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Grove City, OH - Charming Nancy made it four for four as she rolled to victory in the fourth leg of Buckeye Stallion Series for two-year-old harness racing filly trotters Thursday night at Eldorado Scioto Downs. Aaron Merriman drove the Chris Beaver trained filly to a wire-to-wire victory in 1:58.2. The Uncle Peter-Caviar Forthe Lady filly edged Bathsheba AS and Dan Noble by a half a length, while Rose Run Why Not was third for Anthony MacDonald. Charming Nancy is owned by Beaver, Joe Sbrocco, Mary McLoughlin and Michael Carter. She returned $9.80 to win. Sandy Beatty guided Forceful Power to a 1:57.1 win to go two for two in BSS action. The Triumphant Caviar-Rose Power filly is owned by Stephen Sexton and paid $15.60. Forceful Power left from post one, but got away sixth, started the chase going to the half before moving three-wide at the three quarters to score by 4-1/4 lengths. Chip It In with Trevor Smith was second, while Kurt Sugg took third with Jogging Sweets. Shenzi AS got the maiden victory with a win in 1:58.4 for Dan Noble and Annette Lorentzon. The filly is by Lionhunter out of Pandora AS and owned by ACL Stuteri AB. Shenzi As left from post four and got away second, was shuffled to fourth before charging home a winner by¾ lengths over Margaret River and Tyler Smith. Elegant Gigi with Chris Page finishing third. The winner returned $8.60 to win. The final leg of the two-year-old filly trot will be held at the Delaware County Fair on Tuesday, September 22, with a 1 PM post time. by Roger Huston, for the OHHA

Merry Ann, the 8-5 favorite, captured the $300,000 Ohio Sires Stakes Championship for 2-year-old trotting fillies with a front-stepping 1:57 effort for harness racing driver Chris Page and trainer Ron Burke.   The daughter of Southwind Spirit-Witty Girl-SJ’s Photo held off the late charging 3-1 Celebrate With Me (Kurt Sugg), while 28-1 My Jazz (Anthony MacDonald) was third. Bred by Knox Services, Merry Ann is owned by Burke Racing Stable, Knox Services and Weaver Bruscemi. Merry Ann now has $245,200 in career earnings.  Summer Touch, the 1-5 favorite, continued her win streak by taking her fifth straight triumph in the $300,000 Ohio Sires Stakes Championship for 2-year-old pacing fillies in 1:52.3.  The homebred daughter of Well Said-Real Touch-Real Desire is trained by Ronnie Burke for Burke Racing Stable, Knox Services, Slaughter Racing and Weaver Bruscemi and was driven by Chris Page. Rainy Day Chic (12-1) was second for Brett Miller with Leave Her Wild (11-1) was third with Mike Wilder driving. The victory uppsed Summer Touch’s lifetime bankroll to $255,000.  Driver Tyler Smith piloted 12-1 Penpaperpaige to an upset victory over 7-5 Artful Dancer (Danny Noble) in the $300,000 Ohio Sires Stakes Championship for 3-year-old pacing fillies in a new career mark of 1:52.1.  The daughter of Pet Rock-Park Lane Paige-Art Major is owned and was bred by Shirley LeVin of Barrington Hills, IL and is conditioned by Jeff Smith.  Rockngo BB (George Brennan) was a strong third at 48-1 odds.  The win pushed Penpaperpaige’s career earning to $273,026.  Trainer Chris Beaver harnessed 6-1 Perron (Ronnie Wrenn, Jr.) to capture the $300,000 Ohio Sires Stake Championship for a 2-year-old colt trotters, as well as the third place finisher 74-1 Tango With Me (Peter Wrenn) and 14-1 fourth-place finisher 14-1 Panzano (Chris Page). Street Gossip was second at 9-1 for driver Brett Miller. Perron The winning time of 1:58 was a new career clocking for the brown homebred colt by My MVP-Long Island Tea-Credit Winner and pushed his lifetime earnings to $198,300 for owners Steve Stewart, D. Wright, G. Wilcoxen and K. Doherty.  Even money favorite Guinevere Hall kept her unblemished seasonal record intact by capturing the $300,000 Ohio Sires Stakes Championship for 3-year-old trotting fillies.  The daughter of Cash Hall-Garbo Hill-Lindy Lane stopped the clock in 1:53.1—just a tick off the track record for driver Peter Wrenn and trainer Melanie Wrenn.  Guinevere Hall—who was bred by Alan Leavitt and is owned by the M T Pockets Stables & David McDuffee—now has $415,081 in her career coffers.   Guinevere Hall She is seven for seven this year with ten wins in 17 starts lifetime.   A Fancy Face was second at 8-5 for Chris Page while 23-1 Robin Banks got up for third with Kurt Sugg driving.   Charlie May (Brett Miller), the 9-5 choice, bested 3-5 rival Heart Of Chewbacca (Danny Noble) in late stretch to prevail in the $300,0000 Ohio Sires Stakes Championship for 2-year-old pacing colts.  His time of 1:50.2 was a new track record and a national season’s record for freshmen pacing geldings on a five-eights mile track.  Trained by Steve Carter, the altered brown son of McArdle-Stipple Hanover-Western Hanover notched his fifth win in seven starts for breeder-owner Don Tiger of Cannonsburg, PA.   Laughagain Hanover was third for David Miller at 8-1 odds. Charlie May now has $295,181 in lifetime earnings and has five wins in seven career starts.  Brett Miller gave 1-5 Action Uncle a perfect steer to capture the $300,000 Ohio Sires Stakes Championship for 3-year-old colt trotters in 1:53.  Trained by Virgil Morgan, Jr., the son of Uncle Peter-Action-broadway-Broadway Hall picked up his seventh win of the year for Carl Howard, Joyce McClelland and Larry Wills.  Bred by Kenneth Sommer, Action Uncle upped his career earnings to $545,825, with his tenth lifetime victory in 14 starts. Wading Boots, at 14-1 was second for David Miller while 7-2 It’s Academic got up for third with Chris Page in the bike.  Sandra Burnett’s homebred Ocean Rock, the 1-5 favorite, demolished his rivals in the $300,000 Ohio Sires Stakes Championship for 3-year-old colt pacers, stopping the timer in a blistering 1:49.4.  Danny Noble was in the sulky behind the gelded son of Rockin Amadeus-Ocean Pearl-On The Attack for trainer Christi Noble as he captured his tenth career start and his fifth seasonal effort.   Ocean Rock Elver Hanover (5-1) with Chris Page was second and 55-1 Gray Dragon was third for Brett Miller. Ocean Rock now has $495,677 in his career bank account. Ohio Sires Stakes Veteran Championships for 4-year-olds and up will be held on Friday, Oct. 16 at Dayton Raceway and Ohio Sires Stakes consolations for 2- & 3-year-olds will be held on Saturday, Oct. 17 at Northfield Park.     by Kimberly Rinker, Ohio Standardbred Development Fund Administrator

