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A trio of $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes divisions were contested Saturday night, July 14 at Scioto Downs in the third round of action in the four-leg series for Ohio-bred 3-year-old pacing fillies. Prsntpretynperfect certainly was present, pretty and perfect as she rocked to a 1:51.4 clocking in the first OSS division for driver Chris Page and trainer Brian Brown as the 1-9 favorite. The Big Bad John lass chased the leading Ask Me Ifi Care (Mike Micallef) to the top of the stretch before unleashing a wicked final brush that saw her prevail by 2¼ lengths over 14-1 Bad Girls Rule (Kayne Kauffman). Ask Me Ifi Care, who left the gate at 5-1, held on for third. Bred by Carl Howard, Prsntpretynperfect is owned by Jenny Brown of Ostrander, OH; Richard Lombardo of Solon, OH; and Marlene Taylor of Philadelphia, PA. The big rangy filly had finished sixth in leg one of this series at Miami Valley on May 4 after making an uncharacteristic break and then took leg two handily, posting a 1:52.4 clocking with Jordan Stratton in the sulky on June 2 at Northfield Park. Equipped with spreaders, knee and tendon boots, Prsntpretynperfect is an impressive distaff both on and off the track, and her record reflects that, as to date she's earned $176,326 for her connections with eight wins and a third in 12 starts. Her seasonal earnings now stand at $51,160. Prsntpretynperfect is the third foal out of the Towner's Big Guy mare Wildfire Princess p, 4,1 :52.2z ($30,9249), making her a full sister to Prince Giovanni p,5, 1:51.4s ($95,724) and to Banderbear p,4,1:53f ($56,040). The second OSS division of the evening was another Brown-trainee--the diminutive but mighty Smiley Dragon, a daughter of Dragon Again, who won easily in 1:52.3 by nearly three lengths with Ronnie Wrenn, Jr. at the lines. The 6-5 favorite was bred and is owned by Bruce Trogdon's Emerald Highlands Farm of Mount Vernon, OH. After a speed duel between Believe In Waco (Kayne Kauffman) and Lily Grace (Joey Putnam) took the field of seven to a :26.2 first quarter clocking, it set the stage for Smiley Dragon to zip to the front at the head of the lane and easily take the victory as the 6-5 favorite. Lady Gallipolis, a 16-1 longshot, was second for Chris Page, while 7-1 Thunder Again (Cameron McCown) nailed down third-place honors. Unraced at two, Smiley Dragon has amassed $46,780 in her brief career with two wins, one second and one third in five starts. The little black mare races determinedly, with a low head and gritty gait that belies her stature, although she has confirmation characteristics of her sire. She was third in leg on at Miami Valley on May 4 and then won leg two at Northfield Park on June 2 in 1:52.4 with Wrenn, Jr., in the sulky. "This filly is a throwback to her granddam," Trogdon explained. "Her granddam, Blissful Smile, went with her head down low like this filly does and she usually won her races coming from behind, and was just a tough little mare. By contrast, Smiley Dragon's dam (Smiley Rocks) is a big mare." Smiley Dragon is the second foal out of Smiley Rocks, a daughter of Rocknroll Hanover and is a full sister to the 2-year-old colt Black Smith p, 2, Q1:58.4h ($10,000) and a half-sister to Prime Time Baby (by Well Said) p,3, 2:00.1h ($1,359). Smiley Rocks was the first foal out of the Blissfull Hall mare Blissful Smile, who earned $778,734 and recorded a career mark of 1:50.2s at age five. Kay Again captured the third OSS contest, wearing down the 2-1 choice Baron Remy (Chris Page) by a scant neck at the wire in 1:52.2. Given a masterful steer by Tony Hall, the Dragon Again filly is a newcomer to the OSS series, having skipped the first two legs for owner-breeder Alan Keith of Johnstown, OH. After Baron Remy took the lead, she appeared to be a sure winner until the pocket-sitting Kay Again stuck her nose in front at the wire. Up Front Flor Ida (Kayne Kauffman), who sat third throughout at 8-1, took show honors, just 1¾ lengths behind the first two finishers. Kay Again now has $104,470 in career earnings from six wins, two seconds and four thirds in 18 career starts. She has four wins, one second and two thirds this season in ten starts and $42,780 earned in 2018. Mike Roth harnessed the bay lass, who is out of the Real Desire mare Warrawee Kay p, 2, 1:51.3 ($286,751). Kay Again is a full -sister to Kays Dragon Lady p,3, 1:54f ($187,215), and a half-sister to: Kay's Delight (by Bettor's Delight) p,2,1:54.4f ($95,812) and Challenge Accepted (by Somebeachsomewhere) p,3, 1:53.2f ($26,990). by Kimberly Rinker, OSDF Administrator

Friday the 13th proved to be lucky for Looking For Zelda as she romped to a near six-length triumph in the first of two $50,000 Ohio Sires Stakes for 3-year-old trotting fillies on a perfect summer evening at Scioto Downs, timed in a new track record clocking of 1:54.1. Conditioned by The Meadows-based Norm Parker for breeder-owner Robert Key of Leechburg, PA, the leggy sophomore daughter by Break The Bank K grabbed the lead early and was never headed throughout. In fact, Looking For Zelda was already on top by a full three lengths in the final turn--after flying by three-quarter mile marker in a hasty 1:24.3 in rein to Tony Hall. The victory was Looking For Zelda's third of the year in five starts and her tenth lifetime in 16 tries. She now has $295,902 in her coffers. She was sent off at as the 1-5 favorite, with 6-1 Sesame (Aaron Merriman) second by 5¾ lengths and 50-1 Infrontandforgetit (Kayne Kauffman) getting up for third, 7½ lengths back. To no one's surprise, Non Smoker captured the second OSS division in 1:55.1 as the 9-5 favorite, besting the late-rushing 5-2 Impinktoo (Kayne Kauffman) by a scant neck. The My MVP lass trotted solidly for trainer-driver Danny Noble in front-stepping fashion the entire mile, before nabbing her third consecutive victory in this OSS series. Mild 12-1 longshot California Love (Ronnie Wrenn, Jr.) was third, three-quarters of a length behind the winner. Bred by Stephanie Smith-Rothaug of West Jefferson, Ohio, Non Smoker has earned $102,161 lifetime for Norman Rae Racing of Xenia, Ohio from six wins in 14 career starts. The fourth and final leg of this OSS series will be contested on Aug. 20 at Northfield Park, with Non Smoker the clear leader in this series with 153 points, while Impinktoo sits second with 78 points and Looking For Zelda and California Love tied for third with 73 points each. Red Storm has 70 points; Spunky Bottom Girl (53); Sesame (45); Risky Deal (28); To Russia (24); and Count On Rosey (18). Points will be tallied after the fourth OSS leg to determine which of these fillies will be eligible to the $275,000 Final which will be contested on Sept. 8 at Scioto Downs. Kimberly Rinker, OSDF Administrator

