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Milby Picks Up where He Left Off

Milby picks up where he left of at Rosecroft


(Fort Washington Md. – September 15, 2013)        Rosecroft Raceway kicked of opening night of its fall meet on Saturday night with driver Frank Milby winning five races on the 12 race program, picking up right where he left off as the returning dash champion at the Fort Washington oval.  Three of those winners came from the Amanda Jackson stable. 


“I was fortunate enough to work out some good trips tonight, and things just kind of fell into place “stated Milby.


Milby got things rolling in the third race putting a new lifetime mark on the John Cabot trained pacer Jimmy Rip in 1:54.2.  He followed that up winning the next two races.  The two year old filly Cooken Your Goose1:58.1. visited the winner‘s circle in the fourth race for the Maryland connections of owner Thomas Cooke and trainer Roger Hans. 


Trainer Jackson joined the fun with her first winner of the evening in the fifth race, as the trotter Gambler’s Vacation easily drew away down the stretch to win in 1:56.4.  Milby and Jackson rounded out the evening by combining to win both halves of the late double with McKee Largo and Hillbilly Desire in the nights’ quickest mile, 1:53.4.    


Jackson also owns both McKee Largo and Hillbilly Desire, unfortunately she was unable to witness her horse’s performances in person, as she was chaperoning at birthday party for her 15 year old niece.  Jackson, a nurse, and her husband Larry, who works for the railroad, teamed up with her dad to get things done as a horse loving family.   “The three hour trip back to the Burkeville Virginia farm (Hillbilly Haven Farm) is located will seem a little shorter for them tonight, “said Jackson.  “I guess I’ll be getting up early to feed the fourteen head we have here, and let the boys sleep in tomorrow morning.  We all work together to get things accomplished, and nights like this make it all worthwhile,” she said.


Racing continues at Rosecroft this Tuesday with a twelve race card featuring two divisions of winners over events on both the trot and pace, as well as a full field of Maryland preferred fillies and mares in the $10,000 Open.  Post time is 7:25 p.m.