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Eight $300,000 Ohio Sires Stakes Championships for 2- and 3-year-old harness racing pacers and trotters of both genders will be contested on Sunday night, Sept. 6 at Scioto Downs. Horses are eligible to the Ohio Sires Stakes (OSS) if their sires are registered with the Ohio State Racing Commission (OSRC) during their year of conception. Breeders, as well as farm and stallion owners make a significant investment into the state via broodmare boarding and routine veterinary care and carry that forward as a youngster is conditioned by trainers to make their foray into the Ohio racing ranks. Among the 36 trotters that will compete in four OSS Championships, six have been sired by Uncle Peter and four each were sired by Cash Hall and My MVP. Stallions represented by three foals each include Coraggioso and Triumphant Caviar, while those represented by two foals each are Break The Bank K, Deep Chip, Manofmanymissions, Southwind Spirit and Wishing Stone. The stallions And Away We Go, Dejarmbro, Dontyouforgetit, Full Count, Knight Of Intrigue and Stormin Normand are each represented by one foal each. Four fields of pacers, consisting of 34 side-winding youngsters, find that Well Said, with five foals and Pet Rock, with four foals, are the most prolific Championship producing stallions this year. Racing Hill and Rockin Amadeus are represented by three foals each, while the stallions Big Bad John, Dragon Again, McArdle, and Yankee Cruiser have two foals each competing. Stallions with one foal in these Championships include Arthur Blue Chip, Bring On The Beach, Domethatagain, Manhart, Mr Apples, Mr Wiggles, Nob Hill High, The Panderosa, Western Vintage and Yankee Cruiser. Among the trainers, Ronnie Burke will be harnessing 13 youngsters in these OSS contests, while Chris Beaver will bridle up seven. Conditioners Brian Brown and Virgil Morgan, Jr., have four horses each competing. All four of these trainers have won the Kaltenbach Award--the leading trainer of OSS winners in a given season-- in the past. Among breeders of OSS Championship contenders, Hanover Shoe Farm is represented by seven foals, while Spring Haven Farm has four foals in these contests, with Gbw Breeding Farms, Inc and Midland Acres are both listed as the breeders on three foals each. by Kimberly Rinker, Ohio Standardbred Development Fund Administrator

Randy & Kim Haines are having the time of their lives. The husband and wife harness racing team are uber-psyched for the Ohio Sires Stakes Championships on Sunday night, Sept. 6 at Scioto Downs. The Haines, who own and operate Cool Winds Farm in Lima, Ohio, are giddy with anticipation as 12 of the starters in these OSS Championships are progeny of Ohio-registered stallions standing or who have stood at their farm. The Haines met while both were pursuing degrees in equine reproduction at The Ohio State University and married in 1993 after graduation. In 2002, the couple established Cool Winds Farm on 130 acres in Lima. Besides foaling, breeding and reproduction facilities, the picturesque facility includes more than 100 acres of prime Ohio pastureland. "We worked for Dr. Steiner at Steiner Stock Farm for ten years before we started our own farm," Kim explained. "It's taken a while and we don't always have the top stallions in the state, but we try to get the best quality of horse we can and take care of them well. I think our diligence and hard work paid off this year." Now 18 years later, they are witnessing the fruits of their labors. "We have foals in every Championship except for the 3-year-old filly pace and 3-year-old colt trot, "Kim added. "So that's pretty exciting." Seven, Ohio-registered stallions currently stand at Cool Winds Farm and three of those have foals who will go postward in the OSS Championships, including Bring On The Beach, Coraggioso and Rockin Amadeus. Two former Cool Winds stallions, Cash Hall (who died in 2019) and Arthur Blue Chip (exported to Canada) also have progeny in these events. Rockin Amadeus p,4,1:48.4f ($728,392) has produced 74 starters to date who have earned $1,532,777, with 21 foals clocked in 1:55 or faster. Now standing his sixth year, he is represented by 3-5 morning line favorite Ocean Rock p, 3, 1:48.4f ($345,677) in the $300,000 Ohio Sires Stakes 3-Year-Old Colt Pace Championship (Race 10). Ocean Rock is both Rockin Amadeus' fastest and highest-earning performer to date and will leave from post four with Danny Noble driving for trainer Christi Noble and owner-breeder Sandra Burnett of Wilmington, Ohio. Ocean Rock captured Leg 3 of the series in a blistering 1:48.4 world and track-record setting performance. Another Rockin Amadeus son, Worthabuck, starts in this same Championship for trainer-breeder Jason Elser of Montpelier, Ohio, who owns the bay gelding in partnership with Rodney Bingman of Fayette, Ohio. A winner of $43,328 lifetime, Worthabuck starts from the rail with Josh Sutton driving. He garnered two solid checks in OSS Legs 3 and 