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Sheer Desire scores in 1:49.4 in Kentucky Sire Stakes Final
Monday, September 07, 2009 - by Paul Ramlow, USTA Internet News Manager

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Columbus, OH --- Sheer Desire paced a final quarter in :27 to reach the finish line in 1:49.4 in the $300,000 Kentucky Sire Stakes final for 3-year-old pacing colts/geldings on Sunday night (Sept. 6) at The Red Mile.


Nigel Soult photo

Sheer Desire was a 1:49.4 winner in the final for 3-year-old colt/gelding pacers.
It was one of eight $300,000 Sire Stakes finals contested on the holiday weekend program.

Matt Kakaley was in the bike for trainer Ron Burke as the Real Desire-Carolache gelding overcame post eight to defeat Carnivore (Ron Pierce) by 1-3/4 lengths, with Real Image (Chris Page) third.

The winner is owned by Burke Racing Stable, Randy Ringer, JJK Stables and Lawrence Karr.

Sunday night's other KySS finals were won by:

  • Dancing Filly -- 3-year-old filly trot (Like A Prayer-Aspen Glow); owner, Bulletproof Enterprises; trainer, Kevin Thomas; driver, Ron Pierce; 1:56.2;
  • Felicity Hall -- 2-year-old filly trot (Like A Prayer-Favorite Hall); owner, Walnut Hall Limited; trainer, Fred Grant; driver, Michel Lachance; 1:58.3;
  • Victor's Future -- 2-year-old colt/gelding trot (Valley  Victor-Baby Bella); owners, Terry and Cynthia Kinsley and James and Fred Everhart; trainer, Jeff Smith; driver, Trace Tetrick; 1:56.3;
  • Up Front Prayer -- 3-year-old colt/gelding trot (Like A Prayer-Banshee Hall); owner, Ed Mullinax; trainer, Jim Arledge; driver, Dan Noble; 1:56;
  • Palazzo Princess -- 3-year-old filly pace (Jate Lobell-Hawaiian Exotica); owner, Paint Creek Farms; trainer, Paul Kennedy, Jr.; driver, Aaron Merriman; 1:51.3;
  • Ultimate Best -- 2-year-old filly pace (Cambest-Bolero Ultima); owners, Robert Bende and Kimberly Swick; trainer, Don Swick; driver, Andy Miller; 1:52;
  • High Def Z Tam -- 2-year-old colt/gelding pace (Real Desire-Caribbean); owners, Z Tam Racing and Pat Lachance; trainer, Richard Ringler; driver, Michel Lachance; 1:53.3.

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