White Hair Rocks turned in a red hot performance in the first program of the 2024 season Tuesday, Jan. 2 at Northfield Park. Guided by Kurt Sugg, the Indiana sired pacer was a winner by open lengths in the $6,000 conditioned pace.
White Hair Rocks had a good hold of Sugg when the gate folded but obeyed his driver and moved over to the inside, getting away in sixth as Team mac and Aaron Merriman were the first leaders at the quarter in :27.4 followed by Put to Right and Ronnie Wrenn Jr., who led at the half in :57.0. White Hair Rocks was gapping behind the field at this point.
Heading into the third turn, White Hair Rocks followed the lead of Just Toyin With Ya and Chris Lems and moved to the outside with cover in second over fashion. They passed the three-quarters in 1:26.2 and followed their cover all the way through the final turn before kicking it up a notch. The pink harness of White Hair Rocks was in full stride in the stretch, gliding home in :28.3 for the win in 1:55.2. Just Toyin With Ya finished three and three-quarter lengths back in second followed by Team Mac in third.
White Hair Rocks was unnoticed at the windows, paying $34.00 for the win. The eight-year-old son of Rockin Image is owned by Mitchell Standardbreds inc. and trained by Jordan Miller. Victory Hill Farm bred the gelding, who earned his first win in his first start of his eight-year-old season. He only had one win all season in 2023. Overall, he now has 11 wins and more than $264,000 on his card. His career best time of 1:50.2 was taken at the Indiana State Fair as a three-year-old. The one-time Indiana Sires Stakes contender started out under Erv Miller as a two-year-old and was well traveled his first two years on the track. His career best time was recorded in the Horseman during the Indiana State Fair at three.
A couple of races later, Attaboy Lloyd kicked off his four-year-old campaign with a win in conditioned pacing action for the Scott Linville Stable. Guided by Billy Davis Jr., the Check Six gelding followed along early before finding room late and rallying up for the win by a neck in 1:57.0. Some Happy Pacer, also a son of Check Six, finished second followed by Sunny Beach Boy and Ronnie Wrenn Jr. for third.
Attaboy Lloyd paid $7.20 for the win. Linville trains the gelding and also owns him. He was bred by Devon Knepp and Matthew Troyer.