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  • The Dejarmbro's Highlight the First Matinee of the Season at Upper Sandusky

    May 16, 2016
    The first Matinee of the season for this season's two year olds was held Sunday, May 15th at Upper Sandusky, Ohio on a cold, blustery day. The day shined brightly however on the only two Dejarmbro colts entered in the matinee by trainer John Konesky III. Cedar Point (Dejarmbro-Cash Cow-Muscles Yankee) and Charming Cadet (Dejarmbro-Sasha Hall-Striking Sahbra) both won their respective heats in impressive fashion going wire to wire and drawing away from their rivals both with finishing last quarters in 31 seconds without any urging whatsoever. Both colts were very well mannered, great gaited and showed flashes of extreme speed and were very much the best on a very challenging day weather-wise. This is just the start of what promises to be a very big first year for Dejarmbro. Congratulations to owners Pat Konesky and John Konesky III and their two fine colts.

    McArdle also had a big winner Sunday. McCrystal (McArdle-Kristel's Princess-Laag) and Jeff Ebersole used a strong finishing kick to sweep by their rivals in a two year old filly pace. The gray filly showed her ability to race from behind and with her efficient gate, exploded down the lane with a great burst of speed. McCrystal shows great promise and appears to be poised to race at a high level this year.

    Finally, maybe the most impressive performance of all of the pacers was the Stand Forever two year old, KT War-Bates (Stand Forever-Ken's Mystifier-Noble Return), driven by Tyler Bates and owned by Peggy Warren. The two year old colt blitzed the mile in an eye popping 2:07. Considering the conditions, this was quite impressive. This is the last crop of two years olds for Stand Forever. We wish Tyler and Peggy the best of luck in 2016.

    As the racing season gets underway, we will be updating you with many more progress reports from our first year sires. Congratulations to all winners at yesterday's matinee!