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TOLEDO, OH -- Although simulcasting action will continue, Sunday (Sept. 15) marked the final night of live harness racing action at Toledo’s Raceway Park.  Approximately 3,500 patrons came to watch the last of the live racing that the historic track will offer since opening the doors in 1959. The evening’s weather was not good, but the rain did not dampen the life that was felt within the grandstands.  The stands were crowded and the evening’s handle ($221,749) was in excess of 50% over last year’s closing day’s handle ($147,482).  Among various events throughout the evening, fans enjoyed special guest announcers who had previously called the action at Raceway Park.  Hall of Fame announcer Sam McKee was joined by fellow announcers Steve Cross, John Pawlak, Ayers Ratliff and Ron Sobczack.  Reminiscent conversations were heard throughout the facility.  Names such as Charlie Brown, Mel Chupp, Jay Cross, Jeff Fout, Mark and Greg Grismore, Bev Haywood, Jimmy Landess and Mike Rosengarten, as well as Candy Super Star, Grandpa’s Liquor, Grain Dealer and Scotch Baker were often heard as people discussed their favorite Raceway Park horses and drivers.  Raceway Park thanks their loyal fans, horsemen and employees for their efforts and decades of dedication, loyalty and support.  Although it is emotional to close a chapter in history, it is exciting to start writing another. Two brand new harness tracks are being built in Ohio and will offer much larger purses and increased opportunities to the Ohio horse industry. Ohio’s harness racing scene is on a fast track to increased popularity and prosperity. The 2014 racing season will be held at a brand new facility, Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway. Ayers Ratliff for Raceway Park

Big Bossman wasn’t the boss of the Ohio bred 2-year-old pacing colts earlier this year but he’s finding the right time to hit his stride. “I went to warm him up that (first) night and as I turned him to go a mile, he made a right hand turn and almost hit two horses head on,” explained trainer Doug Hinklin. “When Grismore (driver Greg Grismore) took him behind the gate, he just lost his mind because of two recalls and when they let them go at the start, he paced down to the first turn and made a right hand turn and almost went through the fence.” That first mile out resulted in a DNF but Hinklin went ahead and entered the second leg of the Ohio Sire Stakes, which would be his second lifetime start. Unfortunately the result was basically the same. “He was just a head case,” said Hinklin. “I’ve been in this game 40 years and I’ve seen that before, so I just tried something that worked for me years ago and put telescope blinds on him with a fly screen over the top of the blinds and plugged his ears and it worked. He’s been fine ever since, except the night he drew the nine hole at Scioto and he kinda reverted back to his old ways there. He’s a super fast colt but he’s a head case.” Big Bossman won the Ohio State Fair on August 3, pacing in 1:54.4 with a last quarter of 27.1. He went on to win the last two legs of the Sire Stakes in 1:57.2 (at Raceway Park) and 1:54.4 (at Scioto) last week “When he’s concentrating on the game, he’s very very fast. I knew that when I got down training him in April. I got him down to about 2:15 and I started brushing him and I knew he was a super fast colt. “If he behaves, he’ll be a force to be reckoned with. If he behaves himself, they won’t beat him.” Big Bossman is by Feelin Friskie, out of the Matt’s Scooter mare Lovely America. His dam already has a couple $100,000 winners and Big Bossman is well on his way with $49,835 in earnings so far. Hinklin bought the gelding as a yearling for Parent Racing Stable LLC in November 2012 at the Blooded Horse Sale. No matter the outcome of the OSS Final Saturday at Scioto, this horse will be well on his way to becoming a great colt. Big Bossman could possibly start Hinklin on the road to his second back-to-back Sire Stakes victory seasons. Who knows what could happen when the head case of a colt starts behind the Mike Woebkenberg starting gate Saturday, but with the two hole, he shouldn’t be scared of that first turn. Scioto Downs Racino

