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Let's Get Started Sets Second Track Record in OSS Action at Northfield Park

Aug 16, 2016
     For the second time this summer LET'S GET STARTED (Dejarmbro-Tori Ann-SJ's Photo) set a track record for two year old trotting fillies, this time at Northfield Park , by trotting the 1/2 mile track in a blistering 1:57h  winning her division of the Ohio Sires Stakes. Driven by Josh Sutton, she started the race patiently sitting third at the half 5 1/2 lengths behind the two front runners when she began her patented move of going first over and wearing down the leaders. Let's Get Started trotted her last 1/2 mile in 58.1 seconds winning by 3 3/4 lengths. This is the second track record for Let's Get Started Earlier this summer, she established the track record for 2 year old trotting fillies at Scioto Downs trotting the mile in 1:56.4f in OSS action. Let's Get Started has established herself as the top trotting freshman filly in Ohio with earning in excess of $70,000.00 to date. Second to her in the race was the previously undefeated Dejarmbro filly MADEIRA AS who raced strong after being saddled with the dreaded eight hole in the race. Congratulations to owners Dick and Joyce McClelland, trainer Bobby Brower and driver Josh Sutton. What was impressive about this mile is that 5 of the top 6 fillies in Ohio were entered in this race, yet Let's Get Started made her win look incredibly easy.

     In other sires stakes action, VANDY'S MAGIC (Dejarmbro-Traditional Lady-Self Possessed) burst onto the sires stakes racing scene by wiring her field and drawing off by 3 3/4 lengths in 1:59h. This big beautiful dark filly has a gait that is big and long and she simply overpowered the rest of the field. Congratulations to owner-trainer Al Tomlinson, Oliver Tatro, and driver Don Irvine, Jr. for a masterful drive. In the other two divisions, Dejarmbro fillies I LIKE PURPLE and PURPLE SONA both finished second making for a very productive night for this first year sire.

     Not to be outdone on the pacing side MCARDLE's daughter MARVELOUS (McArdle-Memorial Day Bunny-Precious Bunny)  made a gutsy first over move before the three quarter pole and fought off three challengers to win her division of Ohio Sires Stakes action for two year old pacing fillies in a snappy 1:55h. With this win, Marvelous has positioned herself to make the $250,000 final at Northfield Park in early September. Congratulations to owners Down The Lane Stables and Kimberly Daily, trainer Jim Daily and driver Peter Wrenn.

     With just one leg of Ohio Sires Stakes action remaining for two year old trotting fillies, DEJARMBRO is poised to send three and maybe four fillies into the final of eight. This is quite an accomplishment for this first year sire. Congratulations to all!