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Eighteen diagonally gaited sophomores are set to line up behind the Scioto Downs starting gate on Friday evening, Aug. 24, in two $50,000 Ohio Sires Stakes. First post is 6:30 pm, ET, with the OSS events carded as the second and fourth races on the ten-race card. Mission Accepted, the richest of the OSS-eligible 3-year-old trotting colts with $275,224 in career earnings, starts from post three with Ryan Stahl at the helm in the second division (race four). This Manofmanymissions colt is conditioned and co-owned by Jeff Conger for breeder/owner Knox Services and owner David Wills. Mission Accepted swept the first two OSS legs, with triumphs timed in 1:53 and 1:52-the fastest score of any horse in this division-and will be looking for his fifth win of the season in nine starts. He's earned $84,424 thus far in 2018, with $40,000 of those earnings coming from his two OSS victories and 103 in accumulated OSS points-good enough to tie for first place in OSS standings beside rival Northmedo Mission, who also has 103 OSS points to his credit. Trained by Mike Medors, Northmedo Mission won legs one (in 1:56.3) and three (in 1:55) for the Northmedo Stable of Painesville, OH. The homebred gelded son of Manofmanymissions has OSS earnings of $45,000, seasonal earnings of $81,550 and lifetime earnings of $92,778, with eight wins in 24 starts. Aaron Merriman drives from post four. In the first OSS division (race two), Get The Cash-who won leg three in 1:54.4 and is riding a three-race win streak-leaves from the rail with Greg Grismore driving for trainer Kelly O'Donnell. This Cash Hall gelding was bred by Walnut Hall Limited and is owned by Mark Maynard, Joe Palatas and K O Racing. Get The Cash has $34,600 earned in the OSS series, with $65,300 in seasonal earnings and $101,540 in his lifetime bank account from eight wins in 16 starts. Uncle Buck sits just outside of his aforementioned rival Get The Cash in the two-hole. Regular driver Aaron Merriman drives the altered son of Stormin Normand for owner Wayne Temple, looking for seasonal win five and his second in this series. He won leg two in a snappy 1:54.3 for these same connections and owns $37,300 in OSS money. Bred by Orville Rursch, Uncle Buck has $91,744 in his lifetime coffers and $80,495 in his seasonal pocketbook with five wins in 24 career starts, nine seconds and five thirds to his credit as well. Rising MVP has been saddled with post seven for driver Chris Page and trainer William Daughtery, Jr., who conditions the gelded son of My MVP for Susan Daughtery of Mercer, PA. This youngster comes into this fourth OSS test fresh off two consecutive victories, and won OSS leg two in 1:56.2. Bred by Mahlon Miller, Rising MVP has $22,500 in OSS earnings and $43,617 in seasonal earnings from four wins in 13 tries. Lifetime, he's amassed a bankroll of $108,8327 from 13 triumphs, three seconds and two thirds in 26 starts. The top ten headliners in this OSS division, based on points, are as follows: Northmedo Mission (103); Mission Accepted (103); Uncle Buck (90); Get The Cash (77); Sultan Of Cash (64); MVP Luke (61); Rising MVP (57); Pass The Vape (53); Two OB Wonkenobi (53); and Manny L (32). by Kimberly Rinker, OSDF Administrator

Ohio State Racing Commission Chairman Robert Schmitz is seeking input from both Standardbred and Thoroughbred horsemen regarding Out of Competition Testing at the OSRC meeting, Aug. 29, 2018 at 10 am in Room 1952 at the Riffe Center, 77 S. High St., Columbus. The meeting is open to all pari-mutuel stakeholders, horsemen's associations and the public. "Out of Competition Testing needs to be studied and strategically developed in Ohio, and we're hoping for input from everyone involved in the Ohio horse racing industry," Chairman Schmitz stressed. "The Ohio State Racing Commission is looking to generate ideas that will continue to elevate Ohio's racing program to even greater heights." All horsemen are invited and encouraged to attend and participate in the discussion, Chairman Schmitz stressed. by Kimberly Rinker, OSDF Administrator

Northfield, OH --- Robert Key’s homebred Looking For Zelda trotted confidently to establish a new Northfield Park track record of 1:54 for a 3-year-old trotting filly on Monday night (Aug. 20) in the first of two $50,000 Ohio Sires Stakes. The daughter of Break The Bank K—My Winning Ways—Conway Hall left the gate confidently for driver Tony Hall and quickly established command, striding diagonally through fractions of :27.3, :56.1 and 1:25, before posting a :29 final brush to score her fourth victory of the year in eight starts, and her second in the four-leg OSS series. The new track record time of 1:54 replaced the former record co-held by Sturdy Lori (2002) and Gabbysloosechange (2017).Looking For Zelda, who left the gate at odds of 3-1, finished 2-1/2 lengths in front of 11-1 Risky Deal (Don Irvine, Jr.), with 35-1 Count On Rosey (Kurt Sugg) grabbing third place honors. Looking For Zelda now has $104,019 in seasonal earnings, $60,000 of which have been earned in the OSS series to date. Lifetime, she’s amassed $332,694 from 11 wins, two seconds and two thirds in 19 career starts. She finished third and fourth respectively in the first two OSS legs, then won leg three in 1:54.1 at Scioto Downs. The second $50,000 OSS division went to the Brent Davis-trained Spunky Bottom Girl in 1:54.2. This daughter of My MVP—Princess Addie—Classic Photo is a homebred owned by Illinoian Ed Teefy. After leaving handily from the gate at 7-2 odds, Spunky Bottom Girl wrestled the lead away from the hard-trying 4-5 favorite, Sesame (Aaron Merriman) going to the :28.2 first quarter. Sitting comfortably on the front end for driver Tyler Smith, Spunky Bottom Girl then took the field of seven to a :57.3 half and a 1:25.3 three-quarter clocking, before trotting home in :28.4 to finish a neck ahead of Sesame at the wire. Impinktoo, the 3-1 choice, was third for Kayne Kauffman. Spunky Bottom Girl had finished sixth in leg one before winning leg two in 1:55.4, and was sixth again in leg three. She now has $50,000 earned in this series and $75,458 in seasonal earnings. Her lifetime bankroll stands at $93,683 from five wins, five seconds and one third in 23 career starts. The first four legs of the OSS for sophomore trotting distaffs is now complete. The top nine fillies who are eligible to the $275,000 Championship on Sept. 8 at Scioto Downs are as follows, with their points listed in parenthesis: Non Smoker (153); Looking For Zelda (124); Spunky Bottom Girl (104); Impinktoo (91); Red Storm (79); California Love (74); Sesame (71); Risky Deal (54); and Count On Rosey (31). by Kimberly Rinker, OSDF Administrator

Columbus, OH - Lather Up and Bounding Dragon each captured a $50,000 Ohio Sires Stakes for 3-year-old pacing colts on Saturday night, Aug. 18 in fourth round OSS action at Eldorado Scioto Downs.   By virtue of their victories, the third in the series for Bounding Dragon and the second for Lather Up, both have securing a starting berth in the $275,000 Championship, set for Sept. 8 at Scioto Downs.   Lather Up, a son of I'm Gorgeous trained by Clyde Francis for breeders/owners Gary & Barbara Iles of Harrington, DE, stormed to a 1:50.2 clocking in his division for driver Montrell Teague.   This dark bay colt sat third until just past the :27.1 first quarter, then pulled first and took control of the race on the front end, snapping off a :27 second quarter and a :28 third quarter, before posting a :28.1 final panel to finish 3 and ½ lengths ahead of gutsy 5-1 rival Sectionline Bigry (Aaron Merriman). Dragonology, a 38-1 longshot, finished third for Ronnie Wrenn, Jr.   Lather Up left the gate at 1-9 odds for his connections and upped his career earnings to $601,465. He had previously won leg one in 1:50 at Miami Valley and later captured the $1 million America Cup at Woodbine in a blistering 1:48.1. He also won a Hempt elim in 1:49 at The Poconos and an Ohio Fair Stake at Scioto on Aug. 4 in a heart-stopping 1:49.4.   Bounding Dragon, a son of Dragon Again, had already won legs one (in 1:53) and three (in 1:51.1) of this series, and added his 1:51.1 posting in this leg four triumph to his credentials as the 4-5 favorite. He also has a second-place finish in leg three for trainer Mike Roth and owners Alan Keith of Johnstown, OH and Carl & Melanie Atley of Xenia, OH.   Driver Danny Noble had Bounding Dragon on the front end from nearly start to finish, pacing through panels of :26.3, :54.3 and 1:22.3, before turning in a :28.3 last brush to hold off 8-1 rival Seeing Eye Single (Ronnie Wrenn, Jr.) by a scant head. Drew The Dragon and Aaron Merriman notched show honors at 5-1 odds.   Bounding Dragon, who has OSS earnings of $80,000 this season and career earnings of $201,509 is the leading point earner in the series, with 179.   Rockathon sits second in the standings with 121 points, while Lather Up is third with 102 and Seeing Eye Single is fourth with 87 points. Cinnamack sits fifth with 70 points, with Sectionline Bigry sixth (58 points) and Slick Mick and Rockn Motion are seventh and eighth with 53 points each. JoJo's Pet Rock is set in ninth with 41 points. The next highest point earners are Letsallrock, with 31 points and Sip And A Bite, with 26 points.   Ohio Sires Stakes action continues with two $50,000 Leg Four divisions for 3-year-old trotting fillies on Monday night, Aug. 20 at Northfield Park.   by Kimberly Rinker, OSDF Administrator