Jim Mulinix has seen months of work go by in less than 108 seconds, but he doesn't mind. That's what he's been working for. Mulinix's A Rocknroll Dance last weekend became the first pacer in harness racing history to win three consecutive races in less than 1:48 when he captured the Canadian Pacing Derby by a nose over Clear Vision in 1:47.2 at Mohawk. The time set the stakes record and equaled the track and Canadian records. In his two previous starts, A Rocknroll Dance won his Canadian Pacing Derby elimination in 1:47.3 and won an invitational at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in 1:47.4. The time at Pocono equaled the fastest mile in history on a five-eighths-mile oval. On Saturday, A Rocknroll Dance is the 5-2 morning line favorite in the $125,000 Jim Ewart Memorial Invitational for older pacers at Scioto Downs in Mulinix's home state of Ohio. Counting the multiple-stakes-winning A Rocknroll Dance, the nine-horse field includes five millionaires, with Fred And Ginger, Pet Rock, Sweet Lou and Up The Credit completing that group. Kayne Kauffman will drive A Rocknroll Dance in the Ewart. The two teamed to win the Battle of Lake Erie at Northfield Park, near Cleveland, in July. "This horse takes every bit of our attention," said Mulinix, who works with his wife, Ellen, in training and caring for A Rocknroll Dance. Mulinix owns the horse with Diamond Creek Farm, Denny Miller, J&T Silva Stables and the Muscara Racing Trust in a group called the A Rocknroll Dance Stable. "I'm not trying to sound arrogant, but it was no secret last year that (1):48 isn't enough to do it against this group. We knew we had to go (1):47 and nine months ago we started planning to be able to do that. It's not just one thing, either. It's working extra trips, the shoeing, the equipment, the driver - even giving him more room in the trailer and more cushion for when he ships. "He's a big, strong horse so I'm able to work him between races and that helps keep him sharp. It's hard to keep that sharp every week, but I'm lucky that he's sound enough to do it. People don't realize how much effort it takes. I've got 40 years in the business and I'm putting every ounce of it into this horse." A Rocknroll Dance was bothered by a sore mouth early in the season, but since having the issue resolved has won five of eight races, including his last three in a row. For his career, the 4-year-old horse has won 16 of 45 starts and earned $2.38 million. Tim Tetrick drove A Rocknroll Dance in his five starts since winning the Battle of Lake Erie. After finishing third in his elimination of the U.S. Pacing Championship and seventh in the final, A Rocknroll Dance has been doing the quick step. "It was amazing Tim was available and he's been a good fit," Mulinix said. "I just had to get Tim to have some confidence in the horse. I told him not to worry about trying to set up a trip, this horse can rough it a bit. Once he did, (Tim) got a little more confident in the horse and in me." Mulinix, who is based in Wauseon, west of Toledo, is happy to be racing in Ohio for the next several weeks. After the Ewart Memorial at Scioto, A Rocknroll Dance's next dance will be Sept. 19 in the Winbak Farm Pace at the Delaware County Fairgrounds on Little Brown Jug Day. "When we get to Scioto, he'll think it's just the first stop for water," Mulinix joked about the much-traveled A Rocknroll Dance. "It's nice to race at home. So many people follow this horse (from the region) that it will be nice to race there." Following is the field for the Ewart Memorial with driver, trainer (and morning line): 1. Ideal Champ, Chris Page, Joe Holloway (8-1); 2. Up The Credit, Ronnie Wrenn Jr., Carl Jamieson (8-1); 3. Pet Rock, Dan Noble, Virgil Morgan Jr. (7-2); 4. Fred And Ginger, Mike Wilder, Ron Burke (6-1); 5. A Rocknroll Dance, Kayne Kauffman, Jim Mulinix (5-2); 6. Our Lucky Chip, Greg Grismore, Jason Miller (10-1); 7. Sweet Lou, Tony Hall, Burke (9-2); 8. Rockin Finish, Brad Hanners, Morgan Jr. (15-1); 9. Hurrikane Kingcole, Randy Tharps, John McDermott (10-1). by Ken Weingartner  