A pair of $50,000 Ohio Sires Stakes for 3-year-old harness racing trotting fillies will be contested Friday night, July 13 at Scioto Downs. Thirteen lucky Buckeye-bred distaffers will line up behind the starting gate in races one and three in round three of the four-leg series at Ohio's "showplace of racing," with a first race post time of 6:30 pm, ET. Of the 13 diagonally-gaited specialists, three each have been sired by Ohio-based stallions Manofmanymissions and My MVP, while Break The Bank K and Stormin Normand are represented by two foals each. Dontyouforgetit, Full Count and Triumphant Caviar each have one foal competing. The second OSS division (Race Three) is the most competitive, with four previous OSS winners returning for the four-beat slug fest. Looking like the one to beat from post two is the lovely grey filly Non Smoker, a My MVP lass conditioned and driven by Danny Noble for Norman Rae Racing of Xenia, OH. Though dainty in stature but seemingly indefatigable, Non Smoker has won both of her previous OSS legs (on May 4 at Miami Valley in 1:54 & on Jun 11 at Northfield Park in a dead-heat with California Love in 1:56.2). Bred by Stephanie Smith-Rothaug, Non Smoker has amassed $77,161 lifetime from five wins, one second and one third from 13 career starts. Red Storm, a multiple OSS winner at two with career earnings of $181,935, captured Leg one of this series on May 4 at Miami Valley in 1:55.2, over the gutsy Impinktoo. She the finished third in Leg two at Northfield when the aforementioned Non Smoker and California Love dead-heated for victory, beaten just three-quarters of a length that night. Owned and bred by Sandra Burnett of Wilmington, OH and conditioned by Chris Beaver, this chestnut daughter by Stormin Normand won both her $15,000 Hackett elimination and $40,000 final at Miami Valley in April of this year. She'll start from post six with Aaron Merriman at the controls. Beaver will also harness California Love for partners Steve Zeehandelar of Worthington, OH, Marion Beachy of Sugarcreek, OH and Moger-Delia Racing of New Hope, PA. A winner of $98,752 in her career, the daughter by Stormin Normand has eight wins, three seconds and two thirds in 21 starts for these connections, including four triumphs this season. Marion Beachy bred this filly, who starts from post seven with Ronnie Wrenn, Jr., at the lines. Spunky Bottom Girl-the pride of owner Ed Teefey and his hometown hamlet of Mount Sterling, IL-starts from post four with Tyler Smith in the sulky for trainer Brent Davis. Smith guided the My MVP lass to a sparkling 1:55.4 triumph in Leg two of this series on June 11 at Northfield Park, after finishing a disappointing sixth in Leg one. A winner of $58,475 lifetime from four wins and four seconds in 19 starts, Spunky Bottom Girl was named after a local bluegrass band in Teefey's hometown. Last season's 2-Year-Old OSS Championship winner, Impinktoo, a Manofmanymissions lass trained by Ronnie Burke, has finished second in both OSS legs to date for the Ohio trio of Joe McLead, Billy Walters and Rtk Racing. A winner of $205,290, Impinktoo has four wins, four seconds and a third in 19 career starts. She was bred by Jay Mossbarger and gets Kayne Kauffman in the bike from post five. OSS division one (Race One) features an evenly-matched field of six fillies, including Looking For Zelda, a homebred owned by Robert Key of Leechburg, PA. Conditioned by Norm Parker, this Break The Bank K daughter is the richest of these OSS-eligible fillies, with $275,902 in her coffers. She was fourth and third respectively in her previous two OSS outings this season and was a multiple winner in this series in 2018. She'll have regular pilot Tony Hall driving from post five. If form means anything, than Dashanay certainly bears a nod, leaving from the rail for trainer Ronnie Burke and driver Chris Page. Sired by Manofmanymissions, Dashanay has won her last two starts-both Scioto Downs overnights, after finishing fifth in OSS-Leg two on July 11 at Northfield. Her last effort at Scioto saw her clocked in a healthy 1:55.3. Owned by Burke Racing Stable of Fredericktown, PA and bred by New Jersey's Michael Parisi, Dashanay has $59,600 in her bankroll. by Kimberly Rinker, OSDF Administrator           Photo Cutline: Non Smoker strides out to win Leg One of the Ohio Sires   With trainer Danny Noble in the bike. Photo by Brad Conrad           Kimberly Rinker   OSDF Administrator   Ohio State Racing Commission   77 South High Sreet, 18th Floor   Columbus, Ohio 43215   614-779-0269   Kim.rinker@racing.ohio.gov      

On a perfect summer night for racing that saw Aaron Merriman win nine races, the 2017 Driver of the Year guided 4-1 Northmedo Mission to victory in the first of two $50,000 Ohio Sires Stakes for 3-year-old trotting colts and geldings. Trained by Mike Medors for the Northmedo Stable of Painesville, Ohio, the Manofmanymissions gelding was timed in 1:55 for the one mile contest. The homebred gelding had sat patiently through fractions of :27.3, :57 and 1:25.4 behind the pace-setting Pass The Vape before bursting from the pack of trotters to prevail with a :29 late brush. Northmedo Mission finished confidently 2 and ½ lengths ahead of 3-5 Pass The Vape (Derek Watiker) with 25-1 longshot Dontforgetmaster (Danny Noble) third, four lengths back. Northmedo Mission pushed his seasonal earnings to $62,800 and his career earnings to $74,028, and now has eight wins, two seconds and a pair of thirds in 21 lifetime starts. The second OSS division saw 2-1 Get The Cash and driver Greg Grismore score in 1:54.4 by a 5½ length margin over 9-2 rival Uncle Buck (Aaron Merriman), after 1-2 favorite Mission Accepted make an uncharacteristic break behind the Northfield starting gate. Trained and co-owned by Kelly O'Donnell for Mark Maynard of Fairview Park, OH and Joe Palatas of Hudson, OH, the son of Cash Hall grabbed the lead away from Uncle Buck after a :28.3 first panel, trotting through fractions of :58 and 1:26 before unleashing a :28.2 late kick to notch his fifth victory of 2018 in seven starts. Longshot (40-1) Dance Withsomebody and driver Robin Miller finished third. Get The Cash upped his seasonal earnings to $62,100 and career earnings to $98,340. Lifetime, he's amassed seven wins in 15 career starts. Bred by Walnut Hall, Get The Cash is the fifth of seven foals out of the unraced Tom Ridge mare Chatterly Hall. by Kimberly Rinker, OSDF Administrator

Harness racing driver Danny Noble steered both winners of a pair of $50,000 Ohio Sires Stakes for 3-year-old pacing colts on a cool Saturday night, July 7 at Northfield Park. In the first OSS division, Noble put 1-5 favorite Bounding Dragon on the front end just after the first turn, and the rest was history as the son of Dragon Again cruised handily through fractions of :27, :55.1 and 1:22.4, before posting a 1:51.1 winning clocking. Trained by Mike Roth for Alan Keith of Johnstown, OH and Carl & Melanie Atley of Xenia, OH, Bounding Dragon has now swept the first three legs of OSS competition. Jo Jo's Pet Rock, a 12-1 mild longshot got up gamely to be second for driver Tyler Smith, 2¼ lengths behind the winner, while 4-1 Slick Mick (Chris Page) finished third. Bred by Emerald Highland's Farm, J&T Silva and W. Spraw, III, Bounding Dragon upped his career earnings to $161,659 and his seasonal earnings to $90,250 from six wins, seven seconds and one third in 16 lifetime starts. Rockathon was never headed throughout the second OSS division for Noble, pacing through panels of :27, :55.1 and 1:23.3, before posting a :28.1 final brush to win in 1:51.4 as the even-money favorite. Trained and co-owned by Kimberly Dailey, along with partners Carl & Melanie Atley, the son of Pet Rock was third in his OSS Leg 1 division, and won Leg 2 on June 9 at Scioto Downs in 1:51.1 for these same connections. Seeing Eye Single (4-1) was 2½ lengths back in second for driver Ronnie Wrenn, Jr., while 3-1 Letsallrock (Tyler Smith) was moved up to third after 11-1 Sectionline Bigry (Aaron Merriman) was set back to fifth for causing interference. Rockathon now has $211,012 in career earnings from seven wins, four seconds and three third in 17 lifetime starts. He was bred by Ron Salcedo of Tennesee. Ohio Sires Stakes action continues Monday night, July 9 at Northfield Park, with two events for 3-year-old trotting colts in round three of the four-leg series. Kimberly A. Rinker

A pair of $50,000 Ohio Sires Stakes will see 16 pacing colts and gelding line up behind the Northfield Park starting gate this evening in round three action of the 4-leg series for 3-year-olds. First race post time is 6 pm, with the Ohio Sires Stakes scheduled as the eighth and 11th races. Bounding Dragon looks to be the one to beat in the first division (Race 8). This Dragon Again sophomore colt hails from the Mike Roth barn for owners Alan Keith and Carl & Melanie Atley. Bred by Emerald Highlands Farm and J&T Silva Stables, Bounding Dragon captured Leg 1 of this series at Miami Valley on May 6 in 1:53, then followed that up with a 1:50.4 clocking in a Hoosier Park overnight. Most recently, he scored a 1:52 triumph in a Scioto Downs overnight on June 23, after finishing second by a head in 1:50.4 to Cinnamack in the second OSS leg. Bounding Dragon has amassed $136,650 in career earnings and $65,250 in seasonal earnings with six wins, seven seconds and one third in 16 lifetime starts. He is the second and most prolific of four foals out of the Rocknroll Hanover mare Bound To Rock p, 2, 1:54.2s ($66,265). Kimberly Dailey and Carl & Melanie Atley's Rockathon is the standout in the second OSS test (Race 11). This gelded son of Pet Rock was third to Lather Up in OSS Leg 1 at Miami Valley on May 6, then captured Leg 2 on June 9 at Scioto Downs in a career best of 1:51.1. Rockathon was bred by Ron Salcedo and sports a bankroll of $186,012 from six wins, four seconds and a trio of thirds in 16 lifetime starts. He is the seventh of eight foals out of the broodmare Pantathlon (by The Panderosa) p, 2, 1:54.4f ($20,221). His half-siblings include: Pan From Nantucket (by No Pan Intended) p, 5, 1:51.3h ($570,801); Rosemary Rose (by Foreclosure N) p, 4, 1:51f ($320,782); Panstakingly (by No Pan Intended) p, 3, 1:54.2s ($64,490); Nip Pan Tuck (by No Pan Intended) p, 2, 1:54.4s ($50,899); and Holiday Romance (by Artistic Fella) p, 3, 1:56.2f ($39,289). Cinnamack, a McArdle colt conditioned by Brian Brown for breeder/owner Emerald Highlands Farm, finished a solid fourth in his OSS Leg 1 division at Miami Valley on May 6, then won Leg 3 on June 9 at Scioto Downs in 1:50.4. This lightly-raced sophomore has five wins, a second and a third in 12 career starts and $72,600 in his coffers. This venerable pacer is the sixth foal out of the Western Ideal mare Armbro Cinnamon p, 3, 1:54.4h ($58,959), making him a half-brother to world champion Fear The Dragon (by Dragon Again) p, 3, 1:48.4s ($1,578,547). He also has half-siblings in Cinamony (by Art Official) p, 4, 1:49.3f ($532,404) and Cndiana Jones (by Art Major) p, 7, 1:53.1f ($115,559) and a full brother in McSinner Man p, 4, 1:52.3s ($54,466). Kimberly Rinker, OSDF Administrator

