Lucky Bid and Brad Ferguson made a strong bid in the “Quest for the Governor’s Cup” Wednesday, June 28 at the Shelby County Fairgrounds. The duo moved through for the win in a division of the three-year-old pacing filly division of the Indiana Sired Fair Circuit (ISFC).
Ferguson was named on the program that had Lucky Bid listed as TBA for a driver. The filly began her journey from post one and was able to follow Fanfoss and Joey Putnam out of the gate, sitting in second. Fanfoss set the first quarter time of :31.0 and the half in 1:02.1 with EQ’s Real Charm and Don Cincebox moving out and moving up.
At the three-quarters, Fanfoss was fending off EQ’s Real Charm as Lucky Bid stayed tucked inside. Heading down the stretch, Fanfoss had put EQ’s Real Charm away on the outside, but it was Lucky Bid that was the threat on the inside, sliding through to score the win by a head over Fanfoss. EQ’s Real Charm finished third.
Unraced at two, Lucky Bid was making her third career start for trainer Henry Graber Jr. The Luck Be Withyou daughter earned her first career win in the mile timed in 2:01.0, a final quarter in :29.2. She was bred by Lyle Bontrager and is now owned by Jerry Schwartz, who recently acquired the filly. She initially sold at the Topeka sale from the second crop of Luck Be Withyou for $10,000.
The day also produced another win for Dashing Danny in a division of the two-year-old trotting colts and geldings. Guided by Logan Loney, the Dover Dan colt went for the lead from the start, obtaining the spot from Swanouttaseven and Don Cincebox just after the quarter in :33.0. From there the colt was strong, leading the way through middle fractions of 1:05.4 and 1:36.3.
In the stretch Dashing Danny rallied home in :30.2 for the win by three-quarters of a length over Swanouttaseven. Speedy Knickers and Chad Clark finished third.
Dashing Danny is owned by Mark Wright of Kentucky and trained by Donna Loney. He is a perfect five for five in his young career with all of his starts recorded on the ISFC.
Another horse put another win on his card as Attaboy Lloyd and Don Cincebox rallied to their fourth straight win in the three-year-old colt and gelding pacing ranks. Attaboy Lloyd was a gate to wire winner, scoring the victory by two lengths in 1:58.0. Starlit Rockstar and Mike Peterson finished second over Lil Joe IV and Brad Ferguson for third.
Attaboy Lloyd is owned and trained by Scott Linville. Devon Knepp and Matthew Troyer bred the Check Six gelding, who is also undefeated this season. Overall, he is 11 for 24 for Linville. His career best time was taken last year at Harrah’s Hoosier Park in 1:56.2.