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Four divisions of 3-year-old pacing fillies are set to battle in Ohio Sires Stakes on Memorial Day, May 30, in a 2 pm harness racing matinee at Scioto Downs. Each division for the sophomore side-wheelers sports a purse of $40,000. Trainer Jim Arledge, Jr. will harness OSS leg one-winner It's Your Fantasy from post six in the first division (Race 3). This Big Bad John lass stormed to a 1:55.1 career best victory on May 6 at Miami Valley Raceway with Danny Noble at the lines. The big brown filly followed that win up with a 1:55.3 triumph on May 17 at Scioto Downs, upping her seasonal earnings to $27,750 and her career bankroll to $61,955. It's Your Fantasy-a $45,000 yearling purchase from the 2014 Ohio Selected Jug Sale-is the first foal out of the Camluck mare Favorite Fantasy p, 2, 1:58.2F ($36,490). Greg and Holly Martin of Columbus and Orient, Ohio bred this speedy filly. Queen Ann M (Chris Page, PP1), Ufpfortydevensgirl (Jason Brewer, PP3) and Naked By Nine (Jeremy Smith, PP4)-all of whom finished second in their respective divisions in the first leg of this series-will be trying to stop It's Your Fantasy from notching her third straight triumph. She Gone, who hails from the Brian Brown Stable, has been saddled with the eight-hole in the second OSS division (Race 5), but she won from the seven-hole in the first leg of this series on May 6 handily in 1:55.1. Owned by JK & BM Brown, CL McCown and RM Lombardo, this Feelin Friskie filly has three wins to her credit this season in five starts and earnings of $36,975. Bred by Midland Acres, She Gone has $55,885 in career earnings for these connections. A $20,000 yearling buy at the 2014 Ohio Selected Jug Sale, She Gone is the fifth foal out of the Cam's Card Shark mare Semaj Hanover, and is a half-sibling to: Semaj Sam (by Nobleland Sam) p, 4, 1:53.2f ($46,410). Regular pilot Ronnie Wrenn, Jr. will be in the sulky once again. Give No Lip (Jeremy Smith, PP1) and John's One Desire (Kayne Kauffman, PP2) who both finished third in the first OSS legs at Miami Valley on May 6, have the advantage of better post positions than She Gone. Save My Tootsie (Josh Sutton, PP6) who was a strong second in leg one, should also be charging hard at the wire for trainer Ron Potter and owner Clyde Perfect of Lawrenceburg, IN. OSS Leg one winner Clarebear heads up the third OSS division (Race 7) for driver Peter Wrenn and the Carlo family of Lebanon, OH. This homebred daughter of World Of Rocknroll stormed to a four-length triumph in that May 6 contest at Miami Valley, tripping the timer in a career best 1:54.3 for the one mile test. Unraced at 2, in just five starts this season, Clarebear has earned $26,450 under the eye of trainer AJ Carlo. Feelin Lilly (Ryan Stahl, PP3) and Gorgeous Road (Kurt Sugg, PP8) appear to be Clarebear's main threats in here. Feelin Lilly, a Brian Brown-trainee, stormed to a career best 1:54.4 clocking in a Scioto Downs overnight on May 18, while Gorgeous Road captured a Northfield overnight in 1:54.3 in wire-to-wire fashion by three lengths on May 21 for trainer Cory Deyermand. My Tweed Heart hails from the rail for trainer Jim Dailey and driver Josh Sutton in the fourth and final OSS division (Race 11). The bay daughter by Manhardt captured leg one of OSS action on May 6 at Miami Valley in 1:54.4 for these same connections. Bred by Stanley Swango of Venice, FL, My Tweed Heart has $165,202 in career earnings for owners Carl and Melanie Atley of Xenia, OH and Alan Keith of Pataskala, OH. She is the fifth and most prolific foal out of the unraced Towner's Big Guy mare Tweedle D, and was a $2,500 yearling purchase from the 2014 Ohio Selected Jug Sale. OSS leg one winner Ohsowigglesspecial will be trying for her fifth consecutive win (Dan Noble, PP 4) in this same division. The daughter of Mr Wiggles is conditioned and co-owned by Joe Paver for Pearl Warren of Marysville, OH and by Dennis Paver of Raymond, OH. Lifetime, this homebred has earned $61,710 and took her career mark in her last race on May 20 at Scioto Downs, when she swept under the wire in 1:53.4. Kimberly A. Rinker  

