NGA News - Nova kennel owners Hans and Elly Limmer were all smiles in the winner's circle when their young star Hi Noon Renegade captured the Derby Lane Sprint Classic.
Over 3,800 fans attended and the handle that was just shy of $500,000 for the evening races. The youngest in the field stole the show with an exceptional performance. Hans Limmer thanked the fans for coming to the races in a classy winner's circle interview. He also recognized Renegade's rivals.
Renegade was raised by Limmer's son Peter Limmer in Texas and whelped by Phyllis Shuffield also of TX. Hi Noon Renegade continued his family stakes legacy. He is the son of 2002 Sprint Classic champion and All-American Dodgem By Design. And Renegade's mother Bryan's Baby is the litter-sister of the 2006 Million Dollar finalist Joe Hearns. Renegade paid $16.00 for the win clocking a 30.70-the second fastest of the night.
Owned by Charles Haliburton, III of Colorado the 70-pound Renegade went box to wire and held off the late challenge of Campbell kennel's Backwood Cody. TMC's Pistol (O'Donnell) was third followed by M's Free Hand (Floyd & Porter) that completed the superfecta.
The betting favorite Aerial Battle (Capabal) gave a winning effort until the homestretch but was overtaken for sixth. Kiowa Class King ran fifth and his kennel-mate Kiowa JSK Gustaf (patriot) was seventh. Odd Inspector (Charter) was denied the rail and finished last.
We have not seen the last of this fine athlete. Hi Noon Renegade is eligible for the Gold Trophy Juvenile in May. Nova kennel is the defending champion. They won last year's race with LS Jack Williams who was also raised and owned by Peter Limmer.
by Vera Rasnake