A rookie colt trotter with a name resembling one of the sport's most prolific catch-drivers Tim Tetrick is making headlines of his own in Florida.
Tim T, a two-year-old son of Basil from the Valley Victory mare Princess Michelle, easily handled his state-bred foes in a $4,700 purse third leg division of the Sunshine State Stakes on July 21 in the Florida Standardbred Breeders And Owners Association (FSBOA) 2012 series. Tom Sells was in the bike to guide Tim T to a 2:03.2 life's mark performance for trainer Mike Deters and local owners Fred Morosini, Ken Fritz and Mike Prendergast. Tim T has won all three of his lifetime appearances to date.
In other third round action of the FSBOA Sunshine State Stakes, Feel The Haze partnered by Mickey McNichol was placed first in the $6,075 purse event for three-year-old filly trotters after One Point, in rein to Andy Santeramo, broke stride approaching the wire. Rosie Huff trains Feel The Haze, by Feel Like A Winner from the S Js Photo mare Hazy Photo, for Jake Huff of Pittston, Pennsylvania and Stable 45 of Boynton Beach, Florida.
There were two divisions for the rookie pacing fillies during which Dona continued her dominance for owner and driver Tom Lehmann in 1:57.4 while Seven Arias had DeShawn Minor in the bike for her first career win in 1:58.4 for owner and breeder Laura Newbery of Boca Raton, Florida.
The Kim and Jay Sears Stable of Osteen, Florida notched a pair of wins with two-year-old filly trotter Hollys Diamond and two-year-old gelding Rex. In the three-year-old filly pace division, Gold Star Gidget again got the best of her nemesis Quail in 1:55.1 with Walter Ross Jr. in the bike for owner and trainer Tom Audley of Bell, Florida.
Pompano's final card of the meet is set for Saturday, July 28 at 7:05 p.m. with non-wagering FSBOA events commencing at 6:35 p.m.