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Northfield, OH -- Northfield Park regular Greg Grismore scored his 7,000th career victory aboard Nehemiah on Tuesday (May 29) night. Grismore and Nehemiah didn't get the easiest of journeys to score his milestone victory. Nehemiah was parked every step of the mile and had to sustain a three-wide bid around Lucky Match (Ronnie Wrenn Jr.) before clearing at the top of the stretch and fending off late pressure from Dundee Dan (Wes Hershberger). Nehemiah ($17.00) is owned by Ohioans Rosy Weaver (Beach City) & Curtis Grismore (Northfield). Weaver also trained the winner. After the race Grismore said, "It's a huge thrill doing it on my son's horse. It was probably the biggest thrill of my career." Grismore grew up in Pandora, Ohio, and started in the business as a young teenager working with his father, Mark. He has driven at many racetracks throughout his illustrious career including stints at tracks on the East Coast. Grismore scored his first driving victory in 1987 and to date, 2007 was his winningest season with just over $5 million in earnings. He is second in all-time victories at Northfield Park, behind only Aaron Merriman. Grismore's biggest scores include victories in the Cleveland Classic (Won The West, 2007) and the Jugette (Good News Lady, 2008). By Michael Carter, for Northfield Park

Godiva Seelster crossed the finish line faster than any other mare in the history of harness racing on a half-mile track when she won the $17,000 F&M Open Handicap in 1:50 on Saturday (May 26). The former 1:50.1 all-age record for distaff pacers on a half-mile oval was held in a tie by Call Me Queen Be (3, 2016, Dela, Scott Zeron) and Feelin Red Hot (5, 2018 Nfld, Ryan Stahl). Paul and Patricia O'Neil of Saratoga Springs, New York own Godiva Seelster. Jessica Roegner is her conditioner and Greg Grismore was in the sulky for the winning drive. Godiva Seelster (Camluck-Go Jme Go-Jate Lobel) started from post four. She left from the gate and led the entire mile through times of :26.2, :55.2, 1:22.1 and 1:50, besting her competition by two ¾-lengths. Godiva Seelster now has seven wins in 16 starts this year. Saturday's victory represents her 54th career score and bolstered her bankroll to $524,342. She returned $5.80 to win. by Ayres Ratliff, for Northfield Park

