01/22/2016 11:05AM

Giwner: Young hoping his fillies put on a show in 2016

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Beach Showoff is prepping for her career debut.

Owner Richard Young has seen his fair share of good luck with pacing mares in recent years. In 2016 he is hoping to keep the good times rolling with the same gene pool that has taken him to the winner’s circle on many occasions.

From 2009 to 2012 Put On A Show won an astounding 31 times in 50 starts for Young and stamped herself as one of the best pacing mares in history. Hoping lightning would strike twice, Young plunked down $180,000 at the Lexington Yearling Sale for The Show Returns in 2012.

A full sister to Put On A Show, The Show Returns didn’t quite live up to her predecessor but made a healthy $377,327 in her first two years on the track and will return in the next six weeks or so for a shot  at improving her résumé as a 4-year-old.

“She trains like something special and has all the talent to be good but could never seem to settle down,” said Young, who recently moved her from trainer Chris Ryder to Linda Toscano.

The Show Returns certainly teased at ability by displaying high speed at times during her first two years on the track. The daughter of Rocknroll Hanover-Stienams Place was able to win multiple elimination races but failed to carry over those efforts into the finals the following week.

Assuming there are no setbacks along the way, The Show Returns will aim for the Blue Chip Matchmaker series at Yonkers Raceway which kicks off with the first of five preliminary legs on Friday, March 18.

“We’ll try her at Yonkers, but if she is not stakes caliber than I’ll breed and sell her,” said Young.

Luckily for Young he has another family member in case The Show Returns fails to live up to her heritage. Beach Showoff, the first foal from his Put On A Show from sire Somebeachsomewhere is doing well as she prepares for her career debut later this year.

“She appears very smart and has done everything that has been asked of her,” said Young, who plunked down $250,000 at Lexington for the filly that he originally co-owned with Craig Henderson.

The partnership with Henderson will dissolve when Beach Showoff’s full sister, Come See The Show, goes up for sale this fall.

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