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Ten $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes divisions for 2-year-old Buckeye-bred fillies will be contested on Tuesday, July 19 at Scioto Downs, with a special harness racing matinee post time of 2 pm, ET.   Thirty-nine trotting fillies in four OSS divisions and 56 pacing fillies in six OSS divisions will go postward over the five-eighths mile oval.   First leg pacing winners--from July 3 at Northfield Park--include Gorgeous Hallie (1:57.3), Loreena's Ruffian (1:56.1), Bye Bye Felicia (1:56.1), Big Bad Baby (1:58.4), Rosemary Rose (1:56.4), Zoe Ellasen (1:55.2), Strike A Chord (1:56.3) and Type A Grey (1:57.2).   First leg trotting winners--from that same date & track--Chim Swift (1:57.4), Maderia AS (1:59), Emerald City Of Oz (2:01.2), Bamaslastchance (2:01.2), Purple Sona (2:00.4), Amuse's (2:01.1).   Ohio trotting stallions represented in these Ohio Sires Stakes contests include: Dejarmbro (15); Triumphant Caviar (7); Break The Bank K (4); Chip Chip Hooray & Neely Dunn (3 each); And Away We Go (2); Full Count, Big Rigs, Iron Duke, His Highness & Homestretch (1 each).   Ohio stallions represented in the six Ohio Sires Stakes pacing events include: Big Bad John (12); McArdle (9); Art Official (8); Charley Barley (6); Santana Blue Chip, Feelin Friskie, The Panderosa & Manhardt (3 each); Woodstock, Arts Chip & Foreclosure (2 each); I'm Gorgeous, World of Rocknroll & Oaks Enforcer (1 each).   by Kimberly Rinker, OSDF Administrator    

When 3-1 Winwood Mac captured his $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes division on Saturday night (July 16) at Scioto Downs, it came as no surprise to his driver, Chris Page. The Canyon Wind gelding tripped the timer in 1:52.1 in the last of three divisions of OSS contests for 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings, in Leg Three of this series for Ohio-breds. "Anytime you drive a horse for (trainer) Ronnie Burke, you have a shot to win," Chris noted. "I drove this horse as a 2-year-old and he tends to run in a bit, but he can pace like heck in the straightaways." Which is exactly what Winwood Mac did, using game, come-from-behind tactics to score his second victory of the season and his first in OSS competition in 2016. Bred by the Winwood Farm of Michigan, the bay pacer is co-owned by the Pennsylvania-based partnership of Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi and Phil Collura. The winning time was a new lifetime record for Winwood Mac, who pushed his seasonal earnings to $51,565 and his career earnings to $90,048. What A Boy (Ronnie Wrenn, Jr), at 6-5 was just a head behind the winner to finish second, while 9-5 Mr Wiggle Pants (Kayne Kauffman) notched show honors. In the first OSS division Gotmoneyinmypocket bested eight rivals in an all-gelding field to pick up his sixth win of the year in 11 tries. Conditioned by Bill Dailey for Ohio breeders/owners Jerry Zosel and Kathy Ratcliff, the bay son of Feelin Friskie paced to a new lifetime clocking of 1:50.3 for driver Randy Tharps. Little Woody (Chris Page) was second and Nothin Fancy (Josh Sutton) was third. "The race set up perfectly for this horse tonight," Randy noted. "The fractions were fast but he was on cruise control." Gotmoneyinmypocket pushed his seasonal earnings to $79,750 and upped his career bankroll to $142,348. He is the third foal out of the Expensive Scooter mare Fran Ann p,3, 1:56.4s ($3,400) and is a full brother to Igottafeelinfran p,4, 1:51.1f, a 26-race winner of $521,665. He also has a half-brother in Gottatigerinmytank (by Panspacificflight) p,3, 1:54f ($36,250). The second OSS division saw Hustling Charley prevail with a new lifetime mark of 1:51.3 for driver Kyle Ater and trainer Danny Collins. The son of Charley Barley, who interestingly was the only colt in the field of nine (the rest were geldings), went three-wide around the last turn, chasing Canadia's Bakin (Kayne Kauffman), who had led the field through fractions of :26.1, :54.3 and 1:23. Hustling Charley then bested his rival by nearly four lengths to score seasonal victory four and lifetime win number five. The bay colt, who is co-leased by Collins and Ryan Holton, was bred by Ohio's Lisa Ezzo. Hustling Charley had won leg one of this series at Miami Valley Raceway on May 7 by six lengths in 1:53.4, and then finished second by a head in leg two to Smoke Up Johnny in 1:52.2 on June 11 at Scioto Downs. He now has $85,813 earned lifetime, and $67,200 amassed in 2016 for his connections. by Kimberly Rinker, for the OSDF

Dale Sweet has been a harness racing owner for more than four decades, with a penchant for the trotting gait.   The 70-year-old Toledo, Ohio resident was in the Scioto Downs winner's circle on July 15 to celebrate his Ohio Sires Stakes third-leg winner Overdressed, who bested nine rivals in 1:56.3. Three $40,000 OSS contests for sophomore trotting colts were featured on a mild and pleasant Friday evening at the five-eighths mile, central Ohio oval.   The win was the Full Count gelding's second in OSS competition this season. Conditioned by Miles Wollam for Sweet and co-owners G&B Racing of New Wilmington, PA, Overdressed had won the first leg of this series on June 4 at Northfield Park in 1:57.3 with Kurt Sugg in the bike.   Dale, who retired from the furniture upholstery manufacturing industry at age 50, has spent 20 years utilizing the talents of Ohio's trotting magician Marty Wollam, and for the past several years has also had horses in training with Miles, Marty's son.   "I try to keep things in the family," Dale laughed, before turning serious. "Miles certainly comes from good stock and is a terrific horseman in his own right. The Wollams run a strong, organized operation and their horses come first. They're easy on their babies and always have the horse's best interests at heart."   Kurt was back in the bike behind the gigantic trotter Friday for Overdressed's fourth victory of 2016 in seven starts. The brown gelding upped his seasonal earnings to $68,762 and his career earnings to $120,579 en route to his fifth lifetime triumph.   "Miles (trainer Wollam) put ear plugs in (the horse) tonight," Kurt revealed. "The other horse (The Next Triumph) had a pretty surmountable lead at one point, but my horse really dug in to catch him."   Kurt wasn't joking.   The Next Triumph (Ronnie Wrenn, Jr.) had moved first up via urging from his driver near the :57 half and quickly took the lead from Laser Leo (Kayne Kauffman). The Triumphant Caviar colt then drew away from his rivals by four lengths and appeared poised for his sixth victory of the year at the 1:25.2 three-quarter marker. Overdressed, the 2-1 favorite, then exploded out of the turn to overtake his rival and prevail by a length at the wire. Chips So Fast (Chris Page) and SR Rader (Ryan Stahl) finished in a dead-heat for third-place honors.   Marvin Raber of Baltic, Ohio bred Overdressed, who is a full brother to OSS winner Dark Roast.   MJB Got Faith, the even-money favorite, did not disappoint his backers as he won the first OSS division easily in 1:55.3 for driver Kayne Kauffman.   "This colt is very versatile--he can leave or you can sit with him and he pretty much does anything you ask him to do," Kayne noted.   The son of Trainforthefuture was under wraps as he trotted confidently through panels of :28, :57.2 and 1:26.3 to score his fourth win of 2016 and the ninth of his career. Emerald Chip (Josh Sutton) was second best, while Andi's Unreal (Chris Page) picked up show honors.   Owned by Breana Carsey of Connersville, IN, and bred by Gbw Breeding Farms of Ohio, MJB Got Faith has $239,600 in his career coffers.   The final OSS test saw Kayne Kauffman back in the winner's circle, this time with 5-1 upsetter Wegoferdaprize, a son of And Away We Go who is conditioned by Jessica Millner for the Curran Racing Stable of Red Hook, NY.   "The only instructions I got was to win the race," Kayne laughed. "This was the first time I had sat behind this colt, so I really didn't know him, but I was impressed that he was able to trot as fast and as well as he did."   Kanthanka (Aaron Merriman), the 4-5 favorite, had led the field of ten through splits of :27.4, :57.4 and 1:25.3 and looked like a sure winner before Wegoferdaprize used a :29.3 final brush to prevail over his rival by a whisker. Another Breath (Sandy Beatty) finished third. Bill Troyer of Ohio bred Wegoferdaprize, who upped his seasonal earnings to $38,420 and his career purse account to $49,525. He was a $6,500 yearling purchase at the August 2014 Blooded Horse Sale. by Kimberly Rinker