4. Rainy Day Chic, a daughter of Rockin Amadeus, starts from post six in the $300,000 Ohio Sires Stakes 2-Year-Old Fill Pace (Race 4) for breeder-owner Marjorie Polhamus of Ludlow Falls, Ohio. Trained by Dan O'Mara and driven by Brett Miller, this bay filly has career earnings of $58,900 from four wins, two seconds and a third in seven starts. Rainy Day Chic captured OSS Leg 2 in 1:54.1 and was second in Legs 3 and 4. "Both Rockin Amadeus and Bring On The Beach are both easy to collect, very fertile and well-mannered; everything you'd like to have in stallions as far as a breeder goes," Randy said. "I think a lot of people tend to forget that Bring On The Beach was the only horse to beat Captain Treacherous as a 2-year-old, when he won the Breeders Crown." Cool Winds Farm stallion Bring On The Beach p, 3, 1:53s ($12,001) is now standing his fourth year in Ohio, and has produced light foal crops with 19 starters who have earned $234,838, with four timed in 1:55 or better. This Ohio-registered stallion has a standout in the sophomore pacer Heart Of Chewbacca, who will start from post three in the $300,000 Ohio Sires Stakes 2-Year-Old Colt Pace Championship (Race 8) for driver Danny Noble, trainer Ronnie Burke and owners Dennis Owens of Hamilton, Ohio and Norman Rae Racing LLC, of Xenia, Ohio. This coal black youngster captured OSS Leg 3 in 1:51.1 and OSS Leg 4 in 1:51.2 for these connections and has four wins and a second in five career starts, with $89,375 in career earnings. Bred by Spring Haven Farm, Heart of Chewbacca been listed as the even-money (1-1) favorite in this event. Coraggioso 5, 1:52.4 ($677,398), standing his fourth year at Cool Winds Farm, is represented by three contenders on Ohio Sires Stakes Championship night. From 13 starters, with two timed in 2:00 or faster, his progeny have earned $288,285 to date. His fastest and richest performer, Lima Gold 2, 1:57h ($108,562) heads up the $300,000 Ohio Sires Stakes 3-Year-Old Filly Trot Championship (Race 7) from the rail for trainer Chris Beaver, driver Danny Noble and the Spaaaartners, of Ballston Spa, New York. Lima Gold has two wins, four seconds, and a trio of thirds in 15 tries and has never missed a check in her OSS events. Panzano, a freshman son of Coraggioso, leaves from post five in the $300,000 Ohio Sires Stakes 2-Year-Old Colt Trot Championship (Race 6) with Chris Page driving for trainer Chris Beaver and Spaaaartners. Panzano is listed as 8-1 in the morning line, with his lone triumph in five starts coming in OSS Leg 3, timed in 1:58.3 at Northfield Park. This bay gelding, who was bred by Christopher Coyle of North Carolina, has career earnings of $48,520. The Coraggioso distaff Incomeorexpenses will leave from post two in the $300,000 Ohio Sires Stakes 2-Year-Old Filly Trot Championship (Race 3) with Tyler Smith driving for trainer Todd Luther and Black Magic Racing of New Albany, Ohio. Bred by Cool Winds Farm, this bay filly has two wins and three seconds in eight starts with $27,777 in her career coffers and was a solid second in OSS Leg 1 and OSS Leg 4. Arthur Blue Chip stood at Cool Winds Farm during the 2017 and 2018 seasons before being exported to Canada. This former Ohio-registered stallion is represented by Lady Arthur in the $300,000 Ohio Sires Stakes 2-Year-Old Filly Pace Championship (Race 4), leaving from post seven with Ronnie Wrenn, Jr. driving. This homebred bay filly is owned and trained by Dr. Ian Moore for the R.G. McGroup LTD and Serge Savard of Canada and has career earnings of $56,188. Lady Arthur captured OSS Leg 1 in 1:53.2 and was third in Leg 2 and fourth in Leg 4. The ill-fated stallion Cash Hall, who stood at Cool Winds Farm, sadly died in 2019, but his legacy carries on in his foals, four of whom are competing in Sunday's OSS Championships. Before his passing, Cash Hall produced 344 starters, with 173 clocked in 2:00 or better and 52 timed in 1:55 or faster with $29,119,269 in foal earnings. Cash Hall is represented by the undefeated Guinevere Hall in the $300,000 Ohio Sires Stakes 3-year-Old Filly Trot Championship (Race 7). Despite being saddled with post eight, Guinevere Hall has been made the 1-1 morning line favorite in the field of nine. Bred by Alan Leavitt, this filly captured all four OSS Legs, in 1:55; 1:54.1, 1:53 and 1:53 for owners M T Pockets Stables and David McDuffee of Pompano and Delray Beach, Florida. Trained by Melanie Wrenn, Guinevere Hall has $265,081 in earnings from nine wins in 16 starts and will have Peter Wrenn in the sulky. Competing in this same Championship is another Chris Beaver-conditioned Cash Hall daughter, Delovely Hall, the 8-1 morning line choice from post four. Owned by Renee Bercury of Slippery Rock, PA, Delovely Hall picked up solid checks in her OSS contests and sports a bankroll of $118,223. She was bred by Walnut Hall, Henry Stable and DJ McCann. Ciao Baby Hall, another Cash Hall distaff, leaves from post four for driver Aaron Merriman in the $300,000 Ohio Sires Stakes 2-Year-Old Filly Trot Championship (Race 3). Bred by Alan Leavitt, the Robert McIntosh-trained lass has amassed $31,757 to date and seeks her first career triumph in this Championship. Owned by Robert McIntosh Stables, Dave Boyle, and Mardon Stables of Canada, Ciao Baby Hall has been installed at morning line odds of 6-1. Street Gossip is a son of Cash Hall who leaves from post eight for driver Brett Miller in the $300,000 Ohio Sires Stakes 2-Year-Old Colt Championship (Race 6) as the 7-2 choice. This bay gelding, who was bred by the Morrisville College, has career earnings of $69,714 from three wins, one second and two thirds in six starts for owners Carl Howard of Powell, Ohio and the Jesmeral Stable of Scarsdale, New York. Street Gossip is the OSS divisional leader with triumphs in Leg 2 (1:57) and Leg 4 (1:58.1) for trainer Virgil Morgan, Jr. "The best part of the Ohio program is the Ohio Sires Stakes, it's the tops," Randy stressed. "I honestly believe that Ohio is the best place to race in the country right now. We have three levels to race at, along with the county fairs. There's something for everyone in Ohio." by Kimberly Rinker, Ohio Standardbred Development Fund Administrator

Grove City, OH - The Ohio Harness Horsemen's Association (OHHA) will host "Super Sunday at Scioto" presented by the Galbreath Equine Center at The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center on September 6, from Eldorado Scioto Downs on Facebook live. Post Time is at 6:00 p.m. and the livestream event will begin at 6:30 p.m. and includes harness racing  coverage of the Ohio Sire Stakes Finals and the #SendItIn Invitationals. Hosted by OHHA Brand Ambassador Roger Huston and harness racing expert Allison Conte, "Super Sunday at Scioto" will include live coverage of the eight divisions of the Ohio Sire Stakes Finals, two divisions of the #SendItIn Invitational and two open pacing events. The purses for the entire Sunday night card at Eldorado Scioto Downs will be $2,782,000. Super Sunday at Scioto Downs will include interviews with drivers, trainers, and owners as well as analysis of the races. Super Sunday at Scioto Downs is sponsored by Big Dee's Tack and Vet Supply, Cool Winds Farms, Kim Hill Real Estate and Midland Acres. As part of Super Sunday at Scioto, race fans can compete against Roger "The Voice" Huston and Pacey "The Wiz" Mindlin in picking the winners of the eight OSS races and the #SendItIn Invitationals. For more information, fans can visit the OHHA Facebook page for entry details. OHHA Outreach and Public Relations Coordinator Frank Fraas says this the third major racing Facebook live presentation by the Ohio Harness Horsemen's Association. "This is another event that allows us to feature racing in Ohio. We are continuing to find ways to deliver our racing product to fans that might not feel comfortable attending races in person during the Covid-19 pandemic. Large events like this and our continued coverage of racing from the county fairs gives us the opportunity to highlight racing in the Buckeye state and reach new fans." by Frank Fraas, for the OHHA  

Joe Spadaro has come a long way from his Queens, New York childhood, working nearly his entire life in the harness racing industry, first as a trainer, then as a racing commission executive and now has an owner-breeder. "Growing up in New York, harness racing was big time," Spadaro, 78, recalled. "Later, when I lived in Hicksville, Long Island--about three miles from Roosevelt Raceway--I started training horses. It took me a long time to get established as a trainer--back then you had to earn your way into getting stalls at Roosevelt and Yonkers based on the quality of horses you had. I also bought and resold horses and did a lot of traveling along the East Coast and throughout Pennsylvania and Ohio." Spadaro trained Standardbreds from 1976 through 1989, competing mostly on the New York and New Jersey circuits. "When Roosevelt shut down in 1989, I decided to move into a different area of racing and got a job with the New York Thoroughbred Breeding and Development Fund," Spadaro said. "I worked there until I retired in 2007--moving up from field inspector to the Deputy Director position." It was during those years that Spadaro became close friends with famed Thoroughbred announcer Tom Durkin and began purchasing horses as an owner-breeder. "We became good friends, and the name Spaaaartners actually came about because Tom was the announcer at Saratoga, which people refer to as 'The Spa, and he used to draw out the word 'spaaaaa' when he was announcing there,'" he explained. "We purchased the Lindy Lane mare Electra Hanover from Albert Adams, at his farm Winterwood Farm in Bellville, Ohio, and she was in foal at the time, so it was a package deal. We bred her to Conway Hall and the result was Coraggioso. It was Tom's job to name the foals we bred and as we both love Italy; he gave most of the foals Italian names." Coraggioso, the Italian word for courageous, was foaled at Winterwood in 2009 and raced four years, becoming