Doug Rideout continued his winning ways at the second session of Indiana Sired Fair Circuit (ISFC) action Monday, June 28 at the Shelby County Fairground. As a driver Rideout guided home four winners, three of which are from his stable.
Rideout kicked off the day with a win from Crescent Beauty, a two-year-old from the first crop of Crescent Fashion. The filly sat patiently in the two-hole behind Indiancreek Amber and Carrie Hollman before moving out past the half and securing the top spot at the three quarters. The filly kicked into gear and trotted home in :30.2 for the win by one and one-half lengths over Luv Lorelei and Matt Rheinheimer. Indiancreek Amber finished third.
Crescent Beauty is owned by Julie Rideout and Peter Schmucker Jr., who also bred the filly.
The next winner for Rideout was Honorable Lady in another division of freshman trotting fillies. Honorable Lady got away third behind ABC Tucky and Matthew Avenatti. Rideout moved the Jailhouse Jesse filly to the outside down the backstretch the second time to get into positioning and trotted home in :29.4 for the win in 2:07.0. ABC Tucky was a length back in second followed by Fashion Baby and Clifton Bell for third.
Honorable Lady is owned by Dr. Alan White, who also bred the filly. It was her second win in four starts for her career and a new career best time.
Following a catch drive win with Swan Fine Lady, trained by Mervin Schmucker in a division of three-year-old trotting fillies in a time of 2:03.3, Rideout scored a win in the final race of the day. Jessies Outlawed, winner of the 2020 Governor’s Cup Championships at the Indiana State Fairgrounds last fall at two, earned a dominant win in 2:05.2. The Jailhouse Jesse sophomore took control of the race after the quarter in :33.0 and never looked back, posting a five and one-half length win. Woodside Emery and Bradley Ferguson finished second over Skyway Poet and Jay Cross for third.
Julie Rideout, Glider Stables and Pure Cotton Stables owns Jessies Outlawed. Harvey and Alvin Fry bred the talented trotter.
Earlier in the card, Dover Dance was a winner again in two-year-old trotting filly action. Owned and trained by Greg Runyon, the Dover Dance filly was a gate to wire winner with Jay Cross in the bike. She trotted home in :29.2 for the win in 2:06.2. She is now four for four on the ISFC this season.
The ISFC moves to Frankfort at the Clinton County Fairgrounds Friday, July 2 and Saturday, July 3 before heading to Portland to the Jay County Fairgrounds Wednesday, July 7.