Six $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes divisions for sophomore trotting and pacing colts are on tap this weekend at Scioto Downs. Three divisions of 3-year-old trotting colts will be featured on Friday, July 15 and a trio of pacing divisions are in the harness racing spotlight Saturday, July 16. First race post both evenings is 6:30 pm, ET. Last season's 2-year-old Ohio trotting champion MJB Got Faith will leave from post eight in the first OSS division (Race 2) Friday. The diminutive son of Trainforthefuture earned $192,500 as a freshman, winning five of five starts--including the $225,000 OSS Championship--for Breana Carsey of Connersville, IN. Conditioned by Walter Haynes, Jr., MJB Got Faith has three wins and a pair of thirds to his credit in 2016, with $47,100 in his seasonal coffers. He captured the second leg of this series on June 4 at Northfield Park in rein to Ronnie Wrenn, Jr, clocked in 1:57.2 in near wire-to-wire fashion. Bred by Gbw Breeding Farms Inc. of Ohio, MJB Got Faith is the fifth and most prolific foal out of the Striking Sahbra mare Imageofasweetgirl 3, 1:58.2h ($123,280). Chris Beaver will tighten the harness on Poppin Tags, who makes his foray into OSS competition for the first time in this same division. Unraced at 2, the Triumphant Caviar gelding has three Northfield Park triumphs to his credit this season in four starts, with a mark of 1:58.1. Owned by Heidi Woodruff of Sugarcreek, OH and his trainer, Poppin Tags appears to have the speed and talent to compete with these. Bred by Danny Collins, the bay gelding is the seventh foal out of the Speedy Crown mare Top Bait 3, Q2:00.4f ($92,160) and is a half-brother to Copper John (By Yankee Glide) 5, 1:57.3f ($85,368); Fishing Frenzy (by Malabar Man) 5, 1:59.3h ($67,629) and Madison River (by Self Possessed) 4, 1:57f ($53,198). OSS leg one winners Chips So Fast, Overdressed and The Next Triumph will spar in the second OSS division for diagonally-gaited specialists. Chips So Fast has drawn the rail for trainer Chris Beaver and the Pennsylvania-based partnership of Mark Moger and Albert Delia Jr. The son of Chip Chip Hooray has amassed $43,668 from three wins this season, pushing his career earnings to $80,664. He captured his OSS leg one in 1:57.1 for driver Chris Page on May 7 at Miami Valley. Bred by Shari & Russell Angelbeck of Dublin, OH and Midland Acres Inc of Bloomingburg, OH, the brown colt is the second foal out of the Humorous Harry mare Stable Creek Barb 3, 1:59.2h ($136,236) and is a full brother to Chips A Million 2, Q2:03f ($22,283). Trainer Miles Wollam will tighten the girth around the Full Count gelding Overdressed. Owned by G&B Racing of New Wilmington, PA and Dale Sweet of Toledo, OH, Overdressed won his first start of the year--the first leg of this series--on May 7 at Miami Valley in 2:00 with Kurt Sugg in the bike. He then captured the second leg in 1:57.3 on June 4 at Northfield Park. Overdressed now has $48,762 in seasonal earnings and $100,579 in his career bankroll. Bred by Marvin Raber of Baltic, Ohio, this impressive brown sophomore was a $25,000 purchase at the 2014 Ohio Selected Yearling Sale and is the fourth foal out of the Balanced Image mare Eden's Mardi Gras 4, 2:00.3f ($2,608). He is a full brother to the multiple Ohio Sires Stakes-winning Dark Roast 3, 1:57.1h ($169,470). The Next Triumph starts from post ten for trainer Ron Steck of Marengo, OH, who owns the gelding in partnership with Robert Smolko of Solon, OH and Rene Allard of Matamoras, PA. The son of Triumphant Caviar captured leg one of the OSS series at Miami Valley on May 7 in 1:57.2 for driver Jeremy Smith and followed that up with a 1:56.1 score at Northfield in leg two on June 4. Bred by the Second Chance Stable of Ohio, The Next Triumph has $55,950 in seasonal earnings and $109,756 lifetime. The son of the Overcomer mare We Got Next was an $11,000 yearling purchase at the 2014 Ohio Select Sale and is the sixth of seven foals out of his dam. His siblings include: Bail Jumper (by Jailhouse Jesse) 5,1:55 ($136,402); Parris Island (by Semper Fi Hall) 5, 1:55.3f ($119,569); Maximum Security (by Jailhouse Jesse) 4, 1:55.1s ($59,115) and The Next Cell (by Jailhouse Jesse) 5, 2:04.3h ($11,115). Kanthaka--a multiple OSS and Ohio Fair Stake winner last year at 2--heads up the final OSS division (Race 10) on Friday night. This son of Triumphant Caviar trotted to freshman earnings of $140,814 in 2015 for breeder Wilbur Lang of Jamestown, OH and trainer Chris Beaver of Delaware, OH. This season he's collected a pair of overnight wins--one at The Meadows and one at Scioto Downs, adding $35,750 to his career bank account. This well-bred sophomore is the sixth foal out of the San Pellegrino mare Elena, 2, 1:57.1s ($338,071) and is a full brother to Mythology 2, 2:01.2h ($20,000)--who recently won his OSS test this past Tuesday night at Northfield Park with trainer Beaver at the lines. Kanthaka's half-siblings include: Alacrity (by Pilgrims Taj) 4, 1:55s ($149,860); First Flower (by Angus Hall) 5, 1:58.1f ($123,369); High Blue (by Majestic Son ) 5, 1:54.4f ($77,355); and High Jingo (by Angus Hall) 4, 1:59.3h ($77,273). Mr Wiggle Pants will try for his seventh consecutive triumph in as many starts this season for trainer Jim Mulinix in the third OSS division (Race 8), which looks to be the most competitive of Saturday's contests for Ohio-breds. Regular driver Kayne Kauffman will be behind the pacer from the eight-slot. Mulinix owns the son of Mr Wiggles in partnership with Denny Miller and William Rufenacht of Archbold, OH and with the DM Stables, LLC of Naples, FL. A winner of $67,500 this year, Mr Wiggle Pants has posted victories in both of his previous OSS legs. First, he captured OSS leg one on May 7 at Miami Valley Raceway in 1:53.4 and later scored a 1:51.4 front-stepping repeat on June 11 at Scioto Downs. Bred by Spring Haven Farm, Mr Wiggle Pants has $158,493 in his career coffers. He's the fourth foal out of the On The Attack mare Shani Pants p, ($323) and was a $15,000 purchase at the 2014 Ohio Selected Yearling Sale. He has Feelin Friskie half-siblings in Sassy Osborne, p, 4, 1:52.1h, a 25-race winner of $127,930; and Friskie Pants p, 3, 1:57.3h ($12,488). Whataboy gets the benefit of the rail in this same division for trainer Brian Brown and driver Chris Page. The son of Big Bad John has earned $50,050 this year in ten starts with three wins, a second and a trio of thirds, including an impressive, wire-to-wire 1:52 score on July 11 at Scioto Downs in the second leg of this series. Bred by the Dm Stables LLC of Florida, Whataboy was a $25,000 yearling at the 2015 Ohio Selected Sale, and is the fifth of seven foals out of the Noble Ability mare Arapanalia p, 3, 1:57.2h ($130,319). Owned by Carl Howard of Powell, OH, Gerrie Tucker of Montreal, QC and RBH Ventures, Inc of New York, NY, Whataboy has amassed $92,804 lifetime and has half-siblings in: Panongahela (by No Pan Intended) p,3,1:51.2s ($278,526); Little Miss Artist (by Artistic Fella) p,3,1:53.1h ($55.286); Par Intended (by No Pan Intended) p,5,1:56.1h ($44,140); and Occupant (by The Panderosa) p,3,1:56.3f ($19,870). He also has a 2-year-old Artist's View half-brother named Panoramic View, who recently scored a qualifying mark of 1:59.3s. Canadia's Bakin will start from post three in the second OSS division (Race 3) Saturday night for trainer Steve Carter and driver Aaron Merriman. The Big Bad John gelding, who is out of the Camluck mare Canadia, posted a victory in leg two of this series on July 11 at Scioto Downs, posting a speedy 1:52 mile in wire-to-wire style. Canadia's Bakin is owned by the partnership of Chuck Grubbs of Lousville, KY, and three Mansfield, OH-residents: Robert Reid, Sheila Hummel and Jacob Beard. This sophomore side-wheeler has 17 wins, three seconds and a third in 29 starts and $89,804 in career earnings. Bred by Lmn Bred Stables, Canadia's Bakin is the sixth foal out of the Camluck mare Canadia, and sold for $15,000 at the 2014 Ohio Selected Yearling Sale. He is a half-brother to: Can Repeat (by Real Desire) p, 7, 1:53.4h, a 27-race winner of $100,861; Nadia Can Go (Major In Art) p,4,1:55.1f ($49,102); Pte's Desire (by Real Desire) p, 2, 1:54 and Candy Sweetapple (by Major In Art) p,2,1:58f. Hustling Charlie also appears poised for a strong effort in this same division. The son of Charley Barley is conditioned and co-leased by Danny Collins and Ryan Holton of Etna, OH. This bay colt won leg one of this series on May 7 at Miami Valley Raceway in a blistering 1:53.4, drawing off from his rivals by six lengths with Kyle Ater at the lines. He has $47,200 in his seasonal coffers and $65,813 in lifetime earnings. Bred by Lisa Ezzo, Hustling Charlie was a $13,000 purchase at the November 2015 Blooded Horse Sale, and is the first foal out of his dam, the Art Major mare Heartangel p, 2, 1:56.1s ($72,879). The first OSS pacing division (Race 2) sees Smoke Up Johnny looking for his second victory in this series, and will leave from post seven. The Big Bad John gelding, who is conditioned by Doug Hinklin for the Parent Racing Stable LLC of Holland, OH, has racked up $31,375 in seasonal earnings and won his OSS test on June 11 at Scioto Downs in 1:52.2 with Greg Grismore at the controls. Bred by Indian's Conquest Acres, Smoke Up Johnny was a $20,000 purchase at the 2014 Ohio Selected Yearling Sale. He is the third and most prolific foal out of the Bettor's Delight mare Leda's Twoeleven p, 2, Q1:58.1 ($22,029). Xenia,OH-resident Stephen Sexton's homebred Friskie Cruiser will be trying for his first victory in this series and for the season, leaving from the rail for trainer Brian Brown. The coal black Feelin Friskie gelding won three OSS legs as a freshman, garnering $140,621 in earnings as a 2-year-old, and finishing second to Love Tap Hanover in the $225,000 Championship on Super Night. This year Friskie Cruiser has yet to visit the winner's circle but has hinted at times, with his best effort coming in leg one of this series on May 7 at Miami Valley when he finished second to Mr Wiggle Pants. by Kimberly A. Rinker  