Harness racing trainers Chris Beaver and Doug Hinklin harnessed two freshman fillies each to victory in Ohio Sires Stakes (OSS) contests at Scioto Downs on Friday, Sept. 4.   Beaver adjusted the bridle on a pair of OSS trotting fillies while Hinklin rigged two pacing distaffs--taking four of six $40,000 tests in the fourth leg of this series for 2-year-old Ohio-bred Standardbred females.   It was a fantastic night for the Parent Racing Stable, LLC of Holland, OH, as they collected a pair of OSS trophies via John's Sunny Girl and Angry Shelby--both conditioned by Hinklin and both steered by veteran reinsman Greg Grismore.   John's Sunny Girl paced to a winning 1:53.2 in wire-to-wire fashion--a career best for the daughter of Big Bad John-Sunshine State-Dragon Again. Miss Me Yet (Montrell Teague) was second, while Hooray For Hazel (Chris Page) nailed third place honors.   It was John's Sunny Girl's second victory in OSS competition, as she won leg one of this series on July 3 at Northfield Park in 1:55.4 by an impressive eight lengths. Bred by Midland Acres, the victory--the fourth of her career in seven starts--pushed the bay filly's earnings to $74,625.   John's Sunny Girl was a $32,000 yearling purchase at the 2014 Ohio Select Sale, and is the fourth foal out of her dam. She is a half-sister to Olde Time Hockey (by Art Major) p, 3, 1:50.3 ($213,147) and to Blue Chip Sunshine (by American Ideal) p, 4, 1:50.1s ($100,122).   Angry Shelby tied her lifetime mark with a 1:54.1 clocking in her OSS division. The Big Bad John-Tura Hanover-Dragon Again filly had made breaks in all three of her previous OSS tests, but put it all together in the fourth leg as she scored her third lifetime win in six starts. Her earnings now stand at $53,600. Big Bad Ashley (Dan Noble) was second, while My Tweed Heart (Ronnie Wrenn, Jr.) was third. Bred by Spring Haven Farm, Angry Shelby was also a $32,000 yearling purchase at the 2014 Ohio Select Sale and is the sixth foal from her dam. She is a half-sister to All Terrain (by Tell All) p, 4,1:52.2h ($101,733); Pick N Scoop (by Bettor's Delight) p, 5,1:55.1f ($60,686); and Town Temptress (by Artiscape) p, 2,1:53.1f ($58,201). The other OSS pacing division saw longshot Naked By Nine score impressively in a come-from-behind, 1:54.1 effort for driver Kayne Kauffman and trainer Mark Winters, Sr. The daughter of Manhardt-Innocent Sahbra-Expensive Scooter was bred and is owned by Dennis Shaner of Wapakoneta, OH. The brown filly pushed her career bankroll to $40,950 with the win--the fifth of her career--that saw her best rivals Big Bad Chickie (Ronnie Wrenn, Jr.) and Save My Tootsie (Aaron Merriman). The indomitable trotting filly Kestrel didn't disappoint her connections as she captured her fourth OSS leg in as many tries--prevailing in wire-to-wire fashion in 1:57.3 for Aaron Merriman and trainer Chris Beaver. The daughter of Triumphant Caviar has won every leg of this four-part series and is now five-for-five lifetime, as she also triumphed in a $61,800 Ohio Fair Stake (OFS) on Aug. 5 at Scioto by six lengths. Co-owned and bred by Wilbur Lang of Jamestown, OH and Beaver, Kestrel is the first foal out of the unraced Credit Winner mare Blackrose and has $110,900 in career earnings. Rivals Haley Chip (Josh Sutton) and stablemate Evanora (Ronnie Wrenn, Jr.) picked up place and show honors respectively. Beaver's other trainee--the Chip Chip Hooray filly Kerfuffle Cookie--kept her cool as she trotted to a front-stepping 1:58.2 victory with Aaron Merriman at the lines. Owned by her trainer and the Synerco Ventures of Toronto, ON, Kerfuffle Cookie notched her third career win and third OSS contest--having won the first two legs of this series previously, one each at Scioto and Northfield Park. Shut Up And Dance (Hugh Beatty) was second, while Buckeye Lady One (Chris Page) picked up third-place money. Bred by Lmn Bred Stables, the brown filly now has $60,000 in career earnings and is out of the unraced Conway Hall mare Minor Skirmish. A $20,000 yearling purchase at the 2014 Ohio Select Sale, Kerfuffle Cookie is a half-sister to Allie's Gift (by Holiday Road) p, 3, 1:57.1 ($46,810) and to Special Agent Man (by Federal Flex) p, 3, Q1:59.1s ($45,037). Finally, it was the late-blooming Consolidator who took the other trotting division for driver Chris Page and trainer Jim Arledge, Jr. in 1:58. Using gait to wire tactics, Page sent his charge right to the front and never looked back. It was the second straight win in OSS competition for the daughter of Triumphant Caviar, upping her earnings to $50,616. She now has two wins and a third in four career starts. Count On Kami (Kurt Sugg) was second and Hoorah Hoorah (Ronnie Wrenn, Jr.) was third. Consolidator is owned by the Green Acquisition Corp. of Canfield, OH and was bred by Rose Run Farm. She was a $25,000 yearling at the 2014 Ohio Select Sale and is the sixth foal out of the $107,728-winning Muscles Yankee broodmare Muscle Toy. Ohio Sires Stakes action continues Saturday night (Sept. 5) at Scioto Downs as freshman colts vie in six divisions, three each for pacers and trotters. The $225,000 OSS Championships for each of the 2- and 3-year-old divisions will be contested on Scioto Downs' Super Night, on Saturday, Sept. 12. By Kimberly Rinker, Administrator, Ohio Standardbred Development Fund

Greg Grismore won five races throughout Northfield's Park's 15-race harness racing program on Monday (June 29). Grismore's triumphs included Untold Legends ($3.60) in race two, Won Ton Hanover ($10.80) in race three, Mybrothergeorge ($2.80) in race four, Sombrero Hall ($19.60) in race eight and Boiler Brees ($8.80) in race 11. Grismore, 45, began driving in 1987 and has since garnered 6,520 career victories and more than $41M in total purse earnings. Ayers Ratliff  