Fourteen 3-year-old trotting fillies will line up behind the Northfield Park starting gate in a pair of $50,000 Ohio Sires Stakes contests on Monday night, Aug. 20. The two OSS events are carded as races three and four, with a first race post time of 6 pm, ET. The leading point earner in this series, Non Smoker, with 153 points, has opted to sit out this final leg after having captured the first three OSS contests in 1:54, 1:56.2 and 1:55.1 respectively. Impinktoo, the second highest point earner with 78, has finished second in the first three legs and looks like the one to beat in the second OSS division (race four). This Manofmanymissions filly is conditioned by Ronnie Burke for Billy Walters, Joe McLead and Rtk Racing and has amassed $37,500 in OSS monies thus far. Lifetime, she's earned $231,765, with $64,725 in her seasonal coffers. She'll leave from post five with Kayne Kauffman in the sulky. Looking For Zelda and California Love are tied for third in this division, with each having a 73-point total after the first three legs, and each having earned $35,000 in OSS monies. Looking For Zelda won leg three in a spiffy 1:54.1 at Scioto Downs, while California Love won leg two in 1:56.2 at Northfield Park. Looking For Zelda is a homebred daughter by Break The Bank K owned by Robert Key and trained by Norm Parker, with $307,694 in her career bankroll. California Love is Chris Beaver-trained, Stormin Normand lass bred by co-owner Marion Beachy and owned in partnership with Beaver, Steve Zeehandelar and Moger-Delia Racing. She has $134,827 earned this far in her career. Looking For Zelda starts from post six with Tony Hall in the bike, while California Love get the services of Ronnie Wrenn, Jr., from post two in the first OSS test (race three). Beaver will also harness Red Storm in this same division for breeder/owner Sandra Burnett. This chestnut daughter by Stormin Normand has $33,000 earned in OSS competition and a mark of 1:55.4 taken in her first leg triumph. Red Storm has drawn the seven-hole for driver Aaron Merriman. Spunky Bottom Girl, who won leg two in 1:55.4, has OSS earnings of $25,000 for breeder/owner Ed Teefey. This My MVP lass has earned $68,683 lifetime for her Mount Sterling, IL owner and will leave from post four in the second OSS division for driver Tyler Smith. by Kimberly Rinker, OSDF Administrator

A pair of $50,000 Ohio Sires Stakes divisions for 3-year-old pacing colts will be contested Saturday night, August 18 at Scioto Downs. First race post time is 6:30 pm, ET, with the two OSS divisions slated as races five and seven. Returning is Bounding Dragon, the top point getter (128) in this four-leg series in the first division (race five) from post five. The son of Dragon Again has already won legs one (in 1:53) and three (n 1:51.1), with a second-place finish in the second leg. Trained by Mike Roth for Alan Keith and Carl and Melanie Atley, Bounding Dragon has amassed $57,500 in OSS earnings, with a seasonal bankroll of $105,100 and a lifetime bank account of $176,509. The Atleys, who hail from Xenia, Ohio, also own Rockathon, who sits second in this division (115 points), along with trainer Kim Dailey. This Pet Rock gelding was third in leg one, then scored back-to-back wins in the next two OSS legs, pacing in 1:51.1 and 1:51.4 respectively. A winner of $54,800 in this series to date, Rockathon has $112,015 in seasonal earnings and $231,966 in his career coffers. He starts from post seven in the second OSS division (race seven). North America Cup winner and OSS leg one winner Lather Up will start from post two in Rockathon's division. The son of I'm Gorgeous captured leg one in 1:50, before posting a blistering 1:48.1 clocking in his North America Cup triumph at Woodbine. Trained by Clyde Francis for breeders/owners Gary and Barbara Iles. Lather Up also won a Hempt elim in 1:49 at The Poconos and an Ohio Fair Stake at Scioto on Aug. 4 in a heart-stopping 1:49.4 with regular driver Montrell Teague at the lines. He currently sits seventh in the OSS standings with 51 points to his credit and $20,000 in OSS earnings. Lifetime, Lather Up has garnered $576,465, with his seasonal earnings at $502,365. Leg two winner Cinnamack returns to battle in the second OSS division (race seven) for trainer Brian Brown and breeder/owner Emerald Highlands Farm from post six. This McArdle colt won leg two in 1:50.4 at Scioto Downs on June 9 and was fourth in leg two and sixth in leg three. A winner of $28,200 in this series, Cinnamack has $63,994 earned this season and $85,894 amassed lifetime. Of the 13 sophomore pacers, four each were sired by Ohio-based stallions Dragon Again and Pet Rock. As well, the stallions I'm Gorgeous, McArdle, Mr Apples, Pet Rock, The Panderosa and We Will See are represented by one foal each. Ohio Sires Stakes action continues with two $50,000 Leg Four divisions for 3-year-old trotting fillies on Monday night, Aug. 20 at Northfield Park. by Kimberly Rinker, OSDF Administrator

The three winners of Saturday night's (Aug. 11) Ohio Sires Stakes divisions for 3-year-old pacing fillies were each clocked in 1:52.4 or faster on a beautiful evening under mild skies. In the first $40,000 division, even-money favorite Baron Remy, a Ron Burke-trainee, paced to a winning 1:52 clocking with Chris Page at the lines. This Yankee Cruiser lass was second in legs one and three of the series for owners Burke Racing, Silva, Purnell& Libby, L Karr and Weaver Bruscemi. Sweetnfamous (Matt Kakaley) was second at 11-1 odds, while 60-1 longshot Tipp City (Sandy Beatty) was third. Baron Remy now has $191,934 in career earnings from five wins in 18 starts. She was bred by the Baron Racing Stable and is a half-sister to Gerard N Mo (by Rock N Roll Heaven) p, 4, 1:51.1f ($98,585). Matt Kakaley steered the Steve Carter owned & trained Velocity McSweets to a 1:52.4 clocking in the second OSS division. This McArdle filly, out of the Western Hanover mare Playful Sweetheart, left the gate at 3-2 odds and enjoyed a front-stepping journey to win her eighth win of the year in 18 starts. Pure Paradise, the 7-2 choice, was second by a head for Chris Page, while 7-5 Bad Girls Rule (David Miller) was third. Velocity McSweets now has $67,440 in career earnings and is a half-sister to Velocity Headlight (by I Am A Fool) p, 5, 1:52s ($100,465). Lily Grace, a 9-1 mild longshot, put in one of the most gutsy performances of the evening, leading from gate to wire for Joey Putnam, and holding off the hard-trying 1-1 favorite Up Front Flor Ida (Kayne Kauffman) by a head in the third OSS division. The daughter of Shark Gesture was timed in 1:52.3 for the one mile test. Princess Rougarou (Matt Kakaley) picked up show honors at 11-1 odds. Lily Grace is trained and co-owned by Dan O'Mara for Dawne Luce and breeder Teresa Maddox. She has amassed $79,520 earned lifetime and is the first foal out of the Whatanartist mare Chappy's Cali p, 2, 2:08.1 ($7,097). by Kimberly Rinker, OSDF Administrator

