Grove City, OH — From the end of June until the beginning of October, Herculisa flexed her muscles, winning seven times in eight starts. The strong showing resulted in her being named the 2021 Ohio 3-year-old Trotting Filly of the Year.
Herculisa claimed the Ohio Triple Crown by winning the Ohio State Fair Stakes, the Ohio Sires Stakes final, and the Ohio Breeders Championship. She set a world record in the Sires Stakes final, becoming the fastest 3-year-old filly on a half-mile track.
The daughter of My MVP is trained by Virgil Morgan Jr. and owned by Jesmeral Stable. Morgan said she matured as a 3-year-old and showed her versatility.
“She has an enormous amount of talent. She set the world record at Northfield cutting the mile and doing all the work, and she won at Lexington after making a power move.”
Bred by Joe McLead, Billy Walters, and Up Front Racing, Herculisa won seven of 14 starts, earning $410,833 in 2021.
Herculisa will be honored at the Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association annual awards banquet Jan. 15, at the Hilton Columbus-Polaris in Columbus, Ohio.
The 2021 Ohio Horse of the Year will be announced at the annual awards banquet.