Thirty-eight Ohio-bred pacing fillies are set to line up behind the Scioto Down starting gate tonight in four $40,000 divisions of Ohio Sires Stakes, with a first race post time of 6:30 pm, ET. Of the Ohio-registered stallions represented this evening, Pet Rock has the most foals in attendance with ten, while Dragon Again has five, McArdle four, and Big Bad John and Rockin Amadeus with three youngster each competing. Those stallions with two foals each in these events include: Beachtrea, The Panderosa, Western Vintage and Yankee Cruiser. Allamerican Native, Art Official, Charley Barley and Feelin Friskie all have one foal each in OSS competition. Of the 38 fillies going postward tonight, a full 16 are homebreds. Conditioner Brian Brown has the most distaffs vying with six, while Virgil Morgan has three in these events. Gypsy Merlot heads up the first OSS test (Race 1), for breeder/owner/trainer Al Tomison from post eight. This Feelin Friskie lass won a Hoosier Park baby race on June 30, clocked in a wire-to-wire 1:55.4. This speedy homebred is out of the Western Maverick mare Bronwen Seelster p,3, 1:56 ($31,279) and has half-siblings in: Dublin Rose (by Major In Art) p, 3, 1:52.2s ($279,486) and Annihilator (by Woodstock) p, 5, 1:52.1f ($81,002). Mi Nina Bonita, a Yankee Cruiser lass, leaves from post nine in this same event. Owned by R.D. Siegelman, R.I. Horowitz and J.P. Vasquez, Mi Nina Bonita hails from the Brian Brown stable. A $7,000 yearling purchase at Harrisburg last fall, she won a Meadowlands baby race on June 23 in 1:56.4. Bred by Barry Rubenstein Farms, Mi Nana Bonita is out of the prolific Jate Lobell mare Cheyenne Adrienne p, 2, 1:53.1M ($128,614) and is a half-sister to Cheyenne Jeffrey (by Bettor's Delight) p, 9, 1:52.3h ($478,885); Yo Cheyenne Rocky (by Rocknroll Hanover) p, 4, 1:50f ($284,557); Boogiewoogiebrian (by Rocknroll Hanover) p, 7, 1:53.2h ($158,140), Yo Apollo Creed (By American Ideal) p, 3, 1:51 ($35,965). Blueaintmycolor starts from post five in this first OSS division for trainer Kent Sherman and owners Ryan Stahl and Robert Dubovec. An $18,000 yearling purchase from the Ohio Select Sale, this daughter by The Panderosa won a Northfield Park qualifier on June 28 in 1:58.2 by ten lengths for these connections. Bred by Spring Haven Farm, Blueaintmycolor is out of the unraced Jate Lobell mare Bolera Athena, and is a half-sister to the 52-race winner Keemosabe (by Squaw's Fella) p, 3, 1:51f ($310,336); Gleneagles (by Mysticism) p, 5, 1:54f ($128,832); Gold Star Smokin (by Life Sign) 3, 1:53.2f ($80,719); Faithful Friend (by Artistic Fella) 2, 1:55.2s ($62,558) and to Chiricahua (by Squaw's Fella) p,2,1:55.4f ($11,131), etc. Carmen Ohio heads up the second OSS test (Rae 3) from the eight-hole for trainer Brian Brown and owners Milton Leeman (also the breeder), along with S. Manning, B. Meizlish and W. Calvert. Sired by The Panderosa, out of the unraced Dragon Again mare Hufflepuff, Carmen Ohio won a Scioto Downs maiden on June 27 in a front-stepping effort in 1:57.1. She is a full sister to Slick Mick p,3,1:51.4f ($106,040) and has half-siblings in: Hannah Abbott (by Dave Panlone) p,3, 1:53s ($86,502); Buckeye Battle Cry (by Woodstock) 3, 1:56f ($23,297) and Olympe Maxime (by Real Desire) p,4,1:56f ($20,746). Officially My Way, an Art Official daughter, hails from post four in this same race for owner/trainer Ron Randall. This filly has won three starts in a row, including a pair of Ohio county fair stakes and a Scioto Downs qualifier on June 18 in 1:58.1. An $8,000 yearling purchase from the Blooded Horse Sale, Officially My Way was bred by Frank Dettore Horse Racing, and is the third foal out of the Dream Away mare Eagle Way p, 5, 1:52.3f ($601,973). Twinsburg certainly looks like the one to beat from post three in the third OSS test (Race 10). This McArdle lass, who is conditioned by Canadian-based trainer Jason Mcginnis, won a Woodbine qualifier on June 9 in 2:00.4 before finishing third in 1:54.4 in a $10,500 Woodbine baby race on June 25. Owned by Brock Obrien and bred by Steve Stewart and John Carver, Twinsburg was a $12,000 purchase at the Ohio Select Yearling Sale last fall. She is out of the Life Sign mare Fastidious Hanover p, 4, 1:54M ($24,286) and is a half-sister to Right Right (by Cole Muffler) p,3, 1:52.4 ($497,370); Sunken Treasure (by Somebeachsomewhere) p, 3, 1:52f ($121,330) and Someonesomewhere (by Somebeachsomewhere) p, 3, 1:56.4h ($11,538). My Hearts Rockin leaves from the nine-hole in this same race for owner/breeder James Joyner and trainer C. Brian Loney. This Rockin Amadeus lass has won a pair of Northfield Park qualifiers: on June 14 (in 2:00.3) and June 21 (in 2:01.1) by ten lengths in a gate to wire effort. My Hearts Rockin is the first foal out of the Nobleland Sam mare My Sweet Lorelei p, 4, 1:55.2H ($121,751). The fourth and final OSS division (Race 12) is perhaps the most competitive of this quartet. Rose Run Uptowngirl hails from the powerful Ron Burke Stable and is a Dragon Again lass, out of the Western Terror mare Victoria Gallery ($2,400). Owned by Burke Racing, P. Collura, J&T Silva-Purnel & Libby and Weaver Bruscemi, Rose Run Uptowngirl won a maiden race at The Meadows in wire-to-wire fashion on June 19 in 1:53.4, with a :27.3 final brush by 11¾ lengths. She starts from post three. Queen Of The Pride starts from post five for trainer Kevin Lare and owner Frank Chick. Bred by Ohio's Brad Wallace, this McArdle lass won a $13,000 baby race at Pocono Downs in 1:56 on June 26. She is the fourth foal out of the Western Ideal mare Lionness Hanover p, 2, 1:53M ($21,280), and is a half-sister to Roaring To Go (by Art Major) p, 2, 1:50.4 ($421,999); Well Lets See (by Well Said) p, 4, 1:54.4h ($88,782) and Well Excuuuse Me (by Well Said) p,4,1:53f ($76,035). Adorabella is another with a solid shot in this race, who starts from post seven for trainer/driver Danny Noble. This homebred daughter by Pet Rock, who is owned by Vincent Costa, Jr., has won three straight races thus far in her brief career: two Scioto Downs qualifiers (in 1:57.1 and 1:56.2) and an Ohio fair stake at Circleville, when she was clocked in 2:02.3. Adorabella is the second foal out of the Art Major mare Bella Marta p, 4, 1:53.2f ($122,499) and is a full sister to Rock Noble Artist p, 3, 1:53 ($40,303). Ohio Sires Stakes action continues Saturday night, July 7 at Northfield Park with 3-year-old colt pacers going postward. by Kimberly Rinker, OSDF Administrator