A trio of $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes will be contested Saturday night, Aug. 11 at Northfield Park, in the final round of the four-leg series for 3-year-old pacing fillies. The winners of these three divisions will likely define the field for the $275,000 Championship, set for Saturday, Sept. 8 at Scioto Downs. The nine fillies with the highest number of points are eligible to enter the Championship, however entry is not automatic, and a horse must be entered into the Championship to be named a starter. Currently, Smiley Dragon sits atop the OSS standings, with 115 points and $44,480 earned from one third and two victories in the first three legs. McPansy sits a close second with 108 points and $42,000 in OSS money from two wins and a fifth. Bad Girls Rule and Prsntpretynperfect are tied for third with 103 points each, with leg one winner Up Front Flor Ida next with 70 points, followed by leg one winner Pet Walker (64 points); Baron Remy (52 points); leg three winner Kay Again (51 points) and Believe In Waco (40 points). Fillies eligible to the Ohio Sires Stakes must be sired by a stallion standing in the state of Ohio and registered with the Ohio State Racing Commission (OSRC) during the year of conception. Farm owners, breeders and racehorse investors plunk down thousands of dollars annually in the Buckeye State to breed, raise and purchase Ohio-breds for a shot to race in the rich Ohio Sires Stakes program. Ohio-based stallions with progeny represented in this trio of OSS contests on Saturday night include Dragon Again and McArdle (four fillies each); Yankee Cruiser (three fillies); Big Bad John, Pet Rock and Woodstock (2 fillies each); and Art Official, Believeinbruiser, Manhardt, Shark Gesture, Three Olives and World Of Rocknroll (one filly each). Smiley Dragon, a Dragon Again filly owned and bred by Emerald Highlands Farm of Mount Vernon, OH, starts from post five in the first OSS division (Race 3). This $46,780-winning lass, has captured OSS legs two (in 1:52.4) and three (in 1:52.3), after finishing third in leg one. Ronnie Wrenn, Jr., drives the brown homebred. Kay Again will be trying for her second OSS victory, having won a leg three division at Scioto Downs on July 14 in 1:52.2 with Tony Hall driving for trainer Mike Roth. This Dragon Again filly has career earnings of $133,470 and seasonal earnings of $91,780 for breeder/owner Alan Keith of Johnstown, OH. Kimberly Dailey bridles up leg one winner Bad Girls Rule in the second OSS division (Race 6) for the 3rd Floors Stables of Springboro, OH. This World Of Rocknroll filly was clocked in 1:54.1 at Miami Valley in leg one, and since finished a smart second in both the second and third OSS leg. Bred by Spring Haven Farm, Bad Girls Rule has $235,046 in career earnings and $53,230 garnered this season. David Miller will pilot the bay lass from post three. Up Front Flor Ida is a daughter of Woodstock conditioned by Tim McKoy for Kevin McKinney and Virginia McKoy who stats from post five in the third OSS contest (Race 9). She won a leg one division in 1:53.1 at Miami Valley, before finishing fifth in leg two and third in leg three. Bred by Ed Mullinax, Up Front Flor Ida has $96,298 in career earnings and $80,774 amassed in 2018 thus far. Kayne Kauffman drives. The $400,000 Carl Milstein Memorial, an open invitational for 3-year-old pacers carded as Race 11, will feature North America Cup winner and Ohio Sires Stakes winner Lather Up, among others. This Ohio-bred son of I'm Gorgeous, who is trained by Clyde Francis for breeders/owners Gary & Barbara Iles of Harrington, DE, will have Montrell Teague in the sulky from post two. Lather Up, with $574,465 in his coffers, looks well poised for another huge effort, and is scheduled to race on Aug. 18 at Scioto Downs, in Leg 4 of the Ohio Sires Stakes for 3-year-old pacing colts. Always A Prince, an Ohio-bred son of Always A Virgin bred by Emerald Highlands Farm and owned by Carl and Melanie Atley of Xenia, OH, starts from post eight in the Milstein Memorial, for trainer Tyler George. This sophomore gelding will have Trace Tetrick in the sulky. Springsteen and Dorsoduro Hanover are two other sophomores with Ohio connections. Powell, Ohio-resident Bruce Soulsby shares ownership in Springsteen, a $522,048-earning and New York Sire Stake-winning son of Rock N Roll Heaven; while Wingfield Five of Kenton, Ohio owns a share of the Somebeachsomewhere gelding Dorsoduro Hanover, a winner of $575,603 in his career, including the $400,000 Adios Final at The Meadows on July 28. by Kimberly Rinker, OSDF Administrator

Columbus, OH - Five divisions of Ohio Sires Stakes for 2-year-old pacing colts and fillies will take place Friday night, Aug. 10 at Scioto Downs with a first race post time of 6:30 pm, ET. A total of 27 pacing colts vying in three, $40,000 OSS divisions and 20 pacing fillies in two, $50,000 OSS divisions will line up behind the Scioto starting gate. Ohio-based stallions represented include Pet Rock and the ill-fated Dragon Again, with nine foals each competing in these OSS events, while McArdle has six and Western Vintage five. Ohio sire Big Bad John has four of his progeny going postward, while Rockin Amadeus and Yankee Cruiser have three each, and Nob Hill High has two. Stallions being represented by one foal each are Allamerican Native, Art Official, Beachtrea, Believeinbruiser, The Panderosa, and We Will See. Authentic Hanover heads up the first OSS test for colts (Race 1); having won both previous OSS legs-the first at Scioto on July 4 in 1:53.1, and the second on July 16 at Northfield Park in 1:53.4. Dustin Arledge trains and co-owns the son of Western Vintage for Hutchison Harness and M.J. Thompson. Bred by Hanover Shoe Farms, Authentic Hanover has $47,944 in his coffers from three wins in four starts. He'll start from post five with regular driver Tyler Smith in the sulky. Looking to continue his sweep of the series as well is the Brian Brown-trained High On Paydaze, a son of Nob Hill High owned by breeder Scott Hagemeyer and partners Robert Mondillo and D.E. Robinson. This bay colt cruised to a 1:53.1 clocking at Scioto on July 4 in OSS leg one, then paced to a 1:54.2 victory in OSS leg two on July 16 at Northfield Park. Now three for three with $58,400 earned, High On Paydaze starts from post two with Chris Page aboard for the first time in the second OSS division (Race 3). See You In Tuscany, also a winner of both previous OSS legs, battles in this same division. Conditioned by Jason McGinnis for Thestable Tuscany Group, the We Will See colt romped to a 1:53 effort at Scioto on July 4 and returned to score in 1:57.2 at Northfield On July 16 with Anthony MacDonald at the lines. Bred by Mark Marroletti, See You In Tuscany has lifetime earnings of $42,660 from two wins and a second in three starts, and gets the services of Dan Noble from the rail. Kimberly Dailey will harness the striking chestnut gelding Rose Run Ulysses from post two in the third OSS division for pacing colts (Race 11). This Western Vintage youngster, who has earned $58,400 thus far in his brief career with three wins in three starts, scored his first leg victory in 1:52.2 at Scioto on July 4 and then shipped to Northfield on July 16 to take the second leg in 1:54.4. Bred by the Rose Run Farm and owned by Dailey and Carl and Melanie Atley, Rose Run Ulysses also captured a $36,800 Ohio Fair Stake on July 28 at Scioto in 1:53.4. Dan Noble gets the nod once again. Leg one winner Gold Digger King starts from post seven in this same division for trainer Scott Mogan and driver Kayne Kauffman. This Pet Rock gelding, a homebred owned by Linda Van Camp, paced to a winning 1:52.4 effort in leg one at Scioto on July 4, and then finished second to High On Paydaze in leg two at Northfield on July 16. From three starts, Gold Digger King has one win and two seconds with $39,200 in his bankroll. Carmen Ohio, a Brian Brown trainee owned by the Ohio quartet of breeder Milton Leeman, S. Manning, B. Meizlish and W. Calvert, leaves from post five in the first OSS division (Race 4) for fillies. A daughter by The Panderosa, Carmen Ohio put forth a 1:55.2 wire-to-wire effort in leg one at Scioto on July 6 before finishing second in leg two to Queen Of The Pride. A winner of $35,000 from two wins and a second in four starts, Carmen Ohio will have Ryan Stahl at the helm. Leg two winner Sugar And Spite starts from the dreaded ten-hole in this same divisions for driver Tyler Smith and trainer Mary Birkhold. Bred by Midland Acres, this Pet Rock lass was third in leg one at Scioto on July 6 to Queen Of The Pride, then rebounded by scoring a 1:55.2 neck victory over rival Twinsburg on July 17 at Northfield Park. Owned by Tom Lehmann, Sugar And Spite has amassed $31,400 lifetime with that lone triumph and two thirds in four starts. The aforementioned Queen Of The Pride is two-for-two thus far in this series for owner Frank Chick, having won leg one at Scioto on July 6 in 1:54 and leg two at Northfield on July 17 in 1:54.3. Bred by Brad Wallace, this McArdle filly is a four-for-four winner lifetime, with $80,250 in career earnings. Trained by Kevin Lare, all of Queen Of The Pride's efforts have come in front-stepping fashion. She'll start from post ten with regular driver Tony Hall at the lines in the second OSS filly division (Race 10). Rylee Roo, who won leg two at Northfield in 1:53.3, battles from post two in this same race with Aaron Merriman driving for trainer Steve Carter. This Pet Rock lass was never a factor in leg one, but won leg two impressively for owner/breeder Steven Price. Rylee Roo has a win and a second in three starts and $36,875 earned lifetime. Leg one winner Lofty Beach starts from post seven with Ryan Stahl at the controls for trainer Scott McEneny. This black daughter by Beachtrea was timed in 1:55 in that effort for Canadian owner Bradley Grant. Bred by Spring Haven Farm, Lofty Beach has $22,625 in earnings from one win and one second in four career starts. Twinsburg won leg one in 1:54.4 for trainer Jason McGinnis and owner Brock Obrien, and then was second by a neck to Sugar And Spite in 1:55.2. Bred by Steve Stewart and John Carver, this daughter by McArdle has $31,260 in her bank account. She'll leave from the nine-hole in this same event with Danny Noble in the bike. by Kimberly Rinker, OSDF Administrator

