Photo courtesy of JJ Zamaiko Photography, Inc.
Dancin’ Rosie, a 6 year old mare out of Vaquero by Kiss Me Darlin, made every pole a winning one in taking the Dr. T.F Classen Memorial Stakes on May 1st at Thistledown. She stopped the timer in 1:13:2, beating Edge of Night by 3.5 lengths. Mobil Lady was 3rd.
Dancin Rosie is trained by Jeff Radosevich for owner Mike Annechino and was ridden perfectly by jockey Jose Bracho, Jr.
“Rosie” was named after my grandmother who always loved to dance around her kitchen when she was cooking. Not only was Grandma Rose a good dancer but she was the best cook I ever met!” said Annechino.
As a 2 year old, when she was being broke the trainer at the site said she was the fastest horse he ever saw…going backwards! We then sent her to John Hoctel and he got her moving forward so that Jeff could take over. Hats off once again to Jeff Radosevich who nursed her through a variety of minor issues and had her peaking at just the right time.
Dancin’ Rosie is out of Vaquero who was owned by Roger Braugh, Jr., a Texas Oil and Gas man and friend of Annechino. “I convinced Roger to send Vaquero to Ohio. This is the second stake winner we have all held together (Blanconia won the Miss Ohio) and it is a real joy when a true friendship can turn out as a successful business as well.”
The OTBO is pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 Ohio Champion Awards in Every Category. Please see the list below for each one.
Trophies will be handed out by the OTBO Board of Directors at the Best of Ohio Day at Belterra Park on May 28th. We encourage all winners and everyone who can to attend this prestigious ceremony. More details will be provided as we get closer to the date.
Also below is a link to the story written by Joe Nevills for the Paulick Report. Thanks to Joe for writing and caring about our Ohio Program!
Credit: Dustin Livesay | Conrad Photography
Morestride, a 3 yr old colt by Midshipman out of the Smart Strike mare Smart Stride, came from off the pace to win the $75,000 Howard B. Noonan Stakes by a commanding 3 lengths. Esplanande came back to nab Brig on the wire for second.
The winner is owned by Mike Rone and trained by Penny Rone. He was bred in Ohio by Dr. Steve Demaiolo. Jockey Luis Rivera piloted Morestride to victory making that two in a row and 3 out of 4 lifetime for the dark bay or brown colt.
Congratulations to all the connections of this exciting Ohio bred!
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