Three $40,000 divisions of Ohio-bred filly trotters will line up behind the Northfield Park starting gate on Sunday night, May 29, in the second leg of Ohio Sires Stakes for harness racing 3-year-olds. First race post time is 6 pm, ET. The first leg of Ohio Sires Stakes (OSS) was contested May 6 at Miami Valley Raceway, with 27 horses of this age, gender and gait entered into three divisions. Overall, 69 sophomore trotting fillies were nominated to the first and second leg of this series, with 71 being nominated to the third and fourth legs of OSS contests. In regards to the number of OSS participants nominated by stallions standing in the Buckeye State, Dejarmbro topped the list in the trotting ranks with 58 nominees, followed by Triumphant Caviar with 29, Chip Chip Hooray with 22, Woodstock with 13, Full Count with 12 and Break The Bank K with nine. His Highness garnered six nominees, while Amigo Hall, And Away We Go, Hard Rock N Roll, and Trainforthefuture had five each. Big Rigs, Lion Hunter, Tom Cango and Victory Sam each had four nominees. Those Ohio-based stallions with three nominees to their credit include Cayenne Turbo, Pilgrims Taj and Royal Strength. Bite The Taxman, Iron Duke, Keystone Nordic, Rompaway Wally, and Southwind Wrangler each had two of their progeny nominated to the OSS program, while All In Hall, Home Stretch, Ilooklikemymom, Lou's Legacy, Manhattan, OU Man, Rose Run Hooligan, Southfork and Steven One all had one nominee each in the trotting ranks. Heading up the first $40,000 division (Race 5) of diagonally-gaited specialists is the Jim Arledge, Jr.-trained Consolidator. Owned by the Green Acquisition Corporation of Canfield, OH, this daughter of Triumphant Caviar won her 2016 debut in the first leg of this series on May 6 at Miami Valley in gate-to-wire fashion in 1:57.4. Handled deftly by Chris Page, this big bay filly won that start by 2½ lengths, pushing her career earnings to $97,616. After winning two OSS legs as a freshman, she was a solid third in the $225,000 OSS Final at Scioto Downs last fall. Consolidator is the sixth and most prolific foal out of the Muscles Yankee mare Muscle Toy, 3, 1:55.3 ($107,723). Muscle Toy was no slouch as a racehorse-winning among others the $44,000 Hayes Memorial in 1:56.3 as a 2-year-old at DuQuoin in 2003. Consolidator was bred by the Rose Run Farm of Sugarcreek, OH and sold for $25,000 at the 2014 Ohio Selected Jug Sale. Regular driver Chris Page will be aboard from post six against seven rivals. Up Front Racing's Hoorah Hoorah-who was second in her OSS-leg one test on May 6 to Kerfuffle Cookie-will be looking for her first victory of the season in four tries. Conditioned by Kelly O'Donnell, this $27,573-winning daughter of Chip Chip Hooray could be a serious threat to Consolidator from the rail with Aaron Merriman driving. Kim Dailey's Wegotthechips is another looking to stop Consolidator's bid at a second victory. This daughter of Deep Chip-Margie Lavec-Master Lavec was second to Kandy Krisp in the first leg of this series at Miami Valley. Conditioned by Jim Dailey, Wegotthechips has career earnings of $33,630 and won five starts at two, but has yet to visit the winner's circle in 2016. She comes into this race fresh off a May 25 victory at Scioto Downs, when she was clocked in a career best 1:58. Peter Wrenn drives from post three. The second $40,000 OSS division (Race 9) features a field of nine sophomore filly trotters, headed up by Kestrel, the 2-year-old Trotting Filly of 2016. She's drawn the coveted rail slot for trainer/co-owner Chris Beaver and owner Wilbur Lang of Jamestown, OH and will have Aaron Merriman in the sulky. The daughter of Triumphant Caviar won six of seven starts as a freshman, with one second and earnings of $191,650. The homebred filly was a multiple OSS winner at 2 and finished second by a nose to Count On Kami in the $225,000 Final on Super Night last year. Kestrel is the first foal out of the unraced Credit Winner mare Blackrock-herself a half-sister to Pop I (by Andover Hall) 4, 1:55.2h ($164,109) and to Swan Princess (by Swan For All) 4, 1:57f ($97,052). Though Kestrel looks much the best of this division, she'll face strong efforts from the likes of the Chris Beaver-trained Evanora with Josh Sutton driving from post four. A career winner of $75,250, the daughter of Pilgrims Taj won a pair of OSS events last season, but had her issues staying on gait at times. She finished fourth in the first leg of this series on May 6 at Miami Valley. Buckeye Lady One is another serious threat who'll go postward with Ronnie Wrenn Jr. in the sulky, scoring from the second-tier. Trained by Josh Green for Jj&M Stable of Harrington, DE; Richard Lombardo, Solon, OH; and Baron Racing Stable of Horsham, PA, the daughter of Pilgrim's Taj was second to Consolidator in the first leg of this series and has one win under her belt thus far this season. A winner of $46,973, Buckeye Lady One was bred by Eli Miller of Sugarcreek, OH and was a $32,000 yearling buy at the 2014 Ohio Selected Jug Sale. She is a half-sister to Jessie's Song (by Jailhouse Jesse) 4, 1:54.2f ($136,576). OSS leg one winners Kerfuffle Cookie (post 2~Chris Page) and Kandy Krisp (post 8~Ronnie Wrenn, Jr.) will square off in the third $40,000 OSS division (Race 11) that features another nine-horse field of filly contestants. Chris Beaver trains and co-owns Kerfuffle Cookie along with owners Synerco Ventures, Inc. of Toronto, Canada. A winner of $100,170 to date, the daughter of Chip Chip Hooray won a trio of OSS events as a freshman, and recorded a career mark of 1:57.1 this season at Miami Valley Raceway in a conditioned trot. Bred by Lmn Bred Stables of Mount Sterling, OH, Kerfuffle Cookie is the third of five foals out of the unraced Conway Hall mare Minor Skirmish, and was a $20,000 yearling at the 2014 Ohio Selected Jug Sale. She has half-siblings in Allie's Gift (by Holiday Road) 3, 1:57.1h ($55,241) and Special Agent Man (by Federal Flex) 3, Q1:59.1s ($45,037). Kandy Krisp is conditioned by Kim Sigler for John Stafford of Warren, OH and Tucker Baumiller of Boardman, OH. This winner of $38,656 lifetime has a pair of impressive efforts on her card coming into this OSS division. She won OSS leg one in 1:58.4 by two lengths in an impressive, come-from-behind effort on May 6 at Miami Valley, and followed that up with a 5¼ length rally on May 17 in a Northfield Park overnight, stopping the clock in a career best 1:56.4. A $6,000 yearling purchase at the 2014 Blooded Horse Sale, Kandy Krisp is the fifth of five foals out of the Keystone Nordic mare Kandy's Lc 3, 1:59.4f ($155,893). Her siblings include: High Jacked (by Davanti) 5, 1:56.4 ($133,810); and Shezalock (by Lockkeeper) 4, 1:57.4f ($43,951). Ohio Sires Stakes action continues on Monday afternoon at Scioto Downs with four $40,000 divisions for 3-year-old Ohio-bred pacing fillies. Post time is set for 2 pm, ET. by Kimberly Rinker, OSDF Administrator  

Career milestones and outrageous upsets were all the fashion in Ohio Sires Stakes (OSS) action on Saturday night, May 7 at Miami Valley Raceway. Eight $40,000 OSS divisions for harness racing 3-year-old colts and geldings of both gaits were contested over the southern Ohio, five-eighths mile oval.   Driver Kurt Sugg nailed down career victory 3,000 en route to winning an OSS test for sophomore trotters. The 46-year-old Bowling Green, Ohio native steered the Marty Wollam-trained Overdressed to a 2:00 clocking--the son of Full Count's first win of 2016 and his second career win in nine lifetime starts. The triumph pushed the brown colt's career earnings to $71,817.   "He's a big strong horse and gets around this track as well as a half-mile," Sugg acknowledged. "Marty (trainer Wollam) always has his horses ready for these races and it's extra special to get my 3,000th win with one of his horses."   Overdressed was bred by Marvin Raber of Baltic, Ohio and is owned in partnership by his trainer, Dale Sweet of Florida and G And B Racing of Pennsylvania.   The 3,000 win came in Sugg's 850th purse start this season, which has seen him steer the winners of $658,290 to date in 2016. From 22,798 lifetime drives, he also has 3,112 second-place finishes and 3,026 third-place finishes, with earnings of $13,601,938.   In another OSS trotting division, 88-1 longshot Lionbacker Kidd prevailed over rival Kanthaka (Dave Palone) by a neck in 2:00.2 to garner his fourth career win in 12 starts. Driver Ronnie Wrenn, Jr. used come-from-behind tactics to get the job done for trainer Joseph Kramp and owner Jeffrey Kidd of Hartville, Ohio. The son of Lionhunter upped his career earnings to $96,073 and returned $178.40 on a two dollar win ticket. John E. Miller is the breeder of Lionbacker Kidd.   Chips So Fast got a perfect trip to capture the first OSS trotting test of the night in 1:57.1 for driver Chris Page and trainer Chris Beaver. Bred by S & R Angelbeck and Midland Acres, the son of Chip Chip Hooray notched his fourth career victory while equaling his career mark. His earnings now stand at $73,246 for owners Mark Moger of New Hope, PA and Albert Delia Jr, of Newtown, PA. Last season's 2-Year-Old Colt Trotter of the Year, MJB Got Faith, failed to bring his previous spark to the table, finishing a disappointing fourth, 6¼ lengths behind the winner.   Driver Jeremy Smith put The Next Triumph on the front end and never looked back in the final OSS division for sophomore trotters. The pair crossed the finish line in 1:57.2 as the son of Triumphant Caviar pushed his lifetime earnings to $81,006 for trainer and co-owner Ron Steck and owners Robert Smolko of Solon, Ohio and Rene Allard of Matamoras, PA.   "Ron (trainer Steck) told me that he thought he had finally figured this colt out and told me to race him tough tonight, so that's what I did and it paid off," Smith said. "Ronnie is great with colts and he proved it here tonight."   The Next Triumph, who now has a 6-4-2 record in 18 starts, was bred by the Second Chance Stable.   The first of four OSS pacing divisions went to Gotmoneyinmypocket and driver Kayne Kauffman. Trained by Jim Daily for breeders/owners Jerry Zosel and Kathy Ratcliff, the son of Feelin Friskie prevailed in his sixth lifetime win, leading from start to finish in 1:53.3.   Even-money favorite Hustling Charley and driver Kyle Ater won the second OSS division by six lengths in 1:53.4 for trainer Danny Collins. Bred by Lisa Ezzo, the son of Charley Barley notched his third career win in 10 tries and pushed his earnings to $43,613.   Canadia's Bakin was given a masterful steer by Aaron Merriman, winning the third OSS pacing division handily in 1:54.2. Trained by Steve Carter for a quartet of Kentucky and Ohio owners, the son of Big Bad John picked up his 15th career victory and upped his career earnings to $62,629. Canadia's Bakin was bred by the Lmn Bred Stables of Ohio. Last season's 2-Year-Old Colt Pacing Champion Primo Giovanni finished fourth in this same event, while 2015 Freshman Championship winner Love Tap Hanover made a nasty break in the final turn and finished seventh.   The final OSS pacing division went to Mr Wiggle Pants, who led at every pole for driver Kayne Kauffman and trainer Jim Mulinix. The bay son of Mr. Wiggles stopped the timer in 1:53.4 with rival Friskie Cruiser some two lengths back. Bred by Spring Haven Farm and owned by Ohioans Denny Miller, Jim Mulinix and William Rufenacht, Mr Wiggle Pants now has $113,493 in his career coffers.   Kimberly Rinker