Two new harness racing track records were established Monday night, August 6 in Ohio Sires Stakes divisions for 2-year-old trotting colts and fillies at Northfield Park. Wittyville and driver Chris Page trotted confidently to score a new track record clocking of 1:56.2 for 2-year-old colts in the fourth $40,000 OSS division, eclipsing the previous mark of 1:56.3 set by Buckeye Boss and driver Aaron Merriman in a 2016 OSS event. Trained by Ronnie Burke for Burke Racing, Knox Services and Weaver Bruscemi, the Manofmanymissions colt had previously finished sixth and third in the first two OSS legs. Wittyville left the gate at odds of 4-1, besting 5-2 Lane Of Stone (Jeff Nisonger) by three lengths, with 9-2 Cravin For Cash (Greg Grismore) notching third-place honors. Bred by Knox Services, he now has $28,510 in career earnings. Burke also harnessed Dylan The Great to a 1:58 victory in the second OSS colt division, as the 3-5 favorite. The Break The Bank K youngster was given a perfect steer by Chris Page to prevail by 2¾ lengths over 6-1 Yes (Anthony MacDonald), with 5-1 Here Comes Moony (Tyler Smith) third. Owned by Burke Racing, Larry Karr, J&T Silva-Purnel&Libby and Weaver Bruscemi, Dylan The Great had finished fourth in leg two and second in leg of OSS competition, and now sports career earnings of $56,400. He was bred by Midland Acres. Cumberland Gap captured the first OSS colt division in a speedy 1:57.4 with Ronnie Wrenn, Jr., at the lines. Conditioned and co-owned by Renee Bauslaugh and breeder and co-owner Chuck Stillings, the Wishing Stone colt was on the front end nearly every step of the way, holding on to win by half a length over 3-1 Shake N Back (Greg Grismore), with 3-2 favorite Oh So Pine (Anthony MacDonald) third. Cumberland Gap now has a first, second and eighth-place finish in the first three OSS legs, with $53,570 in his coffers. Peter Trottintail notched his first OSS and career victory in the third OSS test, timed in 1:59.4 for driver Aaron Merriman. The Uncle Peter colt is conditioned by co-owner Miles Wollam for partner Rhett Roll and left the gate as the 7-1 choice, chasing the front-stepping, 9-1 Bosley (Ryan Stahl), before brushing past in the stretch to nail down his first career win. Pattis Main Man, a 30-1 longshot steered by Kyle Ater, picked up show money. Bred by the Steiner Stock Farm, Peter Trottintail now has $32,000 in career earnings. Only Take Cash established a new track record for 2-year-old trotting fillies at Northfield Park by capturing the second OSS filly division in 1:56.4. The previous mark was set by Letsgetitstarted and driver Josh Sutton in 2016 in an OSS leg. Only Take Cash is a Cash Hall filly trained by Robert McIntosh for the Canadian ownership trio of McIntosh Stables; Dave Boyle and Mardon Stables. Aaron Merriman was the lines behind 1-5 Only Take Cash, who scored her fourth career victory in wire-to-wire fashion, besting 13-1 Stone In Love (Chris Page) by nearly five lengths, with 12-1 See Me Sparkle (Tyler Smith) getting up for third. This speedy filly, who was bred by McIntosh Stables and CSX Stables, has had two wins and one second in OSS competition thus far, and sports a bankroll of $77,370. Back Splash and driver Ronnie Wrenn, Jr., also used front-stepping tactics to win their OSS division, clocked in 1:57.3 as the 5-1 choice. This Chris Beaver trainee is a daughter of Triumphant Caviar with a fourth and third-place finish in her previous OSS legs. Bred by Atlantic Trot and Steve Stewart, Back Splash is owned by Beaver, D. Robinson, Steven Zeehandelar and RBH Ventures and has $33,292 in earnings to date. Pure Chance was second at 5-2, half a length behind the winner, for Aaron Merriman, while 1-2 Feel Invincible As was third for Chris Page. Princessofpink was the queen of her division for driver Kurt Sugg and trainer Marty Wollam, who owns the daughter of Full Count in partnership with Toni Dean and Lori Manke. Leaving hard from post five, Princessofpink took command and never relinquished the lead, trotting to a 1:58 mark in her first lifetime victory in her fourth try. She finished three-quarters of a length ahead of 4-5 Vivi D (Kyle Ater), with 6-1 Bella's Rose Power (Aaron Merriman) third. Bred by Steiner Stock Farm and Acadia Farms, Inc., Princessofpink now has $35,825 in career earnings and was sixth and third in her previous two OSS outings. by Kimberly Rinker, OSDF Administrator

