Lebanon, OH — K’Love (Kyle Ater) and Cassius Lane (Kayne Kauffman) captured their respective $15,000 divisions of the first leg of the Dan Farwick, DVM Memorial Trotting Series at Miami Valley Raceway on Tuesday afternoon (March 17).
K’Love is a seasoned Ohio county fair standout who now sports 19 wins, but who had fewer than six at commercial pari-mutuel tracks at nomination time. The 6-year-old gelded son of Triumphant Caviar won for the third straight time with his 1:55.1 performance, taking command just past the quarter for Ater and cruising all the way to the finish line with a two-length advantage over Back Door Man (Jeremy Smith) and Aunt Percilla (Trace Tetrick) were next to trip the beam. Charles Ringger owns and trains K’Love.
Cassius Lane used similar tactics for Kauffman, grabbing the lead just past the first quarter and controlling the terms from there to the finish in 1:55.3. Cash Hit (Brett Miller) ended up a length behind, and ER Kim (LeWayne Miller) nabbed the show dough. Trainer Ken Rucker co-owns the winner with The Panhellenic Stable. Cassius Lane paid $18.40 to win in his initial start of the 2020 season.
The Farwick Memorial is one of nine annual “Lebanon Legends” series honoring the memory of former fixtures at old Lebanon Raceway and throughout harness racing circles in southwest Ohio.