a New York Sires Stakes champion and taking a record of 5, 1:52.4 with earnings of $677,398. "Coraggioso was a big horse and my goal was to show how, even though as big as he is, that he could get around a half mile track," Spadaro stressed. "Ohio was just breaking out and it was the perfect time for him to be showcased there, but that didn't happen as he pulled a suspensory. We waited a year to try to bring him back to the races, and did everything we could, but it just didn't happen." Since retirement, Coraggioso been standing in Ohio and has a trio of youngsters that are likely starters in three $300,000 Ohio Sires Stakes Championships. "He's been standing at Cool Winds Farm in Lima for four years," Spadaro noted. "He's had 13 starters, and last year Lima Gold was his first OSS contender to make the Championship." The now 3-year-old trotting filly Lima Gold, 2, 1:57h ($108,562) currently sits seventh in the OSS standings with two third-place finishes, a fifth and second place finish in the OSS Legs. As well, the 2-year-old trotting colt Panzano, 2, 1:58.3h ($48,520) is fifth in the OSS standings. He won OSS Leg 3 in 1:58.4 and was second, fifth and third in the other OSS Legs. Both youngsters are trained by Chris Beaver for the Spaaaartners. The 2-year-old trotting filly Incomeorexpenses, 2, 2:01.1h ($27,777) is the other OSS Championship hopeful. Owned by Black Magic Racing, she is trained by Todd Luther, and had a pair of second-place finishes in two of the four OSS legs. "We're thrilled to have Coraggioso standing in Ohio and even more so to have his babies racing in the Ohio Sires Stakes," Spadaro concluded. "Racing in Ohio validates why I want my stallion standing in Ohio. Being here is refreshing because it is what we experienced back in the 1960s and 1970s at Roosevelt and Yonkers, before The Meadowlands came into the picture. There was so much enthusiasm for the races back then and that same kind of enthusiasm is in Ohio now." by Kimberly Rinker, Ohio Standardbred Development Fund Administrator  

A battle royale between Stanford Court and Elver Hanover erupted in the $60,000 fourth leg of the Ohio Sires Stakes for harness racing 3-year-old pacing colts on Saturday night, Aug. 22 at Northfield Park. In a dramatic photo finish, it was determined that Elver Hanover (Chris Page), the 5-2 choice, bested 1-5 favorite Stanford Court (Ronnie Wrenn, Jr.) by a whisker at the wire in a seasonal mark of 1:49.4. Trained by Ronnie Burke for Burke Racing, B. Jablonsky, J. Milillo and J&T Silva-Purnel&Libby, Elver Hanover had also captured OSS Leg Two in 1:51. The gelded son of Yankee Cruiser now has $455,200 in his career coffers from 11 wins in 15 starts. He recorded a top mark of 1:48.3 last season as a 2-year-old at Lexington's Red Mile. Can B Perfect was third at 13-1 for driver Tyler Smith, with 30-1 Worthabuck (Ryan Stahl) fourth and 70-1 Rock Smart (Greg Grismore) fifth. Elver Hanover The top nine point earners from each of the 2- and 3-year-old divisions are now eligible to compete in the $300,000 Championships on Super Night, Saturday, Sept. 5 at Scioto Downs. Kimberly Rinker Ohio Sires Stakes OSDF Administrator

Celebrate With Me captured the first of three $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes for harness racing 2-year-old trotting fillies in the final leg of the four-leg series, on Aug. 21 at Scioto Downs. The daughter of Full Count-Glisten Hanover-Andover Hall scored the victory in a career best 1:56.2 with Kurt Sugg driving for trainer and owner Marty Wollam and Toni Dean. The victory pushed Celebrate With Me's bankroll to $78,622. Bred by Marvin Raber, this coal black filly also took Leg Two in 1:56.4, and she was the 3-5 favorite in this fourth leg. Katies Lucky Day was second at 21-1 for Trevor Smith, while 7-1 Imalovelylady was third with Anthony MacDonald at the controls. Herculisa cruised to a new track record and lifetime mark of 1:55.1 in the second OSS contest for 2-year-old trotting fillies with Brett Miller at the lines in a front-stepping performance. Bred by Joe McLead, Billy Walters and Up Front Racing the My MVP-Herculotte Hanover-Andover Hall lass notched her fifth straight triumph in as many career starts as the 1-9 favorite and upped her earnings to $81,812 for the Jesmeral Stable of Scarsdale, NY. Ciao Baby Hall was brought up for second at 11-1 by Aaron Merriman while 21-1 Rose Run Whitney was third for Chris Page. Herculisa 1-9 Favorite Merry Ann picked up the final OSS contest easily with a front-end 1:58 victory. Steered by Chris Page for trainer Ronnie Burke and owners Burke Racing, Knox Services and Weaver Bruscemi, the daughter of Southwind Spirit-Witty Girl-SJ's Photo notched her fourth wins of the year in six starts and now has career earnings of $95,200. This homebred finished well in front of 48-1 longshot Incomeorexpenses (Tyler Smith) with 6-1 My Jazz (Anthony MacDonald) third. Winning Ticket captured his second OSS Leg (he won Leg Two in 1:57.1) by taking the first of two $50,000 