It was a good night for two-year-old trotters from the James Yoder barn. Two fillies earned wins on the card, including Callmesue in the $18,000 final of the Doyle Lonnegan Series Friday, July 2.
Yoder had intentions of heading to the lead with Callmesue, but so did several other horses. Walk With Me and Doug Rideout were the first leaders on the inside and was challenged by Tabsladyone and Ricky Macomber on the outside at the quarter in :28.4. Callmesue was tracking along the outside and never saw the inside path past the half in 1:00.2. In the final turn, Callmesue crossed over to the lead and took off. She opened up to a seven and one-half length lead at the finish in 1:57.3. Walk With Me finished second over Tabsladyone for third.
Callmesue is owned by Yoder and his wife, Cheyenne. The freshman filly is by first crop Indiana sire Dover Dan and was bred by Richard Frey. The filly is now two for two in her young career and the mile in the Lonnegan final was a new lifetime best. The Yoders purchased the filly from the Hoosier Classic Yearling Sale last fall for $14,000.
Earlier in the card, Yoders also scored a win with Macy in two-year-old maiden action. The Muscle Massive filly sat patiently in third during the first half of the race as Gianna Grace and Sam Widger set fractions of :28.1 and :58.2. Macy was flushed out first over heading to the three-quarter mile marker in 1:29.2 before drawing off from the field in the stretch, winning by four and one-half lengths in 1:57.4. My Sweet Mi Mi and Robert Taylor finished second over Crecia and Doug Rideout for third.
Macy is owned by Stephan and Elizabeth Ray. She was bred by Steven Mast at Mast Standardbreds. It was the first career start for the freshman filly, who was purchased out of the Michiana Classic Yearling Sale for $6,700. She is part of the first Indiana crop by Muscle Massive.