The last leg of Ohio Sire Stakes action was held Saturday at Scioto Downs Racino.  Two-year-old trotting and pacing colts took to the Columbus 5/8 mile oval to ensure they are eligible for the lucrative $150,000 finals next week Saturday (Sept. 7). Big Bossman and Feel the Heat were sitting fifth and sixth, respectively, in the OSS standings before their races on Saturday and boosted their point totals with wins.  Big Bossman and Greg Grismore took one of the $30,000 splits when they won in 1:54.4. “This colt has got wicked speed, he’s just a little goofy in the head at times,” said Grismore.  “I thought if I could get to the front, he’d be tough to beat.  You just gotta keep his mind on his game all the time.  He loses concentration a lot and he wants to dip and dive.  But he’s fast, a very fast colt.” Big Bossman, a Feelin Friskie gelding, is owned by Parent Racing Stable LLC (Brent and Tiffany Parent) and trained by Doug Hinklin.  He now has $49,835 lifetime earnings with four wins in seven starts. In the other division, Ronnie Wrenn, Jr. took Feel the Heat for trainer Steve Perkins straight to the top and won in a new lifetime best 1:56.  Chance I Might (Tony Hall) got up for second, even after making a break at the start, while Hawks Cry Hoboken (Dan Noble) held on for third.  Perkins Racing Stable LLC (Donald and Steven Perkins) own the Feelin Friskie colt. Two-year-old trotting colts also raced for the last time before the big dance next weekend.  The consistent and reliable Rompaway Galaxy (Mike Micallef) won his sixth in race in seven starts, crossing the wire in 1:58 for trainer Krista Williams and owner Rompaway Farms LLC of Michigan. Soul Train and Chris Page took the other division for trotters when they won by one length in 1:57.2 for trainer Scott Cox.  Parent Racing also owns this gelding by Trainforthefuture, along with Robert Crynick and John Novak.  The mile tied the track record for 2-year-old trotting geldings, first set in 2001 by Hez Striking and Dave Hawk). Racing will continue at Scioto Monday (Labor Day) with a special 1:00 p.m. post time. Submitted by Scioto Downs Racino  

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 (Cayenne Turbo-Raffinee Baby-Lucky Almahurst) 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 Thomas Jackson.  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.  Dan Noble 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 Wally-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 (Look Sharp-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 (Feelin Friskie-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 Doug Hinklin 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 (Trainforthefuture-Dances On Air-Muscles Yankee) 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.  Chris Page 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.    

Scioto Downs Racino hosted the Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association first Charity Race Night Thursday and by all accounts it was an instant success. Three of the 10 charities were interviewed at a time in between races so each one could promote their mission and goals.  Then after the sixth race, the draw was conducted to partner a charity up with a horse in the seventh race; how the horse finished determined how much money the charity would receive, based on the percentages purses are distributed. When it was all said and done, Standing Danette and Tony Hall crossed the line first for the Arthritis Foundation of Central Ohio in 1:54.  The win got the Foundation a $5,000 donation to their charity and bragging rights as the winner. “We would like to thank the OHHA and Standing Danette for her wonderful $5,000 donation to the Arthritis Foundation,” said Susan Davis, their Regional Vice-President.  “The OHHA has been awesome this evening, and Scioto Downs was great - they were very helpful and supportive of us.  The food was wonderful and it’s been an amazing evening.  We at the Arthritis Foundation are just very excited and proud to be here at the inaugural event.” Finishing second was Grace Seelster (Greg Grismore) who was partnered with the National Parkinson’s Foundation and earned $2,500 for the charity.  Kay Low (Jeremy Smith) and R E O Speeddragon (Kayne Kauffman) finished third and fourth respectively to earn $1,200 for ALS Association and $800 for 4-H Youth Development.  The charities whose horses finished 5-10 got $500. Scioto also donated $500 per charity, so no one left the track with less than $1,000. Racing resumes Friday and Saturday with a 6:30 p.m. post time. Jessica Schroeder

