Regally-bred daughter of champion Rainbow Blue wins in 1:52.4
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ (June 23, 2017) – Nearly five years after her
world-champion full sister Somwherovrarainbow won her first career start,
Rainbow Room debuted with an eye-catching victory Friday night in the first
two-year-old race of the season at the Meadowlands.
Rainbow Room, by Somebeachsomewhere out of Rainbow Blue, had been the talk of
the morning after a pair of impressive Meadowlands baby race victories earlier
She backed up the hype in her first appearance under the lights in a $10,000
David Miller put the 1/9 favorite on the front end and led the field through
fractions of :27.4, :57.4 and three-quarters in 1:26.3. That's when All On Top
Hanover ripped off her cover and pulled nearly even to Rainbow Room midway down
the stretch. Rainbow Room found another gear and held off the Erv Miller
trainee to stop the teletimer in 1:52.4 to win by a length. Despite the loss,
All On Top Hanover deserves watch moving forward as she was charted with a last
quarter mile in :25.3.
Rainbow Room was purchased for $100,000 at the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale
and is owned in partnership by Crawford Farms Racing, Val D'Or Farms, and Ted
Gewertz. She is trained by Joe Holloway.
The big night for Crawford Farms continued in the $17,500 trotting feature when
their Cufflink Hanover converted a pocket trip to victory in 1:51.1 over
pacesetter In Secret. Cufflink Hanover had most recently finished third behind
Triple Crown winner Marion Marauder in a division of the Graduate at Tioga
Fellow Graduate leg winner Trolley also tuned up for the $250,000 Graduate
Final on July 8 with a 1:51.4 win in a $13,000 conditioned trot. The Erv Miller
trainee had equaled the all-time track record at Tioga Downs of 1:52.1 in his
previous Graduate victory 12 days ago.
Corey Callahan and Tyler Buter each posted driving doubles.
Total handle on the 10-race card was $1,836,992. Racing resumes Saturday night.
Post time is 7:15 p.m.
For more information, visit www.playmeadowlands.com.