divisions in a new lifetime and track record clocking of 1:55.3 for driver Aaron Merriman. The son of Triumphant Caviar-Lotto Winner-Credit Winner is trained by Chris Beaver for owners Beaver, Steve Zeehandelar, T. Homan and J. Burnett. This triumph was his third in five starts and pushed his career earnings to $65,000. Winning Ticket left the gate as the 1-2 favorite, followed by 9-2 Triple M Storm (Dan Noble) and 8-1 Panzano (Ronnie Wrenn, Jr.). Winning Ticket Street Gossip captured the second OSS Leg for freshman trotting colts in 1:58.1 with Brett Miller at the lines. Virgil Morgan, Jr., conditions the son of Cash hall-The Young Princess-Yankee Glide for owners Carl Howard and the Jesmeral Stable. Street Gossip, who was bred by Morrisville College, now has $69,714 in career earnings from his three wins in six starts. This bay gelding left the gate as the even money favorite, and bested rivals 6-5 Replica Hanover (Tyler Smith) and 10-1 third-place finisher Rose Run Wilson (Mike Wilder). Street Gossip   Kimberly Rinker Ohio Sires Stakes OSDF Administrator

Ten 3-year-old pacing colts are set to wage war in a lone $60,000 Ohio Sires Stakes--leg 4 of the series--on Saturday night, August 22 at Northfield Park. First race post time is 6 pm, ET, with this featured event carded as the 13th race on the harness racing program. Ohio-registered stallions represented in this one mile event include three sired by Pet Rock and one each by Big Bad John, Bigrisk, Dragon Again, Mr Wiggles, Nob Hill High, Rockin Amadeus and Yankee Cruiser. Combatants in this final OSS leg of the season include divisional co-leader Stanford Court, who captured two OSS legs, recording marks of 1:50.3 in Leg Two and 1:50.1 in Leg Three for trainer Brian Brown and owners R. Mondillo, Richard Lombardo, Hen-Shaut Stable and Lightning 5 Racing Stable. The homebred bay son of Nob Hill High has amassed $214,210 in career earnings from five wins, five seconds and a trio of third-place finishes in 14 lifetime starts to date. Stanford Court leaves from post six with Ronnie Wrenn, Jr., in the sulky. Stanford Court Elver Hanover, who captured OSS Leg Two in 1:51 for trainer Ronnie Burke and owners Burke Racing, B. Jablonsky, J. Milillo and J&T Silva-Purnel&Libby, leaves from the rail with Chris Page at the lines. This Hanover Shoe Farms-bred youngster, a gelded son of Yankee Cruiser, has a hefty bankroll of $425,200 from ten wins, a second and a third in 14 starts, and sports a top mark of 1:48.3 taken last year over Lexington's Red Mile. Elver Hanover currently sits third in the standings behind divisional co-leaders Stanford Court and Ocean Rock (winner of OSS Legs One and Three, in 1:50.2 and 1:48.4 who opted to sit out this final leg). Haggard, who captured OSS Leg One in 1:53, also opted to set out OSS Leg Four as he is fifth in the standings. The top nine point earners from each of the 2- and 3-year-old divisions will be eligible to compete in the $300,000 Championships on Super Night, Saturday, Sept. 5 at Scioto Downs. Kimberly Rinker Ohio Sires Stakes OSDF Administrator

Freshman trotting colts and fillies are set to wage war in five Ohio Sires Stakes harness racing divisions on Friday night, August 21 at Scioto Downs. First race post time is 6:30 pm, ET. Ohio-registered stallions represented in these five divisions include seven by Uncle Peter, six each by My MVP and Triumphant Caviar and four by Cash Hall. Break The Bank K, Coraggioso, Deep Chip and Southwind Spirit are each represented by two foals each while the stallions And Away We Go, Broadway Hall, Dontyouforgetit, Full Count, Southwind Spirit, Spring Goal, Stormin Normand, Winning Fireworks and Wishing Stone are all represented by one foal each. A total of 39 trotters will vie in OSS events; 23 trotting fillies and 16 trotting colts. The trio of $40,000 races for 2-year-old trotting fillies includes OSS divisional leader Herculisa, who captured all three previous OSS legs in 1:58.1, 1:56.2 and 1:56.1 for the Jesmeral Stable and trainer Virgil Morgan, Jr. This undefeated, four-time winning daughter of My MVP with earnings of $61,812 leaves from post four in Race Two with Brett Miller at the lines. Merry Ann, a daughter of My MVP, leaves from post five in Race 11 for driver Chris Page and trainer Ronnie Burke. Merry Ann, who is second in the OSS standings, captured OSS Legs Two and Three in 1:57.4 and 1:56 for owners Burke Racing, Knox Services and Weaver Bruscemi. This homebred has $75,200 in earnings from three wins and two seconds in five starts. Third in the OSS standings, Swizzle Hanover, starts from post five in Race One for driver Mike Wilder and trainer-owner Randy Bendis and co-owner Reed Broadway. The daughter of Uncle Peter captured Legs One and Two in 1:57.1 and 1:57.4 and has career earnings of $51,575 from two wins and a second in four tries. Celebrate With Me, fourth in the standings, starts from post six in Race One with Kurt Sugg driving for trainer Marty Wollam and co-owner Toni Dean. The Full Count filly, who