Trainer Robert Taylor is always a force on the Indiana County Fair Circuit. With four wins on the 10-race program to open up the two-day racing program at the Clinton County Fairgrounds in Frankfort, Ind., he solidified that status, sweeping all three divisions of the two-year-old filly trot.
Whykatiewhy, driven by Jordan Ross, moved to the lead in the afternoon’s opener and trotted home to a three and one-half length victory to win the first $3,000 divisions. Owned by Hen-Shaut Stable, The Mr Cantab freshman earned her third win in four starts. ER Kim (Don Eash) was second over Charity Girl and Zach Miller for third. The time of the mile was 2:07.1.
Ross returned in the second division to score the win with Neon Norma. The Elegant Man filly led gate to wire, trotting home in :29.3 seconds to score the win by three-quarters of a length over Summit City Swan and Matt Rheinheimer, who were closing in late in the race. Hoosier Macie and Odell Cross finished third. Neon Norma is now four for five for Trainer Taylor, who co-owns the filly with Hen-Shaut Stable. The time of the mile was 2:04.2.
The third and final division of the two-year-old trotting fillies went to Julianna’s Jet, this time with Taylor in the bike. The Pilgrims Chuckie filly made a bold move at the half to take over the lead and stride out to a six and one-half length victory at the wire in 2:10.0. Owned by breeders Marlin Graber and Marlin Graber Jr., Julianna’s Jet was making her first career start. Aunty Sue and John Spotten-Morici finished second over Chestnut Rose and Jay Cross.
Taylor’s other training win on the day was recorded in the second division of the three-year-old filly pace. Ross picked up his third win on the day behind Imasharktoo. The Shadyshark Hanover filly was a winner by three-quarters of a length over Rail Desire and James Reed in a time of 2:00.4. Ruffles For Three and Anthony Gray finished third. Larry Poindexter owns Imasharktoo, who picked up her second win in 10 starts for 2018.
Another familiar name in the winner’s circle Monday, July 3 at Frankfort was the Mary Jo and Marty Rheinheimer owned Lori’s Legacy. Driven by Matt Rheinheimer, the Rockin Image filly scored a gate to wire win in 1:59.1 over Seeyouinlalaland and Don Eash. Demi Ivy and Rocky Loney finished third.
Lori’s Legacy is a full sister to the millionaire standout Freaky Feet Pete. She is the final foal from the Rheinheimer’s mare Skyway Lori, who produced 11 foals, all winners. Ten of the 11 foals have career marks below the 1:55 barrier and of those 10, five have lifetime bests below 1:52.0.