Harness racing longshot players were cashing in after the horses crossed the finish of Northfield Park's fourth race on Thursday (April 2) when #8 Juliana's Director swooped from the back to win at odds of 68-1. New York Thunder Stable of Washington, Pennsylvania owns the four year-old pacer. Trainer Calvin Hollar enlisted the driving services of Greg Grismore. Thursday's win was Juliana's Director's first win this year in six starts and represents her fourth lifetime score. Juliana's Director was followed across the wire by #6 Here And Now (8-5), #3 Mephisto Waltz (28-1) and #5 Four Hour Nap (6-1). Juliana's Director returned $138.20 to win; the 8-6 Exacta paid $661.00; the 8-6-3 Trifecta returned $13,923.60; and the 8-6-3-5 10¢ Superfecta paid $2,861.70. Ayers Ratliff

LEBANON, OH. - A pair of $15,000 championship races were contested Wednesday night as 'finals week' of the popular harness racing "Claim To Fame" series continued at Miami Valley. The finales for $8000 claiming mares and for $5000 claiming geldings were on top and when the smoke cleared it was She's A Ball and Winchester that were crowned champions. Driver Kyle Ater steered both winners, but used completely different tactics in the two lucrative races. Ater sent She's A Ball alertly from her inside post position and cut all the fractions to best Brookletssugarland (Jeff Nisonger) and CC's Munchkin (Greg Grismore) in the mares clash. As the lukewarm 8-5 favorite She's A Ball cruised through fractions of :27, :55.4 and 1:24 before closing the deal in 1:53.3. The winner's championship victory capped quite a night for trainer Deborah Swartz, who had four steeds from her stable visit the winner's circle. She's A Ball was plucked from a $5000 claiming event in early December by owners Bradley Delaney and Scott Albaugh and has since won five of six races and banked an even $20,000. As second choice in the $5000 and horses and geldings championship, Winchester was wrestled off the starting gate by Ater and watched a :26.4 speed duel develop up front between AK's Livin Large and Corey Road. After a demanding half in :56.2, Winchester was moved into third-over position in the outer flow past the 1:25.1 clocking. The entire field was well bunched at the head of the stretch with Ater swinging three-wide with Winchester full of pace. He gobbled up the tiring frontrunners and was strongest at the finish clocked in 1:54.1. Winchester, who has spent time in the Ater Stable in the past, was claimed by Dan Ater, Kyle's father, for $5500 last week and returned immediate dividends winning the $15,000 final. Fortune's Jenna (Josh Sutton) finished second with longshot Momma's Jolt (Jeremy Smith) completing the trifecta ticket. Due to the fact that 50 $5000 claimers participated in this series, an $8000 Consolation Final was also carded. Jack Apple (Jason Brewer) bested Spirits Gone Wild (Randy Tharps) and Easton Bound (Kayne Kauffman) in 1:54. Brewer co-owns the winner with William Eltzroth. Driver Shawn Barker II scored a hat trick on the program, winning with Eagle Jacob, Sissboombah and Ricky Blue Eyes, all trained by Deborah Swartz. Racing resumes Thursday night at Miami Valley with a 6:30 PM post time. Gregg Keidel

LEBANON, OH. - Despite sub-zero wind chills Friday night, Stucklikeglue (Greg Grismore) made another impressive showing in the $14,500 Fillies and Mares Open pace by beating Buckeye Thea (Tyler Smith) and Rescue Team (Chris Page) in 1:55.1. Since coming to the Dayton area a month ago, the winner has two victories, a second and a third in four local starts in the Friday night feature. The four-year-old Dragon Again mare, bought out of the Harrisburg sale in November by Parent Racing Stable LLC, is trained by Doug Hinklin. Grismore allowed Sectionline Yankee (Ronnie Wrenn Jr.) to take the early lead, but quarter-moved to the front just past the :28 opening panel. The 7-5 favorite lead the other talented mares the rest of the way, stopping the quarter timers in :58.1, 1:27 and 1:55.1 the rest of the way. Rescue Team raced first-over from just before the halfway point, with Buckeye Thea in tow in the outer flow. Earlier on the card, Kayne Kauffman scored a consecutive hat trick in the third, fourth and fifth races. He scored with Cat Ballou for trainer Diane Hartsook, Artie's Last Party for trainer Eddie Poling, and with Fashion Guru from his own stable. With 16 wins through the first five nights of racing, Kauffman leads all Miami Valley driver's in his attempt to retain the dash title he won at the initial meet last year. Ronnie Wrenn Jr., the defending national dash champion making his first 2015 appearance at Miami Valley, also scored a double in just three drives. Wrenn triumphed with A Sham Of Amber for trainer Virgil Morgan Jr. and Right On Molly for trainer Sherif Cunmulaj. Wrenn has nine drives on the 14-race Saturday night program with first race post time at 6:30 p.m. From the Miami Valley Media Department