was bred by Marvin Raber, captured Leg Two in 1:56.4 and sports a bankroll of $58,622 from two wins, a second and two thirds in five starts. A Doll Face, fifth in the standings, starts from post seven in Race Two for driver-trainer Kayne Kauffman and owner Doug Millard. Bred by Spring haven Farm, the Dontyouforgetit distaff captured Leg One in 1:59.4 and has $33,704 in earnings from four starts, with a win and a second to her credit. Sitting sixth in the standings is My Jazz, who captured Leg Three in 1:57.1. for trainer Jason McGinnis and Thestable My Jazz Group. The bay daughter by My MVP has $50,300 in lifetime earnings from two wins and a third in five starts and leaves from post six in Race 11 for driver Anthony McDonald. More Spirit, eighth in the standings, has Danny Noble driving from post eight in Race 11 for trainer Charlie Myrick. Owned by the Second Chance Stable, More Spirit is a bay lass by Southwind Spirit who took Leg One in 1:59.3. Bred by Dublin Valley Farm, this filly has amassed $24,800 thus far in her career. In the two $50,000 OSS divisions for trotting colts, Fire Cross, second in the standings, vies from post six in Race Six for driver Chris Lems and trainer Ryan Miller. This gelded son of Triumphant Caviar captured Leg Three in 1:58.1 for owners Miller, Horseplay Racing, Hayes and Darmofal and has $43,480 in his coffers. Street Gossip, third in the standings, took Leg Two in 1:57 for Carl Howard and the Jesmeral Stable. Trained by Virgil Morgan, Jr., the Cash Hall gelding has posted two wins, a second and two thirds in five starts with $44,714 in earnings and leaves from post seven in Race Ten with Brett Miller at the controls. Panzano, fourth in the OSS standings, notched his OSS victory in Leg Three, timed in 1:58.3 for the Spaaartners and trainer Chris Beaver. Ronnie Wrenn, Jr., drives the Coraggioso youngster from post seven in Race Six. Panzano has career earnings of $42,520. Trainer Chris Beaver harnesses Winning Ticket from post five in Race Six for owners Beaver, Zeehandelar, Homan and Burnett. This Triumphant Caviar colt captured Leg Two in 1:57.1 and has $43,000 in earnings from two wins in four starts. Aaron Merriman is slated to drive Winning Ticket, who is sixth in the OSS standings. Shouldaknownbetter, seventh in the standings, leaves from post eight in Race Six for driver Brett Miller and trainer Brett Davis. Owned by Shane Arsenault, the gelded son of Deep Chip took Leg One in 1:58.2 and has $26,398 in earnings from two wins and a second in six starts. by Kimberly Rinker, Ohio Standardbred Development Administrator

Four-Star Flash set a new Northfield Park track record for 2-year-old pacing colts of 1:51.4 en route to a harness racing victory in the fourth round of Ohio Sires Stakes on a breezy Monday night, Aug. 17 at Northfield Park. The bay colt smashed the previous record set by Lather Up of 1:52.2 in the first of two $50,000 contests. Just a few races later, 3-5 Heart Of Chewbacca broke that record by two ticks, scoring in 1:51.2 for Danny Noble. The black son of Bring On The Beach-Jt's Chewbacca-Four Starzzz Shark is trained by Ronnie Burke for Dennis Owens and Norman Rae Racing. It was the colt's second straight OSS victory, as he had won Leg Three on Aug. 8 in 1:51.1 at Scioto Downs. Bred by Spring Haven Farm, this speedy youngster now has $89,375 in his career bank account. Charlie May (8-5) was second for Brett Miller with 9-2 Hardt At Work notching show honors for trainer-driver Mike Micallef.   Four-Star Flash, a son of Western Vintage-Keladi Blue Chip-Bettor's Delight left the gate as the 4-5 favorite and was given a perfect steer by Ronnie Wrenn, Jr., for trainer Brian Brown and owners Hutchison Harness, D. Wozniak, D. Van Dusen and Acadia Farms. This was the youngster's first pari-mutuel victory in five tries and pushed his bankroll to $42,500. He was bred by Marion Beachy. Caviart Sargent (Ryan Stahl) was second at 4-1 with Dontholdanythinbak (Brett Miller) third at 6-1.   Summer Touch captured the first of two $50,000 Ohio Sires Stakes for 2-year-old pacing fillies with Chris Page at the lines. Trained by Ronnie Burke for Burke Racing, Knox Services, Slaughter Racing and Weaver Bruscemi, the freshmen daughter by Well Said-Real Touch-Real Desire covered the one mile in 1:52.2 as the 1-9 favorite. It was her fourth victory in five starts this season and pushed her career earnings to $105,000. Rainy Day Chic (Brett Miller) was second at 12-1 with Leave Her Wild (Mike Wilder) third at 30-1. Summer Touch had also won OSS Leg Two in 1:54.2 and Leg Three in 1:51.4.   She Knows It All responded to an excellent drive by Ryan Stahl as the 9-2 choice to capture the second OSS event for freshman side-winding distaffers. Jim Arledge, Jr., trains the bay daughter of Racing Hill-Cat Cora-Jenna's Beach Boy for Laura & Paul Baker, Z Tam Stables and Bill Sanders. It was She Knows It All's first career triumph in six starts and upper her coffers to $47,116. She was bred by Gbw Breeding Farm. Notwhatshesaid (Kurt Sugg) got up for second at 7-1 odds, while 4-5 favorite Pinknperfect (Chris Page) was third.   by Kimberly Rinker, for the Ohio Sire Stakes

