Watching Kasha V win has become a Friday tradition at Freehold Raceway. He continued his dominant streak on Sept. 25, completing a sweep of the New Jersey Sire Stakes – Standardbred Development Fund final for 3-year-old trotting colts and geldings.
Austin Siegelman was aggressive with his drive, putting Kasha V on the lead just after the quarter, according to a press release.
He controlled the pace most of the way and was clear at the top of the stretch. However, he had to hold off the surge of second choice Kyrie Deo, who was flying for Corey Callahan.
Fortunately for Kasha V, the wire came just in time and he held on to win by a head as the 7/5 favorite. The final time was 1:58 for the mile.
That was the fourth win in a row for this gelding, who won all three legs of the NJSS-SDF series, plus the Garden State Trot. Of his $78,000 in lifetime earnings, $60,500 have come in those four races. Kasha V is owned by Theologos Moutafis and trained by Tom Corelli.
The Sept. 25 card at Freehold also featured several divisions of the NJSS-SDF for 2-year-old trotters. Ake Svanstedt swept both divisions of the first leg of the series for fillies, winning division one with Illuminata and division two with Wet My Whistle.
Two divisions of the series for colts and geldings were held as well. The first division was held as a non-betting affair and was won by Torrey Pines, for trainer-driver Dan Daley. Division two went to Canadian invader Muscle Dynasty, for trainer Paula Wellwood and driver Jim Marohn Jr., according to the press release.