Ruby Roundhouse made her second career start a winning one Thursday, March 16 at Miami Valley Raceway, trotting home to the win in 2:00.0 with Clint Coy in the bike. The Indiana sired filly was unraced at two and is prepping for the upcoming racing season in Indiana, which begins Friday, March 24.
Starting from post one, Ruby Roundhouse got away in mid pack as Aqua’s Bud and Brett Miller set the early tempo of :28.3 and :59.4. Ruby Roundhouse was able to get to the outside amid traffic heading into the final turn and get in position for a move in the stretch.
In the stretch, Ruby Roundhouse found her best stride and trotted home in :30.3 for the win in the $10,000 non winners of one. Cupid Express and Roy Wilson finished a length and a quarter back in second over Vondell Kemp and Brandon Bates for third.
Ruby Roundhouse was the favorite of the field, paying $4.60. The You Know You Do three-year-old filly is owned by Dr. Alan and Carol White. The White’s also bred the filly from their mare Glide Sally Glide, who earned more than $110,000 for them during her racing career and took a mark of 1:56.1.
Ruby Roundhouse used two qualifiers in February to prepare for her racing debut the first of March. Her best time remains in her very first qualifier in 1:59.2. Doug Rideout trains the filly, and also trained her mother, who now has seven with records out of eight total foals. Ruby Roundhouse is her latest foal. She is also the dam of the standout Indiana trotter Just Jess, who earned more than $350,000 for the White’s and took a mark of 1:54.4.
Several other Indiana horses were winners on the Miami Valley card, including Tell the Dream, driven by Tyler Smith. The four-year-old daughter of Tellitlikeitis got away on the lead and repelled Shakeitoffscarlet and Brady Galliers at the quarter in :27.2 before leading the way to the wire in a time of 1:52.0 in the $15,000 conditioned pace. Whatllyadoboutme and Kayne Kauffman closed in to finish second, placed up due to a lapped on break with Shadows Dancers. Slick Artist A and Brett Miller also moved up to third as a result of the lapped on break.
Tell the Dream was a mild upset, paying $9.00 to win. She is owned by Dustin Sanders and trained by Merv Chupp. Jacob Miller bred the mare, who earned her first win of 2023 and her seventh overall. The mile was also a career best effort as she now has more than $60,000 in earnings.