by Tammy Knox for the Egyptian Colt Stakes
Anna, Ill. – The Egyptian Colt Stakes completed its 2006 season Thursday, Aug. 24 with its final stop at the Union County Fair in Anna, Ill. Six divisions of the stakes were contested, offering $12,000 in purses.
Leadmetothetruth picked up his third win of 2006 in a division of the three-year-old pace. The son of Art’s Conquest moved down the backstretch the second time to score the victory in a time of 2:02.4. Leadmetothetruth was more than two lengths ahead of HJ’s Best and driver Tom T. Tetrick. American Jack and Cedric Love finished third.
Leadmetothetruth is trained and driven by Joe Haught of Goreville, Ill. Haught bases his stable at the Williamson County Fairgrounds in Marion, Ill. Tom Throgmorton of Carbondale is the owner of the sophomore colt.
In the other division of three-year-old colt pacers, Dak Gram added another victory to his credentials for driver Tom Graham Jr. of Salem, Ill. Dak Gram turned in a wire to wire performance in a time of 2:00.3, the fastest mile of the day. Where’s Bubba and Clay Simpson finished second over Five Somewhere and Tom D. Tetrick for third.
Dak Gram is owned by Carol Graham and trained by Tom Graham. The son of Armbro Mackintosh now has two wins in 2006 and more than $17,000 in career earnings.