Northfield, OH — After a successful winter season participating in amateur events at Pompano Park in Florida, Steve “You’re Never Too” Oldford made his seasonal Billings debut in late April at Miami Valley Raceway where his charge was an also-ran. But on Monday night (May 13) at Northfield Park, the talented driver scored his seventh seasonal triumph when he guided Mego Moss to a gate-to-wire 1:59.3 triumph, turning back eight others to score over a track rated good.
After starting from the pole position, Oldford and Mega Moss were challenged by Super Rock (Brian Miller), and they were one-two past the first stanza in a swift :28. But Miller found a spot behind Mego Moss, which took the pressure off Oldford as he led the way by the halfway point in 1:00.1. At that point, Emanuel Miller and DD’s Comet were in hot pursuit. However, Oldford’s veteran trotter was up to the task and kept DD’s Comet at bay. When the field rounded the final turn and headed for home, Mego Moss put away his challengers and began to open daylight on the field.
In mid-stretch, 65-1 shot Song In My Heart (Tim Miller), took aim at Oldford, but Mego Moss was up to that challenge and cruised home a 3-1/4 length winner. Song In My Heart headed out Moontan (Larry Ferrari) for second money, while 3-10 betting favorite Annie’s Rocketman (Gregg Keidel) lumbered home in fourth place.
“My horse is a grand old campaigner and loves to race, and he’s a real pleasure to drive,” said Oldford, who was recently named the Harness Racing Museum’s Amateur Driver of the Year.
Mego Moss, a 10-year-old altered son of Amigo Hall owned by Oldford Racing, returned $11.60 to win.