Eight $300,000 Ohio Sires Stakes Championships for 2- and 3-year-old harness racing pacers and trotters of both genders will be contested on Sunday night, Sept. 6 at Scioto Downs. Horses are eligible to the Ohio Sires Stakes (OSS) if their sires are registered with the Ohio State Racing Commission (OSRC) during their year of conception. Breeders, as well as farm and stallion owners make a significant investment into the state via broodmare boarding and routine veterinary care and carry that forward as a youngster is conditioned by trainers to make their foray into the Ohio racing ranks. Among the 36 trotters that will compete in four OSS Championships, six have been sired by Uncle Peter and four each were sired by Cash Hall and My MVP. Stallions represented by three foals each include Coraggioso and Triumphant Caviar, while those represented by two foals each are Break The Bank K, Deep Chip, Manofmanymissions, Southwind Spirit and Wishing Stone. The stallions And Away We Go, Dejarmbro, Dontyouforgetit, Full Count, Knight Of Intrigue and Stormin Normand are each represented by one foal each. Four fields of pacers, consisting of 34 side-winding youngsters, find that Well Said, with five foals and Pet Rock, with four foals, are the most prolific Championship producing stallions this year. Racing Hill and Rockin Amadeus are represented by three foals each, while the stallions Big Bad John, Dragon Again, McArdle, and Yankee Cruiser have two foals each competing. Stallions with one foal in these Championships include Arthur Blue Chip, Bring On The Beach, Domethatagain, Manhart, Mr Apples, Mr Wiggles, Nob Hill High, The Panderosa, Western Vintage and Yankee Cruiser. Among the trainers, Ronnie Burke will be harnessing 13 youngsters in these OSS contests, while Chris Beaver will bridle up seven. Conditioners Brian Brown and Virgil Morgan, Jr., have four horses each competing. All four of these trainers have won the Kaltenbach Award--the leading trainer of OSS winners in a given season-- in the past. Among breeders of OSS Championship contenders, Hanover Shoe Farm is represented by seven foals, while Spring Haven Farm has four foals in these contests, with Gbw Breeding Farms, Inc and Midland Acres are both listed as the breeders on three foals each. by Kimberly Rinker, Ohio Standardbred Development Fund Administrator

Columbus, Ohio--Outstanding rock and soul artist, James Brown, chirped in one of his top-ten charters "It's a man's world, but its nothing without a woman or a girl" and Gregg Keidel surely concurs after he guided Matteriel to an easy 1:55.4 victory in a leg of the Great Lakes Amateur Driving Association's at Scoto Downs on Friday evening, September 4 turning back five others of whom four were members of the gentle sex. Knowing he had the best in the race Keidel, sent his charge to the front but his competitors played hardball. Alisha Binkley, up behind the second choice, Cantab Lindy, did her best and kept Keidel's 1-5 shot on the limb as the fractional times flashed :27.4-56:4 and 1:25.3 as the two trotters raced head to head throughout and it wasn't until the six- horse field passed the third stanza that Matteriel took command, albeit by just a nose. Kiara Morgan chased the leaders with Atlas Peak and was within striking at the the head of the lane but the top prize in the $9000 contest was going to go to "Fast Greggy" and odds-on favorite, Matteriel as they crossed the finish line in 1:55.4, two lengths ahead of Cantab Lindy. Atlas Peak garnered the show dough. For Kiedel, who's done about everything in the sport, it was his first seasonal triumph and the l07th in his career. Matteriel, a 4-year-old Explosive Matter mare scored her 4th seasonal triumph. She's owned by Burke Racing Stable and Weaver Bruscemi and trained by Ron Burke. The next event in the Great Lakes Amateur Driving Series will be on Sunday (Sept 9) at Northfield Park by John Manzi, for the Great Lake Amateur Drivers Ass'n  