Trainer Chris Beaver harnessed three of the five Ohio Sires Stakes-winning 2-year-old trotting colts on Tuesday night, July 12, at Northfield Park. The Delaware, Ohio-based conditioner also steered a 30-1 longshot to victory in the second leg of the OSS series for freshman diagonally-gaited Standardbreds.   Beaver's first victory of the night in OSS tests came with the sturdy-built son of Triumphant Caviar, Buckeye Boss. The huge, muscle-rippled youngster trotted swiftly and confidently through panels of :28.4, :58.1 and 1:29, before trotting a final panel in :28 to prevail in a new track record clocking of 1:57 with Aaron Merriman at the lines. Curiously, the new record established by Buckeye Boss broke the previous record of 1:57.1 set by another Beaver trainee in 2015, Kanthaka.   Owned by breeder Marion Beachy, Beaver and Synerco Ventures, Buckeye Boss garnered his second triumph in OSS competition. The colt had won leg one of this series on July 4 at Scioto Downs in 1:59, after winning his pari-mutuel debut on June 21 in 1:59.4.   "He was just on cruise control tonight," Merriman revealed. "He's like driving an aged horse."   Buckeye Boss looks like an aged horse--big and round in stature--and his demeanor suggests the same as he stood calm and collected in the Northfield Park winner's circle.   The youngster, who has $44,250 in earnings, is the fourth foal out of the Tom Ridge mare Frannie's Ridge, and is a half-brother to Kate Smith 3, 1:55.2 ($107,898) and to Dunvegen 2, 1:56.3 ($103,498)--both by the stallion Cornaro Dasolo.   Beaver then harnessed Always A Good Time to a 1:58.4 triumph later in the evening. This son of Triumphant Caviar notched his first OSS victory, pushing his career earnings to $30,000 for the Ohio partnership of Beaver, J Gallagher, M Schwartz and S Zeehandelar.   "This colt wasn't always the fastest training down, but he was one of the grittiest we had," Beaver stated. "He's tough as nails."   John Carver of Iowa bred Always A Good Time, who used a perfect pocket-sitting trip to pull of the victory. Better Believe (Mike Wilder) was second by a neck. Always A Good Time was a $12,000 yearling at the 2015 Ohio Selected Sale.   Beaver then steered the cantankerous Mythology to a 2:01.2, front-stepping victory at odds of 30-1 in his OSS contest that saw six of the nine trotters break stride.   "He's a tough horse to drive," Beaver said. "He can be a real handful at times and I almost lost him through the turns. He's a tough horse to keep on stride, but he does have ability."   Beaver towered over the diminutive but powerfully-built son of Triumphant Caviar in the Northfield winner's circle. The brown colt picked up his first paycheck for Beaver and co-owner and breeder Wilbur Lang of Jamestown, Ohio. Bellhaven (Aaron Merriman) and Cowboy Blue (Kurt Sugg) finished second and third--the only other two horses to trot a flat mile in this race.   The youngster Hope Ima Victory got a wire-to-wire steer by Danny Noble to pick up his first OSS win for owner Stephen Sexton of Xenia, Ohio. The son of Victory Sam is trained by Tony O'Sullivan and added the $20,000 winner's share to his coffers, pushing his career earnings to $24,730 with his 1:58.2 triumph.   Hope Ima Victory is a full brother to the sensational Victory Sam (a 61-race winner of $667,187) as he's the eighth foal out of the Overcomer mare Norse Comer. The well-built youngster nabbed his first career victory for these connections racing barefooted up-front over the Northfield half-miler. Bred by Betty and Red Shaw, Hope Ima Victory was a $15,000 yearling purchase at the 2015 Blooded Horse Sale.   In the final OSS battle that was marred by breakers, Dejarover (Ronnie Wrenn, Jr.) was declared the victor after Winning Memories (Peter Wrenn) jumped it off at the wire in 2:00. The Dejarmbro colt got a near-perfect trip to notch the win, the first of his career for trainer Kelly O'Donnell and the Purple Haze Stable of Fairport, New York.   "He's getting better all the time," Wrenn, Jr., noted. "He's a very steady colt."   Winning Memories was placed third, while Goldfinger (Greg Grismore) was moved up to second. Bred by Michael Wilt of Missouri, Dejarover upped his career earnings to $23,200.   by Kimberly Rinker, for the OSDF

When harness racing pacer, Pace Car, captured his $40,000 Ohio Sires Stake division Monday night (July 11) at Northfield Park, it gave Joe McLead a reason to smile. Joe, who operates Sugar Valle Farm, had foaled and raised the son of Foreclosure N at his Delaware, Ohio breeding facility. "Pace Car looks a whole lot like his daddy," Joe confirmed. "Foreclosure N was small but mighty and was one of the most muscular horses I've ever seen." When Foreclosure N tore a suspensory ligament, trainer Ronnie Burke sent the stallion to Sugar Valley Farm for a little rest and relaxation. "Rather than keeping him in a stall in New Jersey, Ronnie thought it would do the horse good to come to Ohio where I could stand him and get him healed up," Joe explained. "He also sent along two of their top broodmares for me to breed to the horse." One of those broodmares was Pace Car's dam, the Western Hero mare Breakheart Pass. "I really liked this mare," Joe noted. "The babies from her and the other mare were both born and raised at Sugar Valley until they went to Florida with the Burkes last fall." Pace Car is owned and was bred by the Pennsylvania-based partnership of Burke Racing Stable and Weaver Bruscemi. "Pace Car was smart and easy to handle from the get-go," Joe recalled. "He looks a lot like Foreclosure N." Pace Car finished second to McThriller in Leg I of the OSS series on July 4 at Scioto Downs, timed in 1:55.2. He now has $30,000 in career earnings. Foreclosure N now stands stud in Ireland. Ohio Sires Stakes action Monday night saw two sons of Foreclosure N greet the Northfield Park winner's circle, while four McArdle youngsters were winners and one son each from Big Bad John and The Panderosa scored a second leg victory. Eight, $40,000 OSS divisions for 2-year-old pacing colts were contested at the home of the flying turns. In the first division (Race 1) it was a front-stepping Ron's Pro and driver Chris Page who scored in 1:54.4. The Panderosa colt paced easily and unchallenged through fractions of :27.2, :57 and 1:26.1 before brushing home under the wire a full length in front of Norm At Work (Ronnie Wrenn, Jr.) and Gotta Go BB (Josh Sutton), who grabbed show honors. Ron's Pro is trained by Ronnie Burke for Burke Racing, Weaver Bruscemi and breeder Knox Services. The youngster picked up his first career paycheck with this OSS victory, placing $20,000 in his coffers. Dancin Rebel won his OSS division in 1:53.3--just a tick off the track record. Melanie Wrenn trains the son of Big Bad John for Gene Oldford, Wrenn Racing and Kales Co., LLC. Peter Wrenn was in the sulky behind the 2-year-old, who was bred by Elizabeth Yontz of Kentucky. Dancin Rebl, who now has $30,000 in career earnings, had finished second on July 4 at Scioto Downs in 1:55.2 to Ohio Larry. McRaven and driver Ronnie Wrenn Jr., posted a front-stepping 1:54.4 triumph in their OSS division for trainer Brian Brown. This was the second straight OSS wini for the son of McArdle, who pushed his career earnings to $40,000 for Country Club Acres and L&H Management Services. Bred by Parent Racing Stable, McRaven won leg I of this series on July 4 at Scioto Downs in 1:53.3. Richard Lomabardo, Carl & Melanie Atley and Josh Green's Drunk On Your Love scored his second OSS victory as well. The won of Foreclosure N romped to a 1:56.2 clocking at Northfield after winning Leg I on July 4 at Scioto Downs in 1:54.3. Both efforts came with wire-to-wire performances with Danny Noble at the controls. Bill Dailey conditions Drunk On Your Love, who now has career earnings of $40,000. Barnabas used the rail to his advantage, winning his second OSS test in the process in 1:54.1. The Brian Brown trainee had won his first OSS event on July 4 at Scioto Downs in 1:56. Bred by Kevin Greenfield, the McArdle gelding is owned by Country Club Acres, Joe Sbrocco and Richard Lombardo and William Robinsons. Chris Page was in the sulky. Jin McRhody--given a perfect steer by Skip DeMull, captured his OSS division in a wire-to-wire 1:54.3. This son of McArdle was bred and is owned and traiby ned by Phillip Peaveyhouse, and was a strong second to Scotch McEwan in leg I of this series on July 4 at Scioto Downs, when he was clocked in 1:56.2. Tonight, it was Ohio Larry finishing second to Jim McRhody, who now has $30,000 in career earnings. Owner Scott Cox harnessed 14-1 McSpidey to his first OSS victory as the gelded son of McArdle romped to a 1:55.2 win with Greg Grismore in the sulky. This McArdle youngster was third in his previous OSS test at Scioto Downs one week prior and pushed his career earnings to $30,528. Bred by Kathy McCall, McSpidey "drives like a 5-year-old," according to Grismore. by Kimberly A. Rinker, for the OSDF  