Seven $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes divisions for 2-year-old diagonally-gaited specialists will be contested Monday night, Aug. 6 at Northfield Park. The seven OSS harness racing divisions in Leg 3 of this 4-round series include four races for colts and three for fillies, with a first race post time of 6 pm, ET. Youngsters eligible to the OSS program must be sired by a stallion registered with the Ohio State Racing Commission (OSRC) during year of conception and must be standing in the state of Ohio that same year. OSS eligibles then garner points based on where they finish in this four-leg series, seeding them into the $275,000 Championship, set for Sept. 8 at Scioto Downs. The $60,000 consolation races will be contested on Oct. 13 at Northfield Park this season. Points are distributed as follows: 51 points for win, 26 points for second, 13 points for third, 9 points for fourth and 6 points for fifth, and one point for starting. A total of 15 Ohio-registered Standardbred stallions have progeny racing in these OSS events on Monday night, including Manofmanmissions, with nine foals (six colts and three fillies). Uncle Peter is represented by eight foals (5 colts and three fillies), while Dejarmbro (four colts and two fillies) and Wishing Stone (three colts and three fillies) each have six. Stallions represented by four OSS contestants include Broadway Hall and Triumphant Caviar-both with one colt and three fillies each. Break The Bank K and My MVP each send three youngsters postward, while Cash Hall, Dontyouforgetit and Full Count have two freshmen each competing. The stallions Cayenne Turbo, Ilooklikemymom, Southwind Spirit and Winbak Yankee all have one foal going postward in these OSS contest at Northfield Park. The four colt divisions have been carded as races 1, 3, 4, 5 in which 28 male trotters will vie, while 24 fillies will line up behind the Northfield gate in races 6, 7, 9. Nine colts who have won either the first or second leg of this series previously are returning for action, including Oh So Pine in the first division (Race 1) for the Canadian-based team of trainer Jason McGinnis and driver Anthony MacDonald. Bred by Gbw Breeding Farms, Inc., this Uncle Peter gelding won his OSS leg one on July 2 at Northfield, clocked in 2:01.3, then was a smart second to Never Say Uncle on July 20 at Scioto Downs, timed in 1:58.4. More recently, he captured a $35,400 Ohio State Fair Stake on July 28 at Scioto in 1:57.3 and appears primed to capture this third OSS leg for Thestable Oh So Pine Group of Guelph, ON. Oh So Pine owns a bankroll of $53,450. Trainer Kimberly Dailey will harness Yankees Image for owner-breeder Benlee Troyer of Millersburg, OH in the second OSS colt division (Race 3). This unaltered Winbak Yankee colt broke stride in leg one but rebounded to capture leg two in decisive fashion for driver Danny Noble, timed in 1:57.4 at Scioto on July 20. Noble drives again from the rail. McGinnis and McDonald will start leg two winner Yes from post seven in this same race. Owned by Thestable Yes Group of Guelph, ON, the gelded son by Manofmanymissions was third in leg one to Homer Hall and then prevailed by two lengths over his rivals in a 1:59.2 effort in leg two. From four career starts, he has amassed $34,075 in earnings. A trio of single leg winners square off in the third OSS division (Race 4), including Never Say Uncle, who was fifth in the first leg before winning leg two in 1:58.4 on July 20 at Scioto Downs. Ronnie Wrenn, Jr., will steer the Uncle Peter gelding again from post three. Chris Beaver trains the winner of $26,368 lifetime for the ownership quartet of himself, Joanna Beaver, Michael Carter and Mike McLoughlin. Scott Cox will tighten the girth on Bosley, a Manofmanymissions gelding who captured his leg one in 1:59.2 for the partnership of Parent Racing Stable and G. Peters. A winner of $25,125 to date, Bosley was bred by Darwin and Ann Shaver and will be steered from post four by regular pilot Ryan Stahl. Kimberly Dailey sends out 1:58.1 leg two winner Ilooklikeanallstar from post five, with Danny Noble in the bike. The bay gelded son by Ilooklikemymom was impressive in that victory after finishing sixth in leg one. A winner of $29,275 to date, Ilooklikeanallstar was second by a neck in 1:57.1 to Cumberland Gap in a $37,100 Ohio Fair Stake at Scioto Downs on July 28. The fourth OSS division (Race 5) for colt trotters also features three previous leg winners, including Lane Of Stone, a Mark Winters, Sr., trainee who captured the previous two legs impressively. On July 2, the brown son of Wishing Stone used come-from-behind tactics to win in 1:59.3 with Jeff Nisonger in the sulky. He followed that up with a 2:07.4 score in a Western Ohio Colt Race (WOCRA) at Bellefontaine on July 11, before taking leg two in an impressive, near wire-to-wire effort on July 20 at Scioto Downs, clocked in 1:58.2. On July 31, he posted another gate-to-wire victory, at Wapakoneta in a $5,438 WOCRA stake, drawing off by just over four lengths in 2:10.3. This homebred youngster is now five-for-five lifetime, with $46,143 earned in his career for owner Harry Horowitz of Brooklyn, NY. Nisonger will be at the helm once again, from post three. Homer Hall, a winner of $46,949 lifetime won leg one of this series for trainer Steve Carter, who owns the gelded Broadway Hall son along with Ohioan Jay Mossbarger and C. P. Gallagher of Michigan. This bay gelding was timed in 1:59.3 in that victory and was clocked in 1:58.3 in his third-place finish in leg two. Bred by Midland Acres, Homer Hall also won an Ohio Fair Stake on July 28 at Scioto Downs in 1:58.3. Ryan Stahl is in the bike once again, this time from post one. TC's Best starts from post six in this same event for trainer Chris Beaver and driver Aaron Merriman. The Triumphant Caviar colt won leg one in wire-to-wire fashion in 1:59 and was fifth on July 20 at Scioto in leg two, after making a break at the start. Owned by Beaver, along with J. Gallagher, Moger-Delia Racing and Steve Zeehandelar, TC's Best has $23,855 in earnings. He was bred by Barbara Murdock and Murdock Racing Stable. The top ten point earners thus far (from the first two legs) in this OSS division for 2-year-old trotting colts are as follows: Lane Of Stone (102); Oh So Pine (77); Bosley (64); Homer Hall (64); Yes (64); TC's Best (57); Never Say Uncle (57); Ilooklikeanallstar (52); Yankees Image (52); and Just A Passenger (39). In the first (Race 6) of the three filly divisions, Feel Invincible AS starts from the rail for trainer Anette Lorentzon and driver Chris Page. This Broadway Hall filly won leg two handily in 1:58.1. The homebred did not start in the first leg of this series for owner Aci Stuteri Ab and Kjell Johansson, sporting a bankroll of $32,792. Pure Chance is another Chris Beaver trainee owned in partnership with Steve Zeehandelar. Aaron Merriman will drive the daughter of Triumphant Caviar from post two in this same third leg. Pure Chance was a smart third in leg one before winning leg two in 1:59.2. Bred by Jonas Schlabach, this brown filly has $28,328 in earnings. The second OSS filly division (Race 7) is loaded with talent, as five previous OSS leg winners are set to wage war. Chris Beaver harnesses Stone In Love from the rail with Chris Page driving for the trainer, along with owners Jim Burnett and Tim Homan of Ohio. Bred by Mark Ford and Ed Mullinax, this Wishing Stone lass won leg one impressively in 1:59.2 on July 3 at Northfield Park and was second by a neck in 1:59.2 at Scioto Downs on July 20 to stablemate Pure Chance. From three starts, with a win and two seconds, Stone In Love has career earnings of $40,850. Stablemate Aunt Rose is another Beaver trainee owned by her trainer, Zeehandelar, Carter and the affable Joe Sbrocco. This Uncle Peter filly is looking for a clean sweep of this series, having won leg one in 1:59.1 and leg two in 1:59. Bred by Spring Haven Farm and Doug Millard, Aunt Rose has $42,170 in her bankroll, and starts form post two with Ronnie Wrenn, Jr., at the controls. Trainer Kent Sherman sends out 1:58 leg one winner Spirit Bell from post three, with Ryan Stahl up. The daughter by Southwind Spirit was third in leg two at Scioto Downs on July 20, timed in 1:59.2 for owners Melissa Patterson and Daryl Sherman. Bred by Dublin Valley Farm, she's earned $46,850 thus far in her brief career. Robert McIntosh and Dave Boyle's Only Take Cash has done just that in this series, winning leg two in 1:57.1 and finishing second by a neck in leg one to Vivi D in 1:59.2. This Cash Hall homebred has earned $57,370 to date from three wins and a second in four career starts. Aaron Merriman is slated to drive from the four-hole for the Canadian-based conditioner McIntosh. See Me Sparkle won leg one of this series in a confident 2:00.3 at Northfield Park on July 3 but jumped it off in leg two. Trained by J. L. Adams, the Broadway Hall filly is owned by the Pennsylvania-based trio of M. A. Valentic; J. R. Bednarksi; and K. L. Adams. See Me Sparkle was bred by Midland Acres and has amassed $31,025 lifetime. The aforementioned winner Vivi D will have to contend with post eight in the final OSS division (Race 9) for fillies. Kyle Ater pilots the Broadway Hall filly for his father, trainer Dan Ater, who owns her along with Kirk Nichols of London, OH. A winner of $51,700, Vivi D won leg one in a hasty 1:59.2, and was a close second in leg two, timed in 1:57.1. On July 27 she won a $43,400 Ohio State Fair Stake in 1:58.1 for these same connections. Vivi D was bred by D & M Robinson and R. Mondillo of Ohio. The top ten point earners thus far (from the first two legs) in this OSS division for 2-year-old trotting fillies are as follows: Aunt Rose (102); Only Take Cash (77); Vivi D (77); Stone In Love (77); Spirit Bell (64); Pure Chance (64); See Me Sparkle (52); One Last Howl (52); Feel Invincible As (51); and Bella's Rose Power (35). by Kimberly Rinker, OSDF Administrator

