The Veteran Decimates Track Record

Published: September 8, 2020 11:02 pm EDT

On a card highlighted by divisions of Kentucky Sire Stakes and Kentucky Commonwealth Series Tuesday (Sept. 8), The Veteran scored a win to lower The Red Mile track record by over a second.

In the undercard, The Veteran with driver Mark MacDonald scored by over 10 lengths in 1:50.1 to establish a track record for older trotting males, eclipsing Revenue S record of 1:51.3. The five-year-old horse by Muscle Mass out of the Yankee Glide mare Tequila Slammer, is trained by Paul Kelley and is owned by Paul Kelley Racing Stable, S R F Stable, Jim Winske, and Stephen Michaels.

Beads scored his fourth consecutive victory on a hot Tuesday afternoon (Sept. 8) at The Red Mile in the lone division of Kentucky Sire Stakes for three-year-old trotting colts and geldings.

Driver Scott Zeron sent Beads to the front and drew away from his rivals to win in 1:51.4 for trainer Per Engblom and owners Renee Spahr and Christina Takter.

In the Kentucky Sire Stakes for three-year-old trotting fillies, driver Dave Miller sent Ms Savannah Belle to the lead and dug in to hold off favourite Panem in 1:52.4. The Muscle Hill-Stubborn Belle filly is owned by Al Libfeld and trained by Per Engblom.

The Kentucky Commonwealth Series for three-year-old trotting colts saw Awesomedabra and driver Elliott Deaton take the first division in 1:56.1. The other division was won by Sermon with driver Kasper Foget in 1:53.2.

Molto Bene and Fashion Charmer took the Kentucky Commonwealth Series for three-year-old trotting fillies. Molto Bene and driver Dexter Dunn stormed home to win in a fast 1:52.2. Dunn also steered Fashion Charmer to a front end win in 1:53.1.