Leg one of the lucrative Ohio Sires Stakes (OSS) program featured eight divisions of the Buckeye State's top-bred, harness racing 3-year-old trotting and pacing fillies doing battle Friday night (May 6) at Miami Valley Raceway. A total of 67 distaffs went postward--in a trio of trotting contests and five pacing events--each vying for a purse of $40,000 each.   One of the highlights of the evening's 14-race card came when the Carlo's family homebred pacing filly, Clarebear, captured the first OSS division in a lifetime best of 1:54.3. Owned by C2G Stable and AJ Carlo, and conditioned by AJ, the daughter of World Of Rocknroll was making just her fourth career start and pushed her career earnings to $25,450 with the victory, the second of her brief career. Peter Wrenn steered the filly, who was unraced as a 2-year-old.   "She cracked a coffin bone at two and we gave her the time she needed," AJ Carlo explained of the filly, who was named after his aunt--Helen Carlo's daughter.   "It's a great feeling to win an Ohio Sires Stakes," Helen admitted. "Most of our family has always worked on the management side of racing, but ever since he was a kid, AJ wanted to be with the horses. It's a great thing to see him get have a really nice horse at this stage of his career."   Clarebare stalked the leader, longshot Ufpfortydevensgirl (Jeremy Smith) through fractions of :28.1, :57.1 and 1:24, then overtook her rival with a strong brush to be four lengths on top at the wire. Ufpfortydevensgirl held on for second, while Feelin Red Hot (Kayne Kauffman) got up for third. The second OSS pacing division saw She Gone and driver Ronnie Wrenn, Jr. use near gate-to-wire tactics to score in 1:55.1, a new lifetime mark for the daughter of Feelin Friskie-Semaj Hanover-Cam's Card Shark. Brian Brown conditions She Gone, who notched her seventh lifetime triumph in 15 starts, pushing her career earnings to $55,160. "She's getting better each start," Wrenn, Jr. revealed. "Last week she was running in on me a little bit, but Brian did a great job of getting her straightened out for this start and it paid off tonight."   Big Bad Ashley (Chris Page) finished second but was disqualified by the stewards and placed seventh for interference, moving JLWonder Woman (Kayne Kauffman) up to second and Miracle Matty (Kurt Sugg) up to third.   My Tweed Heart took advantage of a perfect steer by Josh Sutton to score her sixth lifetime victory in 1:54.4 in the third OSS pacing division. The daughter of Manhardt--who won a pair of OSS legs at Northfield Park in 2016--is conditioned by Jim Dailey for Carl and Melanie Atley of Xenia, OH. My Tweed Heart upped her career earnings to $165,202 and her seasonal earnings to $32,950.   Ohsowigglesspecial used a bold, come-from-behind move to win the fourth OSS pacing division in 1:54.4 for driver Dan Noble. The daughter of Mr Wiggles--So-ho-special is conditioned by Joe Paver and was bred by owners Pearl Warren, and Joe and Dennis Paver. The hardy brown filly held off late challenges by Save My Tootsie (Ronnie Wrenn, Jr.) and Tiger's Sue (Peter Wrenn) to notch her 13th career victory, pushing her career earnings to $55,460 and her seasonal earnings to $28,125.   The fifth and final OSS division for 3-year-old Ohio-bred pacing fillies saw It's Your Fantasy and driver Dan Noble put forth a neck victory over rival Naked By Nine (Jeremy Smith) in a lifetime best 1:54.4.. Trained by Brian Brown for the Winchestester Baye Acers, LLC of Powell, Ohio, the daughter of Big Bad John garnered her third win in 14 trips postward and pushed her career earnings to $56,705.   To no one's surprise, Consolidator captured the first OSS trotting division easily in her seasonal debut, clocked in 1:57.4. Deftly handled by Chris Page, Consolidator led at every quarter, holding off her rivals by 2½ lengths at the wire. The fractious filly pushed her career earnings to $97,616 with the win, her third lifetime in six starts. Trained by Jim Arledge, Jr. for the Green Acquisition Corp. of Canfield, OH, the daughter of Triumphant Caviar, out of the Muscles Yankee mare Muscle Toy was bred by Rose Run Farm.   Kerfuffle Cookie trotted to an easy, 1:58.1 victory in the second OSS division with Chris Page driving for trainer Chris Beaver. The daughter of Chip Chip Hooray now has $100,170 in her coffers and notched her second straight victory this season in as many tries. After riding the rail throughout most of the race she stepped on the gas in the final strides to win by a length over Hoorah Hoorah (Aaron Merriman). A Tc Queenie (Dan Noble) got up for third.   Kandy Krisp and driver Ronnie Wrenn, Jr. used the rail to their advantage in the third OSS division, taking that division in 1:58.4 for owners John Stafford of Warren, OH and Tucker A. Baumiller of Boardman, OH. The tall-stepping daughter of Rompaway Wally stalked the leaders before pouncing in the stretch and drawing off by two lengths. Her career earnings now stand at $35,456. Ohio Sires Stakes continue Saturday night, May 7, with a post time of 7:05 pm, ET, and features 3-year-old trotting and pacing colts and geldings.   Kimberly A. Rinker

