A pair of veteran Indiana racehorses pulled in wins Thursday, Feb. 16 at Batavia Downs. Trotter Fomor and pacer Who’s Got the Move, both nine years old, stopped in the winner’s circle on the afternoon program in upstate New York.
Who’s Got the Move and David McNeight III were the longest shots on the board of the $9,500 conditioned pace. Late Night Date A and Ray Fisher Jr. moved to the lead and horses filed in behind her with Who’s Got the Move sitting in fourth through the quarter in :28.3 and :57.4. The first horse to move to the outside was Who’s Got the Move heading out of the third turn.
Who’s Got the Move made a big move toward the lead but could not clear Late Night Date A. The two mares battled together around the final turn and horses behind Who’s Got the Move fanned out three wide for the stretch drive.
Once in the stretch, Who’s Got the Move got the best of Late Night Date A but others began to close in. However, the veteran mare dug in gamely, winning by one half length over Tobin’s Diva and Keith Kash Jr. Lyons Anita and Kevin Cummings finished third.
Who’s Got the Move paid $80.50 for the win. The Shadyshark Hanover mare is owned by Lynn and Richard Fisher and trained by Lynn Fisher. Lavon Miller bred the mare, who moved over the $200,000 mark with the win.
It was the second win in five starts for 2023 for Who’s Got the Move. Overall, she has 17 career wins in 207 starts with her best time taken as a five year old at Batavia in 1:55.1. She has been with the Fishers since her three-year-old season. She began her racing career under the direction of Tom Simmons and even competed in Indiana Sires Stakes action before changing hands to the Fishers in the fall of her three-year-old season.
Earlier on the program, Fomor was a winner on the card for driver Kyle Cummings. The Big Stick Lindy gelding moved up in the second half before taking over and winning by one length in 2:00.1. Fomor paid $4.10 for the win. He is strained by Tammy Cummings and the family horse is owned by Kyle and Alyssa Cummings. Abraham Mill bred the old timer, who earned his first win of his nine-year-old season. Overall, he has 27 wins in 200 starts with a bankroll of $320,000. His career best time was taken as a six-year-old at The Meadows in 1:53.4.
Fomor started off his career for trainer John Merkel, winning a few preliminary rounds of Indiana Sires Stakes action. He was also a winner in the Hoosier Stake at the Indiana State Fair as a freshman. His start and his win Thursday was the first for the Cummings.