I Wanna Be Geared won the Grey/Huron Stake final for horse and gelding pacers and Call Me Hanover took the final of the same stake for horse and gelding trotters on Sunday afternoon at Clinton Raceway.
The $29,200 final for pacers was the nightcap and public choice I Wanna Be Geared (Brandon Campbell) was on top through splits of :28, :57.1, and 1:28 on his way to a one length victory in a final clocking of 2:00.3.
Macktwowilldew (Lorne House) crossed under the wire second but was placed back to fifth for causing interference while on a break in the first turn. That moved original third-place finisher Reb The Raider (Patrick Barr) up to second and Highland Charger (Shawn O'Brien) was promoted from fourth to third.
George Plyley trains the victorious three-year-old Geartogear gelding for owners Scott Maracle, Earl Hill Jr., Harry Einfeldt, and Curtis Spillum. I Wanna Be Geared, who didn't race as a freshman, has won three times from six starts this year, and he has earned $24,550.
So Sure (Nick Steward) was on the lead at the :30.2 opening quarter and the 1:02 half in the $28,700 final for horse and gelding trotters, but Call Me Hanover (Maria Flink) popped out of the pocket at the half and put a neck in front at the 1:32.3 three-quarters.
Call Me Hanover took over the lead for good on the far turn, and he drove away in the stretch on his way to a two length victory in 2:01.4. Oaklea Uptown (Paul Walker) collected second and Kilmartinliberator (Mark Williams) snagged third.
Call Me Hanover, a three-year-old Kadabra colt, was also unraced at two, but as a sophomore he is three-for-four in the win column and has put $23,350 in his account for co-owner/trainer Tommy Andersson and co-owner Courant Ab.