Columbus, OH - Five $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes divisions of freshman pacing colts provided plenty of fireworks on a swelteringly hot and humid, July 4 afternoon at Scioto Downs. Tops in the OSS quintet was the Kimberly Dailey-trained Rose Run Ulysses, a striking, chestnut son of Western Vintage, who paced to a winning 1:52.2--equaling the Scioto Downs track record for 2-year-old pacing colts--in the fourth and fastest of all OSS divisions. Danny Noble was in the sulky for Dailey, who co-owns the Rose Run Farm-bred gelding along with Carl & Melanie Atley of Xenia, Ohio. Rose Run Ulysses, sent off at 7-2, was given a perfect steer by Noble, who utilized a :27.3 final brush to prevail over 1-1 rival Rock Candy (Ronnie Wrenn, Jr.) by three-quarters of a length. Cameron McCown piloted 5-2 Dislocator to a third-place effort. Rose Run Ulysses is the sixth foal out of Alcyon Semalu p, 3, 1:56.2 ($37,802) and is a half-brother to Style Semalu (by Million Dollar Cam) p, 5, 1:51s ($436,003) and to Sports Authority (by Sportswriter) p, 3, 1:51.2f ($60,302). Gold Digger King captured the first OSS division handily in 1:52.4 with Kayne Kauffman at the lines for trainer Scott Mogan and owner Linda Van Camp of Circleville, Ohio. The homebred Pet Rock gelding was the public's 5-2 choice in the field of nine 2-year-olds, pacing solidly to hold off 5-2 rival Valparaiso Hanover (Tyler Smith) by 1¾ lengths at the wire. Easeondowntheroad, a 21-1 longshot, finished third for Danny Noble. Gold Digger King is the first foal out of the Panspacificflight mare Hope For Pot Gold p, 3, 1:54S ($67,056). High On Paydaze and driver Ronnie Wrenn, Jr., came flying up the stretch in the final yards to best the leading 4-1 Black Smile (Chris Page) by a whisker in a dramatic 1:53.1 finish in the second OSS division. Trained by Brian Brown for Ohio breeder Scott Hagemeyer and partners R. A. Mondillo & D. E. Robinson, the Nob Hill High colt was sent off at odds of 8-1 in his pari-mutuel debut. Tyler Smith guided 2-1 Tanner J to third-place honors. Nob Hill High is the fourth foal out of The Panderosa mare Myell p,4, 1:56.1h ($34,688), making him a half-brother to Myell's Rockstar (by World of Rocknroll) p,4, 1:52.1f ($129,326) and to Pacin To Paydaze p,2, 1:54.4h ($41,617). Driver Anthony MacDonald steered See You In Tuscany to a near-perfect, 1:53 winning clocking in the third OSS test. Trained by Jason McGinnis, this freshman son by We Will See finished 3¼ lengths ahead of 8-5 Bombay Hanover (Danny Noble) at odds of 2-1 at the wire, with 5-2 Odds On Columbus (Peter Wrenn) notching third-place money in a photo finish. See You In Tuscany--who races clean-legged except for a pair of knee boots--was bred by Mark Marroletti and is owned by Thestable Tuscany Group of Guelph, Ontario. A $10,000 yearling purchase at the Buckeye Classic Sale last fall, See You In Tuscany is out of the McArdle mare Mcdance Desire p, 2, 1:55 ($22,457) and has a half-brother in Dancin Dragon (by Dragon Again) p, 3, 1:54 f ($15,902). In the final OSS division, it was the Dustin Arledge-trained Authentic Hanover and driver Tyler Smith taking home first prize among ten combatants. The Western Vintage colt's pedigree prevailed as he stormed to a 1:53.3 clocking easily at odds of 2-1. Tony Too Tall, a 10-1 shot, was second for Chris Page, while 9-2 Seattle Hanover was third with Mike Wilder in the sulky. Hutchison Hms and M. J. Thompson own Authentic Hanover, the tenth foal out of the world champion Artsplace mare Armbro Amoretto p, 3, 1:50.1m ($1,285,744), making him a half-brother to: Bet You (by Bettor's Delight) p, 4, 1:50.3f ($391,452); Adams Hanover (by Western Hanover) p, 4, 1:50.4f ($202,374); Air Guitar Hanover (by Rocknroll Hanover) p, 6, 1:52.2f ($182,470); and Aldine Hanover (by A Rocknroll Dance) p, 2, 1:52.1s ($121,806). An $18,000 yearling purchase, Authentic Hanover was bred by Hanover Shoe Farms. by Kimberly Rinker, OSDF Administrator

Five $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes divisions spotlighted 49 Buckeye-bred, freshman trotting fillies at Northfield Park on another balmy summer night, July 3. Daryl Sherman's and Melissa Patterson's Spirit Bell, a daughter by Southwind Spirit, turned in the speediest performance of the evening among Ohio Sires Stakes contestants, with a 1:58 clocking in the second OSS division. Reined by Ryan Stahl for trainer Kent Sherman, Spirit Bell was sent off as the 4-5 choice and responded with a wire-to-wire performance, finishing 1½ lengths ahead of 8-1 second-place finisher So Romantic (Ken Holiday), with 9-5 Back Splash (Ronnie Wrenn, Jr.) nailing down third-place monies. Bred by Dublin Valley Farm, Spirit Bell collected the $20,000 winner's share of the OSS purse for her connections in her pari-mutuel debut. She is the first foal out of the Majestic Son mare Keystone Isabella 3, 1:57.2h ($42,456). Aunt Rose, the 4-5 favorite, also put in a front-stepping performance to capture the first OSS division for driver Ronnie Wrenn, Jr., and trainer Chris Beaver, who owns the bay daughter by Uncle Peter along with Joe Sbrocco and Steven Zeehandelar. Timed in 1:59.1, Aunt Rose trotted confidently throughout the mile, easily defeating 2-1 And Up We Go (Greg Grismore) by seven lengths, with 7-2 Bad Babysitter finishing third for Danny Noble. Bred by Spring Haven Farm and Doug Millard, Aunt Rose is the eighth foal out of the Yankee Glide mare Lightning Flower 3, 1:56.2m ($5,725) and is a half-sister to Lightning Storm (by Donato Hanover) 4, 1:53.2f ($341,917); Wildflower (by Muscle Hill) 3, 1:55m ($265,437); and Lightning Force (by Muscle Hill) 3, 1:53 ($169,906). See Me Sparkle did just that in the third OSS division. Trained by J L Adams and driven by Ronnie Wrenn, Jr., the daughter by Broadway Hall notched her first career victory in 2:00.3 with a dramatic, come-from-behind victory that saw her brush her final panel in a snappy :28.3. Sent off at odds of 4-1, See Me Sparkle bested 12-1 longshot One Last Howl (Mike Wilder) by a length, with 8-1 Aunt Marilynn (Aaron Merriman) third. Bred by Midland Acres, See Me Sparkle is owned by the Pennsylvania-based trio of partners M A Valentic, J R Bednarksi & K L Adams. This cute little brown filly is the fifth foal out of the Master Lavec mare Queen Of Lavec 2, Q1:59.4f ($32,258) and has half-siblings in: Queen Of Justice (by Justice Hall) 3, 1:56.3s ($79,273); Jailhouse King (by Jailhouse Jess) 4, 1:56f ($76,766); and Little King Cole (by Jailhouse Jesse) 4, 1:57f ($51,662). Dan Ater's and Kirk Nichol's Vivi D posted a 1:59.2 winning clocking in the fourth OSS division, with Ater's son Kyle in the sulky. The Broadway Hall lass zipped through panels of :29.3; 1:00.4; and 1:30 at odds of 5-1 for her connections in her pari-mutuel debut, holding on in the late going to finish a neck in front of the hard-trying 4-5 favorite Only Take Cash (Ronnie Wrenn, Jr.). Pure Chance, at 9-5, was third for driver Aaron Merriman. Bred by D & M Robinson and R. Mondillo, Vivi D is the third foal out of the unraced Cantab Hall mare Fortheloveoflindy. Trainer Chris Beaver returned to the Northfield Park winner's circle in the final OSS division, this time with the even-money favorite, Stone In Love, who he owns in partnership with Jim Burnette and Tim Homan. This Wishing Stone daughter prevailed in 1;59.2 for driver Aaron Merriman, besting 2-1 Box Cars (Ryan Stahl) by a length and a quarter at the wire. Princessofpink, at 10-1, was third for Tony Hall. Stone In Love is the third foal out of the Cantab Hall mare PFront Bye Bye 3, 1:56.3f ($77,820), and has half-sisters in Chelsees A Winner 4, 1:55.4f ($81,982) and Party Upfront 3, 2:00.4h ($27,312)--both sired by Big Rigs. She was bred by Mark Ford and Ed Mullinax. Ohio Sires Stakes action continues Wednesday afternoon at Scioto Downs, with five $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes divisions for 2-year-old pacing colts.  by Kimberly Rinker, OSDF Administrator