The 2016 Ohio Sires Stakes have received 1,091 nominations for harness racing 2- and 3-year-old Ohio-bred trotters and pacers this year via the March 15 deadline-up 41% from last season, which had a total of 774 nominations in those divisions in 2015. The 2016 figures have tripled from 2013, which totaled in at just 387 nominations and as well, up substantially from 2014, which had 457 freshman and sophomore Ohio-bred Standardbreds nominated to the program. This season, a total of 751 freshmen have been nominated, with 447 in the 2-year-old pacing division, (237 colts & 210 fillies). Last year 117 freshman pacing colts and 157 pacing fillies were nominated. On the trotting side, 144 freshman colts and 160 freshman fillies have been nominated, for a total of 304. In 2015 those figures were 124 (colts) and 133 (fillies) respectively. Among Ohio-sired 3-year-olds, a total of 340 have been nominated to the 2016 program, including 95 colt pacers and 91 filly pacers for a total of 186 in the side-wheeling division. Among the 154 diagonally-gaited sophomores nominated, there are 84 colts and 70 fillies. Interestingly, well over 200 of the 1,091 nominated received by the March 15 deadline came from stables and individuals from outside the Buckeye State, including New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Florida, West Virginia, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Indiana. by Kimberly Rinker

The Ohio State Racing Commission (OSRC) today adopted resolution (2016-05) which established thresholds and penalties for Cobalt violations, effective April 15, 2016, the day testing begins for Cobalt at all Ohio harness racing racetracks. They are as follows: Cobalt concentrations of less than 25 ppb (parts per billion) of blood serum or plasma will have no penalty; For Cobalt concentrations of 25 ppb or greater but less than 50 ppb of blood serum or plasma, the recommended penalty is a written warning; For Cobalt concentrations of 50 ppb or greater of blood serum or plasma, the recommended penalty is a “B” penalty from the Association of Racing Commissioners International's (ARCI) “Uniform Classification Guidelines for Foreign Substances & Recommended Penalties & Model Rules Version 11.0 and are as follows; o   First Offence:  Minimum 15-day suspension, $500 fine & loss of purse o   Second Offence: Minimum 30-day suspension, $1,000 fine & loss of purse o   Third Offence: Minimum 60-day suspension, $1,000 fine & loss of purse & referred to the OSRC for further action; Any Cobalt concentration exceeding 250 ppb of blood serum or plasma will be referred to the OSRC for further action; For Cobalt concentrations of 25ppb or greater of blood serum or plasma, the recommended penalty includes the placement of the horse on the Veterinarian's List with removal from this list only after a blood test confirms that the Cobalt concentration is below 25 ppb of blood plasma or serum. Testing costs shall be paid by the owner(s) of the horse; These offenses are for any Cobalt violation in any jurisdiction within any 365 day period. Horsemen who have recently claimed or acquired a horse are encouraged to consult their veterinarian and have their horse tested. Dr. James Robertson, OSRC consulting veterinarian, reported on the Ohio State University (OSU) Cobalt Pilot Study, and said the Ohio Department of Agriculture Analytical Toxicology Laboratory (ODA-ATL) has completed analysis of the blood samples for plasma Cobalt concentrations. The first publication from this study, an abstract entitled “Intravenous administration of Cobalt chloride is associated with the hemodynamic alterations in horses” will be presented at the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine meeting in Denver, Colorado on June 9, 2016.  Dr. Teresa Burns will present the abstract, which will be published in the meeting proceedings. Dr. Robertson added the study has documented high levels of Cobalt chloride administered intravenously can have serious toxic effects on the cardiovascular system of a horse. Kimberly A. Rinker Ohio Standardbred Development Fund Ohio State Racing Commission 77 S. High Street, 18th Floor Columbus, Ohio 43215-6108  

George R. Berlin of Canfield, Ohio has been appointed by the Honorable Governor John Kasich to the Ohio Standardbred Development Fund Committee. Berlin, as the newest member of the OSDF Committee, will serve a term of four years. "I'm quite honored to be appointed to the OSDF Committee," Berlin stated. "I've been in this business for a long time and harness racing has been in my blood through five generations. I'm looking forward to help make a difference in Ohio's racing future." Berlin has been active as an owner and breeder in northeastern Ohio for six decades, often racing under the nom de plume of G and B Racing (he and son Brad) or Acadia Farms Inc., (he and The Uncle Peter Syndicate). His host of Ohio champions include Ohio Sires Stakes and Triple Crown trotting winners Contessa Leigh 3, 1:56.4F ($300,442) and Full Count 4, 1:55.4F ($238,692), as well as this season's standouts Dark Roast 3, 1:57.1h ($162,533) and Student Of Life 3, 1:56.4f ($213,073)-both sons of Full Count, who he owns in partnership with Anthony Minute and Jeffery Polichena and who stands at Marvin Raber's Baltic, Ohio breeding farm. Berlin also owns and breeds mares in partnership with Dr. Steiner of Steiner Stock Farm in Lima, Ohio. His longtime Ohio-based trainer is this season's Kaltenbach winner Marty Wollam. Berlin also has Standardbreds in training with Grand Circuit conditioners Charlie Norris and Stephan Lind. An entrepreneur whose professional endeavors include a robotics company and highway construction firm, Berlin also served as the Speed Superintendent for the Canfield Fair for more than 25 years. Kimberly Rinker

The Ohio Standardbred Development Fund will meet at the Riffe Center, 77 South High Street, 31st Floor, South Room B & C on Wednesday, December 9 at 10 am. Actions to consider: ·        Approval of minutes from OSDF meeting on November 17, 2015 ·        Approval of Northfield Park hosting OSS Super Night on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016 o   Schedule of 2016 OSS events, including aged races o   Nomination fee for OSS series $500 o   Starting fee for each leg is $500 o   Championship starting fee $1,000 ·         Eight, $50,000 consolations races at Scioto Downs on Monday, Sept. 5, 2016 o   Consolation starting fee $500 ·        Drop the qualifying times by one second & give a second for the first leg of the series (so the first leg would be allowed two seconds) ·        All horses on the starting gate ·        Raising stallion registration fees (rule change) to $1,000 or higher ·        Approval of $100,000 contribution to OSU for research ·        Approval of $150,000 advertising & promotional budget ·        Discussion of 2016 Budget ·        Old Business ·        New Business Kimberly Rinker Administrator Ohio Standardbred Development Fund

Dr. James Robertson, the Ohio State Racing Commission's (OSRC) consulting veterinarian, announced at the OSRC monthly meeting on Nov. 18 that the first phase of the cobalt pilot study being conducted at The Ohio State University is complete. "A range of doses of intravenous cobalt chloride were administered to five healthy horses at weekly intervals," Dr. Robertson offered. "Blood and urine samples were taken for analysis and will continue to be taken in weeks to follow." The OSRC has partnered with veterinary clinicians and scientists from The Ohio State University (OSU) College of Veterinary Medicine and the Ohio Department of Agriculture Analytical Toxicology Laboratory (ATL) in a comprehensive research study, which focuses on what cobalt does to a horse's system and its effects on racehorses. "Intravenous cobalt chloride, especially at the higher dosage levels, produced a rapid onset of clinical signs and had detrimental effects on a number of body systems including the cardiovascular system (hypertension, arrhythmias and tachycardia) and the renal system (bloody urine)," Dr. Robertson revealed. "These effects appeared to be transient," he continued. "Sample analysis and data collation will take place over the next few months." Kimberly A. Rinker  