Randy & Kim Haines are having the time of their lives. The husband and wife harness racing team are uber-psyched for the Ohio Sires Stakes Championships on Sunday night, Sept. 6 at Scioto Downs. The Haines, who own and operate Cool Winds Farm in Lima, Ohio, are giddy with anticipation as 12 of the starters in these OSS Championships are progeny of Ohio-registered stallions standing or who have stood at their farm. The Haines met while both were pursuing degrees in equine reproduction at The Ohio State University and married in 1993 after graduation. In 2002, the couple established Cool Winds Farm on 130 acres in Lima. Besides foaling, breeding and reproduction facilities, the picturesque facility includes more than 100 acres of prime Ohio pastureland. "We worked for Dr. Steiner at Steiner Stock Farm for ten years before we started our own farm," Kim explained. "It's taken a while and we don't always have the top stallions in the state, but we try to get the best quality of horse we can and take care of them well. I think our diligence and hard work paid off this year." Now 18 years later, they are witnessing the fruits of their labors. "We have foals in every Championship except for the 3-year-old filly pace and 3-year-old colt trot, "Kim added. "So that's pretty exciting." Seven, Ohio-registered stallions currently stand at Cool Winds Farm and three of those have foals who will go postward in the OSS Championships, including Bring On The Beach, Coraggioso and Rockin Amadeus. Two former Cool Winds stallions, Cash Hall (who died in 2019) and Arthur Blue Chip (exported to Canada) also have progeny in these events. Rockin Amadeus p,4,1:48.4f ($728,392) has produced 74 starters to date who have earned $1,532,777, with 21 foals clocked in 1:55 or faster. Now standing his sixth year, he is represented by 3-5 morning line favorite Ocean Rock p, 3, 1:48.4f ($345,677) in the $300,000 Ohio Sires Stakes 3-Year-Old Colt Pace Championship (Race 10). Ocean Rock is both Rockin Amadeus' fastest and highest-earning performer to date and will leave from post four with Danny Noble driving for trainer Christi Noble and owner-breeder Sandra Burnett of Wilmington, Ohio. Ocean Rock captured Leg 3 of the series in a blistering 1:48.4 world and track-record setting performance. Another Rockin Amadeus son, Worthabuck, starts in this same Championship for trainer-breeder Jason Elser of Montpelier, Ohio, who owns the bay gelding in partnership with Rodney Bingman of Fayette, Ohio. A winner of $43,328 lifetime, Worthabuck starts from the rail with Josh Sutton driving. He garnered two solid checks in OSS Legs 3 and 4. Rainy Day Chic, a daughter of Rockin Amadeus, starts from post six in the $300,000 Ohio Sires Stakes 2-Year-Old Fill Pace (Race 4) for breeder-owner Marjorie Polhamus of Ludlow Falls, Ohio. Trained by Dan O'Mara and driven by Brett Miller, this bay filly has career earnings of $58,900 from four wins, two seconds and a third in seven starts. Rainy Day Chic captured OSS Leg 2 in 1:54.1 and was second in Legs 3 and 4. "Both Rockin Amadeus and Bring On The Beach are both easy to collect, very fertile and well-mannered; everything you'd like to have in stallions as far as a breeder goes," Randy said. "I think a lot of people tend to forget that Bring On The Beach was the only horse to beat Captain Treacherous as a 2-year-old, when he won the Breeders Crown." Cool Winds Farm stallion Bring On The Beach p, 3, 1:53s ($12,001) is now standing his fourth year in Ohio, and has produced light foal crops with 19 starters who have earned $234,838, with four timed in 1:55 or better. This Ohio-registered stallion has a standout in the sophomore pacer Heart Of Chewbacca, who will start from post three in the $300,000 Ohio Sires Stakes 2-Year-Old Colt Pace Championship (Race 8) for driver Danny Noble, trainer Ronnie Burke and owners Dennis Owens of Hamilton, Ohio and Norman Rae Racing LLC, of Xenia, Ohio. This coal black youngster captured OSS Leg 3 in 1:51.1 and OSS Leg 4 in 1:51.2 for these connections and has four wins and a second in five career starts, with $89,375 in career earnings. Bred by Spring Haven Farm, Heart of Chewbacca been listed as the even-money (1-1) favorite in this event. Coraggioso 5, 1:52.4 ($677,398), standing his fourth year at Cool Winds Farm, is represented by three contenders on Ohio Sires Stakes Championship night. From 13 starters, with two timed in 2:00 or faster, his progeny have earned $288,285 to date. His fastest and richest performer, Lima Gold 2, 1:57h ($108,562) heads up the $300,000 Ohio Sires Stakes 3-Year-Old Filly Trot Championship (Race 7) from the rail for trainer Chris Beaver, driver Danny Noble and the Spaaaartners, of Ballston Spa, New York. Lima Gold has two wins, four seconds, and a trio of thirds in 15 tries and has never missed a check in her OSS events. Panzano, a freshman son of Coraggioso, leaves from post five in the $300,000 Ohio Sires Stakes 2-Year-Old Colt Trot Championship (Race 6) with Chris Page driving for trainer Chris Beaver and Spaaaartners. Panzano is listed as 8-1 in the morning line, with his lone triumph in five starts coming in OSS Leg 3, timed in 1:58.3 at Northfield Park. This bay gelding, who was bred by Christopher Coyle of North Carolina, has career earnings of $48,520. The Coraggioso distaff Incomeorexpenses will leave from post two in the $300,000 Ohio Sires Stakes 2-Year-Old Filly Trot Championship (Race 3) with Tyler Smith driving for trainer Todd Luther and Black Magic Racing of New Albany, Ohio. Bred by Cool Winds Farm, this bay filly has two wins and three seconds in eight starts with $27,777 in her career coffers and was a solid second in OSS Leg 1 and OSS Leg 4. Arthur Blue Chip stood at Cool Winds Farm during the 2017 and 2018 seasons before being exported to Canada. This former Ohio-registered stallion is represented by Lady Arthur in the $300,000 Ohio Sires Stakes 2-Year-Old Filly Pace Championship (Race 4), leaving from post seven with Ronnie Wrenn, Jr. driving. This homebred bay filly is owned and trained by Dr. Ian Moore for the R.G. McGroup LTD and Serge Savard of Canada and has career earnings of $56,188. Lady Arthur captured OSS Leg 1 in 1:53.2 and was third in Leg 2 and fourth in Leg 4. The ill-fated stallion Cash Hall, who stood at Cool Winds Farm, sadly died in 2019, but his legacy carries on in his foals, four of whom are competing in Sunday's OSS Championships. Before his passing, Cash Hall produced 344 starters, with 173 clocked in 2:00 or better and 52 timed in 1:55 or faster with $29,119,269 in foal earnings. Cash Hall is represented by the undefeated Guinevere Hall in the $300,000 Ohio Sires Stakes 3-year-Old Filly Trot Championship (Race 7). Despite being saddled with post eight, Guinevere Hall has been made the 1-1 morning line favorite in the field of nine. Bred by Alan Leavitt, this filly captured all four OSS Legs, in 1:55; 1:54.1, 1:53 and 1:53 for owners M T Pockets Stables and David McDuffee of Pompano and Delray Beach, Florida. Trained by Melanie Wrenn, Guinevere Hall has $265,081 in earnings from nine wins in 16 starts and will have Peter Wrenn in the sulky. Competing in this same Championship is another Chris Beaver-conditioned Cash Hall daughter, Delovely Hall, the 8-1 morning line choice from post four. Owned by Renee Bercury of Slippery Rock, PA, Delovely Hall picked up solid checks in her OSS contests and sports a bankroll of $118,223. She was bred by Walnut Hall, Henry Stable and DJ McCann. Ciao Baby Hall, another Cash Hall distaff, leaves from post four for driver Aaron Merriman in the $300,000 Ohio Sires Stakes 2-Year-Old Filly Trot Championship (Race 3). Bred by Alan Leavitt, the Robert McIntosh-trained lass has amassed $31,757 to date and seeks her first career triumph in this Championship. Owned by Robert McIntosh Stables, Dave Boyle, and Mardon Stables of Canada, Ciao Baby Hall has been installed at morning line odds of 6-1. Street Gossip is a son of Cash Hall who leaves from post eight for driver Brett Miller in the $300,000 Ohio Sires Stakes 2-Year-Old Colt Championship (Race 6) as the 7-2 choice. This bay gelding, who was bred by the Morrisville College, has career earnings of $69,714 from three wins, one second and two thirds in six starts for owners Carl Howard of Powell, Ohio and the Jesmeral Stable of Scarsdale, New York. Street Gossip is the OSS divisional leader with triumphs in Leg 2 (1:57) and Leg 4 (1:58.1) for trainer Virgil Morgan, Jr. "The best part of the Ohio program is the Ohio Sires Stakes, it's the tops," Randy stressed. "I honestly believe that Ohio is the best place to race in the country right now. We have three levels to race at, along with the county fairs. There's something for everyone in Ohio." by Kimberly Rinker, Ohio Standardbred Development Fund Administrator

