In the second night of action Thursday, Jan. 4 at Miami Valley Raceway, two former horses owned by Odds on Racing and carrying the stable name were winners on the card. Odds on Alpha Male closed out the night with a win in the $20,000 Claiming event. Driven by Trace Tetrick, the Indiana sired gelding was a winner in 1:51.3.
Odds on Alpha Male began his journey from post one and used that to his advantage, getting the early lead and posting the first fraction of :26.2, putting fellow Indiana sired pacer Nassau Desire at his back. Odds on Alpha Male was pressured at the half in :55.1 by Big Kiz and Josh Sutton, who continued to pressure on the outside through the three-quarters in 1:22.4. At that point, Odds on Alpha Male kicked it up a notch and began drawing away from the field. A few horses scrambled to find racing room as Nassau Desire held his inside position to the stretch.
Nassau Desire did get out in the stretch and moved up on the outside but could not get by Odds on Alpha Male, who scored his ninth career win by a half length over Nassau Desire and Wyatt Farmer. Busboy Hanover and Luke Hanners closed in gamely for third.
Odds On Alpha Male paid $12.00 for the win. The five-year-old son of Odds On Equuleus is owned by Lucky Label Stable of Ohio and trained by Charlie Stewart. He is a recent addition to the Stewart barn, acquired in early December, which was the second time the connections have owned him. They also claimed him earlier in 2023 and lost him in late November before claiming him back. Odds on Alpha Male was bred by Nathan Miller. He now has more than $143,000 in career earnings with his career best time of 1:50.3 taken as a four-year-old last year at Harrah’s Hoosier Park.
Earlier in the night, Odds On Osiris and Luke Hanners gave trainer Brewer Adams his 999th win of his career with a win in the $20,000 conditioned pace. Odds on Osiris took the lead after the quarter and held onto the lead through the wire, a neck winner over Dontbothermenone N and Dan Noble in 1:51.4. American Music and Trace Tetrick finished third.
Odds on Osiris paid $10.60 for the win. He is now owned by Schott and Karen Croftcheck and bred by Merlie Schwartz. The seven-year-old son of Rockin Image, a standout performer for the Wrenn Stable earlier in his career in Indiana, now has more than $800,000 on his card with his career best time of 1:49.3 taken as a three-year-old. Overall, he has 29 career wins.
Brewer Adams secured his 1,000th career win in the very next race with Orv, driven by Dan Noble. Orv, a winner in 1:53.4, was claimed out of the race.