Members of the Ohio Standardbred Development Fund (OSDF) committee will meet on November 17, 2015 at 2 pm at the Delaware County Fairground's Log Cabin, 236 Pennsylvania Ave., Delaware, Ohio 43015. The meeting is open to the public and horsemen are encouraged to attend. For questions, please contact Kim Rinker, OSDF Administrator, Ohio State Racing Commission, 77 South High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215 or to kim.rinker@rc.state.oh.us. by Kim Rinker, for the Ohio Standardbred Development Fund

Two favorites, each steered by their respective harness racing drivers for the very first time, captured two $50,000 Ohio Sires Stakes (OSS) Championships for older horses and geldings Saturday night at Hollywood Dayton Raceway.   Driver Chris Page steered the public's choice Lady's Dude to an easy victory in the $50,000 OSS event for diagonally-gaited Standardbreds.   The altered bay 4-year-old son of Victory Sam notched his third win in a row for trainer Ron Burke, as Page guided the gelding to victory with a front-stepping 1:55.1 effort. Rival Rompaway Galaxy was second for Mike Wilder, while Cant Cutthat Chip was third for Jack Dailey.   "I knew that this horse could get a little aggressive, so I did my best to keep him calm in the post parade," Page stressed. "I knew I had the best horse so when the gate sprung I got him to the front as quickly as possible and it worked out great for us." Lady's Dude is trained by Ron Burke for the Burke Racing Stable LLC of Fredericktown, PA; Weaver Bruscemi LLC, Canonsburg, PA; and Johnny Yoder of Dundee, OH and upped his career earnings to $236,952 with the win, the 13th of his career. The bay gelding took his career mark of 1:53.2 last season at The Meadows. Lady's Dude is the fifth of eight foals out of the broodmare Lady's Star (by Hi Noon Star) p, 5, 1:56.2F ($181,884), and has half-siblings in: Little Moola p, 4, Q2:03.2 ($38,040); Luddite Bluegrass (by Rocky Balboa) 2, 2:00.3M ($30,000); and Lady's Starlet (by Master Lavec) 3, 2:03f ($11,290).   Driver Dan Noble was in the sulky behind the highly-favored Dancin Yankee--Ohio's Aged Pacer of 2014, 2013 & 2012--as the pair captured the $50,000 OSS Aged Pace Final in 1:51.3.   The 7-year-old son of Yankee Cruiser had captured this same event one year ago in 1:52.1 and pushed his career earnings to $1,372,871 for the Baron Racing Stable of Horsham, PA and Richard Lombardo of Solon, OH.   "This horse is just all class," Noble said. "He's got so much back class and is typical of any top horse that a driver is lucky enough to sit behind. He's the consummate professional and there's nothing bad you could ever say about him."   Dancin Yankee now has 46 career victories to his credit, and has grabbed purse checks in 113 of his 132 career starts, with 87 of those being either first, second or third place finishes.   Bred by Elizabeth Wagner, Dancin Yankee was a $17,000 yearling purchase at the 2009 Ohio Select Sale, and is the first foal out of his dam. He is a full brother to $107,572-winning mare Cruzin To The Dance p, 3, 1:53.1f, and also has half-sisters in Dancin Caroll p, 2, Q1:55.1f ($78,146) and Dancin In the Nude p, 2, 1:55.1s ($19,012)--both by Sportswriter. Kimberly Rinker

Harness racing driver Ronnie Wrenn, Jr., piloted the winners of two $50,000 Ohio Sires Stakes (OSS) for pacing and trotting mares, 4-year-olds & up, Friday night at Hollywood Dayton Raceway. The black and maroon-clad reinsman steered favorites Igotafeelinfran and Victory Is Coming to resounding wins in both divisions for aged distaffs.   Wrenn first guided Igotafeelinfran to victory over six rivals in the pacing division, clocked in 1:54.1.   Trained by Jim Daily, the 5-year-old daughter of Feelin Friskie used an easy, gate-to-wire steer to nail down her 25th career victory and eighth of the season, pushing her career totals to $461.520 for Ohio owners Jerry Zosel, Kathy Ratcliff and Kimberly Dailey.   "She's a Cadillac to drive," Wrenn, Jr., stressed. "Just a very classy mare. I felt confident that she was the best in there and could win as long as I avoided any road trouble."   Wrenn, Jr., did just that, sending Igotafeelinfran right to the top and snapping off fractions of :26.4, :56.3 and 1:24.3, before pacing home her final panel in a modest :29.3 and drawing off by 2½ lengths. Igotafeelinfran was a multiple OSS winner at ages two and three, and captured this same event last year as a 4-year-old in 1:55. Co-owner Jerry Zosel said he wasn't sure what was up next on the agenda for Igotafellinfran, but said he felt sure that trainer Jim Dailey would be giving the mare a well-deserved rest in the near future.   "He might wind her down in a few weeks and give her a little break during the winter," Zosel said. "It's not about the money at this point with her. She's been awfully good to us."   Igotafeelinfran's stablemate Lady Julie (Randy Tharps) finished second, while 40-1 longshot Shakin Friskie (Dan Noble) did well to be third.   Wrenn, Jr., next guided the diminutive but mighty Victory Is Coming, who scored her 60th career win en route to establishing a new track record for aged trotting mares over Dayton's five-eighths mile oval, clocked in 1:54.3 for the one mile test. Owned by Betty and Red Shaw and trained by Ammon Hershberger, the 8-year-old mare upped her career earnings to $656,952. "She has such a good, fluid way of trotting," said Wrenn, Jr., in the winner's circle. "She can race anyway you want her to--from on or off the pace, and she always give you her best effort. She just loves her job and I never chased her at all tonight. It was all her."   Wrenn, Jr. got away in the three-hole but moved Victory Is Coming quickly from the rail at the :27 first quarter, took the lead, and never looked back--leading the field of nine trotters through fractions of :56.3 and 1:25.3. She used a final brush of :29 to win by nearly nine lengths over rival, 24-1 longshot, Miss Lulu Belle (Don Irvine, Jr.), while Rose Run Nellie (Josh Sutton) got up for third. Kimberly Rinker