It was the Ron Burke and Chris Page harness racing show on Saturday night, Aug. 15 at MGM Northfield Park as the trainer-driver combo captured the first three Ohio Sires Stakes. It's Academic and driver Page captured the first of two $50,000 Ohio Sires Stakes for sophomore trotting colts handily in 1:55.1. The son of Uncle Peter-Annapolis-Muscle Hill was the 1-5 favorite, hailing from the barn of Ronnie Burke and upped his seasonal earnings to $150,572 and career earnings to $279,574 for owners Burke Racing, Bill Donovan, Joe Sbrocco and the Hatfield Stables. Danny Noble steered Doubleyellowline (3-1) to second place money with 18-1 Bold Strategy getting up for third with Kurt Sugg aboard.   Page returned to score another OSS triumph with the 3-year-old pacing filly Crowntimerockette in 1:51.3. The daughter of Pet Rock, out of the Feelin Friskie mare Crown Time Keeper sat in the pocket behind the leader and eventual second-place finisher 3-5 PJ's Legacy (Ryan Stahl) before unleashing a hefty late kick to win at odds of 3-1. McMarkle Sparkle got up for third at 7-2 for driver Brett Miller. Crowntimerockette notched her sixth seasonal victory in 15 starts and pushed her earnings to $72,060 and her career earnings to $82,305 for Burke Racing, A. Schmucker, Jr. Weaver Bruscemi and L. Karr.   The Paige-Burke winning combo continued in the second OSS division for 3-year-old pacing fillies as 18-1 Rockngo BB scored in 1:53. Owned by Burke Racing, Frank Baldachino, Weaver Bruscemi and L. Karr, the brown daughter of Pet Rock, out of the Art's Chip mare Gingo BB picked up her second seasonal win in three tries and now has $29,750 in career earnings for her connections. Favorite (3-5) Artful Dancer was second for Danny Noble and 8-5 Ellagator notched show honors with Ronnie Wrenn, Jr. at the controls.   Action Uncle, the 1-9 favorite, took the second OSS contest for 3-year-old trotting colts and geldings in 1:55 for driver Brett Miller and trainer Virgil Morgan, Jr. The son of Uncle Peter-Action-Broadway, by Broadway Hall is now six for six on the season, with 2020 earnings of $166,500 for owners Carl Howard, Joyce McClelland and Larry Wills. Yanks Dougout (21-1) was second for Kurt Sugg with Buxton (99-1) third for Danny Noble.   by Kimberly Rinker, Ohio Standardbred Development Fund Administrator  

A quartet of $50,000 Ohio Sires Stakes for freshman harness racing pacing colts and fillies will be contested on Monday night, Aug. 17 at Northfield Park, and will determine the starting fields for Super Night, scheduled for Sept. 5 at Scioto Downs. First race post time at Northfield is 6 pm, ET. A total of 14 pacing fillies are set to vie, along with 13 pacing colts in these OSS contests. Ohio-registered stallions represented include six by Well Said, four by Racing Hill and two each by Domethatagain, McArdle, Nob Hill High, The Panderosa and Western Vintage. Stallions represented by one foal each include Arthur Blue Chip, Art Official, Bring On The Beach, Manhardt, Rockin Amadeus and Yankee Cruiser. The first OSS pacing filly division (Race 1) is the most competitive, with four previous OSS winners set to battle, including the multiple leg-winning Summer Touch, who captured Leg Two in 1:54.2 and Leg Three in 1:51.4. She will be joined by Leg One winner Lady Arthur (1:53.2), Leg One winner Leave Her Wild (1:55.1) and Leg Two winner Rainy Day Chic (1:54.1). Summer Touch The second OSS pacing filly division (Race 5) pits Leg One winner Winella Hanover (1:54.4) against Sentimental, who captured Leg One in 1:56.1 and Leg Two in 1:53.2. The first OSS division for pacing colts appears to be a wide-open event with no returning OSS winners. Barnard Hanover, a Ronnie Burke-trainee, will be the likely favorite via his 2nd and 3rd place finishes in previous OSS contests. The second pacing colt divisions sees a trio of previous leg winners in Hardt At Work, a Leg One winner in 1:55.1 and Leg Three winner in 1:52.2. In addition, Heart Of Chewbacca, impressive in his only OSS start captured Leg Three in 1:51.1, while Charlie May captured Leg One in 1:54.2 and Leg Two in 1:53. It appears that Ronnie Burke will have the favorite in each of these four divisions and have additional starters in each race too. Summer Touch is the likely favorite in the first filly event, with stablemate Free Thinker joining her in her quest for first place money. In the second filly division Burke harnesses likely favorite Winella Hanover along with stablemate Pinknperfect. Burke will also tighten the girth on Barnard Hanover in the first colt division, as well as likely favorite Heart Of Chewbacca and stablemate Hill Yeah in the second. by Kimberly Rinker, Ohio Standardbred Development Fund Administrator

