After the dust settled on the final legs of Ohio Sires Stakes Action, first year Hickory Lane sires MCARDLE and DEJARMBRO will send nine of their 2 year old offspring to represent them in the 2 million dollar Super Night at Northfield Park Saturday, September 3rd. In order to be eligible for the $250,000.00 divisional finals in their respective gates, these 2 year old had to endure 4 grueling legs against stiff competition and garner enough points to be included in the final eight horses eligible to race in their respective finals.The finalists are the following:
2 Year Old Filly Trot:
1. LET'S GET STARTED, the leading point producer and the current track record holder at Northfield Park and Scioto Downs and winner of three of four divisions, she will be the favorite heading into the final. She is owned by Dick and Joyce McClellan, trained by Bobby Brower.
2. MADIERA AS , winner of two legs, this big, strong, beautiful filly races well from behind and will be a major player in the final. She is owned by ACL Stutteri, Kjell Johansson, trained by Annette Lorentzon.
3. PURPLE SONA, winner of two legs and with an explosive burst of speed, this filly just needs to mind her manners. If so, she too will be a force to contend with in the final. She is owned by Dale Sweet, Acadia Farms and is trained by Miles and Marty Wollam.
2 Year Old Filly Pace:
MAAVELOUS, this McArdle filly was ultra consistent all season registering a win and two seconds for owners, Down The Lane Stables, Kimberly Dailey and trained by Jim Dailey.
2 Year Old Colt Trot:
1. DEJAROVER, a big, talented Dejarmbro who hasn't even begun to scratch the surface of his potential, this colt had one win in sires stakes action and a couple of places entering into the final. He is owned by The Purple Haze Stable and trained by Kelly O'Donnell.
2. STORMY KROMER, worked his way into the final tin he last leg by finishing a strong second. While he has yet to put it all together this year, this is another Dejarmbro colt with immense talent and speed and as soon as he does put it together, he will be a major force to deal with. He is owned by the Gene Oldford Farm, Melanie Wrenn Racing LLC and N Kates Co. LLCM and trained by Peter Wrenn.
2 Year Old Colt Pace:
1. SCOTCH MCEWEN, an ultra talented McArdle colt, he holds the track record at Scioto Downs for two year old pacing geldings. He is versatile and can handle any situation. Sure to be one of the favorites for the final, this colt can do it all. He is owned by Carl Atley and trained by Jim Dailey.
2. BARNABAS, is an ultra tough, rugged McArdle who holds the track record for two year old pacing geldings at Northfield Park. If he draws inside in the final, he will be extremely difficult to beat due to his grit and determination. He is owned by Country Club Acres, Joe Sbrocco and trained by Brian Brown.
3. MCLUCKY, is a high speed son of MCARDLE who has just gotten better as the year has progressed. Winner of two legs and second in the other two, he stands to be a major player in the final along with the two other McArdle's. He is owned by Michael Creps and the Jeff Miller Stable and trained by Jeff Miller.
We congratulate this group and know that they will proudly represent their owners, trainers, sires and Hickory Lane and we wish them all the best of luck in their respective finals!