Columbus, OH - Scioto Downs plays host to five, $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes for 2-year-old pacing colts on July 4, in a matinee program with a 2 pm, ET post time. A total of 49 freshmen Ohio-breds passed the Scioto entry box for the first round of the 4-leg series, including 17 homebreds. Seventeen Ohio-registered stallions are represented in these five divisions, including Pet Rock (with 11); Western Vintage (with 9); McArdle (7); and Dragon Again & Yankee Cruiser with five each. Big Bad John, Mister Big and Rockin Amadeus are all represented by two foals each, with one youngster each from Believeinbruiser, Cheyenne Rei, Feelin Friskie, Nob Hill High, We Will See, and Woodstock. In the first OSS division (Race 1), Valparasio Hanover leaves from post three for trainer Tyler Bates and owners Suzanne Bate and Robyn McGhee. This colt is a son by Dragon Again, and is the fourth foal out of the Badlands Hanover mare Vasmajorty Hanover ($2,400), making him a half-brother to Viceroy Hanover (by Somebeachsomewhere) p, 3, 1:52.3f ($103,290). Valparasio Hanover finished second in his pari-mutuel debut on June 27, in a $10,000 Scioto maiden, pacing in 1:54.3 with Kayne Kauffman at the lines. Bred by Hanover Shoe Farms, Valparasio Hanover was a $10,000 yearling purchase at the Ohio Select Sale. Another sharp, first time starter is Easeondowntheroad, a Rockin Amadeus gelding conditioned by Kimberly Dailey for breeders/owners Down The Lane Stables. He scored a winning qualifier in wire-to-wire fashion in 1:58.2 for Dan Noble on June 18 at Scioto Downs. Easeondowntheroad is the fourth foal out of the Presidential Ball mare Best Of Ball p, 4, 1:52.2f ($273,135), and is a half-brother to Rockingtheniteaway (By Rocknroll Hanover) p, 3, 1:55.f ($54,810). He'll start from the eight-hole with Noble in the bike once more. Tap Tap Tap hails from post nine with Chris Page at the controls in this same event. Trained by Brian Brown, this McArdle colt is the first foal out of The Panderosa mare Bombilla Hanover p, 5, 1:51f ($204,303), and was a $65,000 yearling purchase at the Buckeye Classic Sale last fall by his breeder, S S G Stables. Tap Tap Tap scored a 1:55.4 winning qualifier on June 27 at Scioto, with a :28.1 final brush. High On Paydaze starts from post two in the second OSS division (Race 3) with Ronnie Wrenn, Jr., driving for trainer Brian Brown. Owned by Scott Hagemeyer, R. Mondillo and D.E. Robinson, High On Paydaze scored a pair of qualifiers at Delaware, on June 14 (second in 1:59) and on June 20 (winning wire-to-wire in 1:58.4). This homebred son of Nob Hill High is the fourth foal out of The Panderosa mare Myell p,4, 1:56.1h ($34,688) and is a half-brother to Myell's Rockstar (by World of Rocknroll) p,4, 1:52.1f ($129,326) and to Pacin To Paydaze p,2, 1:54.4h ($41,617). Tanner J, in this same division, leaves from the eight-hole with Tyler Smith at the lines for trainer Steve Novak and owner-breeder Gerald Mijal. This bay Believeinbruiser gelding has a trio of winning efforts coming into his OSS test. He first won at Paulding in 2:06.4 by 10½ lengths on June 12, then scored a qualifying victory at Scioto on June 18 in 1:57.4 before winning at Ottawa on June 27 in 2:03.2 by 8¼ lengths. Tanner J is the fifth foal out of the Artistic mare How Is Carrie p,4, 1:55.3f ($28,066), and is a full brother to: Bugger Bruiser p,4, 1:49.3s ($442,855); Don'tbruisecarrie p,4, 1:52.2s ($96,090); Bugger Jerry p,4, 1:55.4h ($32,734) and Believeincarrie p, 2, 2:01.1h ($14,420). Melanie Wrenn will harness up Odds On Columbus, a brown Yankee Cruiser colt owned by Odds On Racing, from post eight with Peter Wrenn driving in the third OSS division (Race 5). This youngster qualified twice at Hoosier Park--on June 13 and 27--pacing to winning times of 1:55.2 and 1:57. Bred by Birnam Woods and Olive Branch Farm, Odds On Columbus was a $70,000 yearling purchase at the Lexington Select Sale. He is the third foal out of Princess Character p, 7, 1:51.4f ($177,959), and is a half-brother to Queen Josephine (by Roll With Joe) p, 3, 1:54.4 ($169,015) and Rocknrollroyalty (by Rocknroll Heaven) p, 4, 1:52.2s ($72,978). In this same race See You In Tuscany starts from post two for trainer Jason McGinnis and driver Anthony MacDonald. The We Will See colt won his debut qualifier on June 9 at Woodbine in 1:55.4 by six lengths in wire-to-wire fashion, and followed that up with a second-place finish in 1:56.2 at that same Canadian raceway. Bred by Mark Marroletti, See You In Tuscany was a $10,000 yearling purchase at the Buckeye Classic Sale by Thestable Tuscany Group. He is out of the McArdle mare Mcdance Desire p, 2, 1:55 ($22,457) and is a half-brother to Dancin Dragon (by Dragon Again) p, 3, 1:54 f ($15,902). Bombay Hanover brings impressive credentials into this same race from post three, with Danny Noble driving for trainer Nancy Johansson. This New Jersey invader is a bay son by Western Vintage owned by Marvin Katz, Sam Goldband, AJ Libfeld and Perry Soderberg, who paced to a 1:56.3 fifth-place finish on June 16 and a second-place, 1:55 finish on June 23 in a pair of Meadowlands qualifiers. Bombay Hanover is the tenth foal out of the Cambest mare Best Not Tell p, 3, 1:53.2 ($32,211), making him a half-brother to: Best Man Hanover (by Western Ideal) p, 6, 1:58.4 ($488,385); Bestnotlie Hanover (by Western Hanover) p, 8, 1:50.2f ($456,365); Voltina (by Allamerican Native) p, 3, 1;52.4 f ($277,499); Scootie Best Lou (by Ponder) p, 5, 1:53.2f ($125,516); and Busboy Hanover (by Western Ideal) p, 3, 1:52.3 f ($81,550), etc. Bred by Hanover Shoe Farms, Bombay Hanover was a $30,000 yearling purchase at the Ohio Select Sale. Rock Candy heads up OSS division four (Race 7) for trainer Brian Brown and owners Country Club Acres, Joe Sbrocco and Richard Lombardo from post eight. The Pet Rock colt won both of his Delaware qualifiers--on June 14 and 20, pacing in 1:57 and 1:57.3 respectively for Ronnie Wrenn, Jr., who'll be back in the sulky once again. Bred by Mark Mjoger and Albert Delia, Jr., Rock Candy was purchased for $60,000 at the Ohio Select Sale and is the second foal out of the Sportsmaster mare Cotton Candy p, 3, 1:52.3 ($188,312), with half-siblings in Mr D's Dragon (by Dragon Again) p, 4, 1;50.1f ($206,198) and Anna D (by Ponder) p, 4, 1:54.1f ($37,300). In the final OSS division (Race 10), Authentic Hanover looks like the horse to beat. The son of Western Vintage is conditioned and co-owned by Dustin Arledge for partners Hutchison Hms, M. J. Thompson. This youngster qualified twice at Scioto Downs, finishing second in 1:58.1 and 1:57.4 on June 11 and 18--then romped to a 1:54, three-length, wire-to-wire triumph in his pari-mutuel debut a $10,000 Scioto maiden event on June 17. In each of his starts, Authentic Hanover posted consistent, :27 second final panels. This $18,000 yearling purchase was bred by Hanover Shoe Farms and is the tenth foal out of the Artsplace mare, world champion Armbro Amoretto p, 3, 1:50.1m ($1,285,744). Thus, Authentic Hanover is a half-brother to: Bet You (by Bettor's Delight) p, 4, 1:50.3f ($391,452); Adams Hanover (by Western Hanover) p, 4, 1:50.4f ($202,374); Air Guitar Hanover (by Rocknroll Hanover) p, 6, 1:52.2f ($182,470); and Aldine Hanover (by A Rocknroll Dance) p, 2, 1:52.1s ($121,806). Ohio Sires Stakes action continues Friday night, July 6 at Scioto Downs, with Leg 1 races for 2-year-old pacing fillies and on Saturday night, July 7 at Northfield Park with Leg 3 action for sophomore colt pacers. by Kimberly RInker, for the Ohio Standardbred Development Fund

