The Wagners - John and Pamela - bred both JA Going Alltheway and Luscious Leigh, winners of the opening round of the DSBF freshman program. Vic Kirby drove both winning horses.
In the first $20,000 division, Kirby sent JA Going Alltheway past early leader Sugartime at the half and cruised to a 2:02.4 victory. The CR Commando-Anastasia J A bay, bred and owned by Pamela Wagner, has won all four of her starts--taking all three Harrington prelims and the $100,000 final--and now has already banked $80,000 this year. Starlit Eyes was second, with Podium and Wayne Long third.
Luscious Leigh, bred and owned by John Wagner, scored her second success of the season in registering a 2:01 decision in the second $20,000 prelim. A chestnut daughter of CR Commando-Fox Valley Mo Jo, Luscious Leigh was followed home by Country Romance and Ron Pierce, second, and Bosston Chevel with George Dennis, third.
The second leg takes place next Tuesday with the top eight finishers, after the prelims, vying in a $100,000 final.
Ron Pierce had a driving quadruple, Vic Kirby collected a triple and Ross Wolfenden made the winner’s circle twice.
A $30,000 Preferred trot and two $20,000 DSBF first leg colt trot prelims highlight the Wednesday program. Last week’s feature trot winner Anders Bluestone meets newcomer Big Rigs, upset winner of the 2011 Matron Sophomore trot beating Chapter Seven, in that final.
Monday through Thursday racing begins at 4:30 p.m. Sunday post time is 5:30 p.m.