Trotter Rose Run Nash wins for the 13th time this year; leads North America in races won
Quietly, and without much fanfare, Rose Run Nash keeps winning. Yesterday (July 16) at Monticello Raceway the 5 year old Trainforthefurure gelding notched his 13th seasonal triumph and continues to lead all trotters in races won in North America.
Driven, once again, by Jimmy Marohn, Jr. and carrying a $10,000 claiming tag, Rose Run Nash scored a neck victory in 2:00.1 when he came from sixth at the three quarters to collar both Famous Dude (Bruce Aldrich, Jr.) and Larissa (Mike Merton) who finished in a dead-heat for second.
“This is the best race he (Rose Run Sam) went all season. He trotted his last quarter in :28.4 and had to come a long way to win it,” trainer Danny Gill said after the mile. He then added “Now we’re up two,” meaning that Rose Run Nash has a two-win lead over four others each with 11 wins.
When queried about the gelding’s sire, Trainforthefuture, Gill replied quickly. “Oh, he’s Ohio- bred and I’ve had him just about a year now. He’s a sweetheart, just a pleasure to be around and Jimmy (Marohn, Jr.) says he’s always on the trot (doesn’t break stride) and real handy in a race,”
Gill was leading trainer here two years ago and was second to Lounsbury last season, This year, again, his pupils are winning plenty of races.
Currently Gill is in a fight-not literally- with Bob Lounsbury and Gary Messenger for leading trainer honors. At days end, Messenger is in command with 79 winners, four more than Gill’s 75, while Lounsbury is close with 73.