Pet Rock colts fire in first lightning fast divisions

Pet Rock colts fire in first lightning fast divisions
Exciting results from the $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes 2YO Colts divisions at Scioto Downs (4 July) with three sons of PET ROCK now through to the next stage of the $250,000 Championship in September.
 
In the first OSS contest LETSALLROCK, the 3-2 public favorite, established a new track record via his 1:52.2 victory. The PET ROCK youngster was steered by Tyler Smith for trainer Jeff Smith and Ohio owners JS Everhart, KJ Smith and C Young to a three-length triumph. It was the pari-mutuel debut for LETSALLROCK. "I was pretty confident that he would pace that kind of mile--eventually," Cox acknowledged. "However, I didn't think he'd do it this soon." LETSALLROCK is nearly 17 hands tall and is as robust and solidly-built as he is statuesque. ROCKATHON, also by PET ROCK, came in for third place.
 
The Bauder family's SECTIONLINE BIGRY took the fourth OSS division for driver Aaron Merrmian as the 6-1 choice. The PET ROCK gelding grabbed the lead at the 57.4 half and paced to a winning 1:54.2 triumph in just his second lifetime start for his connections, besting 10-1 ROCK HARD for a PET ROCK quinella.
 
The homebred pacer is out of the top Cambest mare Aquatic Yankee, whom Steve bought for $3,000 at the 1997 Kentucky Standardbred Sale and conditioned to win $751,230 as one of the top open pacing mares of her day.
 
Debbie Bird's ROCK ON CREEK led at every call to win his first lifetime start in 1:55.1 for driver Chris Page in seventh OSS division. Conditioned by Brian Brown, the PET ROCK homebred left the gate at odds of 3-5, finishing 2¼ lengths in front of his rivals.