Talk about a battle right to the wire, harness drivers Ronnie Wrenn, Jr. and Aaron Merriman went at it neck and neck right down to the last of 16 races at Northfield Park Monday, but Wrenn emerged one win ahead of Merriman for the National Harness Racing Driving Title once the program was finished. Going into Monday’s card, Merriman held the national lead by one win, 834 to 833 over Wrenn. But Wrenn drew first blood and then some as he won three straight races, the 3rd, 4th and 5th races and then the tenth race to score a four-bagger on the night. Merriman still had some gas in the tank for the later races as he answered back with a driving double, winning the 13th and 15th races to close the margin to just one win in favor of Wrenn. Merriman had five second place finishes on the night to just one for Wrenn. Wrenn now has 837 victories to Merriman's 836 wins. Now the action resumes at Northfield Park on Tuesday night as both drivers will compete in all 16 races on the program. But it does not end there as Wrenn and Merriman will take it right down to the wire as both drivers will compete on the New Year’s Eve card at Sports Creek Raceway in Michigan with first post at 7 pm. The biggest winner on the card Monday at Northfield Park was Greg Grismore, who led all drivers with five winners. By Steve Wolf, for

DAYTON, OH. - Stucklikeglue, one of just two fillies in a full field of Fillies & Mares Open pacers at Dayton Raceway on Friday night, used a strong stretch drive to prevail over her older counterparts in 1:52.4. A recent purchase out of the Ron Burke consignment at the Harrisburg sale by Parent Racing Stable, Stucklikeglue has now won twice in addition to a place and show finish in five starts since moving to the Doug Hinklin Stable in Ohio. The sophomore daughter of Dragon Again got a second-over trip from driver Greg Grismore through fractions of :27.1, :55.4 and 1:24.1, then swung three-wide at the head of the stretch and zoomed past Sectionline Yankee (Dan Noble), who was last week's winner in the weekly $10,000 featured event, and pacesetter Holiday Shopper (Kayne Kauffman) who garnered the show dough. It was the seventh seasonal triumph for Stucklikeglue, who has now earned $87,793 in 2014 and $145,445 in her first two seasons. There are just three nights of live action remaining in the inaugural Hollywood Dayton Raceway season. Racing resumes Saturday night (December 20) and returns for a closing weekend on Friday (December 26) and Saturday (December 27). Post time is 6:35 PM nightly. From the press box at Dayton Raceway  

DAYTON, OH. - Elimination heat winners Ola Hanover, M A Duty and Her Ideal Hanover will headline the field for the $12,900 championship leg of the "Stars of the Future" mini-series for non-winners of two pari-mutuels distaff pacers next Friday night (November 7). The top three finishers from a trio of $6000 survival battles advanced during Friday's rain-soaked live racing program at Hollywood Dayton Raceway. Ola Hanover (Dan Noble) beat Empress Deo (Randy Tharps) and Kolebalt (Kayne Kauffman) in the first division for owner Mike Foote and trainer Conor Flynn. The Always A Virgin sophomore broke her maiden seven starts ago at The Meadows before making her second start at Dayton a winning one. M A Duty (Greg Grismore), a three-year-old filly by Life Guard On Duty, had eleven county fair triumphs to her credit but was winning for the first time at a commercial track in the second split. She bested CAS Art Apparel (Kyle Ater) and Iam Total For Real (Josh Sutton) for owner Melissa Orlando and trainer Mike Croucher. Her Ideal Hanover (Kyle Ater) managed to negotiate a track that was just officially labeled as 'sloppy' in 1:59.1, besting Cyclone Sweetheart (Jack Dailey) and Sweet Caldonia (Kayne Kauffman). Doug Cullers owns the five-year-old Western Ideal mare who now has two wins and a second in three Dayton Raceway starts for conditioner Christopher Hope. Racing resumes at Dayton Raceway at 6:35 p.m. Saturday night with a powerful 14-race program. From the press box at Dayton Raceway