Five different Ohio-registered stallions were represented by the quintet of Ohio Sires Stakes winners on Monday, July 2, as 42 freshmen trotting colts and geldings lined up behind the Northfield Park starting gate.   Each division in Leg 1 of this OSS series carried a purse of $40,000 on a balmy summer evening at the Cleveland half-miler where rumbling clouds threatened but did not deliver.   In the first OSS division Homer Hall, a gelded son by Broadway Hall, took a solid, front-end journey with Ryan Stahl at the lines to nail down his third consecutive victory. A surprising 15-1 shot, Homer Hall was clocked in a career best 1:59.3, besting 15-1 rival Here Comes Moony (Tyler Smith) and 13-1 Yes (Anthony MacDonald) who got up for third.   Bred by Midland Acres, Homer Hall is conditioned and co-owned by Steve Carter, along with Jay Mossbarger and C P Gallagher. Previously, this youngster had scored triumphs at the Circleville and Ottawa county fairs, and his bankroll now stands at $23,559.   Homer Hall is the 11th foal out of the Armbro Iliad mare Cynthia Iliad 3, Q1:58.f ($219,824), and is a half-sibling to: Allthatnabagofchip (by Chip Chip Hooray) 6, 1:53.3 ($364,286); Hoorah Hoorah (by Chip Chip Hooray) 5, 1:56.3f ($74,605); and Jailbird Jesse (by Jailhouse Jesse) 3, 1:58.1f ($55,946), etc.   Driver Ryan Stahl was back in the winner's circle in the second OSS division, this time with Bosley, an altered son by Manofmanymissions, who was clocked in a snappy, front-stepping 1:59.2. Trained by Scott Cox for the Parent Racing Stable and G Peters, Bosley was sent off at 11-1, besting 9-5 favorite Cravin For Cash (Greg Grismore) by a length, with 2-1 Pattis Main Man (Kyle Ater) third.   Bred by Darwin and Ann E. Shaver, Bosley's financials now stand at $20,325. He is the first foal out of the unraced Chocolatier mare Nettie.   To no one's surprise, Oh So Pine captured the third OSS division impressively in 2:01.3 as the public's 1-2 favorite. Reined by Anthony MacDonald for Jason McGinnis, the brown son by Uncle Peter got a come-from-behind steer to notch his second career victory for Thestable Oh So Pine Group.   Sweet Dynamite got up the perfect trip behind the winner, finishing three-quarters of a length behind Oh So Pine, with Kenny Kidd in the sulky at odds of 30-1, with 7-2 Gallivant (Ronnie Wrenn, Jr.) third.   Bred by Gbw Breeding Farms, Oh So Pine is out of Pine Potion, an unraced daughter of world champion Pine Chip, and is a half-brother to: Bullet (by Windsong's Legacy) 5, 1:53.1s ($303,500) and At My Request (by Dejarmbro) 4, 1:56.1h ($68,316), among others.   TC's Best captured the fourth OSS division as the 3-5 choice with Aaron Merriman at the helm, timed in confident 1:59. This Triumphant Caviar colt looked every bit the determined combatant for trainer and co-owner Chris Beaver, and partners J. Gallagher, Moger-Delia Racing and Steven Zeehandelar, as he held off the 6-1 challenging Dylan The Great (Chris Page) by 1¾ lengths. Just A Passenger, an 80-1 longshot, nailed down show honors for driver Jeremy Indof.   TC's Best is the first foal out of the Andover Hall mare Curvature Hanover 3, 1:57.1f ($67,599).   In the final OSS division, it was a son of Wishing Stone who took home first place honors. Lane Of Stone, a 9-1 shot, stopped the clock in 1:59.3 for breeders/owners Harry & Iris Horowitz.   Jeff Nisonger was in the sulky behind the Mark Winters-trained youngster, who overtook the 60-1 leading Friggun Biggun (Anthony MacDonald) in the stretch to nail down his second career victory. Peter Trottintail (Tony Hall), a 25-1 longshot, was second, a quarter of a length behind the winner, while Friggun Biggun held on for third.   Lane Of Stone is the fourth foal out of the Lindy Lane mare Wisteria Lane 4, 1:57.3 ($18,559) and is a half-brother to Why Argue (by SJ's Caviar) 2, 1:59s ($21,255).   Ohio Sires Stakes action continues Tuesday night, July 3 at Northfield Park, with events for 2-year-old trotting fillies, and Wednesday afternoon, July 4 at Scioto Downs, with 2-year-old pacing colt races.   by Kimberly Rinker, for the Ohio Standardbred Development Fund

Five, $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes divisions are set to be contested on Tuesday evening, July 3 at Northfield Park, featuring 43 diagonally-gaited distaffs going postward in races three, four, five, seven & 12. First race post time at the Cleveland half-miler is 6 pm, ET. Ohio stallions represented in these OSS races include Uncle Peter, with eight foals; Manofmanymissions (five); Wishing Stone & Triumphant Caviar (four each); with And Away We Go, Broadway Hall, Dejarmbro, and Dontyouforgetit all having three youngsters each competing. The Ohio-based sires Full Count, My MVP and Neely Dunn are each represented by two foals, while Cash Hall, Southwind Spirit, Stormin Normand, and Victory Sam have one each. In the first OSS division (Race 3), Bad Babysitter looks solid in her debut, having qualified at Scioto Downs on June 25 in 2:00.4 with Dan Noble driving for trainer Virgil Morgan, Jr. Owned by Carl Howard and Carl Atley, this Manofmanymissions lass is the seventh foal out of the Muscles Yankee mare My Baby's Momma, and is a half-sister to Wild And Crazy Guy (by Crazed) 6, 1:52.2s ($389,980); Barn Babe (by Cash Hall) 3, 1:54.2f ($350,463); and Dreadpirateroberts (by Cantab Hall) 4, 1:57.4f ($28,540), etc. Noble steers the filly-bred by Midland Acres and Steven Katz-from post four. Scoring an impressive 2:01.2 winning qualifier on June 21 was Spirit Bell, a Southwind Spirit daughter conditioned by Kent Sherman, who starts from post four with Ryan Stahl in the second OSS division (Race 4). Spirit Bell trotted commandingly from the gate and was never headed, winning by 6¾ lengths with a :29.3 final brush. Bred by Dublin Valley Farm, Spirit Bell is the first foal out of the Majestic Son mare Keystone Isabella 3, 1:57.2h ($42,546). RV Marcie makes her career debut in the third OSS division (Race 5) fresh off a pair of Northfield wire-to-wire winning qualifiers on June 14 & 21, when she trotted in 2:04.2 and 2:02.3 respectively. The daughter by And Away We Go is trained and co-owned by Rosy Weaver and Justin Irvine and will be driven by Don Irvine, Jr. from post eight. Bred by Ohioan Bill Troyer, RV Marcie is the second foal out of the Victory Sam mare Marcie 6, 1:56.1F ($99,923). Another in this same event who has two winning qualifiers under her belt is Ms Toni, a My MVP lass conditioned by Ron Potter for Last Laugh LLC and Dawn Potter. This brown filly trotted to a four-length, 2:02.2 triumph on June 14 at Delaware, then scored a 1¾ length win in 2:01 at Scioto Downs on June 25. Ms Toni is out of the Crazed mare Unfazed 4, 1:58s ($21,011). Aunt Marilynn, in this same division (Race 5), has impressive genetics in her favor as the daughter of Uncle Peter, out of the Andover Hall mare Poster Pin Up 3, 1:55.4F ($439,454), who has foaled Lookslikeachpndale 5, 1:51.1 ($497,953) and Jake 4, Q1:54.1s ($215,936)-both by Muscle Hill. Owned and bred by Joyce and Dick McClelland, Aunt Marilynn is conditioned by Chris Beaver and will have Aaron Merriman driving from the two-hole. Canadian-based conditioner Robert McIntosh sends out Only Take Cash from post seven in OSS division four (Race 7). This Cash Hall lass qualified alertly in 1:59 on June 21 at Woodbine, but what was most impressive was her final panel clocking of :27.4. Owned and bred by McIntosh along with the CSX Stables and Dave Boyle, Only Take Cash is out of the Garland Lobell mare Armbro Affair 4, 1:53.4S ($430,997) and is a half-sister to Tough Affair (by Muscle Mass) 4, 1:59.2f ($69,968) and A Fair Conchnito (by In Conchnito) 4, 1:58.2f ($33,866). Trainer and co-owner Chris Beaver will harness Pure Chance from the nine-hole in this same event for partner Steve Zeehandelar. This Triumphant Caviar daughter, out of the Credit Winner mare Jewell Creek 3, Q2:01.0S ($6,036) is a full sister to 3-year-old OSS combatant Sesame 2, 1:58.4f ($102,177) and Jewells N Caviar 4, 1:59h ($28,850). Bred by Jonas Schlabach, Pure Chance has a half-sister in Explosive Ripple (by Explosive Matter) 4, 1:58f ($88,287). Pure Chance makes her career debut in this OSS test, coming on the heels of a pair of winning qualifiers-the first at Delaware on June 14 in 2:01, and the second at Northfield on June 21, when she was clocked in 2:02.4. Aaron Merriman drives. Beaver will also bridle up Ilianora, a homebred Broadway Hall distaff owned by Sandra Burnett. Ilianora scored an impressive, front-stepping qualifier at Delaware on June 20, trotting to a 7¼ victory in 2:03.1. She is the third foal out of the Chip Chip Hooray mare Nessa Rose 3, 1:57.1s ($38,829) and half-sister to: OSS winner Evanora (by Pilgrims Taj) 3, 1:56.3h ($115,348) and Theodora (by Stormin Normand) 2, 2:01.2h ($16,700). Fingerinthefrostin will have trainer Danny Noble in the sulky in the fifth OSS division (Race 12) for Norman Rae Racing from post seven. This Stormin Normand-Action On Lavec-Mr Lavec filly posted a strong, winning Scioto Downs qualifier on June 25 in 2:00.2, on the front end the entire mile. Fingerinthefrostin was bred by Ohioan Martin Miller. Bella's Rose Power also won her qualifier, on June 20 at Delaware, in 2:01.3 with her trainer Chris Beaver at the lines. Owned by Beaver in partnership with J. Gallagher, Marion Beachy (breeder) and Steve Zeehandelar, Bella's Rose Power is by Triumphant Caviar and is the second foal out of the unraced Angus Hall mare Rose Power. Trainer Scott Cox sends out Box Cars from post nine in this same OSS division for the Parent Racing Stable and G. Peters. This Manofmanymissions lass won her June 21 qualifier at Northfield Park in 2:00.2, by 4½ lengths with Ryan Stahl in the sulky. Bred by Atlantic Trot and Steve Stewart, Box Cars is the first foal out of the Tom Ridge mare Prettysydney Ridge 3, 1:57.4F ($58,493). Ohio Sires Stakes action continues Wednesday, July 4, with 2-year-old pacing colts vying at Scioto Downs in a matinee program beginning at 2 pm, ET. by Kim Rinker for the Ohio Standardbred Development Fund