Rockin Finish took on a field of pacers that have collectively earned over $640,000 so far in 2013 in the Capitol City Pace for winners over $60,000, a late closer for 4-year-old and over stallion and geldings. The blistering 1:50 mile, with a last quarter of 26.4, tied the all-age track record set back in 2000 by Gallo Blue Chip and Dan Dube and set a new personal best for Rockin Finish. Ronnie Wrenn, Jr. drove the Rocknroll Hanover-Please Me Please gelding, and the mile also bested the previous 4-year-old gelding track record for pacers of 1:50.2 that was set earlier this year by stablemate I Found My Beach and Dan Noble. Rockin Finish is owned by Gerrie Tucker of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The Ron Burke trained entry of Transcending (Tony Hall) and Audreys Dream (Greg Grismore) finished second and third. Just one race previous, the Heart of Ohio Trot, with the same conditions as the Capitol City Pace, saw Summer Indian and Tony Hall set a new track record for 4-year-old trotting geldings when they crossed the finish line in 1:53. By Majestic Son out of the Balanced Image mare A Touch of Frost, the pair won by just a neck over Southwind Pepino (Hugh “Sandy” Beatty). Summer Indian’s stablemate Run and Tell Pap (Dan Noble) was just a half length behind the winner and finished third. Summer Indian is owned by Burke Racing Stable LLC, Jack Piatt III, Weaver Bruscemi LLC and RTC Stables Inc. The last division of the Ohio Breeders Stakes was close but Dibs and Tony Hall just beat out Rocket Beau (Kyle Ater) and Friskie Adam (Chip Noble) in 1:54.4. The 2-year-old pacing colt, Dibs, is the full brother to 3-year-old pacing filly Pink Camo and likewise is trained by Ron Burke The gelding by Pine Valley out of Cg’s Gem now has earned just under $40,000 in five starts. Racing continues this weekend at Scioto on Sunday with a special 5:00 p.m. post time. by Scioto Downs Racino Photo: Rockin Finish & Ronnie Wrenn, Jr. Photo 2: Summer Indian (1A) sets new trot track record with Tony Hall. Southwind Pepino (3) finishes second by a neck. Both photos by Conrad Photo -- Jessica Schroeder Racing Creations Inc.  

Feelin Lika Winner sure did when he won the Director of Agriculture Pace for 3-year-old colt pacers at Scioto Downs Racino on Saturday in an eye-opening 1:51.4.  Part of the week’s State Fair races, two divisions of sophomore colts went to the gate for $30,000 each. Taking back from the five hole to last in a six horse field while the lead horses battled it out up front to a 26.4 opening quarter, Feelin Lika Winner made a move before the half  to come first up and challenge pacesetter Outdoor Fever and Greg Grismore.  Taking the lead by the time they hit the three-quarter pole, Feelin Lika Winner and Kayne Kauffman came home in 28.2 to win by three-quarters of a length. Owned by trainer Scott Mogan, Diamond Chip Stable (Judy Weber), AWS Stables (Allen and Carol Schmidthorst) and Charlie Guiler, the gelding by Feelin Friskie now has six wins in 16 starts and $126,985 in career earnings.  The mile on Saturday set a new lifetime record for Feelin Lika Winner. The winner in the other 3-year-old colt division was race favorite That Friske Feelin and Tony Hall for trainer Ron Burke.  Also a Feelin Friskie gelding, that Friske Feelin won in 1:53.3 over Hanky L (Jack Dailey).  He is owned by Howard Taylor, Edwin Gold and Richard Lombardo and has now earned over $100,000 lifetime. Feelin Friskie colts dominated the Ohio State Fair races on Saturday when two of his freshmen won their $34,000 divisions as well.  Big Bossman (Greg Grismore) won by a head over Friskie Adam (Chip Noble) in 1:54.4.  The gelding used a 27.1 last quarter to win for trainer Doug Hinklin and owner Parent Racing Stable LLC (Brent & Tiffany Parent).  Hawks Cry Hoboken (Dan Noble) won for trainer Virgil Morgan, Jr. and owners Carl Howard, Herres Stables LLC (Steve & Natalie Herres) and Gerrie Tucker. Saturday’s races concluded the State Fair weekend of racing, but just like the Ohio State Fair, there is one more day to be had.  Sunday (Aug 4) will be a special race card to make up for one of the days of racing lost back in June.  A special post of 5:00 p.m. will start off the 11 race card. by Jessica Schroeder

