A Hidden Illinois Jewel (7/15)
For Wednesday, July 15
By Mike Paradise
His name is Shore Road and he has shown in a very short time he could be something special. In fact, there are someincluding mewho believe hell break the world record for a two-year-old trotting gelding sometime this summer or fall.
However, thus far Shore Road has been an Illinois hidden jewel.
Shore Road will go postward in a non-wagering ICF freshman stake about a half-hour before the races just as he did three weeks ago when a very sparse crowd of early arrivals had the opportunity to watch his incredible 1:57.1 winning performance when the youngster was a mere 31 lengths the best despite going off stride before the start of the race.
Last Wednesday morning in a qualifier Shore Road sped to a very fast 1:55.4 mile, and he beat the ICF stakes winning three-year-old Definer by eight lengthsand Shore Road could have gone faster.
Hes crazy fast, said his driver Brandon Simpson.
Is he fast enough to break Southern Rocketops 1:54.1 world record set last year at Springfield?
Yes, answered Brandon. Shore Road can go faster if everything stays good and he minds his manners. I think he can break Rocketops two-year-old record with no problem. This is a fast trotter and hes very capable of becoming a very good horse
Brandon, Rocketop is a great horse, and remember he is getting better as time goes on don't deny him of what great things this horse has done in the past or future, he had a great two year old year and is undeafeated in illinois this year, Shore road had proved what a 1:55 qualifier, give me a break when he can be as great as DR Mcdreamy , Rocketop, and Definer then you can make your statements to the press, you look like an idiot when he broke off the gate and got his ass handed him by joel smith trotter. your a horseman show some respect for horses that have confirmed how great they are, (Dr MCdreamy, Definer, Rocketop) P.S Brandon next time don't blow your wod in a qualifier make sure its for big money. By the way how much money did shawn nessa make for 1st in a qualifier in 1:55?