Two Indiana sired foals of Swan in a Million scored wins on the Sunday, Dec. 17 racing program at Saratoga Harness. Both trotters were winners under the 2:00 time barrier prior to the arrival of expected heavy snows in the northeastern part of the United States.
Milliondollardream and Billy Dobson worked for their win in the $8,000 conditioned trot. The sophomore filly went for the lead, but was overtaken before the quarter in :29.2 by Creditized and Jim DeVaux. The filly appeared to be working out a two-hole journey but heading to the half, Psalmsfortysixfive and Mitchell Cushing made a bold move on the outside toward the leaders and Milliondollardream got out just in time to sit first over around the third turn. Down the backstretch, Dobson had to urge the filly forward to get by Creditized at the three-quarters in 1:29.4 but once she had cleared the leaders, she was all trot.
Milliondollardream trotted home in :29.4 to win by open lengths in 1:59.3. Psalmsfortysixfive finished two and one half lengths back in second over Seven Beads and Michael McGivern for third.
Milliondollardream paid $3.10 for the win as the favorite of the field. She is owned and trained by Gary Levine. Chapel Ridge Farm bred the filly, who now has $43,000 on her card with a career best time of 1:56.3 taken at Harrah’s Hoosier Park before she relocated to the East Coast.
Earlier in the card, Tiktok Roy and Dobson scored a win in a similar event for the boys. The sophomore gelding got away right behind race leader Oceanview Massey and Matthew Athearn and was content to follow along through the first fraction of :30.2. Heading to the half, She’s Loveable and Jim DeVaux made a bold move toward the leaders with intentions of taking over the top spot, but they were kept on the outside. Tiktok Roy sat patiently inside as the three-quarters were recorded in 1:30.4.
In the turn, She’s Loveable began to tire, giving Tiktok Roy the opportunity to move out to challenge. In the stretch, Tiktok Roy rallied past Oceanview Massey and scored the win by a head in 1:59.3, a final quarter in :28.3. Caught Ya Looking and Mitchell Cushing tried to make a move on the inside and went off stride, but still finished third by open lengths ahead of the rest of the field.
Tiktok Roy paid $9.00 for the win. The sophomore gelding is owned by Rick Dobson of Michigan and trained by Monica Krist. Raymond Raber bred the gelding, who now has more than $35,000 on his card with a mark of 1:56.4.