Northfield Park will host 13 Ohio Sires Stakes divisions this coming Monday and Tuesday, spotlighting 2-year-old pacing and trotting colts and geldings. Post time each night is 6 pm, ET. On Monday, July 11, eight divisions of freshman pacers vying for $320,000 in purses will be contested, with each division carrying a purse of $40,000. A total of 70 pacing colts and geldings will line up behind the Northfield starting gate in leg II of this series. In the first OSS division (Race 1), Sunny's Bro tries for his second OSS win--having captured Leg I at Scioto Downs on July 4 in a front-stepping 1:56 for driver Greg Grismore. Doug Hinklin conditions the son of Big Bad John for the Parent Racing Stable of Holland, Ohio. Sunny's Boy was bred by Midland Acres. McThriller looks for a repeat OSS victory as well in OSS division two (Race 3) Monday night. The Brian Brown-trained son of McArdle won his OSS Leg I on July 4 at Scioto Downs in a come-from-behind effort in 1:55.2 for driver Ronnie Wrenn, Jr. Bred by Gbn Breeding Farm, McThriller is owned by Nr Holdings, TLP Stable and Howard Taylor. Scotch McEwan vies in this same divisions for trainer Bill Dailey and owner Carl Atley of Xenia, Ohio. Bred by Rebecca Ewing of Ohio, this bay son of McArdle roared to a 1:55.2 victory on July 4 at Scioto Downs with Josh Sutton aboard, devastating his rivals by nearly five lengths. The strikingly-handsome youngster Air Raid starts from post two in the third OSS division (Race 4). This son of The Panderosa scored a 1:57 triumph in his career debut at Scioto Downs on July 4. Trained by Mike Roth, Air Raid was bred by Spring Haven Farm and is owned by Alan Keith and Joe Sbrocco. McRaven, the fastest OSS Leg I winner returns to vie from post nine in the fourth OSS division (Race 6). Trainer Brian Brown harnessed the son of McArdle to a sparkling 1:53.3 triumph on July 4 at Scioto Downs, winning by nearly five lengths in his career debut. Bred by the Parent Racing Stable, McRaven is owned by Country Club Acres and L&H Management Services. OSS Leg I winners Drunk On Your Love and Stanley K are set to battle in the fifth OSS division (Race 7) from posts one and two respectively. Both won their Leg I tests one week ago at Scioto Downs. Drunk On Your Love, a son of Foreclosure N posted a wire-to-wire 1:54.3 clocking with Danny Noble at the lines for trainer Bill Dailey. Bred by the Bauder Family of Ohio, Drunk On Your Love is owned by Richard Lombardo, Carl & Melanie Atley and Josh Green. Stanley K is a son of McArdle who is owned, trained and was bred by the father-son team of Daryl and Kent Sherman. He won his OSS Leg I test in a handy 1:56.1. Barnabas--an OSS Leg I winner in 1:56--nabbed the coveted rail slot in the sixth OSS division (Race 9) for driver Chris Page and trainer Brian Brown. The son of McArdle was bred by Kevin Greenfield and is owned by the Ohio-based partnership of Country Club Acres, Joe Sbrocco, Richard Lombardo and William Robinson. Brian Brown harnesses OSS Leg I victor Corner Con Artist in the eighth OSS division (Race 14). Driven by Ronnie Wrenn, Jr., the Art Official gelding paced to a 1:55.3 clocking on July 4 at Scioto Downs for owner/breeder Stephen Sexton of Xenia, Ohio. On Tuesday evening, 44 trotting colts will go postward in five $40,000 OSS divisions, in Leg II of this series. In the first OSS division (Race 1), the quartet of Leg I winners, Just Plain DJ, Speed Lane, Full Surge and Buckeye Boss will slug it out. Just Plain DJ is a Dejarmbro gelding conditioned by Scott Cox for Ohioans Jughead Stable, Peters and Lindsey, who will start from post one. Bred by the Double Spring Farm, Just Plain DJ trotted to a 2:01.1 victory in his pari-mutuel debut on July 4 at Scioto Downs with Danny Noble in the sulky. Bill Dailey will harness Speed Lane from post two for owners Kim Dailey, Randy Leopard and Tim Homan. Bred by Conquest Acres of Indiana, the black Dejarmbro gelding won his first OSS trophy at Scioto Downs on July 4 in a snappy 1:59.1. Full Surge--who scored a 1:59.4 triumph in his OSS Leg I test on July 4 at Scioto Downs--hails from co-owner and trainer Marty Wollam's stable. The bay son of Full Count won his pari-mutuel debut for the Ohio partnership of AN Fusco, RR Wollam and RR Roll. Full Surge was bred by Marlon A. Miller of Ohio. Buckeye Boss will leave from post seven for trainer Chris Beaver, who owns the Triumphant Caviar colt in partnership with breeder Marion Beach and Synerco Ventures, Inc. This colt will be trying for his third consecutive victory in as many tries--having won a Scioto Downs overnight on June 21 in 1:59.4 before taking his OSS Leg I event in 1:59 on July 4 at Scioto Downs. Fraser Ridge heads up the second OSS division (Race 2) from post eight for trainer Brian Brown and driver Aaron Merriman. Bred by Kentucky's Steve Stewart, the Triumphant Caviar son trotted to a commanding 1:59 victory at Scioto Downs on July 4 in Leg I of this OSS series. This robust colt is owned by Beaver, Robinson, and Mondillo of Ohio and by RBH Ventures of New York, NY. The third OSS division (Race 3) features eight trotting youngsters who are looking for their maiden wins. The most likely to accomplish this feat is Always A Good Time--another Chris Beaver-trained son of Triumphant Caviar who was second by a neck to the winning Speed Lane in his OSS Leg I test on July 4 at Scioto Downs. Always A Good Time was clocked in 1:59.1 for his effort with Aaron Merriman at the lines. In the fourth OSS division (Race 4), Dejarmbro's Yankee will be looking to make amends from his second place finish in his OSS Leg I contest on July 4 at Scioto Downs. He appears poised for his first career victory for trainer-driver Ed Greeno, Jr. Dejarmbro's Yankee, a gelded son of Dejarmbro, was bred by Mervin Schmucker of Indiana, and was bested by a length by Just Plain DJ in 2:01.2 last week. The youngster is owned by Eg Trot of Findlay, Ohio. The fifth and final OSS trotting division (Race 6) of the July 12 card features a field of nine diagonally-gaited youngsters looking to capture their first OSS contest. Rose Run Spanky was second in 1:59.2 on July 4 at Scioto Downs in OSS Leg I for driver Danny Noble and trainer Bill Dailey. The bay altered son of And Away We Go starts from post one for these same connections. He was bred by the Rose Run Farm of Ohio. Winning Memories--trained by Danny Collins for Michael Lewis, Joe Sbrocco and Mary McLoughlin, makes his pari-mutuel debut in this same division. Bred by Robert Miller of Kentucky, the son of Dejarmbro qualified at Scioto Downs on July 5 in 2:03, scoring by 15 lengths with Ryan Holton in the sulky and looks like a solid threat against his rivals. by Kimberly Rinker, for the OSDF  

When 25-1 longshot Wiggler captured her $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes division Saturday night (July 2) in a career best 1:53.2 at Scioto Downs, it made Terry Saffran a very happy man. Terry, a Toledo, OH resident, owns the daughter of Mr Wiggles-Do Me Freedom-Keystone Raider in partnership with Suzanne Bates of Gibsonburg, OH. "I had harness horses years ago--back in the early 1990s," Terry said. "But early last Spring I got the itch to get back into the business so I contacted Tyler (trainer Bates) and told him I was interested in getting a horse." In May 2015, Terry and Tyler went to the Spring Blooded Horse Sale at the Delaware County Fairgrounds. "I liked the looks of this filly and when I saw her breeding, I liked her even more," Terry recalled. "I felt like we stole her for what we paid for her." Thirty-seven hundred dollars later, Terry put his new filly on the trailer. "I'm a big fan of Mr Wiggles," Terry admitted. "To me, he's a stallion who has it all. In addition to being a top racehorse, he's got great breeding. So I was very excited to have a filly by him." Terry raced his filly last summer at the fairs, where she was winless all season, but thought enough of her to put her in the $35,811 Ohio Breeders 2-year-old Filly Championship at Delaware, where she finished a game third in 1:57. "She raced huge in there and that's when I thought she'd be a very good filly this year," Terry said. "Sometimes trainers throw out the horses they don't think are going to make it to the stakes early in their careers and a guy like me gets lucky later on." Terry has indeed been lucky with Wiggler, now a robust 3-year-old. After earning $11,174 last season, she's amassed an additional $37,920 this year with a 3-1-1 record in ten starts. With Jeff Nisonger at the lines in her OSS triumph, Wiggler rallied from the back of the pack to prevail impressively by a length over rivals Hooray For Hazel (Dan Noble) and Clarebear (Peter Wrenn). "When I saw the time at the half (:54.3) and then the three-quarters (1:23.2), I knew she was going to be flying home," Terry said. "She made a big move in that last turn." Wiggler brushed home in :28.4 with Nisonger sitting chilly in the sulky. "I give all the credit to Tyler (trainer Bates) for getting this filly to where she is today," Terry stressed. "This filly was just colt sore last season and Tyler is very patient. He gave her a lot of time off over the winter to mature and it's paid off. Her breeding has really shown through too." Brenda Teague was all smiles as well when her charge Miss Me Yet prevailed in a new lifetime clocking of 1:53.2 in the first $40,000 OSS division. Brenda, who harnessed the daughter of I'm Gorgeous for her brother George Teague, Jr., and the Teague Racing Partnership of Boynton Beach, FL, said the filly was just getting over a bout with sickness, but that "she raced her guts out tonight." Driven by Randy Tharps, Miss Me yet took advantage of a speed duel by Big Bad Ashley (Jeremy Smith) and She Gone (Chris Page), using a :28.4 final brush to win by a length. John's One Desire (Kayne Kauffman) got up for second, while She Gone held on for third. "That :26.4 third quarter took its toll on the other horses and Miss Me Yet benefitted from the second-over trip," Tharps noted. Miss Me Yet, who was bred by Fannin Racing and George Teague, Jr., pushed her seasonal earning to $33,360 and career earnings to $226,985 with the victory, the sixth of her career in 18 starts. Gorgeous Road, the 8-5 favorite in the third $40,000 OSS division, looked every bit a champion as she cruised to a front-stepping 1:54.4 triumph for co-owner/driver Kurt Sugg. Conditioned and co-owned by Cory Deyermand of Dorset, OH, along with Patricia Nappi of Jefferson, OH, the daughter of I'm Gorgeous picked up her fourth victory of the season, as she bested her rivals by 2¼ lengths. Gorgeous Road now has $51,568 in her 2016 coffers and $73,401 in her career bankroll. She was bred by Spring Haven Farm and Doug Millard Holdings USA. Given a perfect steer by Josh Sutton, My Tweed Heart captured the fourth and final $40,000 OSS test for sophomore pacing fillies. The daughter of Manhardt-Tweedle D was sent off as the public's 1-2 favorite and used a garden trip behind eventual second-place finisher Ohsowigglesspecial to notch her fifth victory of the season. Bred by Stanley Swango III of Florida, the Jim Dailey-trained lass is owned by Carl and Melanie Atley of Xenia, OH and Alan Keith of Pataskala, OH. My Tweed Heart upped her seasonal earnings to $73,950 with this latest win and lifetime she's amassed $206,202 from eight triumphs in 13 career starts. Ohio Sires Stakes continue this evening with 14 divisions of 2-year-old trotting and pacing fillies at Northfield Park, with a post time of 6 pm, ET. Another 16 Ohio Sires Stakes divisions for 2-year-old trotting and pacing colts will be contested Monday afternoon with a 2 pm, ET, post at Scioto Downs. by Kimberly A. Rinker, for the OSDF  

