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McDave Victorious in Pennsylvania All Stars Stake at Pocono
Jul 06, 2015
The 2 year old McArdle colt, McDave, continued his impressive unbeaten start to his freshman season with a convincing win in the Pennsylvania All Stars at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs last Friday, shooting up the rail to win by a length and a quarter in 1:53.4f with a last quarter sprint in 27.1. McDave is a big, strong colt with a flawless gait who looks to be one of the very best freshman colt pacers on the Pennsylvania circuit. McDave is owned by Ronald Michelon, Ill. and David and John Prushnok of Punxsutawney, Pa.,and trained by Erv Miller and driven by Marcus Miller.
What is so impressive about McArdle as a sire is that this is his very last crop of Pennsylvania eligibles of which there are only 25. Yet, McArdle continues producing grand circuit stake winners even with these paltry numbers besting the likes of the Somebeachsomewhere's, Well Said's and Dragon Again's. Now, in 2015, with close to 100 foals from his first Ohio crop, McArdle is certain to have a large share of Ohio Sires Stakes and Grand Circuit performers in 2016. Hickory Lane is selling 16 McArdle's at the Ohio Selected Jug Sale Sale September 19th. You don't want to miss them because they are some of the finest bred individuals that will be selling at that sale. Please feel free to come to the Farm and inspect them any time. You are always welcome.