Columbus, Ohio — Makin Some Nosie (Brett Miller) set a new track record for 4-year-old geldings of 1:48.2 during the $30,000 Open Pace Saturday July 2 at Eldorado Scioto Downs.
Starting from the rail, Makin Some Noise escaped second behind Gd Western Joe (Austin Hanners). Despite a first quarter in :26, the gelding son of Always B Miki popped the pocket and took control of the pitch. Makin Some Noise was unchallenged throughout the remainder of the mile, laying down fractions of :53.2 and 1:21.1 before tripping the wire in 1:48.2. Later, Dudes (Tyler Smith) finished second while Cody Hanover (Dan Noble) finished third.
The victory broke the previous track record of 1:48.4 set by Ocean Rock in 2020.
Unpublished at two years old, Makin Some Noise made a remarkable entry into his racing career. Undefeated last year and now a four-year-old, he has plateaued in 18 of 21 lifetime starts. In 2022, Makin Some Noise visited the Winner’s Circle seven times and funded $105,665. Edward Miller trains for Rebecca Sugg.
Brett Miller also won the $24,000 Open II pace with Odds On Shaggy in 1:49.2. The Virgil Morgan Jr. trainee has become the betting favorite. The 4-year-old gelding son of racing hill belongs to Odds On Racing. Modern Rock As (Brady Galliers) crossed the finish line for second place and Hardt At Work (Mike Micallef) completed the trifecta.
Live racing returns Monday (July 4) to Eldorado Scioto Downs for a special holiday card. Four $150,000 Next Generation splits and a $35,000 Invitational Pace will highlight the program. The first post is at 3:15 p.m. For more information on the facility and the live racing season, visit the Eldorado Scioto Downs website.