Kaboomski ignited a big stretch drive to score the win in the conditioned claiming trot Saturday, Nov. 25 at Harrah’s Hoosier Park. The Clint Coy driven gelding scored the win in 1:56.0.
A start from post five placed Kaboomski in the center of the pack leaving the gate. At first, it looked like he might be parked but he found a hole before the first turn arrived. Topville Master and Brad Ferguson went to the lead and passed the first quarter in :27.3. Down the backstretch, Coy moved Kaboomski to the outside just before the half in :56.3 and flushed Everlastingfashion to the outside for some cover by Kaboomski was able to follow Everlastingfashion all the way to the top of the stretch before tipping off his back and getting into gear for the stretch drive.
Kaboomski had a clear shot to the finish line and was able to chase down the front ones, scoring the win by one and one-quarter lengths. Sassy Reagan and Kyle Wilfong, was able to move up the inside for second, just a neck ahead of Topville Master for third.
Kaboomski paid $16.00 for the win. The four-year-old son of Whom Shall I Fear is owned by Tim High and trained by Kevin High. He was bred by John Wagler. Kaboomski was from the third crop by Whom Shall I Fear and only one of eight sold at auction out of that crop. He was the highest priced yearling that season, selling under the name Starlitfashionwhom. He brought $9,000 at the Hoosier Classic Yearling Sale.
It was the first win of the season for Kaboomski in 33 starts. Overall, he has five wins and more than $90,000 in earnings. His win Saturday was a new lifetime mark.
Also on the Saturday card was the featured $22,000 Open Trot. Dover in Motion, driven by LeWayne Miller, rallied home to her second win of 2023, paying $4.60 for the win in 1:53.1. Flagman and Rick Plano finished second. Ponda Adventure and Trace Tetrick finished third.
Dover in Motion, the four-year-old daughter of Dover Dan, now has 12 career wins with nearly $475,000 on her card. Her career best time of 1:52.4 was taken last year at three for trainer Jamie Macomber. M & M Racing and Macomber Racing own the mare, who was bred by Lyle Dean Slabach.