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Monday, October 28, 2019

 

LK’s Crush N It of Lashmet kennel won his fourth stakes title of the year, a dominating 7-1/2-length victory on Saturday in the $10,000 Howl-O-Ween at Derby Lane.

  The prohibitive 4-5 wagering favorite, LK’s Crush N It broke first from box 5 and was never threatened. He paid $3.80 with a winning time at 30.35 seconds on the 550-yard course.

  For the 34-month-old son of LK’s Now R Never and LK’s All In, it was his 60th career victory from 80 starts. The $4,500 first-place place pushed his overall earnings to $94,378 for Derby Lane kennel owners and breeders John and Jill Lashmet of Eaton, Colo.

  “I thought with the 2 dog (Barts Bionic of Bartley Corporation kennel) being scratched (due to lameness), the 1 (Deco Colt Gun of Nova) and the 3 (Flying Givenchy (Everett Racing) would have a better clean shot to the turn,’’ Lashmet kennel manager and trainer Ken Deacon said. “But when (LK’s Crush N It) came out of the box and went to the front, you’ve got to catch him.’’

  It was LK’s Crush N It’s seventh consecutive victory.

  Earlier this year, he won the $64,000 Sprint Classic, the $50,000 Husker Magic Fall Sprint, and the $18,000 1925 Historical Inaugural.

  Flying Givenchy finished second followed by Deco Gatling Gun (Nova kennel), Sabotage Steve (Abernathy), B Mister Blu (Lester Raines), LK’s Santorini (Lashmet) and Deco Colt Gun.

 

Don Jensen

I have been a sports writer in the newspaper industry for 40 years: working in Florida, Maryland and Virginia. I moved to Florida in 1984 after serving as the publicity director of Charles Town Race Track, a thoroughbred facility in West Virginia. I reside in Tampa, Fla., and cover the Tampa Bay area parimutuel scene – both greyhounds and thoroughbreds – and write about high school sports for the Tampa Bay Times.