Trish Soulsby is having the time of her life in the Ohio Sires Stakes (OSS) program. The longtime harness racing owner was overcome with emotion on Friday night (July 1) in the Scioto Downs winner's circle after her 3-year-old filly, A TC Queenie captured the first of three $40,000 OSS divisions.   "It's a dream come true to have a fill like this," Trish said of the sophomore daughter by Triumphant Caviar. "I had a feeling about her since day one and just knew she was going to be something special."   A TC Queenie has indeed turned into something special for Trish and her brother and co-owner Rick Schaut of Pompano Beach, FL. The bay filly, who is out of the American Winner broodmare American Queen, notched her second straight OSS triumph, clocked in a career best 1:56.3 over the five-eighths mile Columbus oval. Given a perfect steer by Danny Noble for trainer Ron Steck, A TC Queenie prevailed by a neck over favored Kerfuffle Cookie (Chris Page), who had led from the start. Buckeye Lady One (Ronnie Wrenn, Jr.) finished third.   Trish and Rick purchased the filly at the 2014 Ohio Selected Yearling Sale.   "We actually went to the sale to bid on another horse," Trish recalled. "We didn't get that horse but when this filly came into the ring Rick said he wanted to go take a look at her. He liked what he saw, so I said 'let's go for it!'"   When the gavel fell for the last time, Trish and Rick were the winning bidders at $7,500.   "Rick took her to Florida to break and train," Trish explained. "She had a few issues last year and I really thought she'd be better than she was. When Rick got hurt in a training accident, we turned her over to Ron (trainer Steck). "We made a few adjustments with her between her 2- and 3-year-old seasons," Trish continued. "One thing we did was to adjust her 'viewing-related' issues in regards to what she can and can't see. We also put a rolling bar under her crupper to stop her from goosing herself."   Those tricks of the horsemen's trade seemed to have done the job for A TC Queenie, who pushed her seasonal earnings to $50,425 with this latest win, the third of the year in seven starts. Lifetime she's amassed $76,241 for her efforts.   "I'm with this filly every day, seven days a week," Trish said. "A few years ago I became certified in equine massage therapy, so this filly gets a lot of Epsom salts soaks and a good share of rub downs."   Bred by Danny Collins of Ohio, A TC Queenie is the sixth foal out of her dam and is a half-sister to King Chip K (by Chip Chip Hooray) 4, 2:00.4f ($36,737).   When 2-5 favorite Count On Kami (Kurt Sugg) made a break early in the mile of the second OSS division, it gave her competitors an unexpected opportunity. In fact, it allowed one maiden filly to score her first ever victory.   Brushy Rose, with Ronnie Wrenn, Jr. in the sulky, took the lead away from Soft Power (Chris Page) at the half-mile marker and drew off to prevail by 3¼ lengths in 1:58.2. The win was the first for the daughter of Lionhunter in ten career starts. Caring Gracee (Kyle Ater) had appeared poised to finish second, but made a break late in the lane, resulting in her being disqualified by the stewards and placed fifth for violation of the breaking rule. That moved Shut Up And Dance to second and Dj Baby Belle to third.   Trained by Brian Brown, Brushy Rose is owned by Millstream Stables, Joe Sbrocco and Don Latore. The winner of $29,625 lifetime was bred by Robert Slowery.   Consolidator continued her sweep of her OSS series, by capturing the third division handily for driver Chris Page. Owned by the Green Acquisition Corporation of Canfield, OH, the 3-year-old daughter of Triumphant Caviar led from start to finish through factions of :27.3, :57 and 1:25.4, before storming home to a 1:55.3 lifetime best clocking. Marty's Luck Chip (Dan Noble) was second, with Kandy Krisp (Ronnie Wrenn, Jr.) getting up for third place honors.   "She's definitely the best Ohio horse I've ever had," said winning owner John Green. "I do prefer having trotters and she really stood out at the 2014 Ohio Selected Yearling Sale. She looked more like a colt than a filly and was nice and sturdy-built. She had a real presence about her which was difficult to ignore."   Green, who has owned Standardbreds for more than three decades and owns and operates an airline leasing company, purchased Consolidator for $25,000. Trained by Jim Arledge, Jr., the filly has amassed $137,816 in career earnings and this season has three wins in as many tries. While not always easy to handle in the barn or in the winner's circle, she's definitely a force to be reckoned with on the racetrack. Consolidator was bred by the Rose Run Farm of Ohio.   Ohio Sires Stakes action continues July 2 at Scioto Downs (post time 6:30 pm, ET) with four divisions of 3-year-old pacing fillies.   by Kimberly Rinker, OSDF Administrator              

The Scioto Downs entry box was jammed Thursday morning with 143 entries, necessitating 16 divisions of Ohio Sires Stakes (OSS) for 2-year-old Buckeye-bred colt trotters and pacers in a special harness racing matinee program on Monday, July 4.   A full 99 pacing colts are set to vie in 11 races, while 44 trotting youngsters will go postward in five events. This is the first leg of the series for freshman Ohi-breds, many of whom are making their career debuts, with each OSS division carrying a purse of $40,000. Post time is 2 pm, ET.   The Ohio Sires Stakes program continues to grow, with a strong presence of both trotting and pacing stallions in 2016. From the 44 trotting colts entered into Monday's events, 16 were by Dejarmbro, while eight were by Triumphant Caviar and four by Full Count.   One of the fastest youngsters on the program is Buckeye Boss, a Chris Beaver trainee and son of Triumphant Caviar. After finishing second in a Scioto Downs qualifier on June 8, timed in 2:03.1, the colt won a Scioto overnight on June 21 in 1:59.4. He'll start in the third OSS trotting division (Race 5) from the six-hole.   Beaver has two other Triumphant Caviar youngsters who come into their debuts off strong qualifiers: Fraser Ridge won a Scioto qualifier on June 21 in 2:00.2 in rein to his trainer and has the five-hole in the second OSS trotting division (Race 3). Always A Good Time leaves from post eight in the fourth OSS trotting division (Race 7). This colt won two qualifiers in wire-to-wire fashion; the first at Delaware on June 8 in 2:03 and the second at Scioto Downs on June 22 in 2:01.1.   Melanie Wrenn will tighten the girth on the Dejarmbro youngster Stormy Kromer in the first OSS division (Race 2). This brown colt won a Scioto qualifier on June 27 in 2:01.1 and will leave from post six in his pari-mutuel debut.   Another son of Dejarmbro, the Jim Dailey-trained Speed Lane, will leave from the rail in the fourth OSS division (Race 7). Speed Lane won his Scioto qualifier on June 13 in 2:02.1 before finishing second at the five-eighths mile oval on June 21, timed in 2:00.1.   Other top trotting contenders include Full Surge, a Marty Wollam-conditioned son of Full Count who scored a winning 2:00.3 qualifier on June 17 at Scioto Downs. Full Surge leaves from post seven in the fifth OSS division (Race 12).   Star Buster, a son of Deep Chip, hails from the Jeff Cox stable in the third OSS division (Race 5), from post eight. Star Buster qualified at Northfield Park on June 9 in 2:03.3, drawing off by 8¼ lengths. He followed that performance up with a 1:59 triumph in his pari-mutuel debut on June 25 at the "home of the flying turns," this time scoring by 9¼ lengths in an overnight test, and trotting his final panel in a respectable :28.4.   From the 99 pacing colts set to vie, 22 are by McArdle, 18 by Big Bad John and 13 by Art Official.   Standouts in this division include Cammander Ruff, a Jim Arledge, Jr.--conditioned son of Stand Forever who goes postward in the second OSS division (Race 4) from the two-hole. Cammander Ruff won a Scioto qualifier on June 27 in a speedy 1:55.2.   Drunk On Your Love, a son of Foreclosure N, hails from the Jim Dailey stable in the third OSS division (Race 7) from post seven. This 2-year-old has a trio of front-stepping, winning qualifiers to his credit. He scored his first at Tioga Downs on June 3 in 1:58.2 before posting an identical time at Scioto on June 13. Finally, he paced to a winning 1:55.4 on June 27 at Scioto Downs.   Trainer Brian Brown harnesses Corner Con Artist for his career debut in the fifth OSS division (Race 9) from post two. The son of Art Official captured his Scioto qualifier on June 22 handily in 1:56. Brown also sends out Mcraven in the tenth OSS division (Race 15) from the eight-hole. A son of McArdle, Mcraven posted three winning qualifiers prior to this debut. He won at Delaware on June 8 in 1:59.4 and again on June 14 at the same county fair oval in 1:59.3. Finally, he posted a 1:56.4 winning effort at Scioto Down son June 27.   Always Take Points, a son of Arts Chip, qualified at Scioto Downs on June 23 in 1:56.2 in a wire-to-wire effort, brushing home in :28.4. Trained by Jon Holman, Jr., Always Takes Points will start from post six in the ninth OSS division (Race 14).   Lightning Onmyfeet, an Erv Miller-trainee, leaves from post nine in OSS division ten (Race 15). This son of McArdle qualified impressively at Pocono Downs on June 22, stopping the timer in 1:56.3, with a :27.4 final panel brush, besting his rivals by 3¼ lengths.   by Kimberly Rinker