DAYTON, OH. - Driver Jason Brewer reached the coveted 3,000 wins plateau at Hollywood Dayton Raceway on Saturday night, guiding Chipchompinchampin to an open lengths tally for owner-trainer Jim Dailey. The 1:54 victory over Suncapade (Greg Grismore) and St Lads Zoom Zoom (Randy Tharps) pushed the four-year-old son of Art's Chip's career earnings over $100,000 with the winner's share of the $8000 conditioned pace. Brewer, 36, has earned just a shade under $25 million for the owners of horses he has driven. He won his first race, one limited to amateur and matinee drivers, at Monticello Raceway at the age of just 14. The Xenia, Ohio resident has won well over 100 races in each of the last twelve years, including a high-water mark of 505 triumphs in 2007. The likeable reinsman counts a stakes win at Woodbine with St Lads Popcorn, going for a $300,000 purse, as his career highlight. Racing resumes at Hollywood Dayton Raceway on Wednesday night with the normal 6:35 p.m. post time. From the Dayton Raceway press box

Dayton, OH --- Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway, Ohio’s newest harness track, opened Friday evening (Oct. 3) with a packed house of horseplayers and curiosity seekers. Owned by Penn National Gaming Inc., Dayton Raceway came about when the company was permitted to move its Raceway Park license from Toledo about 150 miles south. Video lottery terminals began operating at Dayton in September. “We’re thrilled to be here,” Gary DeWitt, general manager of the facility, said during opening ceremonies. “It has been quite a journey. This is the beginning of another entertainment option in Dayton with live harness racing. We think it’s the nicest racing facility in the state of Ohio.” The racing side of the project was overseen by Mark Loewe, vice president of Ohio racing operations for PNGI. With the opening of Dayton, all four Ohio harness tracks now have VLTs and other amenities. “We’re really happy with it,” PNGI vice president of racing Chris McErlean said. “Being involved in this project from the ground up has been fun. Mark did a great job. It may be a little tight here tonight, but I think the facility is the right size for this market.” With at least 2,500 people on the racing side and regular traffic coming and going from the gaming floor, it was pretty tight on opening night. Lines were long at betting windows and concession stands. The first race at Dayton, which has a well-lit five-eighths-mile racing surface, was won by Ella V Horse, owned by Mitchell Standardbreds of Florida, trained by Travion Jones, and driven by Dan Noble, a native of the area. The 7-year-oldRoyal Mattjesty mare won a conditioned pace for fillies and mares in 1:54.3 for one mile on a fast track. Igottafeelinfran (Noble) captured the $12,000 Mares Open Pace with a strong last quarter brush to collar pacesetter Sectionline Yankee (Greg Grismore). Betit To Getit (Jason Brewer) finished third in the 1:55.3 mile. The winner is a 4-year-old Ohio-sired daughter of Feelin Friskie owned by Harold Lee and Harold Bauder in partnership with Michael Dixon. Jim Dailey trains the lifetime winner of $338,871. The ship-in paddock at Dayton has gotten high marks from horsemen and others, including Ohio State Racing Commission chairman Robert Schmitz, who was on hand for the opener. “Any racetrack I go to, the paddock is the first place I start out,” Schmitz said. “This paddock was built to a T. As for the rest of the facility, we’ll see how the sight lines are, but I think they did an excellent job. I’m excited about the Dayton area having a racetrack, and I think there is enough interest by folks around here to rekindle harness racing.” Schmitz said when Ohio Gov. John Kasich and the General Assembly approved racetrack VLTs, growth in the agriculture sector was a main driver. “It has come to fruition,” he said. The inaugural Dayton meet runs through Dec. 27, with racing five nights a week (Mondays and Wednesdays through Saturdays) for most of the meet. First post time is 6:35 p.m. By Tom LaMarra, for the USTA    