Two $50,000 Ohio Sires Stakes (OSS) Championships for older horses and geldings will be contested Saturday night at Hollywood Dayton Raceway. Seven pacers and seven trotters will each vie in their respective divisions over Dayton's five-eighth's mile oval, slated as the ninth and tenth events on the evening's 14-race harness racing card. Rompaway Galaxy, the 2013 Ohio 2-Year-Old Trotter of the Year heads up the field of diagonally-gaited Standardbreds for trainer Marty Wollam and the Rompaway Farms, LLC of Battle Creek, MI from post one. A winner of $472,361 in his career, this 4-year-old son of Rompaway Wally has been competing in the Open and Preferred ranks throughout the Midwest, with a pair of victories and one second to his credit this season in 16 trips postward. Foaled April 18, 2011, this homebred gelding has amassed 15 career wins to date, and had outstanding 2- and 3-year-old seasons. As a freshman, Rompaway Galaxy captured OSS legs at Northfield, Scioto and Raceway Park, before triumphing in the $150,000 OSS Championship in a seasonal best 1:57.4. As a sophomore he was a multiple OSS winner at Miami Valley, Scioto and Northfield and was second by a whisker to Lady's Dude in the $200,000 OSS Championship, in addition to having won the Ohio Breeders Championship at Delaware, and retired that year with $246,944 in his bank seasonal account. To date, Rompaway Galaxy has 15 wins, six seconds and a trio of thirds in 39 lifetime starts. He is the fourth of five foals out of the Mr Vic mare Rompaway Wynona 2, 2:00M ($63,655) and has a half- brother in the 12-race winning gelding Patches Five Six (by Lockkeeper) 4, 1:59f ($45,698) The aforementioned Lady's Dude looks to be Rompaway Galaxy's main threat. The altered bay 4-year-old son of Victory Sam has a two-race win streak coming into this OSS contest, timed in 1:54.3 and 1:54 at The Meadows. Conditioned by Ron Burke, Lady's Dude is owned by the Burke Racing Stable LLC of Fredericktown, PA; Weaver Bruscemi LLC, Canonsburg, PA; and Johnny Yoder of Dundee, OH. A winner of $211,952 in his career, the bay gelding took his career mark of 1:53.2 last season at The Meadows. Lady's Dude is the fifth of eight foals out of the broodmare Lady's Star (by Hi Noon Star) p, 5, 1:56.2F ($181,884), and has half-siblings in: Little Moola p, 4, Q2:03.2 ($38,040); Luddite Bluegrass (by Rocky Balboa) 2, 2:00.3M ($30,000); and Lady's Starlet (by Master Lavec) 3, 2:03f ($11,290). Dancin Yankee, Ohio's Aged Pacer of 2014, 2013 & 2012, heads up the OSS Pacing Championship from post five for driver Dan Noble. The 7-year-old son of Yankee Cruiser-Dancewiththebest-Cambest is the lone millionaire in this group of seven pacers, with $1,347,871 in lifetime earnings. Owned by the Baron Racing Stable of Horsham, PA and Richard Lombardo of Solon, OH, Dancin Yankee captured this same event one year ago, drawing off by nearly six lengths and pacing in 1:52.1. Foaled April 9, 2008 in Georgetown, KY, this rugged bay has a plethora of stakes triumphs to his credit, including victories in the $75,000 Franklin at Pocono Downs (2015); $260,000 Gerrity at Saratoga (2014); and a $50,000 Levy leg at Yonkers (2013, 2014); as well as six OSS victories at ages two and three and an Ohio Breeders Championship win as a freshman. However, many of his 45 victories have come in the Preferred (five wins), Invitational (two wins), Open (12 wins) and Winners-Over (eight wins) ranks throughout the seasons. In addition, Dancin Yankee has garnered purse checks in 112 of his 131 career starts, and 86 of those were first (45), second (23) or third-place (18) finishes. Just like fine wine, he's seems to get better with each passing year. In 2010, as a 2-year-old, Dancin Yankee earned $60,406 and took a record of 1:53.2 at Scioto Downs. The following year, at age three, he earned $123,331 en route to a 1:50.2f clocking at Harrah's Chester. In 2012 he posted earnings of $231,225 and scored a 1:49.4f record at Pocono Downs and in 2013, at age five, recorded a mark of 1:50.1f at Dover Downs while earning $170,860. As a 6-year-old in 2014 Dancin Yankee had his most success, earning $509,140 and lowering his career mark to 1:47.2f via a Pocono Downs triumph. This season he scored a 1:48.3f victory at Pocono Downs on June 6 and has earnings of $252,909 for the year coming into the OSS Championship at Dayton. Bred by Elizabeth Wagner, Dancin Yankee was a $17,000 yearling purchase at the 2009 Ohio Select Sale, and is the first foal out of his dam. He is a full brother to $107,572-winning mare Cruzin To The Dance p, 3, 1:53.1f, and also has half-sisters in Dancin Caroll p, 2, Q1:55.1f ($78,146) and Dancin In the Nude p, 2, 1:55.1s ($19,012)-both by Sportswriter. Other contenders looking to give Dancin Yankee a run for his money include Feelin Lika Winner, a winner of $269,221 lifetime who captured the OSS Championship as a 3-year-old. Trained by Scott Mogan, the 5-year-old son of Feelin Friskie has 11 lifetime wins to his credit. Man He Can Skoot hails from the powerful Ron Burke Stable. This 6-year-old Mantacular gelding has $288,436 in his coffers from 35 career wins and comes into the OSS Championship fresh off a strong, second-place finish in a Northfield Open. Race Nine-$50,000 Ohio Sires Stakes 4-Year-Olds & Up Horses & Geldings Trotting Championship PP Horse/Driver/Trainer/MLOdds Rompaway Galaxy (Mike Wilder/Marty Wollam) 9-5 Lady's Dude (Chris Page/Ron Burke) 3-1 Cody Coy (Kyle Ater/Deborah Swartz) 10-1 Soul Train (Dan Noble/Jose Godinez) 6-1 JJ Hall (Kayne Kauffman/Scott Mogan) 4-1 Count Full Mac (Bud High/Bud High) 12-1 Can'tcutthatchip (Jack Daily/Jim Daily) 8-1 Race Ten-$50,000 Ohio Sires Stakes 4-year-Olds & Up Horses & Geldings Pacing Championship PP/Horse/Driver/Trainer/MLOdds Outdoor Fever (Kayne Kauffman/Tom Brinkerhoff) 8-1 Feel The Heat (Josh Sutton/Daniel Gill) 10-1 J's Six Pak Attack (Jeremy Smith/Sherri Chasteen) 6-1 Feelin Lika Winner (Kayne Kauffman/Scott Mogan) 4-1 Dancin Yankee (Dan Noble/Scott Cox) 7-5 Chance I Might (Jason Brewer/Jim Dailey) 12-1 Man He Can Skoot (Chris Page/Ron Burke) 7-2 Kimberly Rinker  