Grove City, OH - The Ohio Harness Horsemen's Association (OHHA) will host "Super Sunday at Scioto" presented by the Galbreath Equine Center at The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center on September 6, from Eldorado Scioto Downs on Facebook live. Post Time is at 6:00 p.m. and the livestream event will begin at 6:30 p.m. and includes harness racing  coverage of the Ohio Sire Stakes Finals and the #SendItIn Invitationals. Hosted by OHHA Brand Ambassador Roger Huston and harness racing expert Allison Conte, "Super Sunday at Scioto" will include live coverage of the eight divisions of the Ohio Sire Stakes Finals, two divisions of the #SendItIn Invitational and two open pacing events. The purses for the entire Sunday night card at Eldorado Scioto Downs will be $2,782,000. Super Sunday at Scioto Downs will include interviews with drivers, trainers, and owners as well as analysis of the races. Super Sunday at Scioto Downs is sponsored by Big Dee's Tack and Vet Supply, Cool Winds Farms, Kim Hill Real Estate and Midland Acres. As part of Super Sunday at Scioto, race fans can compete against Roger "The Voice" Huston and Pacey "The Wiz" Mindlin in picking the winners of the eight OSS races and the #SendItIn Invitationals. For more information, fans can visit the OHHA Facebook page for entry details. OHHA Outreach and Public Relations Coordinator Frank Fraas says this the third major racing Facebook live presentation by the Ohio Harness Horsemen's Association. "This is another event that allows us to feature racing in Ohio. We are continuing to find ways to deliver our racing product to fans that might not feel comfortable attending races in person during the Covid-19 pandemic. Large events like this and our continued coverage of racing from the county fairs gives us the opportunity to highlight racing in the Buckeye state and reach new fans." by Frank Fraas, for the OHHA  

Grove City, OH - Eldorado Scioto Downs hosted the fourth leg of the 3-year-old colt pacers in the Buckeye Stallion Series Saturday night.  The harness racing program featured four divisions, with a $17,500 purse in each.  Snowmoon picked up his third BSS win of the year, while Ubuntu scored for his second series win. Snowmoon, the Mr Wiggles out of Milky Way Hanover gelding, left from post five and went wire to wire to win by a length for Tyler Smith and owner-trainer Jessica Smith in 1:53.3.  Elite Machine with Brady Brown finished second while Mingo Joel driven by Jeremy Smith was third.  Snowmoon is now 7 of 12 this season. Ubuntu, with Dan Noble for Christi Noble, picked up his 2nd win of the series going right to the top from post one to win by a nose over the fast closing Wigglemejigglme and Chris Page.  Aim For Glory with Brett Miller finished third. Ubuntu, the gelded son of Pet Rock, is owned by Norman Rae Racing and picked up his sixth win in eleven starts this season. Epic Ace came home the fastest with a 1:51.4 effort with Chris Page for Mike Polhamus and owners Constance Polhamus, Matthew Newberry, and Pamela Horvath. The Western Vintage-Golden Ace gelding got his first win of the season winning by four lengths over Danearys Dream with Dan Noble, while Isowantapetrock handled by Dexter Dunn finished third. Page picked up his second winning drive of the night with Opportune Hanover.  Page guided the Ron Burke trained Dragon Again gelding to his first BSS win in 1:53.4.  Opportune Hanover is owned by Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi and J&T Silva-Purnel & Libby. Bargain Shopper with Dan Noble was second and My Name Is Harry finished third for Austin Hanners. By Roger Huston

Grove City, OH - The Buckeye Stallion Series for harness racing three-year-old colt trotters were in action at Eldorado Scioto Downs Tuesday night with three divisions each going for a purse of $17,500. Exhibit Class by Triumphant Caviar out of Classic Blaze got his second win of the series in a lifetime mark 1:56.1. Driver Josh Sutton left from post six getting away third, going first up and grabbing the lead at the ¾ pole and hung tough to win by a half-length. Sean Smithpeters trains for owner Marion Beachy. The winner returned $19.40. Mission Voyage with Jeremy Smith was second and Big Box Hanover with Jeff Nisonger finished third. The fastest time in the BSS was turned in by Holton with trainer-driver Kayne Kauffman for owner Douglas Millard in 1:55. The Dontyouforgetit-Mama's Broken Heart gelding got away third from post one and was out and moving at the half to win by 5-1/2 lengths paying $11.00 to win. Ryan Stahl finished second with Rose Run Victor while Elliott Deaton got third with Look In My Eyes. Sandy Beatty trained and drove the other winner, B Nicking in 1:55.1 a lifetime mark. The gelding is by Wishing Stone out of B Nicki is owned by Ben Robards. Beatty took the overland trip from post four finally grabbing the lead at the top of the stretch and winning by a half-length. The winner paid $19.60 as Enforcing The Law with Ryan Stahl was second and Rose Run Vindicate was third for Chris Page. The Buckeye Stallion Series continues Saturday night, August 29, at Eldorado Scioto Downs for the fourth leg of the three-year-old colt pace. By Roger Huston

