Why Not Now had a slow start to his racing career but is on a roll now, winning his second straight race Sunday, April 30 at Harrah’s Philadelphia. The sophomore pacing colt earned a new lifetime mark in the process of 1:51.3.
Starting from post six, Why Not Now obeyed signals from Corey Callahan and left the gate in search of the lead, crossing over to the front in the first turn just before the quarter in :28.1. From there, the Always a Virgin colt held strong over a very sloppy surface, posting the half mile marker in :56.4. Mac’s Delight and Troy Beyer made a big move toward the leader heading to the three-quarters in 1:24.2 and at that point, it became a two-horse race.
At the top of the stretch, Why Not Now put Mac’s Delight away and rallied home in :27.1 for the three-length lead at the wire. Mac’s Delight experience broken equipment to finish second over Lous The Attitude and Todd McCarthy for third.
Why Not Now paid $4.80 for the win. The three-year-old is owned by Howard Taylor, Dylan Davis and Jeffrey Billings. Dustin Miller bred the colt, who is by the 100 percent producing mare Star of the Show. The colt most definitely caught the eye of his connections after they had so much success with his older brother Virgo, who has already earned nearly a half million and taken a mark of 1:48.3. In fact, Virgo is currently racing at Harrah’s Philadelphia also and finished third Friday, April 28 in an upper conditioned pace.
The family also include American Passport, winner of more than $350,000 with a mark of 1:51.0. A two-year-old filly named Savannah Lady, by Tellitlikeitis, owned by John Barnard, will hit the track soon this year followed by a yearling colt by JK Endofanera named Done in Seven, who will be at the sales this fall.