LEBANON, OH. – Rose Run Valor had an exceptional 2022 season, with seven wins and $99,105 in earnings, but trainer-driver Kayne Kauffman is hoping that may have just been a warm-up act for an even better year in 2023.
The 6-year-old son of Uncle Peter has made seven weekly starts in January and February, all but one in the Open ranks, and has compiled four wins, a second and a pair of fourth place finishes. Already he has banked $67,140 as one of North America’s richest trotters of the still young season.
On Wednesday (Feb. 22) Rose Run Valor beat a talented field of Open trotters for the third time in five weeks, going gate to wire in 1:54.2 as the even money favorite. Kauffman was unhurried and unchallenged to the halfway point in :58.2 then sped home in :56 for a 1-3/4 length triumph over Dontforgetlittlman (Dan Noble) and Sly Little Fox (Jordan Ross). Kauffman’s wife Natalie owns Rose Run Valor, who was a $22,000 purchase at the Lexington yearling sale.
Miami Valley races on a Sunday through Thursday weekly schedule, with post time at 4 p.m. Program pages are always available at: www.miamivalleygaming.com under the “Racing” tab.

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