Celebrate With Me captured the first of three $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes for harness racing 2-year-old trotting fillies in the final leg of the four-leg series, on Aug. 21 at Scioto Downs. The daughter of Full Count-Glisten Hanover-Andover Hall scored the victory in a career best 1:56.2 with Kurt Sugg driving for trainer and owner Marty Wollam and Toni Dean. The victory pushed Celebrate With Me's bankroll to $78,622. Bred by Marvin Raber, this coal black filly also took Leg Two in 1:56.4, and she was the 3-5 favorite in this fourth leg. Katies Lucky Day was second at 21-1 for Trevor Smith, while 7-1 Imalovelylady was third with Anthony MacDonald at the controls. Herculisa cruised to a new track record and lifetime mark of 1:55.1 in the second OSS contest for 2-year-old trotting fillies with Brett Miller at the lines in a front-stepping performance. Bred by Joe McLead, Billy Walters and Up Front Racing the My MVP-Herculotte Hanover-Andover Hall lass notched her fifth straight triumph in as many career starts as the 1-9 favorite and upped her earnings to $81,812 for the Jesmeral Stable of Scarsdale, NY. Ciao Baby Hall was brought up for second at 11-1 by Aaron Merriman while 21-1 Rose Run Whitney was third for Chris Page. Herculisa 1-9 Favorite Merry Ann picked up the final OSS contest easily with a front-end 1:58 victory. Steered by Chris Page for trainer Ronnie Burke and owners Burke Racing, Knox Services and Weaver Bruscemi, the daughter of Southwind Spirit-Witty Girl-SJ's Photo notched her fourth wins of the year in six starts and now has career earnings of $95,200. This homebred finished well in front of 48-1 longshot Incomeorexpenses (Tyler Smith) with 6-1 My Jazz (Anthony MacDonald) third. Winning Ticket captured his second OSS Leg (he won Leg Two in 1:57.1) by taking the first of two $50,000 divisions in a new lifetime and track record clocking of 1:55.3 for driver Aaron Merriman. The son of Triumphant Caviar-Lotto Winner-Credit Winner is trained by Chris Beaver for owners Beaver, Steve Zeehandelar, T. Homan and J. Burnett. This triumph was his third in five starts and pushed his career earnings to $65,000. Winning Ticket left the gate as the 1-2 favorite, followed by 9-2 Triple M Storm (Dan Noble) and 8-1 Panzano (Ronnie Wrenn, Jr.). Winning Ticket Street Gossip captured the second OSS Leg for freshman trotting colts in 1:58.1 with Brett Miller at the lines. Virgil Morgan, Jr., conditions the son of Cash hall-The Young Princess-Yankee Glide for owners Carl Howard and the Jesmeral Stable. Street Gossip, who was bred by Morrisville College, now has $69,714 in career earnings from his three wins in six starts. This bay gelding left the gate as the even money favorite, and bested rivals 6-5 Replica Hanover (Tyler Smith) and 10-1 third-place finisher Rose Run Wilson (Mike Wilder). Street Gossip   Kimberly Rinker Ohio Sires Stakes OSDF Administrator

Freshman trotting colts and fillies are set to wage war in five Ohio Sires Stakes harness racing divisions on Friday night, August 21 at Scioto Downs. First race post time is 6:30 pm, ET. Ohio-registered stallions represented in these five divisions include seven by Uncle Peter, six each by My MVP and Triumphant Caviar and four by Cash Hall. Break The Bank K, Coraggioso, Deep Chip and Southwind Spirit are each represented by two foals each while the stallions And Away We Go, Broadway Hall, Dontyouforgetit, Full Count, Southwind Spirit, Spring Goal, Stormin Normand, Winning Fireworks and Wishing Stone are all represented by one foal each. A total of 39 trotters will vie in OSS events; 23 trotting fillies and 16 trotting colts. The trio of $40,000 races for 2-year-old trotting fillies includes OSS divisional leader Herculisa, who captured all three previous OSS legs in 1:58.1, 1:56.2 and 1:56.1 for the Jesmeral Stable and trainer Virgil Morgan, Jr. This undefeated, four-time winning daughter of My MVP with earnings of $61,812 leaves from post four in Race Two with Brett Miller at the lines. Merry Ann, a daughter of My MVP, leaves from post five in Race 11 for driver Chris Page and trainer Ronnie Burke. Merry Ann, who is second in the OSS standings, captured OSS Legs Two and Three in 1:57.4 and 1:56 for owners Burke Racing, Knox Services and Weaver Bruscemi. This homebred has $75,200 in earnings from three wins and two seconds in five starts. Third in the OSS standings, Swizzle Hanover, starts from post five in Race One for driver Mike Wilder and trainer-owner Randy Bendis and co-owner Reed Broadway. The daughter of Uncle Peter captured Legs One and Two in 1:57.1 and 1:57.4 and has career earnings of $51,575 from two wins and a second in four tries. Celebrate With Me, fourth in the standings, starts from post six in Race One with Kurt Sugg driving for trainer Marty Wollam and co-owner Toni Dean. The Full Count filly, who was bred by Marvin Raber, captured Leg Two in 1:56.4 and sports a bankroll of $58,622 from two wins, a second and two thirds in five starts. A Doll Face, fifth in the standings, starts from post seven in Race Two for driver-trainer Kayne Kauffman and owner Doug Millard. Bred by Spring haven Farm, the Dontyouforgetit distaff captured Leg One in 1:59.4 and has $33,704 in earnings from four starts, with a win and a second to her credit. Sitting sixth in the standings is My Jazz, who captured Leg Three in 1:57.1. for trainer Jason McGinnis and Thestable My Jazz Group. The bay daughter by My MVP has $50,300 in lifetime earnings from two wins and a third in five starts and leaves from post six in Race 11 for driver Anthony McDonald. More Spirit, eighth in the standings, has Danny Noble driving from post eight in Race 11 for trainer Charlie Myrick. Owned by the Second Chance Stable, More Spirit is a bay lass by Southwind Spirit who took Leg One in 1:59.3. Bred by Dublin Valley Farm, this filly has amassed $24,800 thus far in her career. In the two $50,000 OSS divisions for trotting colts, Fire Cross, second in the standings, vies from post six in Race Six for driver Chris Lems and trainer Ryan Miller. This gelded son of Triumphant Caviar captured Leg Three in 1:58.1 for owners Miller, Horseplay Racing, Hayes and Darmofal and has $43,480 in his coffers. Street Gossip, third in the standings, took Leg Two in 1:57 for Carl Howard and the Jesmeral Stable. Trained by Virgil Morgan, Jr., the Cash Hall gelding has posted two wins, a second and two thirds in five starts with $44,714 in earnings and leaves from post seven in Race Ten with Brett Miller at the controls. Panzano, fourth in the OSS standings, notched his OSS victory in Leg Three, timed in 1:58.3 for the Spaaartners and trainer Chris Beaver. Ronnie Wrenn, Jr., drives the Coraggioso youngster from post seven in Race Six. Panzano has career earnings of $42,520. Trainer Chris Beaver harnesses Winning Ticket from post five in Race Six for owners Beaver, Zeehandelar, Homan and Burnett. This Triumphant Caviar colt captured Leg Two in 1:57.1 and has $43,000 in earnings from two wins in four starts. Aaron Merriman is slated to drive Winning Ticket, who is sixth in the OSS standings. Shouldaknownbetter, seventh in the standings, leaves from post eight in Race Six for driver Brett Miller and trainer Brett Davis. Owned by Shane Arsenault, the gelded son of Deep Chip took Leg One in 1:58.2 and has $26,398 in earnings from two wins and a second in six starts. by Kimberly Rinker, Ohio Standardbred Development Administrator