Columbus, OH - Nine $40,000 divisions of 2-year-old harness racing trotting colts and fillies provided plenty of thrills to Scioto Downs fans on Friday night, July 20, despite hissing rains and ever-threatening thunderheads. Trainer Chris Beaver had three OSS winners while Kimberly Dailey harnessed two winners in the second-round action of OSS competition for state-bred diagonally-gaited youngsters. Aunt Rose, a 9-5 shot with Ronnie Wrenn, Jr., aboard, gave Beaver his first training victory of the night in OSS competition. The Uncle Peter lass had won OSS Leg One on July 3 at Northfield in 1:59.1 with a wire-to-wire effort, and this time used come-from-behind tactics to draw way by 4¼ lengths for owners Beaver, Michael Carter, Joe Sbrocco and Steven Zeehandelar in 1:59. One Last Howl was second with Mike Wilder driving at 5-1, with 14-1 longshot Well I'm Fancy (Chris Page) garnering third-place honors. Aunt Rose now has $40,000 in career earnings from her two OSS triumphs. Bred by Spring Haven Farm and Doug Millard, Aunt Rose is out of the Yankee Glide mare Lightning Flower, making her a half-sister to Lightning Storm (by Donato Hanover) 4, 1:53.2f ($341,917); Wildflower (by Muscle Hill) 3, 1:55 ($267,487); and Lightning Force (by Muscle Hill) 3, 1:53 ($169,906), among others. Beaver then stepped up to capture the fourth OSS division for colts with 4-1 Never Say Uncle (Ronnie Wrenn, Jr.) in 1:58.4. This Uncle Peter gelding sat second behind the 4-5 leader Oh So Pine (Anthony MacDonald), an OSS Leg One winner, before unleashing a :29.4 final panel to brush by the leader and take the victory by half a length. Bosley, also an OSS Leg One winner, was third at 6-1 for Ryan Stahl. Owned in partnership by his trainer, along with breeders Joanna Beaver and Michael Carter of Florida and Ohioan Mary McLoughlin, Never Say Uncle has $22,000 in earnings. He is the first foal out of the Glidemaster mare Travelin Dream 3, 1:55.3f ($40,745). Stablemate Pure Chance captured a OSS filly division for driver Aaron Merriman in 1:59.2 as the 2-1 choice. Owned by Beaver along with Steven Zeehandelar of Worthington, Ohio, the brown daughter of Triumphant Caviar was third in Leg One of this series and got the perfect two-hole steer by Merriman in Leg Two to up her career earnings to $24,800 in just her second lifetime start, holding off Leg One winner, the 3-2 favorite Stone In Love (Chris Page) by a scant neck. Fingerinthefrostin was third, half a length back, for Danny Noble at 9-1. Pure Chance was bred by Jonas Schlabach, and is the sixth foal out of the Credit Winner mare Jewell Creek 3, Q2:01s ($6,036). She is a full sister to Ohio Sires Stake winner Sesame 3, 1:57.4f ($121,677) and to Jewells N Caviar 4, 1:59h ($30,857) and a half-sister to Explosive Ripple (by Explosive Matter) 4, 1:58f ($88,287). Kimberly Dailey harnessed Ilooklikeanallstar to victory in the first OSS division for colts. The freshman gelded son of Ilooklikemymom grabbed the lead away from 10-1 He's Star Struck (Tyler Rush) at the :28.1 first quarter and never looked back, trotting to victory in 1:58.1, officially breaking his maiden in his second pari-mutuel start for driver Danny Noble. Ilooklikeanallstar, a mild 13-1 longshot, finished two lengths ahead of 10-1 Cumberland Gap (Ronnie Wrenn, Jr.), with 5-2 Homer Hall (Ryan Stahl) 2¼ lengths back in third. Bred by Ohioian Andrew Kauffman and owned by Virginia Powell of Urbana, Ohio, Ilooklikeanallstar is the second foal out of the Tagliabue mare Chanteuse 3, 1:59.2h ($32,332) and is a half-brother to Getitwithoutagun (by Yankee Glide) 3, 2:00.1f ($28,817). Dailey and Noble teamed up again for another trip to the winner's circle, this time with the Winbak Yankee colt, Yankees Image, who trotted to a 1:57.4 triumph as the 8-5 choice in the third OSS contest for colts. Owned and bred by Benlee W. Troyer of Millersburg, Ohio, Yankees Image used nearly the same tactics as stablemate Ilooklikeanallstar to complete his mission for these connections; also making just his second pari-mutuel outing. Yankees Image, who bested 5-1 rival Westfiftysecond (Anthony MacDonald) by half a length and 10-1 third-place finisher Wittyville (Mike Wilder), is the second and most prolific foal out of the Muscles Yankee mare Livias Secret 4, 1:59.2f ($29,577). Only Take Cash--who finished second by a neck in the OSS Leg One at Northfield Park on July 3--redeemed herself in Leg Two, scoring a 1:57.1 triumph for trainer Bob McIntosh and driver Aaron Merriman. The bay daughter of Cash Hall, who left the gate as the 5-1 choice, made a three-wide move around the final turn to overtake OSS Leg One winner 6-1 Vivi D (Trace Tetrick) and prevail by a length with a :28.2 final brush. Mike Wilder steered 55-1 longshot Meadowbranch Vicki to a third-place finish. Only Take Cash, bred and owned in partnership by Robert McIntosh Stables along with Dave Boyle and Mardon Stables--all of Ontario--now has $35,320 in career earnings. She is the fifth foal out of the Garland Lobell mare Armbro Affair 4, 1:53.4s ($430,997) and is a half-sister to Tough Affair (by Muscle Mass) 4, 1:59.2f ($69,968) and A Fair Conchnito (by In Conchnito) 4, 1:48.2f ($33,866), etc. A second pair of Canadians prevailed in an OSS colt division--with the team of trainer Jason McGinnis and driver Anthony MacDonald scoring with 14-1 shot Yes in 1:59.2. The Manofmanymissions gelding overcame 13-1 Just A Passenger (Jeremy Indof) in mid-stretch to win by two lengths, with 9-2 Otsego (Aaron Merriman) moved up from fourth to third after 50-1 Creekside Pete (Sandy Batty) was set back to fourth after finishing third. Yes now has $24,800 in career earnings. Bred by New Jersey-based trainer Eddie Lohmeyer, Yes is out of the Muscles Yankee mare Fantasy Yankee 3, 1:56.3 ($63,805) and is a half-brother to Cypress Point (by Yankee Glide) 5, 1:55.1f ($83,340). Trainer Mark Winters, Sr., harnessed Leg One winner Lane Of Stone to an impressive, nine-length victory in the final OSS colt division. Jeff Nisonger drove the 3-1 son of Wishing Stone to a 1:58.2 clocking for breeders-owners Harry & Iris Horowitz of Brooklyn, New York. Shake N Bake (Greg Grismore) was second at 9-1 odds, with 7-1 ELO Hanover (Danny Noble) third. Lane Of Stone--whose career earnings now stand at $43,424--is the fourth foal out of the Lindy Lane mare Wisteria Lane 4, 1:57.3 ($18,559) and has half-siblings in Why Argue (by SJ's Caviar) 2, 1:59s ($21,253) and Laney Hall (by Angus Hall) 3 ($11,900). In the final OSS division for fillies, it was 6-5 Feel Invincible As finishing as the public dictated, clocked in 1:58.1 for driver Elliott Deaton. This Broadway hall lass, who is trained by Anette Lorentzon for breeders-owners Aci Stuteri and Kjell Johansson, was all alone at the wire, besting 48-1 rival Bella's Rose Power (Chris Beaver) by 6¼ lengths with 8-5 shot and OSS Leg One winner Spirit Bell (Ryan Stahl) getting up for third. This second lifetime triumph upped Feel Invincible As' career earnings to $27,500. She is the sixth foal out of the Credit Winner mare There's A Way 3, 1:56.3 ($150,591), making her a half-sister to Touchdown AS (by Deweycheatumnhowe) 7, 1:53s ($182,403); Manhattan AS (by Muscles Yankee) 2, 1:57f ($43,000); and The Lionking AS (by Lionhunter) 2, 2:02s ($18,930), etc. by Kimberly Rinker, OSDF Administrator