Two $50,000 Ohio Sires Stakes (OSS) for harness racing pacing and trotting mares, 4-year-olds & up, will be contested Friday night at Hollywood at Dayton Racino.  Post time is approximately 6:35 pm, ET. Igotafeelingfran, a winner of $436,520 lifetime, headlines of field of seven pacing mares in race nine for trainer Jim Daily and driver Ronnie Wrenn, Jr. from post three as the morning line, 4-5 favorite.  The 5-year-old daughter of Feelin Friskie is owned by a trio of Ohio owners, including Jerry Zosel, Kathy Ratcliff and Kimberly Dailey.  Competing in the open and high condition ranks throughout most of 2015, Igotafeelinfran has been no worse than second in her last six starts, with seasonal earnings of $66,649.  Lifetime she’s visited the winner’s circle a total of 24 times, with 15 seconds and 14 thirds in 76 career starts, and took her lifetime mark of 1:51.1 at Scioto Downs as a 4-year-old for these same connections. Igotafeelinfran was a multiple OSS winner at ages two and three, and captured this same event last year as a 4-year-old in 1:55 at Dayton with Dan Noble in the sulky.  She won the 3-Year-Old OSS Championship on Super Night in 1:53.3 in 2013, and finished a solid third in the OSS Championship for freshman fillies in 2012. This homebred mare is the first foal out of the lightly raced Expensive Scooter mare Fran Anna p, 3, 1:56.4s ($3,400). Igotafeelinfran’s siblings include her full brother, the 2-year-old gelding Gotmoneyinmypocket p, 2, 1:52.3f ($62,598) and a 3-year-old Panspacificflight gelding half-brother, Gottatigerinmytank p, 3, 1:54f ($12,560). Among Igottafeelinfran’s six rivals is her stablemate, Lady Julie (4-1, post two).  Owned by Ohioans Shane Hines and Kevin Snyder, this 4-year-old daughter of Feelin Friskie sports seasonal earnings of $30,726 and career earnings of $169,227. Bred by Elden Hall, Lady Julie was an Ohio Fair Stake (OFS) and OSS winner as a 3-year-old, and has been a solid contender in the high conditioned ranks this year. Lifetime she has seven wins, 14 seconds and nine thirds in 52 career trips postward.  Lady Julie is the first of three foals out of the unraced Jenna’s Beach Boy mare Jennas Lady. Betty and Red Shaw’s Victory Is Coming is the clear standout in the field of nine diagonally-gaited distaff specialists in the $50,000 OSS for older trotting mares.  This seemingly indefatigable 8-year-old comes into her OSS test with a trio of consecutive victories under her belt—the last two in Open company at Northfield Park.  A winner of $631,952 lifetime, Victory Is Coming will be steered by Ronnie Wrenn, Jr., from post five for trainer Ammon Hershberger in her 139th career start.  She took her lifetime record at Scioto Downs on Aug. 22, 2014, clocked in 1:51 over the five-eighths mile oval in a $30,000 Open. Bred by Success Acres, Victory is coming has 59 career wins, 26 seconds and 12 thirds to her credit, and has been uber-consistent throughout her career, earning $72,000 or more every year she’s competed, beginning with her 2-year-old season in 2009. A $13,500 yearling purchase from the 2008 Ohio Select Sale, Victory Is Coming is the second of eight foals out of the Overcomer mare Norse Comer 3, 2:00h ($69,675) and has full siblings in: Carson’s Victory 4, 1:59.2h ($60,475);  Bettys Sam  2, 1:57.4h ($53,903); Nordic Victory 2, 2:03.3f ($32,342), etc. Rival Jesse’s Messenger and former Ohio Horse of the Year will be looking to stop Victory Is Coming in her quest for another triumph from post seven with Ryan Stahl in the sulky.  Conditioned by Kent Sherman for his father Daryl Sherman, the 8-year-old Jailhouse Jesse lass has amassed $430,070 from 109 career starts, with 33 wins, nine seconds and 18 thirds. Bred by the Hatfeld Stables and foaled March 26, 2007, at Charm, Ohio, Jesse’s Messenger is the third of nine foals out of the Carry The Message mare Laser Message 4, 2:02.4h ($50,533), and is a full sister to Oh So So 3, 2:00.2h ($9,918) and a half-sister to the Master Lavec gelding Diesel Fuel 7, 1:57f, a 19-race winner of $124,447. The full fields for both Ohio Sires Stakes Championships for aged mares are listed below.   Championship events for aged pacing and trotting horses & geldings will be contested at Hollywood at Dayton Racino on Saturday, Oct. 24. $50,000 Ohio Sires Stakes 4-Year-Old & Up Pacing Mares Championship PP Horse/Driver/Trainer/MLOdds 1.       Let’sgoalltheway (Jeremy Smith/Delvin Criswell) 12-1 2.       Lady Julie (Randy Tharps/Jim Dailey) 4-1 3.       Igottafeelinfran (Ronnie Wrenn, Jr./Jim Dailey) 4-5 4.       Hannah Forever (Ryan Stahl/Calvin Hollar) 9-2 5.       Threefold Breanna (Kayne Kauffman/William Beckley) 6-1 6.       Two Friskie (Jeremy Smith/Mark Winters, Sr.) 8-1 7.       Shakin Friskie (Christi Pokornowski/Dan Noble) 10-1 $50,000 Ohio Sires Stakes 4-Year-Old & Up Trotting Mares Championship        PP Horse/Driver/Trainer/MLOdds 1.       Rose Run Nellie (Josh Sutton/Jeff Miller) 9-2 2.       Miss Lulu Belle (Don Irvine, Jr./Ben Miller) 6-1 3.       Emilene’s Future (Ray Paver/Rickie Williams) 8-1 4.       Beauty Chip (TBA/Bob Rowland) 4-1 5.       Victory Is Coming (Ronnie Wrenn, Jr./Ammon Hershberger) 4-5 6.       Turbochargedroxie (TBA/Lou Goans) 10-1 7.       Jesse’s Messenger (Ryan Stahl/Kent Sherman) 7-2 8.       Tesla (Kyle Ater/David Brumbaugh) 12-1 9.       Sandys Victory (Randy Tharps/Larry Tinch) 15-1 Kimberly Rinker

Members of the Ohio Standardbred Development Fund (OSDF) committee will meet on November 17, 2015 at 11:00 am at the Delaware County Fairground's Log Cabin, 236 Pennsylvania Ave., Delaware, OH 43015. Agenda items to be discussed include, but are not limited to: 2016 Ohio Sires Stakes race dates for 2- and 3-year-olds & aged horses 2016 budget for Ohio Sires Stakes races 2016 qualifying times for Ohio Sires Stakes 2016 advertising program for Ohio Sires Stakes Anyone wishing to speak to or wanting to submit a proposal to the OSDF committee must first submit their comment/question/idea in writing to the Ohio State Racing Commission by Nov. 10, 2015. Send all such written comments/questions/ideas by Nov. 10, 2015 to Kim Rinker, OSDF Administrator, Ohio State Racing Commission, 77 South High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215 or to kim.rinker@rc.state.oh.us. The meeting is open to the public and horsemen are encouraged to attend. Kimberly Rinker

