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McArdle and Dejarmbro Offspring Shine in First Leg of Ohio Sires Stakes Action for Two Year Olds

Jul 05, 2016
Over the July 4th weekend McArdle and Dejarmbro 2 year olds began their racing careers with their own fireworks winning and astounding 13 legs of Sires Stakes action at both Northfield Park on Sunday and Scioto Downs on Monday,

At Northfield Park, fillies took the spotlight with PURPLE SONA (Dejarmbro-Sonalona Hanover-Donato Hanover) starting things off with an impressive 2:00.4h romp over the 1/2 mile oval by making a swift move at the three quarter pole from fourth to first in an instant and then drawing off by four lengths. Congratulations for owners Acadia Farms and Dale Sweet, trainer Marty Wollam, driver Kurt Sugg.

Not to be outdone, the beautiful MADEIRA AS (Dejarmbro-Madeline It-Daguet Rapide) navigated the 1/2 mile oval beautifully rallying to win in 1:59h going away for owners ACL Stuteri AB and Kjell Johansson, trainer Annette Lorentzon and driver Chris Page.

McArdle fillies made their presence felt with wins by Hickory Lane bred LOREENA'S RUFFIAN (McArdle-She's a Ruff One-Ruffstuff Baker) going wire to wire with an easy win in 1:56.3h for owners Rebecca Ewing Buckner, Leonard Buckner and Charlie Norris, trainer Charlie Norris and driver Ray Paver.

Rounding out the winners was the Hickory Lane bred filly STRIKE A CHORD (McArdle-Musical Dreamer-Jate Lobell) who also wired the field in an impressive 1:56.3h for owners Country Club Acres, Inc. Richard Lombardo, Joe Sbrocco and William Robinson.

At Scioto Downs Monday, July 4th, colts were in action. McArdle colts absolutely dominated the 11 divisions winning an astounding 7 of them, many of them finishing 1-2 or 1, 2 and 3. It was domination that hasn't been seen in quite some time in Ohio given the increased level of competition. McArdle has proven time and time again that he is a national sire, capable of siring colts with speed, determination and most importantly-heart. Many of them willed their way to victory putting everything on the line in order to get their noses in front at the end. The seven McArdle winners are listed below, congratulations to all.

1. OHIO LARRY, 1:55.1f  (McArdle-Perfect Sport-Sportsmaster. Owner: Gerrie Tucker, Montreal, Que.; Trainer,Tyler George; Driver, Ronnie Wrenn, Jr.
2. BARNABAS, 1:56f (Hickory Lane bred) (McArdle-Panagler-No Pan Intended) Owners: Country Club Acres, Inc. Richard Lombardo, Joe Sbrocco and William Robinson; Trainer, Brian Brown; Driver, Chris Page.
3. MY SUPERMAN 1;55.3s (McArdle-A Diamond in June-Village Connection) Owner: Oval R. Harness; Trainer, Steve Carter; Driver, Chris Page.
4. MCTHRILLER 1:55.2f (Hickory Lane bred) (McArdle-You Thrill Me-Jate Lobell) Owners: NR Holdings, LLC, TPS Stables, and Howard Taylor; Trainer, Brian Brown; Driver, Ronnie Wrenn, Jr.
5. STANLEY K 1:56.1f (McArdle-Streetcarnamedsire-Real Desire) Owners: Darryl and Betty Sherman; Trainer, Kent Sherman; Driver, Ryan Stahl.
6. MCRAVEN 1:53.3f  (McArdle- Scooch-Real Desire) Owners: Country Club Acres, Inc. and L&H Holdings; Trainer, Brian Brown; Driver, Ronnie Wrenn, Jr.
7. SCOTCH MCEWEN (McArdle-Forever Ivy-Stand Forever) Owner: Carl Atley; Trainer, Jim Dailey; Driver, Josh Sutton.

Dejarmbro winners at Scioto Monday were JUST PLAIN DJ 2:01.1f (Dejarmbro-Just Plain Denise-Overcomer) Owners: Jughead Stables, LLC, G. Peters and David Lindsey; Trainer, Scott Cox; Driver, Dan Noble. And in an exciting race, 
SPEED LANE 1:59.1f (Dejarmbro-Long Lane-Lindy Lane) Owners: Randy Leopard, Tim Homon and Kimberly Dailey, Trainer, Jim Dailey, Driver, Kayne Kauffman.

As of July 4th, both MCARDLE and DEJARMBRO lead all sires in both gaits in North America in two year old earnings. This is quite an accomplishment for them and we expect even more exciting stories in the weeks ahead. Congratulations to all the winners and participants on a great weekend of racing!