07/25/2017 10:26PM

Giwner: Young hoping for another star in Come See The Show

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Chris Gooden
Come See The Show won her career debut in 1:52 3/5.

A quick search on the internet will tell you that the chances of lightning hitting the same person twice is right around 1 in 9 million. Thankfully for owner Richard Young the chances are much more generous when it comes to finding a top pacing filly.

Richard Young along with his wife Joanne own Put On A Show, a multi-millionaire who was at one time was the fastest female pacer in history with a 1:47 3/5 clocking at The Meadowlands in 2012. Shebestingin broke her record with a 1:47 win at Lexington in 2013, but Put On A Show remains as one of the most talented race mares in North American history.

While success on the racetrack only equates to becoming an accomplished broodmare on occasion, Put On A Show may have produced a special filly in Come See The Show. The 2-year-old daughter of Somebeachsomewhere won her career debut in the fastest of four Pennsylvania Sire Stakes divisions at The Meadows on July 18 with a 1:52 3/5 clocking as the 3-5 favorite.

Come See The Show showed her heart in that Meadows start by overcoming a first-over trip and edging clear by three-quarters of a length at the wire.

“Not at the half but before the race, yes,” said Richard Young as to whether he thought the filly would win.

By all accounts Come See The Show is a striking filly with great size. Young says she is already as big as her mom, who checked in at 16 hands.

Come See The Show was purchased by Young at the Lexington Selected Sale last Fall for $550,000, though he already owned two-thirds of her as the original owner who was dissolving a partnership with Craig Henderson. She is the second foal from Put On A Show. Beach Showoff, her 2014 foal, never quite made an impact on the track and was bred in 2017. She will sell at auction in foal this fall according to Young.

As for Come See The Show, the sky is the limit at this point in her career. She showed spectacular speed coming home in 25 4/5 in a qualifier at The Meadowlands and proved that was no fluke in her first pari-mutuel start for trainer Linda Toscano.

Come See The Show will race on the PA Sire Stakes circuit for the time being (though she was entered at The Meadowlands for the weekend of July 28 and didn't get in), with her next start coming at The Meadows again in early to mid August. Assuming there are no roadblocks along the way, the plan is to send her to Canada in September as Mohawk has a bunch of stakes for 2-year-old filly pacers including the rich She’s A Great Lady on the fourth Saturday of the month.

Young is not sure whether lightning will strike twice and Come See The Show ends up anywhere near as good as her mom, but he is hoping for the best.

“My expectations were to breed a top stakes filly like her mom,” said Young. “I race horses so I hope I can race her for three more years.”