Glidemasterís Maven upends Check Me Out in PASS
May 15th, 12
Maven 2,1:56f; 3,1:53.4f ($186,858) showed extreme promise as a 2-year-old, winning a quartet of stakes races last summer and beating the best in Lexington last fall in the Bluegrass Stakes. But the daughter of Glidemaster turned heads like never before as she defeated reigning champion Check Me Out in her first start of the season. [Watch Race]
She trotted the fastest mile by a 3-year-old filly in North America this yearĖand did it over a 5/8-mile trackĖwinning her division of the $250,112 (div.) Pennsylvania Sire Stakes at The Meadows on May 15 in a sizzling 1:53.4. That winning time also eclipsed the stakes record and was just 3/5 of a second off the world mark.
Maven came first over to take the lead in the race just past the half, with Check Me Out sitting right behind her in the cover flow. She accelerated and never let up, trotting her last panel in :28.3 to keep the gifted Check Me Out safely at bay.
Maven, bred by All La Nuova Sbarra SRL, owned by Bill Donovan and trained by Jonas Czernyson, has now posted eight wins in 11 career starts, and looks like a serious contender for the upcoming summer distaff trotting classics.
Maven, along with another filly, Love Walked In 2,1:57.1f; 3,1:56.3f ($179,244), were the speed and money leaders in Glidemasterís second crop. His first was led by 2-Year-Old Canadian Champion Blue Porsche 2,1:54.1; 3,1:54 ($609,548).
Glidemasterís success at stud is something to take notice of, as heís a sire who has proven to get world-class trotters from foal crops of limited size.
Visit his stallion page by clicking here to access his complete and up-to-date information, provided by the USTA STARSģ Stallion Registry. And with the Pennsylvania program now poised to move forward once again, Glidemaster offers an outstanding 2012 breeding possibility for those with late-foaling mares.