Northfield, OH – Eddie Miller isn’t one who likes to wait especially when he thinks he has a major contender in a race.
Case in point: the $6,000 trot in the Great Lakes Amateur Drivers Association Series at Northfield Park on Monday night (Sept. 14) when Miller and Cowboy Country scored an impressive 1:57.2 victory.
“I got away third behind a horse who I thought was rather weak so when we headed to the half I moved off the pylons and set sights on gaining the lead,” Miller related.
Miller had the right idea and his trotter proved him correct. When Cowboy Country raced alongside the leader, Mesmerized (Larry Ferrari) at the three quarters, and the two were neck-and-neck as they rounded the final turn headed for paydirt.
“We came along way on the limb but when we headed down the homestretch I felt my horses was strong and he hung tough all the way to the wire,” Miller added.
The photo proved Miller correct as Cowboy Country was a gutsy head winner over Mesmerized. Three lengths farther back in third place was High Blue, driven by last years USHWA’s National Amateur Driver of the Year, Jazmin Arnold.
Sent off at odds of over 6-1 Cowboy Country paid $14.60 for win. He’s trained by Miller for owners Rebecca Sugg and Steven Maas.
The next leg in the GLADA Series will be on Sunday (Sept. 20) at Delaware, Ohio.