A total of 111 freshman Ohio-bred distaffs filled the Northfield Park entry box this week, with 14 Ohio Sires Stakes (OSS) leg one divisions set for Sunday, July 3, at the Cleveland half-miler. Forty-six 2-year-old trotting fillies in six $40,000 divisions and 65 freshman pacing fillies in eight $40,000 divisions will line up behind the Northfield starting gate, with a post time of 6 pm, ET. Some of the outstandingly-bred trotting fillies that will compete on Sunday include Rose Run Sydney, a Steve Carter-trainee who qualified at Scioto Downs on June 13 in 2:03.4, before winning an Ohio Fair Stake at Circleville on June 19 in 2:09.4. She vies from post two in the first OSS division (Race 1). Co-owned by Carter and Adam Friedland of Brooklyn, NY and Robert Reid of Mansfield, OH, this daughter of Triumphant Caviar was a $10,000 yearling purchase at the 2015 Ohio Select Sale. Bred by the Rose Run Farm, Rose Run Sydney is the fifth foal out of the Angus Hall mare Stonebridge Dancer 3, 1:57.3f ($34,902), and is a half-sister to Magic Dancing 3, 1:59.3f ($51,929); Magic Hat 4, Q1:57.3 ($38,951); and White Gloves 4, 1:57s ($33,145)--all by Kadabra. One royally-bred filly is the Break The Bank K lass Amuse's, who'll carry the colors of owner/breeder Robert Key of Leechburg, PA from post three in the fifth OSS trotting division (Race 12). She is the third of five foals out of the broodmare Sweet Mademoiselle Q1:58.4f ($39,960)--herself a daughter of the mighty Italian-foaled Varenne, unquestionably one of the greatest trotters of all time. Amuse's is conditioned by Rich Gillock, and made her career debut in a Vernon Downs qualifier on June 4, when she was timed in 2:01.3, before making two attempts at The Meadowlands. Her last qualifier at the East Rutherford, New Jersey facility saw her timed in 1:58 on June 25, with an impressive :27.3 final panel brush. Pennys N Dimes comes into OSS division four (Race 7) fresh off an impressive qualifier. The daughter of Break The Bank K--also owned and bred by Robert Key--qualified on June 24 at The Meadows in 2:01.3 under wraps for trainer Norm Parker. She's the fifth foal out of the top-bred Lindy Lane mare Fast Lane K 4, 1:54.3s ($296,289)--herself a Pennsylvania Sires Stakes winner for these same connections. Pennys N Dimes is thus a half-sister to these speedy siblings: Expressway K (by Angus Hall) 3, Q1:55.4f; Dewey Lane (by Deweycheatumnhowe) 2, 1:56.4f; and Liberty Lane (by Deweycheatumnhowe) 2, 1:57.3s. The filly pacing divisions could be referred to as the "Brian Brown" show, as this Delaware, Ohio-based conditioner sends out a serious group of talented neophyte side-wheelers. One of Brown's most impressive fillies is Bye Bye Felicia, a daughter of Woodstock, out of the unraced Camluck mare Tea Time. Bred by Sugar Valley Farm's Billy Walters and Joe Mclead, Bye Bye Felicia stormed to a winning 1:55.1 Scioto Downs qualifier on June 27, devastating her rivals by a full five lengths. This tenacious filly is owned by Jennifer Brown of Ostrander, OH in partnership with Joyce McClelland of Zanesville, OH, Steve Mullet of Millersburg, OH and Dean Davis of Wooster, OH. Bye Bye Felicia starts from post five in the first division (Race 2). Prawn Star is another Brown trainee who scored a qualifying time of 1:57.1 at Scioto Downs on June 27. This daughter of Big Bad John-Jellyfish Joy-Cam's Magic Trick was bred and is co-owned by Daniel Wozniak of Perrysburg, OH and the Kalinoski Stable of Hillard, OH. Prawn Star starts from post five in the second OSS division (Race 4). Bellasbrowneyegirl heads up the fourth OSS division (Race 9) from the rail for owner Jennifer Brown of Ostrander, OH and the Lomangino Standardbreds of Tinton Falls, NJ, who also bred the filly. This McArdle lass posted a trio of solid qualifying efforts, with a 2:05 score on June 8 and a 2:01.1 triumph on June 16 at Delaware, before posting a 1:58 mark at Scioto Downs on June 22. In all three efforts for her trainer she brushed home in :29.1 or faster. Bellasbrowneyegirl is the fourth foal out of the A Stud Named Sue mare Cristinella Bella p,4,1:55.3, and is a half-sister to The Illuminator (by Big Jim) p, 2, 1:53.1 ($18,827), now three. In the fifth OSS pacing division (Race 11), Brown will tighten the girth on Type A Grey, a daughter of Art Official-Just My Type-American Ideal for owner Emerald Highland Farm of Mount Vernon, OH. Bred by the White Birch Farm of New Jersey, Type A Grey posted back-to-back impressive 1:58 qualifiers--the first at Delaware on June 16 and the second at Scioto Downs on June 27. In the first she flew home in :27.4 and in the second her final quarter was timed in :28.3. Type A Grey--whose Western Terror 3-year-old half-sister Ava N Ella won in 1:53.2 this year, starts from post three in this division. Finally, Brown sends out Western Art from post five in the sixth OSS filly pacing division (Race 15). Owned and bred by the Miller's Stable of Leburn, KY, Westrn Art paced to a pair of winning qualifying efforts for her connections. She posted a 1:59 clocking on June 16 at Delaware and followed that up with a 1:58.2 winning time at Scioto Downs on June 27. In both instances her final panels were in :28.4 or faster. She's by Art Official, and is the first foal out of the Western Hanover mare Western Royalty p, 3, 1:53.2F ($106,498). Other top contenders include the Brenda Teague bred, owned and trained lass Gorgeous Halie, a daughter of I'm Gorgeous, out of the Real Artist mare Southwind Halie. This Houston, DE-based filly was timed in 1:57.3, with a :26.4 final brush in a second place qualifying finish at Vernon Downs on June 18. She then paced in 1:55.4, with a :26.1 last quarter in a Meadowlands baby race on June 24. Gorgeous Halie starts from post two in the third OSS division (Race 6). Trainer Ron Burke sends Rosemary Rose postward in the seventh OSS division (Race 16) from the five-hole for driver Mike Wilder. This Foreclosure N filly is co-owned by Burke and JV Melillo of Powell, OH and Weaver Bruscemi of Cannonsburg, PA. Rosemary Rose posted two solid qualifying efforts at the Meadows, timed in 1:59.4 on June 2 and in 1:58.2 on June 12, flying home in :27. Bred by Ron Salcedo of Tennesse, Rosemary Rose is the sixth of seven foals out of The Panderosa mare Pantathlon p, 2, 1:54.4f ($20,221). Her half-siblings include: Pan From Nantucket p, 5, 1:51.3h ($555,929); Panstakingly p, 3, 1:54.2s ($64,490); Nip Pan Tuck p, 2, 1:54.4s ($50,899)--all by No Pan Intended; and Holiday Romance (by Artistic Fella) p, 3, 1:57.4h ($24,396). by Kimberly Rinker, for the OSDF

A quartet of $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes divisions are set to be contested Saturday night at Scioto Downs, featuring 32 side-wheeling sophomore fillies that were born and bred in the Buckeye State, vying in the third leg of this series. First race post time at the five-eighths mile oval is 6:30 pm, ET. Each Ohio Sires Stakes (OSS) event features a field of eight fillies. She Gone and Johnsbadgirl square off in the first OSS division (Race2). Both of these Ohio-breds each captured an earlier leg of this series. She Gone, who hails from the Brian Brown Stable, won her first leg smartly in 1:55.1 at Miami Valley Raceway on May 6, while Johnsbadgirl won by a nose over Big Bad Ashley in 1:54 in a second leg battle at Scioto Downs on May 30. Trained by Mike Polhamus for owner/breeder Julie Farley of Bradford, OH, Johnsbadgirl is a daughter of Big Bad John-Remembered Promise-Cambest, who has career earnings of $46,730. She Gone, a daughter of Feelin Friskie bred by Midland Acres, is co-owned by her trainer and CL McCown of Ostrander, OH and R M Lombardo of Solon, OH. She's recorded seven wins in 18 starts and $41,775 in career earnings for her connections. The second $40,000 OSS division (Race 3) appears to be the most competitive, with legs one and two victress Clarebear heading up the group. The homebred World Of Rocknroll filly has done nothing less than sweep her OSS contests with ease, pacing to three wins and $46,450 this year in just seven starts. Conditioned and co-owned by AJ Carlo for the C2G Stable of Lebanon, OH, Clarebear's class should prevail, despite being saddled with the seven-hole. Queen Ann M--who won her OSS leg 2 on May 30 at Scioto Downs by a nose over Naked By Nine in 1:53.2, gets the advantage of the rail for trainer Mike Roth and owners Allan Keith of Pataskala, OH and Carl and Melanie Atley of Xenia, OH. A winner of $51,600 this season and $152,877 lifetime, the Big Bad John lass was bred by Midland Acres' Jay Mossbarger. Naked By Nine, a daughter of Manhardt, has finished second by a neck and a nose in both of her previous OSS tests this season. Trained by Mark Winters, Sr., for Dennis Shaner of Wapakoneta, OH, Naked By Nine is still looking for her elusive first win of 2016, but did turn in an impressive, 1:54.3 qualifying effort at Scioto Downs on June 27. OSS leg 2 winner It's Your Fantasy hails from the rail in the third OSS division (Race 10). The Jim Arledge, Jr., trainee stopped the timer in 1:55.1 in leg 1 on May 6 at Miami Valley and sports two wins in six tries this year, with seasonal earnings of $32,550 for Winchester Baye Acres of Powell, OH. The brown daughter by Big Bad John was bred by Greg & Holly Martin, and has a career bankroll of $66,755. Gorgeous Road is the second highest money earner in this third OSS division, and will start from post seven for driver Kurt Sugg, who owns the daughter of I'm Gorgeous in partnership with trainer Cory Deyermand of Dorset, OH and Patricia Nappi of Jefferson, OH. A winner of $53,401 lifetime, Gorgeous Road was fourth in leg 1 and a cool second in leg 2 of this series. She was bred by Spring Haven Farm and Doug Millard. Trainer Jim Dailey will tighten the girth on My Tweed Heart in the fourth and final OSS division (Race 11) Saturday night. The daughter of Manhardt-Tweedle D-Towner's Big Guy won leg 1 on May 6 at Miami Valley in a hasty 1:54.4, and then returned at the end of that month to just miss by a neck to rival Ohsowigglesspecial. Owned by Carl and Melanie Atley of Xenia, OH and Alan Keith of Pataskala, OH, My Tweed Heart has career earnings of $186,202. Bred by Stanley Swango III of Florida, the bay filly has four wins in 2016 and has not finished off the board in six tries. Ohsowigglesspecial will be trying to continue her sweep of the series as well. Co-owner Joe Paver will harness the daughter of Mr Wiggles from post five for regular pilot Dan Noble. Pearl Warren and Dennis Paver also co-own the brown filly, who won leg 1 on May 6 at Miami Valley, clocked in 1:54.4 and and in 1:55.1 in leg 2 on May 30 at Scioto Downs. This homebred lass now has 15 wins in 22 career starts and $85,110 in her lifetime bank account. Ohio Sires Stakes action continues Sunday night with 65 freshmen pacing and trotting fillies competing in 14 divisions (leg 1) at Northfield Park. On Monday, the action returns to Scioto Downs, as freshmen trotting and pacing colts wage war in OSS contests. by Kimberly Rinker, for the Ohio Sire Stakes  

