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McArdle 2 Year Old Pacing Colts Win 4 of 8 Divisions of Ohio Sires Stakes Action at Northfield Park; Leads All Sires in Total Earnings

Jul 12, 2016
     McArdle 2 year old colts continued where they left off at Northfield Park on Monday, July 11, 2016 by winning an amazing 4 of 8 legs of Ohio Sires Stakes competition including two new winners.

     MCRAVEN (McArdle-Scooch-Real Desire) started the run by easily winning his second straight Ohio Sires Stakes race on 1:54.4h showing he is one of the very best 2 year olds in Ohio. Congratulations to owners Country Club Acres, Inc. and L & H Management Services, Findlay, Ohio. Brian Brown trains  and Ronnie Wrenn, Jr. did the driving.

     BARNABAS (McArdle-Panagler-No Pan Intended) also won for the second straight time in sires stakes action by wiring the field in 1:54.1h, one-fifth off the track record for 2 year old geldings. BARNABAS fought off a furious challenge at the three quarter pole, digging in and fighting back to put away his opponent. Again, Country Club Acres, Inc. scored again as owners along with Joe Sbrocco, Richard Lombardo and William Robinson. BARNABAS is also trained by Brian Brown and was superbly driven by Chris Page. BARNABAS was bred, born and raised at Hickory Lane. Finishing second was Hickory Lane born and bred MCLUCKY (McArdle-Luckmustbealady-Camluck).

     JIM MCRHODY (McArdle-Jin Millie-Western Ideal) scored his first Ohio Sires Stakes win of the year by wiring the field in 1:54.3h over another McArdle and winner of the first leg, OHIO LARRY (McArdle-Perfect Sport-Sportsmaster). Congratulations to owner, Peavyhouse Stables, trainer, Phillip Peavyhouse and driver, Skip DeMull.

     Rounding out a sensational evening for McArdle was first time winner MCSPIVEY (McArdle-Tymal Trilogy-Mach Three) in 1:55.2h for owner, Scott Cox Stables. Scott Cox also trains and Greg Grismore confidently drove him to victory.

     As of this writing, MCARDLE  leads all sires in North America in total money won for all two year olds. This is just an incredible accomplishment. What is so exciting is that  McArdle's colts and fillies just keep getting better as the year progresses. The State Fair Stakes is up next for these colts and we have no doubt that Ohio's best pacing sire will be well represented. Congratulations to all winners and their connections.