Oaklea Nolan wins the Dream of Glory
|a 22,000 dollar yearling is the 2005 Dream of Glory Champion
|Wendell Waples of Hepworth owns and trains the horse but gave credit to his wife after capturing the
2005 Dream of Glory. Waples says all the credit goes to his wife, for her work and support.
As for the Trip, Waples said it was perfect, and repeated the same for the work of horseman Jim
McClure in the sulky. Oaklea Nolan drew post 2, and got away second to Rail sitter Zorgwijk Fortunate.
McClure showed patience sitting behind the David Boughton guided leader through quarters of 28.4,
a half in :59, and a 1:28 and 3, 3rd quarter before challenging Zorwijk Fortunate down the lane.
In the end, the 3 year old son of Balanced Image showed he doesn't like to lose winning his 5th race
in a row by a neck in 1:58 and 4. Oaklea Nolan was 1 of 2 supplemented horse's into the final, which helped increase the final purse to a record 85,000 dollars. With the victory, Oaklea Nolan increase's his bankroll to 62,000 dollars. Gresta Farms of Hanover owned Draven finished 3rd, while Victory Balance, owned by Bill Thompson of Markdale finished 4th.