Forty-two freshman trotting colts passed the Northfield Park entry box this week, necessitating five, $40,000 divisions of Ohio Sires Stakes action at the "Home of the Flying Turns" on Monday, July 2. Races one, three, four, five and seven have been programed as the OSS events, with a first race post time of 6 pm, ET. For a horse to be eligible to the Ohio Sires Stakes, the foal must have been sired by a stallion registered with the Ohio State Racing Commission (OSRC) during the year of conception. Stallions with foals represented in these five OSS events include first crop sire Uncle Peter, with eight; Manofmanymissions with seven; Dejarmbro with five; Wishing Stone with four; and Cash Hall with three. Break The Bank K, Broadway Hall, Dontyouforgetit and Triumphant Caviar are all represented by two foals each, while Amigo Hall, Cayenne Turbo, Ilooklikemymom, My MVP, Neely Dunn, Southwind Spirit and Winbak Yankee each have one foal competing in these events. Standouts in the first division (Race 1) include Wittyville, a bay son by Manofmanymissions, out of the SJ's Photo mare Witty Girl 3, 1:58.2F ($32,602), a modest race mare herself, but one who has proven to be prolific in the breeding shed, having produced March Awareness (by Ken Warkentin 7, 1:53 ($399,739); Witty's Winner (by Jailhouse Jesse) 5, 1:54.4s ($95,757); and Wittyville's full brother, the 3-year-old standout Mission Accepted 3, 1:52, F ($268,300). Owned by Burke Racing Stable, Knox Services (breeder) and Weaver Bruscemi, Wittyville qualified twice at The Meadows-on June 14 & 21, trotting his first in a winning 2:01.2 by nearly eight lengths over his rivals, and narrowly missing another win in his second, clocked in 1:59.4 and beaten just a neck. Trained by Ronnie Burke, he'll have Mike Wilder in the sulky from the rail. Cravin For Cash heads up the second OSS division (Race 3). Trained and co-owned by Jeff Cox along with Michael Soehnlen, the gelded Dontyouforgetit youngster won a Northfield qualifier on June 7 by two lengths in 2:02.3, and followed that up by taking a $6,500 Northfield baby race on June 20 in 2:01.3. Greg Grismore was at the lines behind the youngster, who is out of the unraced Kadabra mare Cast A Spell, and returns to drive Cravin For Cash from post six. The bay gelding was bred by Ohio's Urie Byler. Canadian invaders, trainer Jason McGinnis and driver Anthony MacDonald, have paired up to bring a number of youngsters into the Ohio Sires Stakes program this year, including third division (Race 4) standout Oh So Pine, an Uncle Peter colt owned by Thestable Oh So Pine Group of Guelph, Ontario. This youngster qualified at Woodbine in 1:59 with a second-place finish on June 15, then scored an impressive 1:58.1 victory in a $10,500 Woodbine baby race on June 26, drawing away by nearly three lengths as the public's favorite. Oh So Pine's dam is the prolific Pine Potion, an unraced daughter of world champion Pine Chip, who has produced Oh So Pine's half-siblings Bullet (by Windsong's Legacy) 5, 1:53.1s ($303,500) and At My Request (by Dejarmbro) 4, 1:56.1h ($68,316), among others. Cassius Lane, a bay son of Cash Hall conditioned by Ken Rucker, who owns the youngster in partnership with The Panhellenic Group, brings impressive genetic credentials into the fourth OSS division (Race 5). His dam is the unraced American Winner lass Winning Colors K, who has already produced Autumn Escapade (by Victory Sam) 3, 1:55.1m ($895,492); Autumn Estelle (by Cayenne Turbo) 4, 1:58.3 ($113,229); and Cash Lane (by Cash Hall) 2, 1:56.2F ($74,083). Cassius Lane began his career with a third-place finish in a Hoosier Park qualifier on June 6, the stormed to a wire-to-wire, near ten-length, 1:59.3 triumph at that Indiana raceway on June 13. Trace Tetrick gets the nod once again, from post four. Not to be overlooked in this same division (Race 5) is Dylan The Great, a Ronnie Burke-trainee who qualified impressively on June 14 at The Meadows, going gate to wire in 2:00.2 and besting his rivals by 13¼ lengths with Dave Palone at the lines. Bred by Midland Acres and owned by Burke Racing Stable, Larry Karr, J&T Silva-Purnel&Libby and Weaver Bruscemi, Dylan The Great is a son by Break The Bank K, out of the Conway Hall mare Montauk Point, and is a full brother to the 3-year-old Doc Mossies Legacy 3, 1:57F ($28,859); with half-siblings in: Summit City Flo (by Jailhouse Jessie) 3, 1:55.2 ($225,258); Certain Potential (by Jailhouse Jesse) 7, 1:55.1s ($119,270); and Master Montauk (by Master Lavec 6, 1:58F ($42,853), etc. Ilooklikeanallstar has been saddled with the eight-hole in the fifth and final OSS division (Race 7) for driver Danny Noble and trainer Kimberly Dailey. Owned by Virginia Powell and bred by Andrew Kauffman, this bay altered son by Ilooklikemymom qualified impressively at Scioto Downs on June 18, clocked in 1:59.4 with a wire-to-wire, ten-length triumph with Noble in the bike. Ilooklikeanallstar is the second of three foals out of the Tagliabue mare Chanteuse 3, 1:59.2h ($32,332), and is half-brother to the Yankee Glide gelding Getitwithoutagun 2, 2:00.1F ($28,817). Cumberland Gap in this same division (Race 7) bears watching as well. The bay son of Wishing Stone won handily in 2:01.1 in a $6,500 Northfield baby race on June 27, after a pair of even qualifying efforts at Delaware on June 14 and 20. Owned and bred by Charles Stillings and conditioned by Rene Bauslaugh, Cumberland Gap is the fourth foal out of the Dream Vacation broodmare Battle Axe 2, 2:00m ($13,169) and is a half-brother to Battle Mage (by Kadabra) 3, 1:54.4m ($204,839) and to Body Of Work (by ABC Garland) 4, 1:54.4 ($121,542). Call Me Thefireman is another son of Wishing Stone who qualified impressively-with a 2:00.3, four-length score at The Meadows on June 21 in rein to Chris Page. Conditioned by Ronnie Burke for Burke Racing, Weaver Bruscemi, J&T Silva-Purnel&Libby, the bay colt appears well-poised for a solid debut. Bred by Stephanie Smith-Rothaug, Call Me Thefireman is a half-brother to 2018 OSS winner Non Smoker (by My MVP) 3, 1:54 F ($76,601). Out of the Donerail mare Maple Grove Smoky 2, 1:56.3 ($116,487), Call Me Thefireman also has half-siblings in: Maple Grove Family (by Vaporize) 7, 1:58.3s ($92,892); Goneinapuffofsmoke (by Psychic Spirit) 3, 1:57.3h ($72,609) and Maple Grove Karen (by Psychic Spirit) 5, 1:58.3F ($31,801). Page drives again from post nine. Ohio Sires Stakes action continues Tuesday night, July 3 at Northfield Park, with events for 2-year-old trotting fillies, and Wednesday afternoon, July 4 at Scioto Downs, with 2-year-old pacing colt races. by Kimberly Rinker, for the Ohio Standardbred Development Fund

COLUMBUS, OH - The trio of 3-year-old trotting colts who captured their respective $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes on Friday night, June 15 at Scioto Downs couldn't be more different. All three are by different Ohio-registered stallions; none were trained or driven by the same person; and all have ownership connections from three different states. Mission Accepted, who captured Leg 1 of this series on May 6 at Miami Valley in 1:53 by four lengths, put forth a similar effort in his OSS division at Scioto, this time winning by two lengths in a track, personal best and national season's record clocking of 1:52. The unaltered son by Manofmanymissions used similar, wire-to-wire tactics for driver Ryan Stahl to nail down his third win in as many tries this season, upping his 2018 earnings to $65,000 for the Ohio-based partnership of trainer Jeff Conger, breeders Knox Services and David Wills as the 1-2 favorite. Two OB Wonkenobi was second for driver Sam Widger at 9-2 odds, while 7-2 Get The Cash and driver Greg Grismore picked up third-place money. Mission Accepted, who captured the $250,000 OSS Championship for freshman trotters on Sept. 2, 2017 at Scioto Downs, now has seven wins and a third in ten career starts and $255,800 in his bankroll. The bay colt is the fifth foal out of the SJ's Photo mare Witty Girl and is a half-brother to March Awareness (by Ken Warkentin) 7, 1:53f ($398,059) and to Witty's Winner (by Jailhouse Jesse) 5, 1:54.4s ($95,757) and has a full brother in the 2-year-old Wittyville, who recently qualified in Q2:01.2f. In the second OSS division, 4-1 Uncle Buck took Aaron Merriman to a spirited 1:54.3 new lifetime mark victory, besting 10-1 longshot MVP Luke (Danny Noble) by 1¼ lengths, with 31-1 longer shot Secret Bro finishing third for Sandy Beatty. Trained by Steve Bauder for Mokena, IL-owner Wayne Temple, the bay gelded son by Stormin Normand grabbed the lead at the 1:25.2 three-quarter marker, and never looked back en route to his fourth victory of 2018. He now has five wins, six seconds and a trio of thirds in 19 career trips postward. Uncle Buck's seasonal earnings stand at $53,150, with $64,429 earned lifetime. Bred by Illinois' Orville Rursch, he is the third foal out of the Brilliant Victory broodmare Brilliant Linda and has half-siblings in Brilliant Winner (by Polar Winner) 2, 2:07.2h ($10,104) and Polar B (by Polar Winner) 2, 1:57.2h ($49,114). Pennsylvania-owned and trained invader Rising MVP, who was making his first start in the OSS series, captured the third and final division in 1:56.2 with Chris Page at the lines. Trained by William Daugherty, Jr. for his wife, owner Susan Daugherty of Mercer, PA, the altered son by My MVP left the gate at odds of 7-1, besting 22-1 longshot Manny L (Jeff Nisonger) by a neck with 1-5 favorite Sultan Of Cash (Ronnie Wrenn, Jr.) getting up for third, half a length back. Rising MVP returned $16.40 on a two-dollar ticket as he picked up his first win this year. His seasonal earnings stand at $24,048 with his lifetime bankroll at $89,268 from ten wins, two seconds and two thirds in 18 starts. Bred by Mahlon A. Miller of Sugarcreek, Ohio, Rising MVP is the third foal out of the unraced Credit Winner mare Nutmeg's Winner and is a half-brother to Rail Kat (by Muscle Native) 4, 1:56f ($137,454) and Rally In The Hall (by Amigo Hall) 3, 2:00f ($18,480). After the first two Ohio Sires Stakes legs in this division, the following horses are the top point earners: Mission Accepted (102), Sultan Of Cash (64), Uncle Buck (64), Northmedo Mission (52), MVP Luke (52), Two OB Wonkenobi (52) and Rising MVP (51). Leg 3 for 3-year-old trotting colts and geldings will be contested on July 9 at Northfield Park and Leg 4 on Aug. 24 at Scioto Downs, with the $275,000 Championship set for Sept. 8 at Scioto Downs and the $60,000 Consolation Oct. 13 at Northfield Park. by Kim Rinker, for the Ohio Standardbred Development Fund