Sectionline Yankee upsets in $25,000 Filly and Mare Open Pace at Scioto Downs with a track record equaling performance of 1:50.2. She now shares the track record with Betterluvnexttime. The 5-year old mare by Yankee Cruiser out of Aquatic Yankee is trained by Steve Bauder for owners, Harold Lee Bauder, Michael Dixon and Harold Bauder of Ohio. Sectionline Yankee was driven by Greg Grismore and started from post one in the field of eight and was 6-1 on the morning line. Continual Velocity and Chris Page left for command from post eight when the wings folded along with inside leavers, She's Shocking and Novascotia Hanover. Novascotia Hanover and Tony Hall cleared to the front before the quarter that was clocked in a hot :26.1. She's Shocking and Kayne Kaufmann took the pocket ride before being shuffled to third when the favorite, Continual Velocity and Chris Page made a quarter move. Sectionline Yankee was sitting fourth on the rail at the half that was paced in :54.1. Grismore decided to make his move, pulling first up down the backside with Eve Marie Seelster and Kyle Ater in tow. Grismore applied the heavy pressure to the three quarters clocked in 1:22.2. The battled continued down the stretch before Sectionline Yankee pulled 3/4 of a length clear of Continual Velocity and Eve Marie Seelster completed the trifecta. Sectionline Yankee returned $18.20 to her supporters while increasing her bankroll to just under $315,000. The co-feature for the Saturday night card didn't disappoint either. Kanaris and Aaron Merriman set a new track record of 1:48.3 for a 4-year old gelding on the 5/8 mile oval in the $25,000 Open Pace. The previous record of 1:49.4 was set this year by Full Code and Beach Memories. Kanaris is the son of Panspacificflight and Thermopylae. He's trained by Joe Seekman for Tripoli Stable of Illinois. This victory crushed his own career best of 1:51.2 and pushed his lifetime earnings over $200,000. Kanaris started from post seven in the field of eight, but that didn't deter Merriman from leaving. They cleared inside leaver, Beach Memsories and Josh Sutton before the first turn. The first quarter was paced in :26.1. Sutton wasn't content to take the two hole trip, he pulled at the quarter to take over command. They paced single file to the half, clocked in :54.1. Ardyne Ace and Randy Tharps started their rally, pulling first up from third spot and Big Risk, driven by Tony Hall followed suit. The fast pace didn't let up. Beach Memories flew by the three quarters in 1:21.1 with Kanaris in tow. Merriman popped the ear plugs and waited for the stretch to make his move. The two paced 5-lengths clear of their foes and Kanaris had the upper hand to win by a nose over Beach Memories. His stablemate, Santa Fe Beachboy paced home in :27.2 to grab the show spot. The final week of racing in the 2014 season resumes on Wednesday (September 24) post time 6:30 pm. From Scioto Downs Racino

Honey B and Kyle Ater scored a convincing victory in the $74,625 Ohio Breeders Championship for freshman filly trotters in Tuesday action at the Delaware County Fair. As the field of six was sent on their way, Honey B yielded to the fast leaving I'd Rather Walk (Kayne Kauffman). Ater retook the lead past the quarter in :29.3. Honey B was unchallenged at the half in 1:00.2 and three-quarters in 1:30.2. Josh Sutton sent Like Old Times to attack the leader by a late break in stride sealed his fate as Honey B cruised to a nine and three-quarter length victory in 2:00.2. The Victory Sam lass is conditioned by Dan Ater for Jim Burnett of Wilmington, Ohio, and Tim Homan of Maineville, Ohio. In the first $24,875 division Dark Roast and Marty Wollam battled Soaring Flight through the final three-eighths of the mile and scored a head victory in 2:01. The daughter of Full Count won for the third time in eight starts for her owners Arcadia Farms of Canfield, Ohio, and G & B Racing of New Wilmington, Pennsylvania. In the final division Sammy Star and Aaron Merriman won over Student Of Life (Marty Wollam) and I'm Chiptastic (John Ryan Melshaimer) in 2:00.3 Sammy Star is owned by Peggy Carter, Robert Reid, Shelia Hummel and Great Am Stable and trained by Steve Carter. The daughter of Victory Sam won for the seventh time in 15 starts. I Know My Chip & Neely's Messenger Take 2CT OBC I Know My Chip and Jason Brewer passed the pace setting Cooter Dun (Louis Bauslaugh) at the top of the stretch and scored a one length victory in the $65,534 (division ) Ohio Breeders Championship for two-year-old trotting colts in a lifetime best 1:59.3. Jim Daily trains the Deep Chip colt for Kimberly Dailey of Mechanicsburg, Ohio. I Know My Chip has finished first or second in nine of 10 starts this season. In the second $32,767 division, Neely's Messenger and Marty Wollam won for the sixth straight time with this one in 2:00.3. When the field was set on their way, Kick A Lot (Kurt Sugg) protected his rail spot forcing Lantern's Chip (Greg Grismore) to race the long mile. Neely's Messenger patiently sat fourth on the rail until he was sent three wide as the field headed to the three-quarter pole. Kick A Lot didn't like the pressure and broke stride. Neely's Messenger won by one and three-quarter lengths over Lantern's Chip and Really Deep Chip (Jack Daily). Dale and Julie Ann Sweet own the son of Neely Dunn. by Jay Wolf, for the Little Brown Jug  

