The Doug Rideout freshman trotters were out in full force Thursday, July 13 at the Clinton County Fairgrounds in Frankfort. Two-year-olds from the Rideout Stable won four of five two-year-old trotting events on the Indiana Sired Fair Circuit (ISFC) to kick off the night.
Woodside Hank has been a consistent performer all year and added another win to his credentials in a division of the colts and geldings. The Swan for All gelding got away in second behind Camelot Prince and Clint Coy, passing by the quarter in :32.0 and half in 1:02.3. By the time the three-quarters had arrived, Woodside Hank was out and on the attack, matching Camelot Prince around the final turn.
In the stretch, Woodside Hank took off, rallying home in :30.4 for the win by five and one-quarter lengths in 2:04.4. Camelot Princess was a solid second over Jesmach Allmyheart and Greg Runyon, who recovered from a break to finish third.
Woodside Hank is owned by Twoforone Stable. Lester Beechy bred the gelding, who is now four for five this season. His career best time was taken during a stop for the ISFC at Harrah’s Hoosier Park in a time of 2:00.3.
In the very next race, Pilot Heir matched Woodside Hank’s effort by winning his division in 2:04.4. Rideout started from post two with Pilot Heir and was sitting behind early leader Lynnly’s Lucky Al and Josh Clouse when the leader went off stride, giving Pilot Heir the top spot past the half in 1:04.0. From there, the gelding was in control of the tempo, keeping open lengths between him and the rest of the field. He was a winner by two lengths at the wire over Jesse Star and Brad Ferguson. Helpingistheway and Logan Loney finished third.
Pilot Heir is owned by Dr. Alan and Carol White. They are also the breeders on the Pilot Discretion gelding, who has three wins in five starts. He has not finished worse than second in his career so far. The win at Frankfort also established a new lifetime mark for the freshman trotter.
Other Rideout freshman winners on the card were Starlit Chloe in the two-year-old filly trotting ranks in a time of 2:05.1 and Fly Delta, a winner in 2:05.0. Starlit Chloe is a daughter of Helpisontheway and owned by Julie Rideout, Dr. Alan White, and John Graber. Fly Delta, a daughter of Pilot Discretion, is owned by Julie Rideout and Gracie Rosson.
The lone winner in the two-year-old trotting ranks outside the Rideout barn was Speedy Knickers and Chad Clark. The You Know You Do freshman was a wire to wire winner in 2:05.2. Swanmoreboy and Walter Haynes Jr. finished second over Swanouttaseven and Don Cincebox for third.
Speedy Knickers is trained by Enos Lengacher for owners Locust Grove Farm. Lloyd Wittmer bred the colt, who earned his second win in five starts. He also took a new lifetime mark in the effort at Frankfort.