Sand Windsor Victorious at Northfield Park

On Saturday, 22 May 2010, the Miller Lite Courageous Lady Pace Stakes was held at the Northfield Park racecourse. It was an event that not only produced another champion winning horse, but paid tribute to a man who made great contributions to the harness racing industry. Due to the dedication of Jack Tramonte, the Courageous Lady Pace Stakes was sponsored by Millers Lite, and he was also linked to horses such as Doolin Dalton and Helluva Hush, and for breeding the spectacular Dunkster. The late Jack Tramonte was honored by a video tribute and the Courageous Lady Pace Stakes trophy was handed over by a representative from Tramonte Distributing.

There was a ten horse field for the 2010 Miller Lite Courageous Lady Pace Stakes, which is an event for three year old fillies and carries a purse of $110 000. Hawk’s Cry Electra and Cowboys Dream were sent off as the race favorites, and for a while it seemed that these two horses were going to battle it out amongst themselves for the winning position. Aaron Merriman, driver of Sand Windsor, realized that his horse had energy in abundance and decided to allow her to make her move at the halfway mark. Sand Windsor rallied from second place into first position, and after taking the lead no-one could stop her race to victory. She did start to tire closer to the finish line, but had enough left in her finish in first position. Sand Windsor completed the race in a time of 1:54.3, and was followed home by Allswellthatendswel in second place, and Miss Sand Creek in third. This remarkable victory at Northfield Park has added another $55 400 to Sand Windsors’ earnings, pushing her total career earnings up to just over $119 000. She is currently being trained by Jim Arledge Jr. for owner Bill Sanders.

The 2010 Miller Lite Courageous Lady Pace Stakes was an event to remember. Not only due to Sand Windsors’ victory, but as it was a tribute race for the well loved Jack Tramonte. It will always remain a special day for those who knew Tramonte and for the talented Sand Windsor.