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Let's Drink On It's Dayton score caps off special week for the Seekmans
Saturday, November 18, 2017 - from Hollywood Dayton Raceway

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Dayton, OH --- Its been a very exciting week for driver Travis Seekman, to say the least. His wife Desiree presented the 27-year-old reinsman with their first child, a healthy 8

lb 1 oz baby girl they've named Raegyn, on Thursday morning and on Saturday night (Nov. 18) he won the $18,500 Open Handicap Pace with Let's Drink On It at Hollywood Dayton Raceway.

 
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New daddy Travis Seekman guides Let's Drink On It to a 10-1 upset in the Saturday Open Pace at Hollywood Dayton.

Despite persistent night-long rainfall and strong gusting winds, the 6-year-old son of Art Official, trained by "Grandpa" Joe Seekman and taken care of by "Grandma" Tina Seekman, overcame the dreaded nine-hole and swept to a convincing 2-1/4 length 1:54.1 score over the sloppy surface.

Go Daddy Go (Randy Tharps) and Dreamfair Mesa (Josh Sutton) battled through the first quarter in :28 and the half in :56.3 before Dalhousie Dave (Kyle Ater) ranged up to challenge the leaders at the 1:25.2 three-quarters with Let's Drink On It in tow in the outer flow. It was at that point that "Daddy" Seekman swung his charge three-wide and got the response he hoped for.

"That wind was brutal on the last turn and I was out three wide, but Let's Drink On It raced big tonight and went a big mile," beamed Travis.

"I'll have enough for my first load of diapers now," he laughed.

Prince Bayard (Kayne Kauffman) and Dont Say Goodby (Trace Tetrick) were also near the back of the pack in the early going, but also responded well throughout the second half to garner runner-up and show finishes, respectively.

Let's Drink On It has now scored 33 triumphs and pushed his lifetime earnings past $850,000 with the win.


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