Itrustyou stole the spotlight on Saturday night at Scioto Downs with his track record performance of 1:48.2 in the $25,000 Open Pace.   The 6-year old gelded son by Third Straight out of Dynamic Lady broke the previous record of 1:48.4 set by Paco Labrook in 2013.   He's trained by Ron Burke for Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi and RTC Stables of Pennsylvania.   Itrustyou was driven by Chris Page from post seven in the field of nine. Page fired out for command and definitely had to work for the top. After being parked to the quarter that was paced in :26.1, they finally cleared. The pair had instant pressure from a parked and pressing Ardyne Ace and Randy Tharps, pushing the pace to the half in :54.   Torrington and Dan Noble had a great pocket seat to the dueling action and just waited for their chance. Itrustyou responded to the pressure and paced down to three quarters in 1:21.3 before kicking 8-lengths clear of his competition. Torrington held the second spot and Santa Fe Beachboy closed well to grab third.   Big Bossman rebounded in the $40,000 first division of Ohio Sires Stakes for 3-year old pacing colts in 1:53.2.   Big Bossman is a gelded son by Feelin Friskie out of Lovely American. He's trained by Doug Hinklin for Parent Racing Stable of Ohio. Regular driver, Greg Grismore had the lines and started from post three in the field of seven.   Grismore left for early position and found it in the two hole behind long shot, Lawyer Up and Aaron Merriman. The pair quickly made a brush to retake before the half that was paced in :56.4.   Big Bossman was well in hand the rest of the mile. They paced to three quarters in 1:25.3 and cruised home in :27.3. Big Bossman was victorious by 6-lengths over Upfront Clays Boy and a rallying Dibs for Josh Sutton.   Soul Train gets a new career best, 1:57.1 in his division of Ohio Sires Stakes. The 3-year old gelded son of Trainforthefuture out of Dances On Air is conditioned by Scott Cox for Parent Racing Stable, Robert Crynick and John Novak.   Master Mighty and Kayne Kauffman were determined to set the fractions in the short field of six and did so in :29.2, :58.4 and 1:28.1. He was almost home free, but Soul Train and Ryan Stahl were able to get up in time by a mere nose. Master Mighty made a break as they crossed the wire, placing him third behind Kurt Sugg's Bradymeister.   I Know My Chip scores in his $40,000 division of Ohio Sires Stakes in a lifetime best, 2:00.2. Jim Dailey trains the 2-year old gelded son of Deep Chip out of Madeline's Crown for owner Kim Dailey. Jason Brewer had the assignment from post four in the field eight and was the better's choice at 3-5.   Brewer let colt trot when the starter said go and grabbed the top before the quarter that was trotted in :29.4. They had company from an outside leaver, Chips A Million and Chris Page. They let the pair go before tripping by the half that was trotted in :59.4. Page and Brewer performed the "give and go" and I Know My Chip regained command before the three quarters that clicked in 1:30.4.   I Know My Chip kicked 3 ½-lengths clear of a closing Ohio Chipster and Chips A Million held on for third.   Western Coby lit up the tote board with his 1:56.2 performance in a division of the 2-year old colt pace.   Western Coby is a gelded son by Western Spirit out of Cole By A Knows. He's trained by Ron Wagner who partially owns with Larry Acker and Dean Davis. Wyatt Irvine had the lines from post nine in field of nine and went off at odds of 55-1.   Irvine was content to take back and watch the action from eighth while Cornerback and Ronnie Wrenn Jr.pressed out for command. Ollie Pop clocked the opening quarter in :28.1 before settling for a pocket trip behind Cornerback. Wrenn tripped the half timer in :57.3.   It wasn't until the three quarters that was paced in 1:27 that Irvine gave Western Coby open road, three wide to pass them all in a final quarter he paced in :28.2. Indian Spirit and Kyle Ater also closed well for second and Ollie Pop completed the trifecta. Neely's Messenger extended his win streak to five with his $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes win in 1:59.2.   