The undefeated Guinevere Hall kept her unblemished 2020 record intact and scored a new Scioto Downs track record of 1:53 in the first of two $50,000 Ohio Sires Stakes for 3-year-old trotting fillies on Friday night, Aug. 14. The daughter of Cash Hall was driven by Peter Wrenn for trainer Melanie Wrenn and is owned by the MT Pockets Stables of Pompano Beach, FL and David McDufee of Delray Beach, FL. This bay filly has scored triumphs in all four OSS legs. Bred by Alan J. Leavitt of Kentucky, Guinevere Hall is the seventh foal out of the unraced Lindy Lane mare Garbo Hall and has a half-brother in the Conway Hall gelding Godspell Hall 1:55.4 ($38,301). Her career earnings now stand at $255,081 from eight wins in 15 career starts, with five of those triumphs coming in 2020. Guinevere Hall left the gate at odds of 1-2 from post six and bested 5-2 rival Kikimora (Mike Wilder) by a nose with 5-1 Lights Down Low (Tyler Smith) notching show honors. A Fancy Face proved uber-fancy as she trotted to a 1:53.4 victory in the second OSS contest. Driven by Chris Page for trainer Ronnie Burke, the daughter of MY MVP left the gate as the 1-9 choice, besting 15-1 Lima Gold (Danny Noble) and the hard-trying 5-1 Globetrotting (Anthony MacDonald). Owned by Burke Racing Stable, Hatfield Stables, J&T Silva-Purnel&Libby and Weaver Bruscemi, A Fancy Face pushed her lifetime earnings to $100,825 with this win, the fourth of her career in seven starts. Bred by Spring Haven Farm, A Fancy Face is the first foal out of the unraced Muscle Massive mare Alliomi, and is a half-sister to the Ohio Sires Stakes winning 2-year-old filly A Doll Face (by Dontyouforgetit) 2, 1:59.4h ($33,704). by Kimberly Rinker, Ohio Standardbred Development Administrator  

A quartet of $50,000 fourth leg Ohio Sires Stakes harness racing divisions on Saturday, Aug. 15 at Northfield Park will determine the Championship fields for Super Night, set for Sept. 5 at Scioto Downs. Thirteen sophomore trotting colts will line up behind the Northfield Park starting gate while two six-horse fields of 3-year-old pacing fillies vie in the fourth round of the OSS series. Of the 13 trotters going postward, four are by Ohio-registered sire Uncle Peter and two each are by Break The Bank K and Triumphant Caviar. Stallions represented by one foal each in these contests include Dejarmbro, Full Count, Manofmanymissions, Winning Fireworks and Wishing Stone. In the first division (Race One) Doubleyellowline looks like the one to beat, leaving from post two with Danny Noble driving for trainer Bob Stewart and owners Norman Rae Racing and Deborah Noble of Xenia, Ohio. This gelded son of Uncle Peter has finished third twice in two previous OSS legs and owns a mark of 1:53.3 taken in a Scioto overnight. Bred by Franklin Farms, Doubleyellowline has $72,896 in career earnings and is the second foal out of the unraced Glidemaster mare Lady Glider, with a half-sister in Shezajarm (by Dejarmbro) 2, 2:15h ($13,786). Doubleyellowline currently sits sixth in the OSS standings. The second division (Race 11) bares watching as it pits the undefeated Action Uncle (post one, Brett Miller) against two-time OSS winner Yanks Dugout (post four, Kurt Sugg). The former is a son of Uncle Peter who has swept all three legs of this OSS division, and currently sits atop the OSS standings for owners Carl Howard, Joyce McClelland and Larry Wills. Trained by Virgil Morgan, Jr., Action Uncle has amassed $367,075 in career earnings. He is the first foal out of the Broadway Hall mare Action-Broadway 5, 1:52.3 ($1,102,073). The latter is a son of Triumpant Caviar, out of the Muscles Yankee mare Yansky who is trained by Edward Miller and has earned $89,973 for owners Ivan and Duke Sugg. Yanks Dugout, who is second in the OSS standings in this division, is the fourth foal out of his dam Yansky 3, 1:57f ($122,127) with half-siblings in Yanks Ball Girl (by Majestic Son) 4, 1:57f ($60,722) and Fashion Can Do It (by Cantab Hall) 3, 1:58.1f ($30,030). Twelve sophomore pacing fillies vie in two divisions with five of these distaffs sired by Pet Rock, while the following stallions are represented by one foal each: Big Bad John, Dragon Again, Feelin Friskie, McArdle, Mister big, Western Vintage and Yankee Cruiser. In the first division (Race 2) two-time OSS winner and divisional leader PJ's Legacy leaves from post five with Ryan Stahl handling the lines for trainer Brian Brown. This daughter of Big Bad John captured OSS leg one in 1:52, with a 1:51.3 score at Northfield in Leg Two. The winner of $180,923 lifetime is owned by Jennifer Brown, Hutchison Harness, J. Ridder and M. Kantrowitz. Bred by Walter S. Fister of Kentucky, PJ's Legacy is out of the Jenna's Beach Boy mare Walstan's Lady p, 3, Q1:54.4f ($29,317). Also vying in this same division is McMarkle Sparkle (fourth in the standings), an OSS Leg One winner in 1:50.1 for trainer Jim Arledge, Jr. and owners Laura and Paul Baker, along with Shirley Levin's Penpaperpaige (third in the standings) who captured OSS Leg Two in 1:53.2 for trainer Jeff Smith. The standout in the second OSS division (Race 3) for sophmore pacing fillies is Artful Dancer, who leaves from post four with Danny Noble driving for trainer Steve Carter. The Yankee Cruiser lass captured OSS Leg Two in 1:52 for owners T. Carter, J. Mossbarger, Rich Lombardo and Josh Green, and owns a bank account of $201,588. Bred by Midland Acres, D and CC Drake, Artful Dancer is the first foal out of the Sportswriter mare Dancin Caroll 2, Q1:55.1f ($81,646). by Kimberly Rinker, Ohio Standardbred Development Administrator