Nine $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes divisions, featuring 78 diagonally-gaited freshmen, are set to be contested Friday evening, July 20 at Scioto Downs. Going postward in the second round of the four-leg series are 42 colts and geldings in five OSS divisions, with 36 fillies battling in four divisions. For foals to be eligible to the Ohio Sires Stakes program, a stallion must be registered with the Ohio State Racing Commission and reside in the state during the year of conception. Of the 78 youngsters lining up behind the gate in these events, 19 (12 colts and seven fillies) are by first crop Cantab Hall sire Uncle Peter 4, 1:50.3 ($1,290,660), who stands at Hickory Lane Farm in Findlay, OH. Eleven (seven colts and four fillies) are by the now-exported Yankee Glide stallion, Manofmanymissions, 3, 1:52.1 ($1,215,000), who stood at Midland Acres in Bloomingburg, OH, before being sold to stand on the continent in 2017. The Hickory Lane farm-based stallion Dejarmbro 3, 1:52.2f ($1,137,285), a son of Credit Winner, has seven foals total participating in these OSS events, five of which are colts and two which are fillies. Ohio-based stallions represented by six foals each include: Broadway Hall, Triumphant Caviar and Wishing Stone; while Cash Hall, Full Count and My MVP each have three youngsters competing. And Away We Go, Break The Bank K, and Dontyouforgetit have two foals each in a OSS test, while those stallions represented by one foal each are: Cayenne Turbo, Ilooklikemymom, Neely Dunn, So Striking, Stormin Normand, Southwind Spirit, Victory Sam and Winbak Yankee. The OSS-eligible colts will be starting in races one, five, seven, ten and 12; while the fillies have been scheduled as races two, three, 11 and 13. All OSS-Leg One winners have returned to vie in this second leg: the colts battled on July 2 and the fillies on July 3 at Northfield Park. Among the male trotters, Homer Hall carries the hopes of trainer Steve Carter and co-owners Jay Mossbarger and C.P. Gallagher postward in the first division (Race One). This Broadway Hall youngster scored his leg one victory in wire-to-wire fashion with Ryan Stahl at the lines in 1:59.3. Homer Hall is now three for three lifetime and gets Stahl in the bike again from post seven. Oh So Pine won his Leg One division in 2:01.3 with Anthony MacDonald driving for Jason McGinnis and Thestable Oh So Pine Group. The Uncle Peter gelding has collected $25,250 thus far in just two lifetime starts. Bred by Gbw Breeding Farm, Oh So Pine starts from post three in the fourth OSS division (Race 10) for these same connections. The Parent Racing Stable's Bosley was clocked in 1:59.2 in his front-stepping Leg One triumph for driver Ryan Stahl and trainer Scott Cox. Bred by Darwin and Ann Shaver, the Manofmanymissions gelding is one for two this season, and leaves from post eight with Stahl at the helm once again in the fourth OSS division (Race 10). TC's Best led from gate to wire in Leg One, stopping the timer in 1:59 for Aaron Merriman in his first lifetime start. The Triumphant Caviar colt, who is trained and co-owned by Chris Beaver, along with J. Gallagher, Moger-Delia Racing and Steven Zeehandelar, will start from the rail with Merriman in the sulky in the fifth OSS division (Race 12). TC's Best was bred by Barbara Murdock and Murdock Racing Stable. Starting alongside TC's Best in post two in this same division (Race 12) is Lane Of Stone, a brown son by Wishing Stone who is owned by Harry & Iris Horowitz. Piloted by Jeff Nisonger, Lane Of Stone went wire-to-wire in Leg One, timed in 2:07.4 over a track listed as good. The homebred is conditioned by Mark Winters, Sr. Among the fillies, Leg One winners See Me Sparkle (post two-Jeff Pantaleano) and Vivi D (post seven-Trace Tetrick), both daughters of Broadway Hall, square off in the first OSS contest (Race Two) for 2-year-old distaffs. The former is trained by J. L. Adams for the Pennsylvania-based partnership of M. Valentic, J.R. Bednarksi and K.L. Adams and scored a 2:00.3 triumph in a come-from-behind effort. Dan Ater trains and co-owns the latter, along with Kirk Nichols, and harnessed Vivi D to a 1:59.2 clocking in a near wire-to-wire effort. Both fillies will be trying for their second career victories in as many starts. See Me Sparkle was bred by Midland Acres, while Vivi Di was bred by D & M Robinson and Robert Mondillo. Aunt Rose is an Uncle Peter lass who was never headed in Leg One, winning by seven lengths in 1:59.1 with Ronnie Wrenn, Jr., at the lines. Bred by Spring Haven Farm and Doug Millard, Aunt Rose is co-owned by trainer Chris Beaver along with Michael Carter, Joe Sbrocco and Steven Zeehandelar. She'll start from post nine with Wrenn, Jr., aboard in the second OSS filly division (Race Three). Stone In Love notched her first career victory in Leg One, timed in 1:59.2 with Aaron Merriman driving for trainer Chris Beaver. The Wishing Stone lass leaves from post two in the third division (Race 11), with Chris Page driving for owners Beaver, Jim Burnett and Tim Homan. This youngster was bred by Mark Ford and Ed Mullinax. The decisive Spirit Bell heads up the fourth OSS division (Race 13) for fillies, and despite being saddled with post nine, appears to be the one to beat in here. Ryan Stahl steered her to a 1:58 clocking in Leg One and returns again for trainer Kent Sherman and owners Melissa Patterson and Daryl Sherman. Spirit Bell, a daughter of Southwind Spirit, was bred by Dublin Valley Farm. Leg three of the Ohio Sires Stakes for 2-year-old trotting colts and fillies will take place on Monday, August 6 at Northfield Park. by Kimberly Rinker, OSDF Administrator  

Cooler temperatures and a lovely summer atmosphere at Northfield Park set the stage for a trio of $40,000 Leg two Ohio Sires Stakes for freshman pacing fillies. A total of 23 laterally-gaited distaffs lined up behind the Cleveland starting gate at the Home of the Flying Turns. Rylee Roo, a Pet Rock lass, set a new track record of 1:53.3 in the first OSS division, taking a tick off the previous mark of 1:53.4 set by Shakewhatmamagaveu in 2017. The 4-1 choice left the gate deftly for Aaron Merriman, stalking the leading 1-2 favorite Mi Nina Bonita (Ronnie Wrenn, Jr.) to the :56.4 half, before taking over the lead and sprinting home to prevail by 1½ lengths over her aforementioned rival. Jason Thompson guided 60-1 longshot Officially My Way up to notch third-place money. Bred and owned by Steven Price of Sandy Springs, GA, Rylee Roo has $20,000 in career earnings. The OSS victory was her first in two lifetime starts, as she was sixth in OSS Leg One on July 6 at Scioto Downs to Lofty Beach. Rylee Roo is the second foal out of the Western Hanover mare Moonlite Delight p, 6, 1:51.3f ($278,548) and is a full sister to Tenwillgetutwenty p 3, 1:55f ($20,125). Delaware owner Frank Chick's Queen Of The Pride didn't disappoint her backers after leaving the gate as the 1-9 overwhelming public favorite, scoring a wire-to-wire triumph in 1:54.3, making her a two-time OSS victress. The big, rangy filly, equipped with spreaders, appeared at times to struggle in the turns, but then seemed uber-confident in the straightaways for driver Tony Hall as she upped her career earnings to $46,500 in an unchallenged effort. Trained by Kevin Lare, Queen Of The Pride held off a determined 7-2 Carmen Ohio (Ryan Stahl) by 1½ lengths, with 50-1 longshot How About Murph (Jeff Nisonger) getting up for third. Bred by Brad Wallace, Queen Of The Pride is by McArdle, out of the Western Ideal mare Lionness Hanover p,2,1:53 ($21,280), making her a half-sister to: Roaring To Go (by Art Major) p, 2, 1:50.4 ($431,999); Well Lets See (by Well Said) p, 4, 1:54.4h ($89,382); and Well Excuuuse Me (by Well Said) p, 4, 1:53f ($76,035). The final OSS division of the evening proved to be the most exciting as a blanket finish saw 25-1 longshot Sugar And Spite (Tyler Smith) best 13-1 Twinsburg (Anthony MacDonald) by a neck in 1:55.2. Rose Run Uptowngal (Chris Page) was third at 5-2 odds, a quarter length back. Trained by Mary Birkhold for Tom Lehmann of Sarasota, FL, the Pet Rock filly sat mid-pack behind the leading Twinsburg before moving three-wide at the three-quarters to prevail with a gutsy :28 final brush. Sugar And Spite had finished third in OSS Leg One at Scioto Downs on July 6 and now has career earnings of $26,000. Bred by Midland Acres, she is the 12th foal out of the prolific Towner's Big Guy mare Tre Cress and has half-siblings in: Peenie (by Real Artist) p, 4, 1:50.4 ($710,021); Chotat Milk (by Jate Lobell) p, 3, 1:51 ($602,852); Tre Bien (by Nobleland Sam) p, 7, 1:52f ($383,181); The Big Beast (by Mister Big) p, 4, 1:52.1s ($57,712); Gucci Mane (by Art Official) p, 4, 1:55f ($37,350); Gaston (by Art Official) p, 3, Q1:54.3h ($25,937). Ohio Sires Stakes continue this coming Friday night at Scioto Downs, with nine $40,000 divisions for 2-year-old trotting colts and fillies. Post time is 6:30 pm, ET at Ohio's Showplace of Racing. by Kimberly Rinker, OSDF Administrator