A trio of $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes (OSS) for sophomore trotting fillies will be contested Friday night, July 1 at Scioto Downs. A total of 26 Ohio-bred, diagonally-gaited distaffs are set to battle in races 2, 3, and 11 on the 13-race harness racing program, with a first race post time of 6:30 pm, ET. In the first division (race 2) OSS leg one winner Kerfuffle Cookie goes head to head with rival and leg two winner A TC Queenie. The former-a Chris Beaver trainee-is looking for redemption against the latter, having finished second to A TC Queenie in the May 29 OSS contest at Northfield Park. A TC Queenie stopped the timer in 1:58.3 with Danny Noble driving for trainer Ron Steck that night, notching her fourth career start and upping her career earnings to $56,241 for owners Trish Soulsby of Powell, OH and Rick Schaut of Pompano Beach, FL. The daughter of Triumphant Caviar-American Queen-American Winner was bred by Danny Collins. Kerfuffle Cookie is co-owned by Beaver along with Synerco Ventures Inc., of Toronto, Canada and is a winner of four of five starts this season and $42,100 in earnings. Bred by Lmn Bred Stables, Inc., the daughter of Chip Chip Hooray-Minor Skirmish-Conway Hall earned $75,170 as a freshman, with three wins in eight starts last year. She won her 2016 debut on April 29 at Miami Valley Raceway, before capturing leg one of OSS competition in 1:58 at that same oval on May 6. These two fillies will face off against six rivals, including the Marty Wollam-trained Oneeyedmomma, a winner of $69,856 lifetime for owner-breeder Bob Troyer of Middlefield, OH, and Up Front Racing's Hoorah Hoorah, a daughter by Chip Chip Hooray who's amassed $43,773 lifetime. Count On Kami headlines OSS division two (Race 3) against eight rivals for the aforementioned conditioner Marty Wollam. Ohio's trotting maestro co-owns the homebred daughter of Full Count along with David Vannatta of Mount Vernon, OH and Acadia Farms of Canfield, OH. A winner of $195,541 in her career, Count On Kami will be trying for her fourth straight triumph in this OSS test, having plowed through the Northfield Park conditioned ranks as of late, taking a mark of 1:57.2 on June 22 handily. The robust filly and driver Kurt Sugg captured the 2-year-old Championship last season on Super Night at Scioto Downs for these same connections. If she can mind her manners, Shut Up And Dance could give Count On Kami a run for her money in this same race. Hugh Beatty trains and drives the temperamental daughter of Triumphant Caviar, who has earned $53,350 lifetime for Minooka, IL-owner Jim Bafia. In the third (Race 11) OSS division, Consolidator will be looking to continue her sweep of the series, having won the first two legs confidently for trainer Jim Arledge, Jr. and the Green Acquisition Corp., of Canfield, OH. Piloted in all of her starts by Chris Page, Consolidator was bred by the Rose Run Farm and is by Triumphant Caviar, out of the Muscles Yankee mare Muscle Toy. She won $77,616 as a freshman, capturing two of five starts last season. This year the statuesque filly is two for two and shows no signs of slowing down under the watchful eye of her trainer, pushing her career earnings to $117,616. She won OSS leg one on May 6 at Miami Valley in a wire-to-wire effort in 1:57.4, and won the second leg in similar style, stopping the Northfield clock in casual 1:58 with Page at the lines. Kestrel, though saddled with post eight, certainly has the credentials to test Consolidator. This Chris Beaver trainee captured her OSS leg at Northfield on May 29 by nearly nine lengths in 1:57 for driver Aaron Merriman. Bred and co-owned by Wilbur Lang of Jamestown, OH along with Beaver, this daughter of Triumphant Caviar-Blackrock-Credit Winner has career earnings of $216,650 and seasonal earnings of $25,000. She's a winner of seven of nine starts in her career and was Ohio's 2-Year-Old Filly Champion of 2015. Beaver will also harness Evanora for owner/breeder Sandra Burnett of Wilmington, OH, as she looks for the first victory of her 3-year-old campaign. A winner of $81,143 lifetime, the daughter of Pilgrims Taj has four wins in 14 career starts, and rarely misses a check. Ohio Sires Stakes continue throughout the Fourth Of July holiday weekend, with 3-year-old filly pacers battling Saturday night (July 2) at Scioto Downs; freshman trotting and pacing fillies dueling Sunday night (July 3) at Northfield Park; and freshman trotting and pacing colts vying on Monday afternoon (July 4) at Scioto Downs. Kimberly Rinker  

The Ohio Sires Stakes (OSS) contests could have been called the "Ronnie Wrenn, Jr. Show," as the young reinsman captured three of the four $40,000 events for harness racing 3-year-old Ohio-bred colt trotters at Northfield Park.   A total of 28 diagonally-gaited equines went postward in the second leg of the series for Buckeye-sired sophomores, with Wrenn, Jr., capturing the second, third and fourth divisions, while Kurt Sugg steered Overdressed to victory in division one.   A winner in leg one of OSS action on May 7 at Miami Valley Raceway, Overdressed prevailed for Sugg despite making an uncharacteristic break in the first turn.   Conditioned and co-owned by Marty Wollam, and partners Dale Sweet of Florida and G&B Racing of New Wilmington, PA, the son of Full Count trotted to a new career 1:57.3 clocking in a race marred by multiple breakers.   "This colt has had a couple of rough journeys in the Sires Stakes," Sugg acknowledged. "And he's always managed to overcome them. Tonight I think he caught a boot in that first turn but he recovered quickly. Marty (trainer Wollam) does an excellent job at having all of his horses in great shape and ready to race."   D Count (Jason Merriman) led the field through fractions of :28.2 and :57, as several trotters broke stride, including Overdressed, who appeared to be out of contention. However, he quickly caught back and made a bold move on the outside going into the final turn, following Triumphant's Chip, who went off stride. From there Overdressed trotted solidly all the way to the wire.   The big, rangy colt, who was bred by Marvin Raber, pushed his lifetime earnings to $94,329 with the triumph, his second victory in four start this year, and the third of his career in 12 starts Were Gone (Ryan Stahl) got up for second, with Noble Dunn (Keith Kash, Jr.) picking up show honors.   The second OSS division was captured by even-money favorite The Next Triumph in 1:56.1. Driven by Wrenn, Jr. for co-owner and trainer Ron Steck, Robert Smolko and Rene Allard, the bay son of Triumphant Caviar had won his OSS leg one test on May 7 at Miami Valley in 1:57.2.   "I thought I had a good shot to win a couple of the Sires Stakes tonight," Wrenn, Jr. said. "When Pete (Wrenn) couldn't make it because he had commitments at Scioto Downs, I was fortunate to pick up some very good drives in the Sires Stakes."   The Next Triumph took this second leg in a similar wire-to-wire effort, trotting handily through fractions of :28.4, :57.4 and 1:26.3 and tying his career mark in the process of scoring his third consecutive victory.   Bred by the Second Chance Stable, The Next Triumph upped his seasonal earnings to $49,700 and his career earnings to $103,506. Rival Let's Go Bucks (Ryan Stahl) got up for second, while SR Rader (Aaron Merriman) was third.   Wrenn was back in the winner's circle for the third OSS division, this time steering last season's 2-Year-Old Colt Trotter of 2015 to his first victory of 2016. MJB Got Faith showed the form that made him an Ohio champion last season, grabbing the lead just prior to the :29 first quarter and settling in through fractions of :58.2, 1:27.4, before striding home to win in career-equaling mark of 1:57.2. He was challenged multiple times throughout the mile, but never wavered and simply drew off from his rivals turning for home, to flash under the wire all alone.   "This colt isn't very big and he doesn't trot the prettiest, but he's got a great big heart," Wrenn, Jr. declared. "I got away third and moved to the front just coming out of the turn and he took it from there. He's able to trot fast with that funky gait of his and it doesn't hamper his attitude in the least."   Owned by Breana Carsey of Connersville, IN, the diminutive son of Trainforthefuture notched his sixth career win in nine starts, pushing his seasonal earnings to $23,200 and his lifetime earnings to $215,700. MJB Got Faith had finished fourth in his first OSS test this year, on May 7 at Miami Valley Raceway.   "That was his first start back and he really didn't seem to handle the track all that well that night," Brian Carsey, the owner's father noted. "We really couldn't find anything wrong with him. He's always had a funny way of going but tonight he raced like his old self." Another Breath (Sandy Beatty) procured the bridesmaid role, while Lion Image (Keith Kash, Jr.) hold on for third. Wrenn returned for a photo opportunity for the third time in OSS action with Roundtown Rocker in the fourth and final division. The son of Hard Rock N Roll was making his first foray into OSS action for trainer and breeder Bill Hartman, who owns the colt in partnership with Tami Hartman. "This colt is one of the best horses I've ever trained," Hartman admitted. "Last year he trained with four pacers and he could go by all of them. But he got sick and missed all of the sires stakes last year. He's always been very handy and will just do anything you ask of him. I didn't feel he was quite ready for the first leg this year, so I waited for this race." Wrenn, Jr., ever crafty, used the rail to his advantage, with Roundtown Rocker trotting easily through panels of :28.4, :58.4 and 1:29.1, before striding home confidently in a new record clocking of 1:58.3. "He was really nice to drive," Wrenn, Jr. said. "He was very strong and was definitely a pleasure to sit behind. I'm really thankful that Bill (trainer Hartman) gave me this opportunity." It was the first win of the season for the brown gelding, and pushed his lifetime earnings to $44,494. Kanthaka (Aaron Merriman) was a hard-trying second, while Fantasy League (Chris Page) was third. by Kimberly Rinker

