Nation’s Top Driver Competes at Colonial Downs Saturday and Wins 4 of 7 Races

September 21, 2013


(NEW KENT, VA) — Ronnie Wrenn Jr., the nation’s leading harness driver, competed at Colonial Downs for the first time ever Saturday afternoon and made his presence felt by winning four of the seven races he appeared in.

Wrenn raced at Cleveland’s Northfield Park Friday night and collected a win, three seconds and a pair of thirds. The 27 year old connected in Virginia Saturday aboard Elvis Returns (1:56.0), Gordieisanartist (1:49 4/5), Wanna Win (1:52 4/5) and Pinkpolosocks (1:53 3/5), all of whom set new life marks over the one turn mile track. Wrenn also scored a pair of runner-up finishes.

Gordieisanartist made his 162nd career start in a $3,500 conditioned pace against five other foes. The 7 year old Real Artist horse wired the field and coasted home to a comfortable six length win over Jasperthat A. Trained by Dean Eckley for Kurt Sugg, Gordieisanartist shattered his previous lifetime mark of 1:53 2/5 by three and three-fifths seconds. The consistent pacer has finished first or second in seven of his last ten starts.

Wrenn will compete in six races Sunday afternoon at Colonial Downs. Post time is 1:00 PM.