After winning his debut race by 11-3/4 lengths under a hand ride in a Maiden Optional Claiming on July 7, two year old gelding Keep On Truckin stepped up to stakes company and proved his talent by easily winning the $125,000 Clarendon Stakes today by 7-3/4 lengths.
In an interview after the race, trainer Catherine Day Phillips confirmed that he is a special horse for owners George P. Ledson, Brian W. Ledson and Anderson Farms Ontario Inc.
“He trained very well into his first race and how well he ran was quite shocking really, for any horse to run that well and win that easily and come back and be very laidback and not revved up from it at all,” said Day Phillips. “I was afraid it was too much to ask for him to do the same again and he came and did the same again. He’s a very special horse.”
Purchased for $110,000 out of the 2018 CTHS Premier Yearling Sale, Keep on Truckin is a gelding by Society’s Chairman – Colbra (Silver Train) bred by Tim Meeuse & Arika Everett-Meeuse.