Humboldt, IA — Beautiful weather and a fast track set the stage for multiple new lifetime marks this weekend at Humboldt, Iowa.
The first lifetime mark of the two-day meet was set in race eight on Saturday (Aug. 10). When the gate folded, it was a two horse race with Exhibition Day (Michael Morales) cutting the mile and DP Country Boy (John Saner) sitting in the pocket.
The 2-year-old colts trotted the half-mile track in line until Saner pulled at the top of the stretch. Neck and neck to the finish line, Exhibition Day held on for the photo in 2:11.1. It was the first lifetime win for the Banker Volo colt.
Sunday’s (Aug. 11) string of new lifetime marks started in race three. When the 3-year-old trotting colts left the gate, Kick Away sprinted to the lead, trotting the first quarter in :29. As Dan Roland cut the mile with Kick Away, Gary Liles urged Depth Charge up to challenge. As they turned for home, Kick Away held on to take the win in 2:05.2, a new lifetime mark.
Dusty Star’s new lifetime mark came in race six for 3-year-old pacing fillies. Brianna’s Shadow (Adam Hauser) left nicely from the gate to take the lead, cutting the fractions in :30.1, 1:01.1 and 1:31.1. Driver Scott Smith held Dusty Star in check as they tracked the rest of the field. Pulling past the half, Dusty Star made up ground to put pressure on the leader. Coming down the lane, Smith asked his filly for a little more, picking up the win in 2:02.
Race eight belonged to 3-year-old pacing colts. Bad Boy Destroyer (Will Roland) left the gate to take a commanding lead. But My Money Honey was not to be denied. Making a bold move and putting the rest of the field away, My Money Honey won by 10-1/2 lengths for driver Rob Anderson. Pacing the mile in 1:59.2, the winner set another new lifetime mark for the day.
Racing resumes for a two-day meet at What Cheer, Iowa. Post time Saturday (Aug. 17) and Sunday (Aug. 18) is 12:30 p.m. (CDT).