Exonerated Prez Elects the Winner’s Circle in Ohio

    Exonerated Prez enjoyed a dream trip with Luis Rivera over a sloppy track at Thistledown yesterday, and came away with his third career victory. 

    The 4-year-old Kentucky-bred gelding made it look easy, getting six furlongs in 1:13.48 and paying $8.40. The check for $7,320 inched First Dude’s 2022 progeny earnings closer to $1.8 million as the son of Stephen Got Even shoots for his seventh consecutive season over the $2 million mark.

     Exonerated Prez broke fourth, tracked the leaders from up close down the backstretch, moved three wide on the turn and sprinted effortlessly down the lane to win by two lengths. The gelding bred by Don Dizney has posted two victories and a second in his last four starts.