Lexington, KY --- Leg three of the Kindergarten Trotting Classic for 2-year-olds was raced at The Red Mile on Thursday night (Sept. 12) with seven divisions (four for fillies and three for colts), each for a purse of $10,000. Trainers Julie Miller and Ron Burke each won a pair of the Kindergarten races.
Miller sent out Cee Bee Yes (filly) and Sumatra (colt), both by Muscles Yankee and both driven by Dave Palone, to sharp looking victories.
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|Cee Bee Yes won her Kindergarten split in a lifetime best 1:55.1.|
Cee Bee Yes (Muscles Yankee-Enbeecee) won the New Jersey Sire Stakes final at the Meadowlands this summer and lowered her record to 1:55.1 for owners Jason and Douglas Allen.
Sumatra (Muscles Yankee-Lola Seelster) has won a few stakes in Pennsylvania and also earned a new speed badge, entering the sub-1:55 list with his 1:54.4 win. He is owned by the Andy Miller Stable and Barry Guariglia's Black Horse Racing.
Burke's pair were Anonyme Hanover, an Explosive Matter-Angelina Hall filly, owned by Burke Racing, Weaver Bruscemi and Matt Kakaley. She led most of the way in her 1:56.3 win.
Southwind Spirit is a son of Muscle Hill-Spice On Ice and he looked strong, closing out his career best 1:54.4 win with an effortless :27.2 final quarter. He is owner by Burke Racing with Weaver Bruscemi and Stable 45.
Brett Miller drove both Burke winners.
The other two filly splits were won by Yoga (Muscles Yankee-Sugarcane Yankee) in 1:54.4 for trainer/driver Jimmy Takter and Rockenonbroadway (Broadway Hall-Stephanie Rocks), who scored in 1:55.4, while driven by Charlie Norris for trainer Noel Daley.
Kapow Hanover (Explosive Matter-Kimberidge Hanover) was the other colt winner for Brett Miller (his third on the card) and trainer Staffan Lind. The winning time was 1:57.
Racing resumes at The Red Mile on Saturday with a 7 p.m. post time. The Kindergarten races come back next Thursday at The Red Mile. The updated standings will be made available shortly.