Day At The Track

Track records toppled on season finale

05:11 PM 04 May 2015 NZST
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Chip’s widow Debby and their children Sam Noble IV, Dan Noble and Meredith Noble Classic Martine won the $86,500 Miami Valley Distaff Yagonnakissmeornot Daniel Dube is presented with an engraved pen
Chip’s widow Debby and their children Sam Noble IV, Dan Noble and Meredith Noble.
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Classic Martine won the $86,500 Miami Valley Distaff
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Yagonnakissmeornot won the $75,000 Chip Noble Memorial in 1:50.3, the fastest mile by a female pacer in Miami Valley history.
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Daniel Dube is presented with an engraved pen commemorating his win in the Chip Noble Memorial. The presentation was made by Chip’s widow Debby and their children Sam Noble IV, Dan Noble and Meredith Noble
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LEBANON, OH. - Grand Circuit harness racing action produced two new track records on closing day of the 2015 meet at Miami Valley Raceway

Reigning Aged Mare Trotter of the Year Classic Martine powered to the fastest trotting mile in the two-year history of Miami Valley, lowering the previous 1:53.3 record established by Maven in the same race-The Miami Valley Distaff--exactly a year ago to 1:52.2, a full second faster.

Despite drawing the outside number nine post position in the $86,500 race, driver Tim Tetrick sent Classic Martine directly on her way immediately reaching the quarter station on top in :27. At that point Tetrick let favored Shake It Cerry (Yannick Gingras) take the lead going to the :56 halfway station. Daylong Miracle (Aaron Merriman) launched a first-over attack just past the half with Charmed Life (Jody Jamieson) in tow. Daylon Miracle had a neck advantage by the three-quarters with Shake It Cerry second, Charmed Life third and Classic Martine fourth.

At the top of the stretch the field fanned out with six mares still within three lengths. Classic Martine had the most trot down the lane, holding off Charmed Life, who was making a strong bid along the pylons on the inside. Daylon Miracle hung on for third.

Off at 15-1 odds, the winner paid a healthy $32.20 and keyed an $81.80 exacta. Chris Oakes trains Classic Martine, who became the sport's newest million dollar earner with the victory.

Yagonnakissmeornot established a new Miami Valley standard for pacing mares with her 1:50.3 triumph in the second annual $75,000 Chip Noble Memorial.

Driver Daniel Dube took full advantage of drawing the innermost post position, going gate to wire to top Table Talk (Jody Jamieson) by a neck with Waasmula (James MacDonald) also lapped on at the finish.

Rene Allard trains Yagonnakissmeornot, who is now just $45,000 of becoming a millionaires.

Off as a lukewarm favorite, the winning six-year-old daughter of The Panderosa returned $5.80 and headed a $72.80 exacta.

Handle on the 89-night Miami Valley meet was up an average of 28% nightly over 2014 figures.

Gregg Keidel

 

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