A pair of Indiana sired sons of Jereme’s Jet hit the board in the $19,000 upper claiming event at Dover Downs Thursday, Jan. 5. Rose Run Uriah scored a win in gate to wire fashion in 1:51.3, a final quarter in :28.4 through the fog-filled racetrack.
Rose Run Uriah was tagged as the favorite when the nine-horse field lined up behind the starting gate. With a post on the outside, Rose Run Uriah had to work pretty hard in the first few strides to get the edge on the field and get to the lead, but he accomplished his goal heading into the first turn. Driver Pat Berry eased the seven-year-old gelding over to the inside and passed the quarter in :26.1 before easing up and passing the half in :55.0. Heading to the three-quarters in 1:22.4, Star Messenger, also by Jereme’s Jet, led the charge on the outside with Tim Tetrick in the bike.
In the stretch, Rose Run Uriah was challenged by Star Messenger on the outside and Win Not Lou and Tony Morgan on the inside. The gelding prevailed, winning by one length over Win not Lou. Star Messenger finished another half-length back in third.
Rose Run Uriah is owned by Bobby Glassmeyer and TLB Racing LLC, who claimed him in early November. It was the third time Glassmeyer had owned the horse, who has changed hands multiple times in the claiming ranks. Traci Berry trains the product of Rose Run Farm. The gelding was claimed out of the event and will now be owned by Wade Wyatt.
Rose Run Uriah was making his first start of 2023 after a banner year in 2022. He won nine races and more than $120,000 last year. His career best time was also taken in 2022 in 1:50 at Dover Downs. Overall, he has 28 wins and more than $344,000 in earnings. He is a full brother to Rose Run Toni, a mare with a mark of 1:52.4 and more than $272,000 in earnings and is still racing. The dam’s name is A and G’s Finest and she is a 100 percent producer with all six of her foals of racing age taking marks. All but one has six figures in earnings. The family has a two-year-old by Tellitlikeitis named Martz Telly who will race in 2023. The family also has a weanling colt by JK Endofanera named Martz Jak waiting in the wings.