Let's Get Started and Scotch McEwen win OSS Championships for Dejarmbro and McArdle at Northfield Park
Saturday, September 3, 2016 was a memorable night for Hickory Lane and its debut stallions, DEJARMBRO and MCARDLE as they each had a 2 year old Ohio Sires Stakes Champion.
Starting the evening off was LET'S GET STARTED (Dejarmbro-Tori Ann-SJ'sPhoto) with a heart stopping winning effort from the 8-hole as she overcame a slight break before the half and roared up on the outside to get up just in time for the victory in the $250,000.00 final tying her previous track record in 1:57h. With the win, Let's Get Started has clinched Horse of the Year honors for 2 year old filly trotters and increased her seasonal earnings to $215,300.00. Congratulations to owners-breeders, Joyce and Dick McClelland, trainer Bobby Brower and driver Josh Sutton.
Not to be outdone, and also starting from the dreaded 8-hole, was McArdle's 2 year old son SCOTCH MCEWEN (McArdle-Forever Ivy-Stand Forever) who was parked out the entire mile and still had enough heart and stamina to work his way to victory in 1:54h. The consummate professional racehorse, Scotch used his versatility to overcome nearly impossible odds to secure the victory. Scotch McEwen now has amassed seasonal earnings of $195,800.00 and is the current track record holder at Scioto Downs for 2 year old pacing colts. Congratulations to owner Carl Atley, trainer Jim Dailey, driver Josh Sutton, and Rebecca Ewing-Buckner, breeder of Scotch McEwen, and co-owner of Hickory Lane Farm. Scotch was raised right here at Hickory Lane and we couldn't be any more proud of his accomplishments. Congratulations to the winners and to Dejarmbro and McArdle-job well done!