On Sunday (August 18) Raceway Park hosted eight divisions of Ohio Sires Stake racing action as part of the 12-race program. Freshman Colt and filly trotters and pacers all competed for Ohio Sires Stakes’ third-leg honors.
Filly trotters started the show off right in the opening race of the evening with a track record performance. Turbochargedroxie (-Raffinee Baby- ) broke the track record for two year-old filly trotters when she won by 2 ¼-lengths, stopping the clock at 2:00. The old 2:00.2 record stood for 20 years and was trotted in 1993 by Sayyourprayers and driver . Turbochargedroxie started from post five in the $30,000 first division and was fourth through an opening quarter of :30. She rushed first-over in the second quarter, took the lead and never looked back. She posted the final three fractional times of 1:01.4, 1:31.1 and 2:00. The race was Turbochargedroxie’s fourth lifetime start and second victory. This race represents a new lifetime mark for the winner and increased her bankroll to $25,492. piloted the filly for co-owner/trainer David G. Morgan of Zanesville, Ohio and Deborah Rush of Mount Gilead, Ohio. Finishing behind Turbochargedroxie were Rose Run Princess, Anniesbluejeanbaby, OIM Bad, Emilene’s Future and Mclean. Iron Princess was scratched. Turbochargedroxie returned $4.00 for the win.
Rompaway Galaxy (-Rompaway Wynona-Mr Vic) took the $30,000 first division for two-year old colt Ohio-bred trotters for trainer Krista Williams in the evening’s second race. Rompaway Galaxy began from post one and was third though a :30 opening quarter. He moved to the lead after the quarter and never looked back. He posted times of 1:01.2, 1:31.3 and 2:00.3, easily besting his competition by 6 ¾-lengths. Mike Micallef drove for owner Rompaway Farms LLC of Battle Creek, Michigan. It was the fifth career win for Rompaway Galaxy in six starts and pushed his earnings to $71,550. Completing the race were Hooray For Willie, Fiftyshades Of Nay, Manstreet Willy, Inquiring Andy and Can’tcutthatchip. Rompaway Galaxy was heavily favored and paid $2.40 to win.
Pacers were scheduled next and Paydaze On The Way was the winner in Race 4, capturing $30,000 first division for freshman filly pacers. Dan Noble drove the filly for trainer Diana Riegle and owners Howard Taylor of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Edwin Gold of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, Richard Lombardo of Solon, Ohio and Karen Rose of Leesburg, Ohio. Paydaze On The Way (-Shantytown Girl-Towner’s Big Guy) left from post four and never looked back. She posted fractions of :30, 1:01.3, 1:31 and 1:59.3, winning by one length. The race was the fifth career start for Paydaze On The Way and was her four victory. Finishing in succession after the winner were Lady Julie, Crown Time Keeper, APP Panda, Ataway Samantha and Shakin Friskie. Paydaze On The Way returned $2.20 to win.
Pacers were back in action in the fifth race for the $30,000 first division for colt pacers. Big Bossman (-Lovely American-Matt’s Scooter) led every step through times of :30.2, :59, 1:27.2 and 1:57.2. The gelding is owned by Parent Racing Stable LLC of Holland, Ohio. Trainer called upon Greg Grismore to drive. The race was the third win in six starts for Big Bossman, who now has $34,835 in earnings. Big Bossman was a ½-length winner and was followed home by Dibs, Chance I Might, Led Schneppelin, Upfront Clays Boy and Hawks Cry Hoboken. Big Bossman paid $7.60 to win.
Filly trotters returned for the sixth race. Maes Perfect Storm (Neely Dunn-Salient-Ilooklikemymom) went gate to wire to win the $30,000 second division. The race was Maes Perfect Storm’s seventh lifetime start and second score, bringing her earnings tally to $37,312. Dan Noble piloted the filly for Chagrin Falls, Ohio owner Charles Branthoover and trainer Robert Lippiatt. Noble steered Maes Perfect Storm through fractional times of :30.4, 1:01.3, 131.2 and 2:01.3. Finishing behind Maes Perfect Storm were In The Grippers, Emery Jean, Greased, Sandy’s Wish, Cookie N Ice Cream, Hush Hush Chip and MJ’s Victory Jody. Maes Perfect Storm was and upset winner and returned $24.40 for the win.
Soul Train (-Dances On Air- ) took the $30,000 second division for two-year old colt Ohio-bred trotters for trainer Scott Cox in the evening’s seventh race. Soul Train started from post five and sat fourth through fractional times of :30.4, 1:02.1 and 1:32.4. He made his move in the fourth quarter and drew off by 2 ¾-lenthgs in 2:03. drove for owners Parent Racing Stables LL of Holland, Ohio, Robert Crynick of Strongsville, Ohio and John Novak of Olmstead Township, Ohio. It was the fourth career win in eight starts for Soul Train, who now has earnings of $44,008. Completing the race were Noah Count, Happy Go Jamie, Happy Dance, Zippy Sam and Bradymeister. Soul Train was heavily favored and paid $3.00 to win.
Pacers were scheduled next and Rosy Fire was victorious in the ninth race, capturing $30,000 second division for freshman filly pacers. Kyle Ater drove the filly for trainer Mark Winters Sr. and owners Bret Schwartz of Washington Court House, Ohio, William Bean of Sabina, Ohio and Stephen Montemarano of Sunbury, Ohio. Rosy Fire (Feelin Friskie-Justin Rose Jet-Jet Laag) appeared to be a victim of soft fractions of :29 and 1:00.1. However, Ater tipped the filly and took the lead approaching the 1:28.4 three-quarters, than maintained a 1 ¼-length win in 1:58.2. The race was the eighth career start and third win for Rosy Fire, who now has earnings of $35,457. Finishing in succession after the winner were Lucky L, R Spunky Girl, Friskie Six, Friskie’s Angel, Spiffy Sam and Baby Slider. Rosy Fire returned $7.80 to win.
The final Ohio Sires Stake race of the evening was the tenth race, the $30,000 second division for two year-old colt pacers. Rocket Beau started from post seven and led at virtually every call through fractions of :27.3, :57.4, 1:26.4 and 1:56.4, besting his competition by a neck. Driver Chris Page was victorious with Rocket Beau (Pine Valley-Sunny Sally-Falcon Almahurst) for owners Jennifer and Beau Brown of Upper Sandusky, Ohio and Solon, Ohio owner Richard Lombardo. Brian Brown is the gelding’s trainer. Following Rocket Beau were Friskie Adam, Player’s King, UF Fast Feelin, Two Will Forever, Friskie Shadow and Feel Like Autumn. Rocket Beau returned $6.60 to win.