On Friday, July 19 Northfield Park will host five divisions of Ohio Sires Stake racing action as part of the 14-race program. This will be the second leg of the Sires Stakes for the freshman fillies. Freshman filly trotters will start Friday’s stake action in Race 1 for the $30,000 first division. Rose Run Princess (Trainforthefuture-Cinder Char-Striking Sahbra) is the 2-1 morning-line favorite for owner Jennifer Keller of New Carlisle, Ohio and Jerry Bell of Tipp City, Ohio. Devan Miller is the filly’s trainer and has enlisted the services of Northfield Park’s leading driver, Chris Page. Rose Run Princess makes her third lifetime start, finishing fourth at the Pickaway County Fair and posting a 2:02.4 victory in Ohio Sires Stakes action on July 4 at Scioto Downs. Rose Run Princess will start from post six. Also competing in the first division will be Maes Perfect Storm, Dellou, Emilene’s Future, Hush Hush Chip and Cookie N Ice Cream. Race 2 will be the $30,000 first division for two-year old filly Ohio-bred pacers. Trainer Mike Conklin will start Paydaze On The Way (Look Sharp- Shantytown Girl-Towner’s Big Guy) as the 3-1 slight morning-line favorite. Paydaze On The Way starts from post three and faces five rivals. Paydaze On The Way shows one race-line, a runner-up effort on July 4 in the Ohio Sires Stakes at Scioto Downs. She was closing well in the stretch, missing the win by a neck and pacing in 1:57.3. Dan Noble is scheduled to drive for owner Karen Rose of Leesburg, Ohio. R Spunky Girl, Ataway Samantha, Fayco Filly, Crown Time Keeper and Friskie’s Angel complete the line-up. Trotters return to the stage in Race 3 for the $30,000 second division Ohio Sire Stakes. Iron Princess (Iron Duke-Kiwi Song-Super Ben Joe) is the 2-1 morning-line favorite for owner/trainer Ron Randall of Berlin Center, Ohio. Iron Princess has two previous races, posting wins at the Putnam County Fair and a 2:04.3 effort at Scioto Downs in Ohio Sires Stakes action. Driver Greg Grismore will start the trotter from post-four in a field that consists of Hurricane Honey, Emery Jean, Rockin H Marsha K, Anniesbluejeanbaby and O I M Bad. Trotters again compete in Race 5 for the $30,000 third division of the Ohio Sires Stakes. In The Grippers (Steven One-Over Baked-Overcomer) starts from the rail and is the 5-2 morning-line favorite. She is owned by Herres Stables, LLC of Bellbrook, Ohio and is trained by Virgil Morgan Jr. Morgan has called upon Chris Page to drive. This filly has one lifetime start, winning in 2:04 in the Ohio Sires Stakes at Scioto Downs. In The Grippers’ rivals consist of MJs Victory Jody, Greased, Turbochargedroxie, Dohooray, Mclean and Surebecoolifudid. Race 6 will host the final Ohio Sires Stake race of the evening with the $30,000 second division for two year-old filly pacers. Friskie Six (Feelin Friskie-KJ Six-Electric Yankee) is the 5-2 morning-line favorite for owner Larry Six of Washington Court House, Ohio. Travis Redden trains the filly and uses Tony Hall to drive. This freshman has raced two times, finishing second at the Pickaway County Fair and again finishing second in a $30,000 Ohio Sires Stake race at Scioto Downs. Friskie Six starts from post-four in a talented field consisting of Pretty Dreamboat, Nancy’s Stitches, A P P Panda, Spiffy Sam, Rosy Fire and Baby Slider. by Ayers Ratliff  

Lislea Moran was first across the wire in the $6,000 Open Pace in Northfield Park's opening race on Monday, May 20, 2013.

Native Dream made up 2 lengths in the Lightning Lane to capture her second straight harness racing victory in Friday's second leg of the My Drag Queen Pace at The Meadows.

Harness racing driver Greg Grismore was looking for career win 6,000 in Tuesday's 13th race at The Meadows. He got it, although it may not have been exactly the way he envisioned it.

UF Dragon's Queen finally found her comfort zone on the lead, drawing off to score in 1:54.2 in the slop in the fastest harness racing division of Tuesday's (September 18) Keystone Classic at The Meadows. The $140,000 event for 2-year-old filly pacers was contested over four divisions, with Somwherovrarainbow, South Pacific and Want Answers also taking $35,000 splits.

Wheeling back after his harness racing victory only four days ago, Schoolkids showed no ill effects as he scored a narrow front-end victory in Wednesday's (August 8) $20,000 Open Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Assigned post 8, Schoolkids pocketed Something For Doc early and had to charge home in 26.3 to defeat that rival by a nose in 1:50.1.

Off for a month, Nickie K nevertheless aggressively pulled the pocket down the backside and went on to an in-hand harness racing victory in Wednesday's (May 2) $22,500 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows.

Bob And Bobby, whose harness racing connections were so disappointed with his early efforts they nearly sold him, rewarded their patience Monday at The Meadows with an 11-1 upset victory in the $30,200 championship leg of the Sir Caviar Trot for 3-year-old colts and geldings.

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