Marty Wollam trains and drives the 2-year colt by Neely Dunn out of Fun Message for Dale and Julie Sweet. They started from post two in the field of eight and were the slight second choice behind Kick A Lot who set the fractions of :28.3, :59.3 and 1:29.3.   Wollam sat back in third and watched the action before tipping his colt three wide in the stretch to win by a half length over Chips Starr and Super Sheff Frosty. Kick A Lot made a costly, quick break in stride causing him to go inside the pylons and to be disqualified and placed last.   Diamondkeeper upsets in his division Ohio Sires Stakes in 1:53.2. The 3-year old gelded son of Pine Valley out of Almahurst Joy is conditioned by Ron Burke for the connections of Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi, Frank Baldachino and Lawrence Karr.   The undefeated, heavy favorite, Friskie Adam pushed the gate away and was parked to the opening quarter in :26.3. Diamondkeeper and Greg Grismore were sitting sixth and it was until after the half that was paced in :55.2 that Grismore gave Diamondkeeper his command.   Friskie Adam hit the three quarters in 1:23.4, but couldn't hold off the rally from Diamondkeeper. He scored by 3/4 -lengths over Feel The Heat and Friskie Adam held on for third.   Lady's Dude prevails in a career best, 1:55 in his 3-year trot division of Ohio Sires Stakes. The 3-year old gelded son by Victory Sam out of Lady's Star went off at odds of 11-1 from post five in the field of six.   Lady's Dude recently moved in to the Ron Burke Stable for owners, Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi and Johnny Yoder. Josh Sutton had the lines and pushed the gate away and cleared to the top before the quarter that was clocked in :28.1, Sutton never looked back.   The heavy favorite, Rompaway Galaxy got away an early fourth and was content to watch the action as they hit the half in :57.3, but was underway by the three quarters that was stopped in 1:26.2. Micallef couldn't close the gap on Lady's Dude and had to settle for second and Can'tcutthatchip was third.   Chief Talkalot pulls off a gutsy performance in the final division of Ohio Sires Stakes for 2-year old colt pacers in 1:55. Chief Talkalot is a gelded son of Feelin Friskie out Jardin Des Arts. Brian Brown trains for Steve Stewart, Michael Robinson, Robert Mondillo and Steve Cheatham.   Jim Pantaleano drove from post three in the full field of nine and got away an early fourth behind co-favorites, Nobles Finesse and Gray Camo. Nobles Finesse set the pace and fractions of :27.2 and :56.4 before Chief Talkalot started his first over bid with his stablemate, Rock N Randall in tow. Chief Talkalot and Nobles Finesse went toe to toe and stride for stride as they clocked the three quarters in 1:25.1, but Chief Talkalot won the battle by two lengths over Rock N Randall and Nobles Finesse completed the trifecta. Racing returns Tuesday (September 9) post time is 6:30 pm.   From Scioto Downs Racino            

A season's best Super Hi 5 carryover up for grabs on Saturday (September 6) at Scioto Downs Racino. The carryover has reached $4,449.63. The Super Hi 5 wager is featured in the 9th race on the 14-race program. The Saturday night card will host Ohio Sires Stakes action for freshmen and sophomore colts and a $25,000 Open Pace. The 3-year pacing star, Friskie Adam will look to continue his perfect season in race 11 for trainer Dan Ater. The 3-5 morning line favorite will start from post six in the field of eight. The 2-year old trotting heavy weights, Neely's Messenger and Kick A Lot will battle it out in race 10. They are slated as the 8-5 and 9-5 favorites. Marty Wollam's, Neely Messenger drew post two and Jeff Cox's trainee, Kick A Lot starts from post five. Big Bossman will look to rebound from his last start in the first race for regular driver, Greg Grismore. Doug Hinklin trains this 3-year old gelded son of Feelin Friskie and is picked as the 4-5 morning line favorite from post three. The freshmen pacing headliners, Nobles Finesse and Gray Camo will square in race 13. Gray Camo starts from the rail from the Ron Burke Stable and Nobles Finesse drew post five for trainer, Kurt Sugg. First race post time on Saturday (September 6) is 6:30 p.m. From Scioto Downs Racino

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