Ohio Sires Stakes (OSS) action continues Saturday night at Northfield Park with four $40,000 divisions on tap for 3-year-old trotting colts. A total of 28 diagonally-gaited specialists are set to line up behind the Northfield starting gate in the second leg of this series for harness racing Buckeye-bred sophomores. Post time is 6 pm, ET for the 15-race card. OSS-leg one winners Overdressed (Kurt Sugg) and Lionbacker Kidd (Ronnie Wrenn, Jr.) square off in the first division (Race 1). The former is conditioned and co-owned by trotting guru Marty Wollam, who trains for partners Dale Sweet of Florida and G&B Racing of New Wilmington, PA. Overdressed, as solid-gaited as they come, has amassed $22,512 this season, with the majority of his earnings coming from that leg one triumph on May 7 at Miami Valley Raceway. His record of 2:00 was a career best, and upped his lifetime earnings to $74,329. Bred by Marvin Raber, the son of Full Count has a 2-1-3 record from 11 lifetime trips postward. Lionbacker Kidd, who hails from the Joseph Kramp Stable, won his leg one test on May 7 at Miami Valley in 2:00.2, also a career best. Owned by Jeffrey Kidd of Hartville, OH, this son of Lionhunter has had trouble in the past minding his manners, but despite that, has career earnings of $96,073. Bred by Ohio's John E. Miller, Lionbacker Kidd has a 4-3-0 record from 13 career starts. The Next Triumph will be looking for just that in OSS division two (Race 3) with driver Ronnie Wrenn, Jr. aboard. The bay gelding is trained by Ron Steck of Marengo, OH, who co-owns the son of Triumphant Caviar in partnership with Robert Smolko of Solon, OH and Rene Allard of Matamoras, PA. The Next Triumph won his OSS leg one test on May 7 at Miami Valley in 1:57.2 in a wire-to-wire effort, pushing his seasonal earnings to $27,200 and his career total to $81,006. Bred by the Second Chance Stable, The Next Triumph has a 6-4-2 record from 18 lifetime trips behind the gate. The Jim Daily-trained Lets Go Bucks was second in leg one of this series to Chips So Fast, but won a Scioto Downs conditioned test on May 18 in a new record clocking of 1:58.4. The altered son of And Away We Go was bred by Benlee Troyer and is owned by Jim Barnett of Wilmington, OH and Tim Homan of Maineville, OH. A winner of $38,243 in his career from 15 starts (3-2-2), Lets Go Bucks will be driven by Ryan Stahl. The colorful Mickey Moose could also threaten The Next Triumph if he behaves himself. After making a break in leg one, he rebounded to win a Northfield conditioned trot on May 29 in wire-to-wire style in 2:00.3 with trainer Kurt Sugg at the lines. The $59,857-winning son of Triumphant Caviar has serious ability with a flat mile. Trainer Chris Beaver will harness OSS leg one winner Chips So Fast from post seven in division three (Race 5). The Chip Chip Hooray colt polished off his fourth lifetime win with that 1:57.1 triumph at Miami Valley on May 7. Bred by S&R Angelbeck and Midland Acres, Chips So Fast has career totals of $74,134 and seasonal earnings to $37,138 for owners Mark Moger of New Hope, PA and Albert Delia, Jr. of Newtown, PA. Chris Page drives. Ohio's 2-Year-Old Trotting Colt of 2015, MJB Got Faith, hails from post one for new driver Ronnie Wrenn, Jr. and is still trying to regain the form that made him a freshman champion. A winner of $192,500 at 2, the son gelded son of Trainforthefuture was fourth in leg one of this series to Chips So Fast for owner Breana Carsey of Connersville, IN. MJB Got Faith was bred by the Gbw Breeding Farm and is trained this season by Walter Haynes, Sr. The striking brown colt Kanthaka hails from post six for trainer Chris Beaver and driver Aaron Merriman in the fourth and final division (Race 8). Making just his second start of his 3-year-old campaign, the son of Triumphant Caviar was second by a neck to Lionbacker Kidd in OSS leg one on May 7 at Miami Valley. Co-owned by Beaver, Delaware, OH and breeder Wilbur Lang, Jamestown, OH, Kanthaka earned $140,814 as a freshman. Owner-trainer Mike Sowers of McArthur, OH, sends out the handsome bay Fantasy League from post four with Chris Page aboard. The winner of $57,439 lifetime nearly went wire-to-wire in OSS leg one, but faltered in the final strides to finish third to Chips So Fast. Fantasy League, a son of And Away We Go, has a 6-3-4 record from 16 career starts. Bill Troyer bred the gelding. Kimberly Rinker

A quartet of $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes for harness racing 3-year-old pacing fillies featured some spectacular performances by Buckeye-bred distaffs on a special matinee program Monday at Scioto Downs.   A total of 37 side-wheeling fillies went postward on a sunny afternoon before a robust Memorial Day crowd.   The first $40,000 OSS division saw an exciting stretch duel won by the grinding Queen Ann M and driver Chris Page, who scored a 1:53.2 whisker victory over Naked By Nine (Jeremy Smith).   "My filly has a pretty flawless gait," Page stressed. "But she was challenged today and to have two good fillies battle to the wire was pretty exciting."   Naked By Nine made the front early, pacing through fractions of :27, :55 and 1:23 while Queen Ann M sat chilly in the two-hole. In the late going these two drew off unchallenged by their six rivals, with It's Your Fantasy (Dan Noble) getting up for third and Feelin Red Hot (Kayne Kauffman) nailing down fourth place honors.   Bred by Jay Mossbarger, Queen Ann M is a daughter of Big Bad John who upped her seasonal earnings to $50,000 and her career earnings to $151,277. Trained by Mike Roth, the robust filly is owned by Alan Keith of Pataskala, OH and Carl & Melanie Atley of Xenia, OH. Queen Ann M now has a 5-4-0 record from 12 career starts and the time of 1:53.2 was a new lifetime mark.   Driver Danny Noble took advantage of a speedy first half by Big Bad Ashley (Chris Page) and Give No Lip (Jeremy Smith) to steer Johnsbadgirl to a 1:54 clocking in the $40,000 second OSS division.   Big Bad Ashley took command of the race early, leading the field of nine fillies to a :27.1 opening panel. Give No Lip challenged on the outside, then gained the lead to another :27.1 second quarter. Positions remained unchanged to the 1:23 three-quarter marker and as the field headed into the stretch, the two leaders began to battle, while behind them a wall of horses edged closer. Just yards from the wire Johnsbadgirl came flying to put a nose in front at startling odds of 39-1. "I thought I'd have a chance with her today if they went a fast first half and that's what happened," Noble said. "She's got one really good lick in her and I was just hoping we hadn't got into the game too late." Big Bad Ashley held on for second while Raiders Lastchance (Kurt Sugg) finished third but was disqualified by the stewards for going inside a pylon and placed fourth. That moved She Gone (Ronnie Wrenn, Jr.) up to third.   Mike Polhamus trains Johnsbadgirl, a daughter of Big Bad John, who pushed her earnings to 43,001 for owner Julie Farley, who also bred the filly.   Clarebear gave another impressive showing of herself en route to winning the third OSS division in a new career clocking of 1:54. Driven confidently by Peter Wrenn, the daughter of World of Rocknroll sat in the back of the nine-filly field as JL Wonder Woman (Kayne Kauffman) held the front-end spot through splits of :27, :56.3 and 1:25.   At the top of the lane, Wrenn tipped Clarebear to the outside and the filly exploded with a :29 late brush to prevail by five lengths ahead of Gorgeous Road (Kurt Sugg), with Kacy's Coop (Ronnie Wrenn, Jr.) notching third.   Trained and co-owned by breeder AJ Carlo and the C2G Stable of Lebanon, OH, Clarebear picked up her second OSS trophy in as many tries. She won the first leg at Miami Valley Raceway on May 6. Unraced as a freshman, Clarebear now has $46,450 in career earnings.   Danny Noble was back in the winner's circle again in the fourth and final OSS division, this time with Ohsowigglesspecial, who scored her fourth straight victory in wire-to-wire fashion in 1:55.1.   Trained and co-owned by Joe Paver for Pearl Warren of Marysville, OH and Dennis Paver of Raymond, OH, the homebred daughter by Mr Wiggles upped her seasonal earnings to $54,375 and her career earnings to $81,710 via her 15th career victory.   "She's matured a lot since last year," Noble revealed. "Last year she raced a lot at the fairs and was on the front end most of the time so she could get pretty wound up. Now, she's super versatile and you can do just about anything with her."   My Tweed Heart (Josh Sutton) was second, while Hooray For Hazel (Chris Page) was third.   Kimberly Rinker

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