Eight $225,000 Ohio Sires Stakes Championships (OSS) featured Ohio's top-bred 2- and 3-year-old pacing and trotting, colts and fillies, on Saturday night, Sept. 12 at Scioto Downs. An equal amount of harness racing longshots and even-money favorites gave the titanic crowd a great bank for their gambling buck.   2-Year-Old Filly Trot   Mild longshot (13-1) Count On Kami picked the perfect time to break her maiden as she bested favorite Kestrel by a whisker in the OSS Championship for 2-year-old trotting fillies. The daughter of Full County-Joys Second Call-Call Toll Free tripped the timer in 1:58.1 for the one mile test with driver Kurt Sugg at the lines for trainer Marty Wollam.   "After she raced in the first leg, I really thought I had the best horse in this series," Sugg noted. "But then she's just been finishing second all summer and I kind of thought it wasn't going to happen. Tonight, I got the perfect two-hole trip and I think Aaron's (Merriman, driving Kestrel) horse wasn't quite as sharp as she normally is."   Co-owned by Wollam, Vienna, OH; David Wayne Vannatta, Mt. Vernon, OH; and Acadia Farms Inc., Canfield, OH; Count On Kami pushed her career earnings to $167,591.   "I really thought all along this filly would be good and tonight she just put it all together," Sugg added.   "We raised this filly from a baby," said Charlotte Vannatta, "She's been with us since day one and we also have a half-sister to her. She's been one special filly for us and finishing second was okay but this just takes the cake!"   Kestrel (Aaron Merriman) was second for trainer Chris Beaver, while Consolidator (Chris Page) finished third for trainer Jim Arledge, Jr.   2-Year-Old Filly Pace   Brenda Teague harnessed Miss Me Yet to her third career victory in six tries for owner and co-breeder George Teague, Jr., of Harrington, DE in the OSS 2-year-Old Filly Pace Championship. Reined to a 1:54.3 clocking by George's son and Brenda's nephew Montrell Teague, the daughter of I'm Gorgeous-Live Inspired-Western Hanover was co-bred by Fannin Racing, LLC.   "This filly has been very good to us," Brenda noted. "She's tough as nails and always gives you 100% on the track."   An 8-1 mild longshot, Miss Me Yet held off My Tweed Heart (Ronnie Wrenn, Jr.) by nearly a length, with Big Bad Ashley (Dan Noble) gobbling up show honors. The win upped her career bank account to $171,300. She had captured two previous legs of OSS action.   2-Year-Old Colt Trot   Heavy favorite MJB Got Faith did not disappoint her owner--11-year-old Breana Casey of Connersville, IN--in the OSS test for 2-year-old trotting colts. The daughter of Trainforthefuture-Imageofasweetgirl-Striking Sahbra got a perfect steer by driver Peter Wrenn to best the hard-trying Emerald Chip (Josh Sutton) by a neck in 1:58.3 Kanthaka (Dave Palone) finished third.   "He's always a strong horse finishing and tonight he really wanted to step out of there," Wrenn noted. "He's really wanted out of the pocket and when I finally turned him loose, he just exploded."   Trained by Steve Carter, MJB Got Faith was bred by the Gbw Breeding Farms Inc. His owner has donated 10% of the horse's earnings to the Brad Hanners Fund. Breana's dad Brian, said the idea to help Hanners was all Breana's idea.   "Breana believes in giving and in giving back to the community," stressed her father, Brian Carsey.   The filly has now earned her young owner $192,500, having won all four legs of the OSS series, in addition to the Championship.   2-Year-Old Colt Pace   Love Tap Hanover captured the OSS 2-Year-Old Colt Pace Championship in 1:54.2 with David Miller in the sulky. The son of Big Bad John-Love Lace Mindale-Jenna's Beach Boy used come-from-behind tactics to nab career win number three over Friskie Cruiser (Ryan Stahl) and Mr Wiggle Pants (Kayne Kauffman).   "He raced great here last week," noted Morgan, Jr. "Of course tonight the post and the trip didn't hurt him at all.   Virgil Morgan, Jr. conditions the freshman, who is owned by Rick Phillips, Tappan, NY; Peter Paul Venturini, Rockaway, NJ; and Mark Harder of Freehold, NJ. Bred by Hanover Shoe Farms, PA, Love Tap Hanover now has $166,457 in his career coffers. "I drove this horse quite a bit when he was out East," driver David Miller admitted. "I'm not surprised to see him do well in here. I always thought he'd make a nice youngster." For Morgan, Jr., the victory was bittersweet as his other entrant in this same division--Primo Giovanni--did not have his usual spunk after capturing all of his previous OSS tests, and finished eighth. 3-Year-Old Filly Trot Favorite Like Old Times and driver Ronnie Wrenn, Jr., used a near wire-to-wire performance to capture the OSS 3-Year-Old Filly Championship for trotters in 1:57.2. The daughter of Chip Chip Hooray-Royal Two-Royal Troubadour grabbed the lead at the half and never looked back, drawing off by 3¼ lengths over rival Student Of Life (Mike Wilder), with the gutsy Dark Roast (Kurt Sugg) getting up for third.   "She's an absolute Cadillac to drive," Wrenn, Jr., admitted. "The rail isn't the best spot to get away from at Scioto and there's always a little bit of concern when you're racing for $225,000, but she really didn't require any urging from me at all tonight. She's just really on her game right now."   Bred and owned by Keith Ross of Bellefontaine, OH, Like Old Times is conditioned by Don McKirgan. This was her 14 career win and pushed her lifetime earnings to $315,117.   3-Year-Old Filly Pace   Even-money favorite Karlee Sue stepped up to the plate for trainer Al Tomlinson, capturing the OSS 3-Year-Old Filly Pace Championship in 1:54.3 with David Miller at the lines. "She had some ovary problems that we had a tough time getting regulated," said co-owner Tomlinson--who conditions the filly for Daniel Mitchell, Novi, MI and Dennis Stolz, Midland, MI. "But once we got those issues straightened out, she's seemed so much more comfortable." Bred by Midland Acres, the daughter of Feelin Friskie-Magical Jeanie-Magical Mike utilized a two-hole trip to nail down the win, the fifth of the season and the sixth of her career. Friskie Lil Devil (Ronnie Wrenn, Jr.) made up a ton of ground to finish second, just a length behind the winner, while Sectionlinefriskie (Greg Grismore) nabbed show honors. The victory pushed Karlee Sue's career earnings to $221,727 for her connections.   3-Year-Old Colt Trot Favorite I Know My Chip and driver Chris Page left hard from post nine and were never headed in the OSS 3-Year-Old Colt Trot Championship, besting Really Deep Chip (Kayne Kauffman) by two lengths at the wire. The gutsy Neely's Messenger (Mike Wilder) finished a hard-fought third. "He's really been getting stronger and stronger," Page noted. "I was a little worried because it is a cold night and the front end really wasn't holding up, but this horse is just spectacular right now." The son of Deep Chip-Madeline's Chip-Pegasus Spur posted a 1:56.3 clocking for trainer Ron Burke and owners Burke Racing Stable, Frederickstown, PA; Weaver Bruscemi, Cannonsburg, PA; and Paul Collura, Mountain Top, PA. Bred by Kimberly Dailey, I Know My Chip pushed his career earnings to $350,778. The victory--the 13th of his career--was his fourth straight in OSS competition.   3-Year-Old Colt Pace   In an exciting stretch duel, 3-1 Rock N Randall (Ronnie Wrenn, Jr.) bested rivals Nobles Finesse (Kurt Sugg) and Imtoofastforyou (Josh Sutton) in 1:55. The son of Dave Panlone-Appealing Sammi-Nobleland Sam notched career victory number nine for trainer Brian Brown and owner-breeder Stephen Sexton of Xenia, OH.   "This horse is very lazy," said Brown. "He really doesn't care if he wins or not and we do a lot to make the game interesting for him. For instance this week we trained him with side cheeks on, and then raced him in a different rigging. He's a good eater but really isn't all that interested in racing or training. Lucky for us that tonight, he seemed into racing. He'll go to Delaware next."   Rock N Randall upped his career earnings to $253,808 with the win, his fourth triumph of the season in 14 starts.   Coming Up: Ohio Sires Stakes action for aged trotting and pacing horses and mares continues with four $50,000 Championships on Oct. 24 at Hollywood at Dayton Raceway.   By Kimberly Rinker, Ohio Standardbred Development Fund    

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