Two $50,000 Ohio Sires Stakes for 3-year-old harness racing trotting fillies set to be held on Friday, Aug. 14 at Scioto Downs, will determine the field for the $300,000 Championships, set to be held at this same five-eighths mile venue on Sept. 5. This fourth leg of the series features 15 diagonally gaited distaffs, including three each sired by Triumphant Caviar and Uncle Peter, with two each being sired by Break The Bank K, Cash Hall and Manofmanymissions. As well, Ohio stallions represented by one foal each in these contests include Coraggioso, My MVP and Team Six. The undefeated Guinevere Hall looks to keep her unblemished 2020 record intact in the first OSS division (Race 3), leaving from post six for driver Peter Wrenn and trainer Melanie Wrenn. This daughter of Cash Hall is owned by the MT Pockets Stables of Pompano Beach, FL and David McDufee of Delray Beach, FL. A winner of $134,181 in 2019, the bay filly has added $95,900 additional dollars to her coffers this season, including triumphs in all three previous OSS legs. Bred by Alan J. Leavitt of Kentucky, Guinevere Hall is the seventh foal out of the unraced Lindy Lane mare Garbo Hall and has a half-brother in the Conway Hall gelding Godspell Hall 1:55.4 ($38,301). Kikimora, a winner of two previous OSS legs earlier this season, will leave from post one in this same division with Aaron Merriman at the helm for trainer Chris Beaver, who co-owns the daughter of Triumphant Caviar in partnership with breeder Sandra Burnett of Wilmington, Ohio. This speedy bay filly has career earnings of $257,516 lifetime, with $47,320 of those monies collected this season. Kikimora is the fourth foal out of the Chip Chip Hooray mare Nessa Rose 3, 1:57.1s ($38,829) with half-siblings in Evanora (by Pilgrims Taj) 3, 1:56.3h ($115,348); Ilianora (by Broadway Hall) 3, 1:56.2f ($56,522); and Theodora (by Stormin Normand) 2, 2:01.2h ($16,700). Thestable's Globetrotting's heads up the second OSS division (Race 8) from post eight for driver Anthony Macdonald and trainer Jason McGinnis. This Manofmanymissions lass has $193,207 in career earnings and captured her OSS Leg One in 1:55.1, before finishing a rough fifth in Leg Two and a solid fourth in Leg Three. Bred by Steiner Stock Farm, Globetrotting is the fifth and most prolific foal out of the Andover Hall mare Celebrity Deville 3, 1:54.3s ($338,744). She is a half-sister to Lima Cadillac (by Yankee Glide) 3, Q1:54.4f ($93,210); Lima Charisma (by Muscle Hill) 3, 1:55.1f ($75,960); and Iwantmytwodollars (by Muscle Hill) 4, 1:57.1h ($47,456), among others. The other previous OSS leg winner in this same division is A Fancy Face, who starts from post five with Chris Page at the controls for trainer Ronnie Burke. This My MVP lass captured OSS Leg Three in 1:54.2 for owners Burke Racing Stable, Hatfield Stables, J&T Silva-Purnel&Libby and Weaver Bruscemi. Bred by Spring Haven Farm, A Fancy Face is the first foal out of the unraced Muscle Massive mare Alliomi, and is a half-sister to the Ohio Sires Stakes winning 2-year-old filly A Doll Face (by Dontyouforgetit) 2, 1:59.4h ($33,704). by Kimberly Rinker, Ohio Standardbred Development Administrator

Heart Of Chewbacca captured the first of two $50,000 Ohio Sires Stakes for 2-year-old harness racing pacing colts on Saturday night, Aug. 8 at Scioto Downs. The Ronnie Burke-trainee took the lead from the start for driver Danny Noble and never looked back, flying through fractions of :26.3, :55.1 and 1:23.1 before unleashing a :28 final kick to score his third lifetime triumph in a blistering 1:51.1 (equalling the track record and setting a national seasons mark for a 2-year-old pacing colt on a five-eighths mile oval). The striking black colt by Bring On The Beach-Jt's Chewbacca-Four Starzzz Shark is owned by Dennis Owens and Norman Rae Racing and left the gate as the 1-9 favorite. Bred by Spring Haven Farm, Heart Of Chewbacca now has $64,375 in career earnings. The gutsy I'm Sorry Man was second at 8-1 for Kayne Kauffman, while another Burke trainee, the 23-1 longshot Barnard Hanover, grabbed show honors with Chris Page driving. Hardt At Work and driver-trainer Mike Micallef got the best of 4-5 favorite Charlie May (Danny Noble) in the second OSS contest, clocked in a new lifetime mark of 1:52.2. Charlie May had led at nearly every step of the mile, but in the final strides Hardt At Work snuck up the inside to best his rival handily. Four-Star Flash, a 35-1 longshot, was third for Ronnie Wrenn, Jr. Owned by Brett Boyd Racing and Anthony Formosa, the son of Manhardt-River Bend Raider-Keystone Raider picked up career victory three in his fifth career starts. Bred by Gene L. Miller, Hardt At Work now has $65,500 in his bankroll. The brown gelding captured Leg One in 1:55.1 before finishing second in Leg Two to Charlie May. by Kimberly Rinker, OSDF Administrator  

