Blazing Future won the co-featured seventh race trot event on the Thursday night card (July 19) at Scioto Downs. The 3-year-old gelding triumped in 1:57.4 for harness racing driver Dan Noble and trainer Jim Arledge, Jr.
The victory was his third in nine starts this season and brought his seasonal earnings to $15,375 for owners Ronald Bates and Dustin Arledge.
Blazing Future defeated Master's Fly Trap and B Cor Thomas.
In the other co-feature, Fortune Sailor and Jim Dailey trotted to the wire first in 2:00.3 over Heavenly Chip and Jesses Smirk. It was only his second win in 17 starts this year and the upset victory rewarded bettors with a $17.80 payoff. Stephanie Hanood trains and owns the gelding.
a pair of events for 2-year-olds featured some promising freshmen in action over the fast five-eighths-mile oval. Each was contested for a purse of $4,500.ier in the program,
In the opening race of the evening, the rookie lass Artprize () went to the front early and led all the way, stopping the timer in 1:58.4 with her victory.
The filly is trained by Brian Brown and Ryan Stahl was in the sulky as she defeated Latenight Rendevous and Caviart Savannah. Artprize is owned by Jennifer Brown and Gary Cook and paid $24.20 in winning from post eight in her first career start.
The next race was for first-season trotters and Paris Hall got to the wire first by a nose in 2:03.3 for trainer Jim Pollock, Jr. and driver Chris Page.
Thefilly scored over Little King Cole and Double A Hurricane. She paid $6.40 in duplicating Artprize's feat of overcoming post eight. She is owned by Stephen Richard and David Ehrenberg II. It was her first start after two qualifying efforts.
by Dean HOFFMAN