Jailhouse Garland and Tyler Smith got in a festive mood for the holidays Wednesday, Dec. 6, earning the first pari-mutuel win for the Indiana sired sophomore. The trotting filly scored the win in a time of 2:02.2 during the $9,000 non winners of one event to kick off the afternoon racing card at Hollywood Dayton Raceway.
Jailhouse Garland started from post two and was able to beat Mia Hill and Ed Greeno Jr., who were at the rail position, out of the gate. They settled into second as race favorite Lenox Hill and Dan Noble moved out and around for the lead. Lenox Hill was comfortable on the front end, leading the way through fractions of :30.4 and 1:02.1. Heading to the three-quarters, Smith popped the earplugs on Jailhouse Garland as the tempo quickened to the three-quarters in 1:32.0. Last Drink and Trevor Smith moved up on the outside around the final turn and covered up Jailhouse Garland, who had some trot moving into the stretch.
As soon as the passing lane opened up, Jailhouse Garland dipped to the inside and went to work. She was able to overtake Lenox Hill but it was the outside invaders that posed the biggest threat. Hill Right and Austin Hanners were closing the quickest along with Last Drink. In the end, Jailhouse Garland was able to grab the lead and score the victory by a neck over Lenox Hill. Hill Right finished third in the three-horse photo.
Jailhouse Garland paid $11.60 for the win. The three-year-old Jailhouse Jesse filly is owned and bred by Nat Hill IV of Bloomington, Ind. Tim Gilliland trains the trotter, who earned her first pari-mutuel win and her fifth overall after competing on the Indiana Sired Fair Circuit the past two years.
Jailhouse Garland now has more than $30,000 on her card. She is out of Hill’s good brood mare Yankee Garland, who earned a mark of 1:59.4 and more than $59,000 during her career as a racehorse for the Hills. As a brood mare, she is a 100 percent producer and has produced Mr Yankee Garland, Fear the Yankee, Mister Shorty and her latest winner, Jailhouse Garland. She has a yearling filly named Another Good Yanke by Ontopofthehill and an unnamed weanling colt by Mr Cantab. She is the daughter of ABC Garland and is out of the farm’s mare Yankee Hoosier, who is out of the mare Hoosierette and is traced back to one of the Hill’s foundation mares Madam Frost from the 1960s, also bred by the Hills. That makes Jailhouse Garland a fifth generation foal from the Hill’s breeding operation.
Later on the card at Dayton, Indiana standout pacer Odds On Osiris, who has been sold from his original connections Odds on Racing and the Wrenn Stable, was a winner in upper conditioned action. The now six-year-old gelding was out and moving early on and then grabbed the two hole for Dan Noble.
In the stretch, Odds on Osiris found racing room and rallied home for the win by one-half length in 1:54.1, a half length ahead of Sports Sinner and Tyler Smith. Bazooka Hanover and Luke Hanners finished third.
Odds on Osiris is now owned by Scott and Karen Croftcheck of Pennsylvania and trained by Brewer Adams. The win was his 28th overall as he nears $800,000 in career earnings. His career best time of 1:49.3 was taken at three. The Rockin Image gelding won earlier this year at Northfield in 1:51.2, showing his versatility on different sized tracks.