Brookview Dewey and Jay Cross turned in a big effort Tuesday, July 25 to win a division of the $6,100 Maple City Trot. The sophomore trotter scored the fastest time of two divisions in a time of 2:02.0 under the voice of Steve Cross, who served as track announcer for the event at the Elkhart County Fairgrounds in Goshen, Ind.
It was a competitive field vying for the title in the Maple City Trot with Brookview Dewey not a factor early on. Energysource and Doug Rideout rallied out for the early lead, but their time on top was limited as Prince Henry and Michael Detweiler made a big move to swoop past the leader and take control at the quarter in :29.0. Brookview Dewey was gapping several lengths off the top horses in fifth before the field began to tighten up heading down the stretch for the first time. Doug Rideout was keeping an eye on the outer flow and as soon as he saw Brookview Dewey approaching on the outside he moved out to have racing room for the second half.
Brookview Dewey followed along second over as the field stayed tightly bunched to the three-quarters in 1:30.1. Cross then tipped Brookview Dewey three wide which gave Robert Taylor just enough room to move Woodside Genius to the outer path and gain racing room. Prince Henry was still on the lead but was tiring around the final turn.
At the top of the stretch, Prince Henry was holding his ground on the inside with Energysource, Brookview Dewey and Woodside Genius all across the track. Midway through the lane, Brookview Dewey hit another gear and rallied home to a two-length win over Energysource. Woodside Genius and Closed Deal, driven by Jordan Ross, could not be separated at the wire and finished in a dead heat for third.
Brookview Dewey is trained by Matt Rheinheimer, The three-year-old Crescent Fashion gelding is owned by Alton and Deb Miller and their grandsons Brackton and Cole Miller. Brookview Farms bred the gelding, It was the second win of the year for Brookview Dewey with his career best taken at Harrah’s Hoosier Park in April in a time of 1:56.4. Overall, he has five wins in 32 career starts and more than $29,000 in earnings.
Brookview Dewey was the highest priced yearling from the second crop of Crescent Fashion, fetching $14,000 at the Hoosier Classic Yearling Sale. Only 12 foals from the sire sold that season, which also included the winner of the other division of the Maple City Trot for three-year-old colts and geldings, Asliveroffasion, owned, trained, and driven by Mike Peterson.
Asliveroffashion got away in mid pack with Reckless Reviver and Robert Taylor setting the tempo at :29.0 and 1:00.2. Asliveroffashion eased his way out to the outer flow at the three-quarters in 1:30.4 and kept grinding, finding his way up to challenge first over horse Energy King and Doug Rideout in the stretch. Asliveroffashion kept inching up and got the win by a neck at the finish line in 2:02.3. Energy King was second over Reckless Reviver for third.
Bred by Chapel Ridge Farm, Asliveroffashion grabbed his fourth win of 2023. His career best time of 2:00.2 was taken at Harrah’s Hoosier Park in April. Asliveroffashion was an $8,500 yearling purchase from the Michiana Classic Yearling Sale.
The second division of the Maple City Trot for three-year-old filly trotters was just as dramatic as Stella Rose and Derek Hooley and Unforgettable and Doug Rideout were locked in an all out duel. Unforgettable moved out from post one for the early lead with Milliondollardream and Robert Taylor sitting right on their back. After the quarter in :30.0, Stella Rose came barreling down the stretch the first time at the leaders and pressed the tempo through the second half of the race. Just when it looked like Unforgettable might be tiring, she would fight back to match Stella Rose who was lurking on the outside. At the head of the lane, Stella Rose had a lot of good momentum as Unforgettable got by her for a few strides before Stella Rose fought back again and grabbed the win by a nose at the wire in 2:01.0. Milliondollardream finished third.
Stella Rose, owned by Summit Pacing Acres LLC and trained by Byron Hooley, earned her fourth win of the season in 10 starts. Overall, she has not finished worse than third all season. Her career best time of 1:54.2 was taken at Harrah’s Hoosier Park prior to the start of the Indiana Sired Fair Circuit. She now has more than $110,000 on her card for her connections. The Dover Dan filly was bred by Ernie Lambright, who sold the filly at the Hoosier Classic Yearling Sale for $32,000. She was the sixth highest selling foal from the second crop of Dover Dan.