A trio of Ohio Sires Stakes for 3-year-old diagonally-gaited colts and geldings will go postward on Friday night, June 15 at Scioto Downs, featuring 25 Ohio-breds racing for a purse of $40,000 in each division (Races 1, 2 & 5). First race post time is 6:30 pm, ET. All three OSS Leg 1 winners-Mission Accepted, Northmedo Mission and Sultan Of Cash-are set to return for round two action. Mission Accepted, an unaltered son by Manofmanymissions vies from post two in the first division (Race One), while Northmedo Mission, a Manofmanymissions gelding, starts from post three in this same event. Sultan Of Cash, a Cash Hall gelding, leaves from post two in the third division (Race Five). Five of these 25 trotting combatants are trying for their first victory as 3-year-olds: Dance Withsomebody, Dontforgetmaster, Rising MVP, Magic MVP and Cash Lane. Six of the youngsters did not start in Leg 1 of this series and are undertaking OSS action for the first time this season: Cordoba Hall, Last Mission, Vote For Pedro, Rising MVP, Ride The Rails & Manny L; and only two-Vote For Pedro & Secret Bro-did not race as freshmen in 2017. Eight of the 25 sophomores will utilize trotting hobbles; Mission Accepted, Two OB Wonkenobi, Doc Mossies Legacy, Cordoba Hall, Vote For Pedro, Rising MVP, Ride The Rails and Cash Lane. Of the 25 OSS entrants, 19 are geldings and six are colts, with two earning $100,000 or more: Mission Accepted ($235,800) and Sultan Of Cash ($173,965). For a colt to be eligible to the OSS program, they must have been sired by a stallion registered with the Ohio State Racing Commission standing in Ohio the year of conception. Stallions represented in these three OSS events include Dejarmbro (with six foals); Cash Hall (with five foals); Break The Bank K & Manofmanymissions (with four foals each); My MVP (with three foals); and Dontyouforgetit, Stormin Normand & Winning Fireworks with one foal each. As well, broodmare sires that are prominent among the 25 trotting colts and geldings include: Tom Ridge & Conway Hall (three foals each); Credit Winner, Donerail, Garland Lobell & Kadabra (two foals each). In the training ranks, Jim Arledge, Jr., and Rich Gillock will each send out a pair of competitors. Arledge, Jr., will harness Dontforgetmaster-who was fourth in Leg 1 at Miami Valley on May 6 to Sultan Of Cash-from post five in the second division (Race 2); and Last Mission, a newcomer to the series, from the rail in the third division (Race 5). Gillock bridles up Ride The Rails-also a newcomer-from post six in that same event, and Banker Twentyfive, who was fifth in Leg 1, from post six in the first division (Race 1). Of the 25 trotters, many are owned in partnerships or by a solo owner that includes 30 Ohioans; six Pennsylvanians; five Indiana owners; three owners each from New Jersey & Canada; two from Kentucky and one each from Michigan and Illinois. Breeder Walnut Hall is represented by three sophomores in two divisions: Sand Cash & Get The Cash in the first division (Race 1) and newcomer Cordoba Hall in the second division (Race 2). Owner/breeder Robert Key sends out two homebreds: Banker Twentyfive in the first division (Race 1) and Ride The Rails in the third division (Race 5). And speaking of homebreds, another six trotters were also bred by their owners: Mission Accepted (Race 1) was bred by co-owner Knox Services; Northmedo Mission (Race 1), bred by Northmedo Stable; Joggingtothebank (Race 2) was bred and is owned by Dale & Julie Sweet and trainer Marty Wollam; Pass The Vape (Race 2) was bred by owner Lionel Ray Waitker; Icingon De Cupcake (Race 5) was bred by partners William Jeff Johnson II and Douglas Millard; and Magic MVP (Race 5) was bred and is owned by Midnight Stables. by Kimberly RInker, for the Ohio Standardbred Development Fund

Columbus, OH - Despite a threatening night of thunder, lightning, high winds and showers, owner Bruce Trogdon couldn't have been happier June 9, when Cinnamack and Bounding Dragon finished first and second in the first of two $50,000 Ohio Sires Stakes for 3-year-old pacing colts at Scioto Downs.   "I was so happy to see both of them leading down the stretch," noted Trogdon. "Of course I was hoping my horse (Cinnamack) would get up for the win, but I was just so happy for both of them, as they are both out of two of my best mares."   Bounding Dragon had led throughout most of the mile for Josh Sutton, but in the late stretch Chris Page steered Cinnamack up the inside to nail down his fourth victory in five starts this year in 1:50.4 by a head over his rival--equaling his lifetime best score. The bay son by McArdle is out of the unraced Western Ideal mare Armbro Cinnamon, making him a half-brother to World Champion Fear The Dragon p,3, 1:48.4s ($1,578,547). To date he's earned $95,600 for Trogdon's Emerald Highlands Farm of Mount Vernon, Ohio.   "I raised both of these youngsters, so it's always a great feeling to see both of them perform so well," Trogdon stressed.   Conditioned by Brian Brown, Cinnamack left the gate at odds of 2-1, as did rival Bounding Dragon. Sectionline Biguy (6-1) notched show honors with Tyler Smith at the lines.   "I also have a super-looking yearling who is a full brother to Fear The Dragon," Trogdon offered. That youngster's name is Dragon Roars Again.   Cinnamack is the sixth of seven foals out of his dam, and has a full brother in McSinner Man p, 4, 1:52.3s ($54,466), and half-siblings in Cinamony (by Art Officials) p, 4, 1:49.3f ($532,404) and Cndiana Jones p, 7, 1:53.1f ($115,599).   In the second $50,000 Ohio Sires Stakes for sophomore side-wheelers, Kimberly Dailey harnessed 9-5 Rockathon to a 1:51.1 victory with Danny Noble at the lines. The altered son by Pet Rock, who is owned in partnership by Dailey and Carl and Melanie Atley of Xenia, Ohio, picked up his sixth lifetime win in 16 starts, upping his lifetime bankroll to $186,012.   Rockathon wrestled the lead away from 21-1 longshot Parklane Official just past the :27.2 opening panel, and went on to lead at every post, before brushing home in a brisk :27.4 to win by a 1¼ lengths over the hard-trying 1-2 Slick Mick (Ronnie Wrenn, Jr.), with 9-1 JoJo's Pet Rock (Simon Allard) another seven lengths back in third.   Rockathon is the seventh foal out of The Panderosa dam Pantathlon p, 2, 1:54.4F ($20,221) and is a half-brother to: Pan From Nantucket (by No Pan Intended) p,5, 1:51.3h ($570,801); Rosemary Rose (by Foreclosure N) p,4,1:51f ($293,382); Panstakingly (by No Pan Intended) p, 3, 1:54.2s ($64,490); Nip Pan Tuck (by No Pan Intended) p,2,1:54.4s ($50,899); and Holiday Romance p,3, 1:56.2f ($39,289).   Ohio Sires Stakes action continues Monday evening, June 11 at Northfield Park, when 3-year-old trotting fillies line up behind the starting gate in Leg 2 action.   by Kimberly A. Rinker, for the Ohio Standardbred Development Fund  

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