This year's 2-year-old pacing colt division is shaping up to be one of the most exciting, with Leg One victors visiting the winner's circle in four, $40,000 Leg Two divisions on July 16 at Northfield Park. Rose Run Ulysses, a striking chestnut son by Western Vintage captured the first OSS division as the 4-5 favorite in 1:54.4 with Danny Noble at the controls, besting 7-2 rival Black Smile (Chris Page) by three-quarters of a length, with 90-1 longshot Big Pocket Teen (Josh Sutton) garnering third-place honors, nearly eight lengths back. Trained and co-owned by Kimberly Dailey, along with partners Carl & Melanie Atley, Rose Run Ulysses had won Leg One on June 4 at Scioto Downs in a snappy 1:52.2. Bred by the Rose Run Farm, the gelding's career earnings now stand at $20,000. Authentic Hanover picked up where he left off at Scioto Downs on June 4, when he captured Leg One in 1:53.3, this time scoring his Leg Two triumph in 1:53.4 for driver Tyler Smith as the 4-5 favorite, besting 8-5 Dislocator (Chris Page) by 5¼ lengths. Petacular Rock, a 70-1 longshot, got up for third with Jack Dailey driving. The Western Vintage colt, who was bred by Hanover Shoe Farms, is owned by Hutchison Harness, M.J. Thompson and trainer Dustin Arledge and sports a $45,000 bankroll. By the time the third OSS division went postward, the heavens opened, unveiling a harsh downpour that lasted long enough for Leg One winner High On Paydaze to roll to a 1:54.2 victory with Ronnie Wrenn, Jr. in the sulky. The even-money homebred son of Nob Hill High finished 4¼ lengths ahead of 5-2 Gold Digger King (Kayne Kauffman)--who had also won his Leg One division on June 4 at Scioto Downs. Rock N Randy V, who finished eighth in Leg One, was a solid third at odds of 19-1 for Aaron Merriman. Owned by Scott Hagemeyer, R. A. Mondillo and D.E. Robinson, High On Paydaze upped his career earnings to $40,000. See You In Tuscany made every pole a winning one, finishing first over a sloppy track in 1:57.3 to nail down his second consecutive victory in OSS competition. Driven by Anthony MacDonald for trainer Jason McGinnis, the son of We Will See was never headed throughout the mile, and held off the hard-trying, 2-5 Rock Candy (Ronnie Wrenn, Jr.) by a neck at the wire. Mike Wilder steered 40-1 longshot Touch Of Dragon to third place honors. See You In Tuscany, who was bred by Mark Maroletti, has $42,660 in career earnings for the Canadian-based Thestable Tuscany Group. After the first two legs of the Ohio Sires Stakes for this division, Authentic Hanover, High On Paydaze Rose Run Ulysses and See You In Tuscany are the top point-getters. Horses in this series accumulate points based on where they finish in each leg, with the top nine point-earners after the four legs have been completed garnering automatic starting berths into the $275,000 Championship, set for Sept.8 at Scioto Downs. by Kimberly Rinker, OSDF Administrator

Back-to-back nights of Ohio Sires Stakes action is slated to commence on July 16 & 17 at Northfield Park. Leg two of the four-round series continues for Ohio-bred 2-year-old pacing colts and geldings (July 16) and 2-year-old pacing fillies (July 17) at the Cleveland half-miler. All the freshman Leg 1 winners of this series are returning to wage war among their laterally-gaited constituents. A total of 34 pacing colts and geldings will line up behind the Northfield Park gate in four divisions on Monday night, July 16, while 25 fillies will battle in three divisions on Tuesday night, July 17. Post time each evening is 6 pm, ET. Of the male youngsters, eight are sired by Pet Rock, with five each by Dragon Again and Western Vintage. McArdle has sire four of the competitors; Big Bad John three; and Yankee Cruiser, two. The stallions Believeinbruiser, Cheyenne Rei, Mister Big, Nob Hill High, Pine Valley, Rockin Amadeus and We Will See are represented by one foal each among the colts and geldings. The stallions McArdle and Dragon Again each sired four of the filly combatants; Big Bad John and Pet Rock sired three each, and The Panderosa and Yankee Cruiser sired two distaffs each. Allamerican Native, Art Official, Beachtrea, Feelin Friskie, Rockin Amadeus, Western Vintage and Woodstock are represented by one foal each in the filly divisions. The pacing colts went postward in OSS Leg one at Scioto Downs on July 4. Returning to try for his second career victory in as many tries is the Kim Dailey-trained Rose Run Ulysses, a chestnut altered son by Western Vintage, who won his first OSS leg in 1:52.2 for Danny Noble. Owned by Dailey in partnership with Carl & Melanie Atley, Rose Run Ulysses was bred by the Rose Run Farm and will start from post six in the first division (Race 5) with Noble in the bike. Authentic Hanover won his first OSS leg in 1:53.3 with Tyler Smith driving for trainer Dustin Arledge, who owns the bay Western Vintage colt with Hutchinson Hms and MJ Thompson. Bred by Hanover Shoe Farms, Authentic Hanover starts from post four in the second OSS division (Race 7). High On Paydaze won OSS Leg one in 1:53.1 with Ronnie Wrenn, Jr., at the lines for trainer Brian Brown, and that same combination will go postward from post two in the third OSS division (Race 9). This bay colt by Nob Hill High is owned by breeder Scott Hagemeyer, R. A. Mondillo and D. E. Robinson. Gold Digger King will try to best High On Paydaze in this same event (Race 9), leaving from post six with Kayne Kauffman in the sulky. This altered Pet Rock youngster is trained by Scott Mogan for breeder-owner Linda Van Camp and won his OSS Leg one in a snappy 1:52.4 with Kauffman piloting. See You In Tuscany hails from the powerful Canadian team of trainer Jason McGinnis and driver Anthony MacDonald, who won their first OSS leg in 1:53. This bay colt by We Will See was bred by Mark Maroletti and is owned by Thestable Tuscany Group. He'll start from the rail in the fourth and final OSS division for freshman pacing colts (Race 11). In the distaff division, each of the OSS Leg one winners plied their wares on July 6 at Scioto Downs. Queen Of The Pride hopes to make another trip to the winner's circle from post one in the second OSS division (Race 6) on Tuesday night (July 17). Trained by Kevin Lare for owner Frank Chick, this bay McArdle lass--who was bred by Ohioan Brad Wallace--posted a 1:54 clocking with Tony Hall at the lines that steamy evening at Scioto Downs. Carmen Ohio won her Leg one division in 1:55.2 for driver Ryan Stahl and trainer Brian Brown. This daughter by The Panderosa is owned by breeder M. Leeman, along with partners S. Manning, B. Meizlish and W. Calvert. She's just outside of Queen Of The Pride, starting from post three in the second division (Race 6) with Stahl at the lines. Lofty Beach posted a 1:55 clocking in Leg one for driver Aaron Merriman, who returns to drive the black daughter of Beachtrea from post position four in the third OSS division (Race 9). Scott McEney conditions Lofty Beach--who was bred by Spring Haven Farm--for Canadian owner Bradley Grant. Twinsburg, a winner of her Leg one division in 1:54.4, will have to try to best Lofty Beach from post seven in this same third division (Race 9). The Canadian duo of trainer Jason McGinnis and driver Anthony McDonald will look to visit the winner's circle a second time with this bay daughter of McArdle, who was bred by Steve Stewart and is owned by Brock O'Brien. by Kimberly Rinker, OSDF Administrator

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