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McArdle Colts Scotch McEwan and McLucky Win OSS Divisions at Scioto Downs
Aug 17, 2016
Two year old pacing and trotting colts were in action at Scioto Downs August 16th and two McArdle colts won their respective divisions, both born and raised at Hickory Lane Farm.
SCOTCH MCEWAN (McArdle-Forever Ivy-Stand Forever) started the day off in the first race wiring the field by 3 1/2 lengths in the easiest of fashions in 1:53.2f. This was the fastest time of the day and is Scotch McEwan's second win in OSS action. After the race, driver Josh Sutton commented that "Scotch" has no idea how fast he can go. With this victory, Scotch McEwan has set himself up to be one of the eight finalists for the $250,000 final Saturday night, September 3rd at Northfield Park. Congratulations to owner, Carl Atley, trainer, Jim Dailey and driver Josh Sutton.
In the very next division, another Hickory Lane raised colt, MCLUCKY (McArdle-Luckmustbealady-Camluck) also wired the field after rains made the track muddy in a sharp 1:54.3f. After three straight frustrating second place finishes where McLucky was locked in each time, he finally broke free of trouble Tuesday and showed that healso will be a colt to contend with come September 3rd in the final.
Presently, with one more leg to go at Northfield Park on August 23rd, MCARDLE has four colts eligible for the final and five more knocking on the door hoping lady luck will shine upon them next Wednesday. It has been an incredible year so far for McArdle and we anxiously await next Wednesday and the results. One thing is certain, McArdle colts will be very prominent in the $250,000.00 final. Congratulations to the winners in yesterday's OSS action.