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McArdle Colt Breaks Track Record in First Start: McArdle and Dejarmbro Offspring off to Fast Starts

Jun 17, 2016
     On June 14th McLUCKY (McArdle Luckmustbealady-Camluck) smashed the track record for 2 year old pacing colts at the Paulding Fair in his first lifetime start blistering the mile in an eye popping 1:58.3h. He lowered the track record by over two seconds. McLucky held off three different challenges during  the course of his record mile. Congratulations to owners Jeff Miller Stable and Mike Creps and trainer Jeff Miller.

     McLucky is just one example of the phenomenal start for McARDLE in Ohio this year. As of June 16, 2016, McArdle leads all North American sires with 17 two year old winners. Several of his colts and fillies already have sub 2:00 marks  in their initial starts and already one-half of his two year olds have raced. What is so eye-popping is that many of his winners have not merely won their qualifiers, they have won by open lengths, drawing away. It is conceivable McArdle could have as many as 30 colts and fillies entered in the first leg of the Ohio Sires Stakes. McArdle is proving what we knew when we introduced him to Ohio, that he is a top sire capable of siring grand circuit level horses, both colts and fillies.

     Not to be outdone, DEJARMBRO is off to an equally fast start with 9 two year old winners to date, placing him in the top three trotting sires of two year old winners in North America. Diva Dejarmbro (Dejarmbro-Nordic Nymph-Broadway Hall), a filly bred here at Hickory Lane trotted a sub 2:02 winning mile  at Gateway for Trond Smedshammer in her first lifetime start coming home the last half in a minute. Purple Sona (Dejarmbro-Sonalona Hanover-Donato Hanover) in trotting her sub 2:02 winning mile at The Meadows in her first lifetime start for trainer Marty Wollam, trotted home the last half in 58 seconds. Several other Dejarmbro's, including those that have yet to record their first victory, show last half mile's in a minute or better, a true indication of how they will perform when the racing matters in the stake races.

     Obviously, with the initial success of these two first year sires, we can't wait of the stake season to start. Periodically, we will update you on their success.