Pet Rock youngesters star again in OSS divisions

Pet Rock youngesters star again in OSS divisions

PET ROCK juveniles, LETSALLROCK and ROCKIN AWAY claimed $40,000 divisions of the Ohio Sires Stakes for 2YO Colts & Geldings at Scioto Downs.

LETSALLROCK and driver Tyler Smith won the second OSS division by a head over 3-2 ROCK ON CREEK (Chris Page) in a dramatic 1:52.3 finish. ROCK ON CREEK had led throughout most of the mile before being overtaken in the late going by his 3-5 rival. Letsallrock unleashed a :28.2 final panel to just nip his rival in a blanket finish.

Trained and co-owned by Jeff Smith for owners James Everhart and Charles Young and breeder Kathy Smith, the son of PET ROCK had previously won legs one and three, and finished out of the money in the second leg due to broken equipment. LETSALLROCK has $69,512 in his bank account from three wins and a second in five starts. He is the first foal out of the Jenna's Beach Boy mare Noseitall p, 2, 1:57.1M ($7,605).

ROCKIN AWAY came from nearly dead last to grab his first OSS victory with Greg Grismore at the lines in 1:54.3. The Brian Brown-trainee picked up career victory number three from four lifetime starts for Ohio owners Country Club Acres, Joe Sbrocco and Aws Stables and Richard Lombardo.

The 6-1 son of PET ROCK came the fastest final panel (:28.2) in the nine-horse field to best 14-1 rival Saint Peter (Luke Ebersole) by nearly two lengths. ROCKIN AWAY now has $34,675 in career earnings for his connections. He is the third and most prolific foal out of the Camluck mare Higher Standards p,4, 1:56.3h ($50,410).