 2:04.2 for trainer Trond Smedshammer, who also handled the driving. The trotting filly was purchased under the name Seven Again for $260,000 at the Standardbred Horse Sale and is owned by Purple Haze Stables and M3 Racing Stable. She was bred by Fair Winds Farm. Her siblings include seven stakes winners, including millionaire Dejarmbro. The family also includes Breeders Crown champion Manofmanymissions.
Dog Gone Moni (International Moni-Southside Ebby) won in 2:06.4 with John Calabrese driving for trainer Sylvester. The trotting colt is owned by Amy Stoltzfus, Stansley and John Licausi. He was bred by Samuel Stoltzfus Jr. and sold for $40,000 at the Standardbred Horse Sale. His family includes Grand Circuit winner Dog Gone Lucky.
Blazing Deo (Six Pack-UF Lindsay Lou Who) won in 2:04.3 for driver David Miller and trainer Nifty Norman. The homebred trotting filly is owned by Deo Volente Farms. She is a half-sister to Grand Circuit winner Primadonna Deo out of the family of Trotting Triple Crown winner and multiple Dan Patch and O'Brien Award recipient Marion Marauder.
Prominence (Father Patrick-Evident Beauty) won in 2:03.3 with Miller driving for Pinske. The trotting filly, a $190,000 buy at the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale, is owned by Pinske Stables, Melvin Hartman and Little E LLC. She was bred by Hartman, Little E, Steve Stewart and Maumee River Stables. She is the first foal out of Evident Beauty, who was an O’Brien Award winner.
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A replay of the The First Mile's broadcast from Wednesday's qualifying session is available below.
(USTA; Photo of Ever Clever at Magical Acres on June 14)