Twenty freshmen harness racing pacing colts are set to battle in two $50,000 Ohio Sires Stakes on Saturday, August 8 at Scioto Downs. This is the third round of the four-leg series for foals sired by an Ohio-registered stallions. First race post time is 6:30 pm, ET. Odds On Pick Six and I'm Sorry Man are previous leg winners who return in the first OSS division (Race 3). Trainer Melanie Wrenn will bridle up Odds On Pick Six for driver Peter Wrenn and Odds On Racing. This son of Racing Hill, out of the Somebeachsomewhere mare Beach Party Hill, captured Leg One at Scioto in 1:54.2, then finished second at Northfield to I'm Sorry Man by half a length in Leg Two. Bred by Tom Hill, Odds On Pick Six has amassed $80,450 and starts from post two. I'm Sorry Man hails from the Mark Rowe Stable for owner-breeder Matt Rowe and will start from post three with Kayne Kauffman at the lines. The son of Mr Apples-Ridge Jumper-Ironridge was third in Leg One before winning Leg Two impressively at Northfield on July 25 in 1:53.2. This bay gelding has $47,000 in his coffers from his win and two third place finishes in just four liftetime starts. Heart Of Chewbacca, who leaves from post six for trainer Ronnie Burke and driver Dan Noble, bears watching. The striking black colt by Bring On The Beach-Jt's Chewbacca-Four Starzzz Shark was plagued by breaking issues earlier this year but since transferring to the Burke Stable has rattled off a pair of impressive triumphs, with a 1:52.3 score on July 23 and a 1:51.3 victory on Aug. 1 at Scioto Downs. Bred by Spring Haven Farm, Heart Of Chewbacca is owned by Dennis Owens and Norman Rae Racing. Charlie May, Laughagain Hanover and Hardt At Work will slug it out in the second OSS division (Race 8). Charlie May is undefeated in this series thus far with triumphs in the first two legs in 1:54.2 and 1:53 for owner-breeder Don Tiger and trainer Steve Carter. From just three career starts the brown gelding by McArdle-Stipple Hanover-Western Hanover has earned $115,000 and has been saddled with a tough task in this latest contest, leaving from post ten for driver Danny Noble. Laughagain Hanover will be harnessed by trainer Laura Searway for owners MJ Cimaglio, W. Richardson and RK Gilmartin. This son of McArdle-Laughing Once More-American Ideal sports a bankroll of $55,373 from his victories in Legs One and Two, timed in 1:54.3 and 1:55. Bred by Hanover Shoe Farms, this bay colt leaves from post three with Tyler Smith at the lines. Trainer Mike Micallef will leave from post five with Hardt At Work. This son of Manhardt, out of the Keystone Raider mare River Bend Raider has garnered $40,050 in earnings for Michigan owners Brett Boyd Racing and Anthony Formosa. Bred by Gene L. Miller, the brown gelding captured Leg One in 1:55.1 before finishing second in Leg Two to Charlie May. by Kimberly Rinker, Ohio Standardbred Development Administrator

Grove City, OH - The Buckeye Stallion Series dominated the race program Thursday night at Eldorado Sciot Downs as eleven races for two-year-old pacers were contested. The six divisions for colts and five divisions of fillies each had a purse of $17,500. Three colts and one filly remained undefeated through the first two legs of the series. Twig (Mr Apples) driven by Aaron Merriman for trainer Mike Polhamus and owner Julie Farley collected his second win in the series, coming home the winner in 1:54.1. Merriman got away second from the first post and took the lead past the quarter pole, opened-up and won by 4-1/2 lengths. The heavy favorite paid $2.10 in defeating Rock N Republic with Ron Gillespie while Marrakesh Express and Chris Page finished 3rd. Twig for the season remains undefeated with three wins. Merriman was also in the bike with Imagine It for trainer Kent Wilcox and owner Richard Copp. The If I Can Dream gelding went wire to wire in 1:55 to win by three lengths. The $2.80 favorite defeated Illini Duke with Tyler Smith and Native's Filou driven by Dan Noble finished 3rd. The third repeat leg winner was KB Mac with Ryan Stahl and Dan Venier for owners Ken and John Saunders. The McArdle gelding got a two-hole trip before getting up at the wire by a half-length in 1:55.1. Rockinmyshoe for Chris Page finished 2nd and Weekend Pass held on to be 3rd for Dan Noble. The undefeated filly in the series is Smothastenesewisky (Nob Hill High) who scored in 1:54.4 which was the fastest filly race on the card. Smothastenesewisky raced fifth before powering up three-wide to win by a nose at the wire. She was driven by Chris Page and owned and trained by Brian Haynes. Lady Warrior got up for second with Ryan Stahl while the early leader Forever Missy hung on for 3rd with Kurt Sugg. In the other divisions for the colts, Rocks Fantasy (Pet Rock) with Brett Miller for Steve Carter rallied down the stretch to nose out the favorite, Brighter Days and Chris Page. Rocks Fantasy tripped the wire in 1:56.4 Heart Of Chewbacca (Bring On The Beach) for Dan Noble and Ron Burke had the fast time of the night for the colts. Heart of Chewbacca, the betting favorite, led the entire way to win by four lengths in 1:52.3. Pine Grove Racer and Kurt Sugg was second with Speak Well and Chris Page finishing third. Open My Eyes (Rocking Amadeus) with Tyler Smith and Dan O'Mara closed with a last quarter of 28.4 as he rallied down the stretch to edge to top Imma Be and Aaron Merriman in 1:53.1. Willzy with Brett Miller finished third. The other filly winners on the program included Sister Said (Well Said) for trainer-driver Derrick Flowers. Sister Said won by a neck in 1:55.3, beating Bearcreekhoney and Kurt Sugg and Finesse with Ryan Stahl. Well N Down (Well Said) with Anthony MacDonald for Jason McGinnis roared down the stretch rallying from sixth place to win by a head in 1:56.1. Clara Lou with Tyler Smith was second and the favorite Odds On Buckeyes with Chris Page was third. Merriman had a hat trick on the night in the Stallion Series as he guided the Brian Brown trained Lovely Munro to victory in 1:55.1. The daughter of McArdle sat second and got up at the wire for the victory, edging out the favorite Apple Soozy and Tyler Smith. Diamond Official and Josh Sutton finished third. Pompatuse Of Love (Mr Wiggles) gave Dan Noble his second win of the night in the BSS. Trained by Kim Dailey, Pompatuse of Love took the lead at the half and never looked back, winning in 1:55.1. Reachthruthesky AS and Tyler Smith was second. Merriman guided Sand Fantasy to a third-place finish. The third leg for the two-year-old colt and filly pacers is scheduled for Tuesday August 11 at the Champaign County Fairgrounds in Urbana, Ohio. by Roger Huston, for the OHHA

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