Temperatures were in the low 80s and the track was lightning fast, as three-year-old trotters and pacers took to the historic red clay oval to square off in leg two of the Kentucky Sires Stakes on Thursday, August 20 at the Red Mile.
The three-year-old pacing fillies needed only one $25,000 KYSS heat as well, as another full field of 11 went to the gate in the evening’s 13th race. It turned into a battle between the top two finishers from the $300,000 final one year ago, as Warrawee Kay (Chris Page) snuck up the pylons late to turn the table on defending champion Shanghai Lil (Mike Lachance), which was a neck back in second after a taxing first-over journey. The win was the first of the season for Warrawee Kay, a daughter of Real Desire–Armbro Wisdom, in a time of 1:52.3. Mike Roth trains the filly for Alan Keith.