The field in a division of the Open Trot at Pompano Park Monday, Jan. 3 was filled with Indiana sired talent and it was Anchors Away who came home with the win in the $11,000 event.
Starting from post five, Anchors Away and Braxten Boyd made their intentions known early and pursued the lead at the quarter in :27.3. Heading to the half, Anchors Away had the lead through middle fractions of :57.1 and 1:25.0. Heading into the final turn, he was pressed hard by Keystone Apache and Wally Hennessey on the outside, but was able to stand his ground for the stretch drive.
Once he shook away from Keystone Apache, Anchors Away was strong on the front end, trotting home in :29.4 for the one and three-quarter length win in 1:54.4. Keegan Ho, another Indiana sired product driven by Fern Paquet Jr. finished second over Keystone Apache for third.
The favorite in the field, Anchors Away paid $4.80 for the win. The five-year-old son of Whom Shall I Fear is owned by Michael Deters and Joel Warner. Deters also trains the gelding, who was bred by Geis Enterprise LLC and Ervin Miller Stable Inc.
Anchors Away earned his first win in his first start of 2022. Overall, he is 18 for 54 lifetime with earnings just under the $150,000 mark. His career best was taken in 1:53.1 last year at Tioga Downs. Anchors Away is from the near 100 percent producing mare Lima Simplicity. He is a half brother to Beatrice, who has a mark of 1:55.4 and earnings over $150,000. His younger brother, Ezra, raced last year at two and took a mark of 1:57.1.