Two Indiana sired horses could not be separated at the wire during a special Valentine’s Day card at Miami Valley Raceway Monday, Feb. 14. Farmers Only and Quick and Shady crossed the wire in a dead heat in 1:55.0.
Farmers Only, driven by Dan Noble, was the favorite of the field and started from post five. To his outside was Quik and Shady and Kayne Kauffman, who were second favorite on the board. Reigning Bills and Chris Page left the gate with authority and secured the top spot early on through fractions of :27.2, :57.0, and 1:25.2. Around the final turn, the field began to bunch up and spread six across the track with Farmers Only and Quik and Shady wide into the stretch.
Reigning Bills held on gamely for most of the stretch drive but in the end, Farmers Only and Quik and Shady had the most momentum, scoring the win. Abacus and Sam Widger also closed late to finish third.
Farmers Only paid $2.10 for the win while Quik and Shady paid $2.60. Farmers Only is a six-year-old gelded son of Always a Virgin while Quik and Shady is a four-year-old son of Shadyshark Hanover. Adrian Adam owns Farmers Only while Gerald Miller owns Quik and Shady. Miller met both horses in the winner’s circle and stood between them head to head for the win photo.
It was the first win of the season for Farmers Only, who has won five races in his career and earnings over $53,000. Quik and Shady and earned his first win of the season and has five career wins to his credit with $56,000 in career earnings. Both horses have career marks of 1:53 and change at Harrah’s Hoosier Park.