The undefeated Guinevere Hall kept her unblemished 2020 record intact and scored a new Scioto Downs track record of 1:53 in the first of two $50,000 Ohio Sires Stakes for 3-year-old trotting fillies on Friday night, Aug. 14. The daughter of Cash Hall was driven by Peter Wrenn for trainer Melanie Wrenn and is owned by the MT Pockets Stables of Pompano Beach, FL and David McDufee of Delray Beach, FL. This bay filly has scored triumphs in all four OSS legs. Bred by Alan J. Leavitt of Kentucky, Guinevere Hall is the seventh foal out of the unraced Lindy Lane mare Garbo Hall and has a half-brother in the Conway Hall gelding Godspell Hall 1:55.4 ($38,301). Her career earnings now stand at $255,081 from eight wins in 15 career starts, with five of those triumphs coming in 2020. Guinevere Hall left the gate at odds of 1-2 from post six and bested 5-2 rival Kikimora (Mike Wilder) by a nose with 5-1 Lights Down Low (Tyler Smith) notching show honors. A Fancy Face proved uber-fancy as she trotted to a 1:53.4 victory in the second OSS contest. Driven by Chris Page for trainer Ronnie Burke, the daughter of MY MVP left the gate as the 1-9 choice, besting 15-1 Lima Gold (Danny Noble) and the hard-trying 5-1 Globetrotting (Anthony MacDonald). Owned by Burke Racing Stable, Hatfield Stables, J&T Silva-Purnel&Libby and Weaver Bruscemi, A Fancy Face pushed her lifetime earnings to $100,825 with this win, the fourth of her career in seven starts. Bred by Spring Haven Farm, A Fancy Face is the first foal out of the unraced Muscle Massive mare Alliomi, and is a half-sister to the Ohio Sires Stakes winning 2-year-old filly A Doll Face (by Dontyouforgetit) 2, 1:59.4h ($33,704). by Kimberly Rinker, Ohio Standardbred Development Administrator  

A quartet of $50,000 fourth leg Ohio Sires Stakes harness racing divisions on Saturday, Aug. 15 at Northfield Park will determine the Championship fields for Super Night, set for Sept. 5 at Scioto Downs. Thirteen sophomore trotting colts will line up behind the Northfield Park starting gate while two six-horse fields of 3-year-old pacing fillies vie in the fourth round of the OSS series. Of the 13 trotters going postward, four are by Ohio-registered sire Uncle Peter and two each are by Break The Bank K and Triumphant Caviar. Stallions represented by one foal each in these contests include Dejarmbro, Full Count, Manofmanymissions, Winning Fireworks and Wishing Stone. In the first division (Race One) Doubleyellowline looks like the one to beat, leaving from post two with Danny Noble driving for trainer Bob Stewart and owners Norman Rae Racing and Deborah Noble of Xenia, Ohio. This gelded son of Uncle Peter has finished third twice in two previous OSS legs and owns a mark of 1:53.3 taken in a Scioto overnight. Bred by Franklin Farms, Doubleyellowline has $72,896 in career earnings and is the second foal out of the unraced Glidemaster mare Lady Glider, with a half-sister in Shezajarm (by Dejarmbro) 2, 2:15h ($13,786). Doubleyellowline currently sits sixth in the OSS standings. The second division (Race 11) bares watching as it pits the undefeated Action Uncle (post one, Brett Miller) against two-time OSS winner Yanks Dugout (post four, Kurt Sugg). The former is a son of Uncle Peter who has swept all three legs of this OSS division, and currently sits atop the OSS standings for owners Carl Howard, Joyce McClelland and Larry Wills. Trained by Virgil Morgan, Jr., Action Uncle has amassed $367,075 in career earnings. He is the first foal out of the Broadway Hall mare Action-Broadway 5, 1:52.3 ($1,102,073). The latter is a son of Triumpant Caviar, out of the Muscles Yankee mare Yansky who is trained by Edward Miller and has earned $89,973 for owners Ivan and Duke Sugg. Yanks Dugout, who is second in the OSS standings in this division, is the fourth foal out of his dam Yansky 3, 1:57f ($122,127) with half-siblings in Yanks Ball Girl (by Majestic Son) 4, 1:57f ($60,722) and Fashion Can Do It (by Cantab Hall) 3, 1:58.1f ($30,030). Twelve sophomore pacing fillies vie in two divisions with five of these distaffs sired by Pet Rock, while the following stallions are represented by one foal each: Big Bad John, Dragon Again, Feelin Friskie, McArdle, Mister big, Western Vintage and Yankee Cruiser. In the first division (Race 2) two-time OSS winner and divisional leader PJ's Legacy leaves from post five with Ryan Stahl handling the lines for trainer Brian Brown. This daughter of Big Bad John captured OSS leg one in 1:52, with a 1:51.3 score at Northfield in Leg Two. The winner of $180,923 lifetime is owned by Jennifer Brown, Hutchison Harness, J. Ridder and M. Kantrowitz. Bred by Walter S. Fister of Kentucky, PJ's Legacy is out of the Jenna's Beach Boy mare Walstan's Lady p, 3, Q1:54.4f ($29,317). Also vying in this same division is McMarkle Sparkle (fourth in the standings), an OSS Leg One winner in 1:50.1 for trainer Jim Arledge, Jr. and owners Laura and Paul Baker, along with Shirley Levin's Penpaperpaige (third in the standings) who captured OSS Leg Two in 1:53.2 for trainer Jeff Smith. The standout in the second OSS division (Race 3) for sophmore pacing fillies is Artful Dancer, who leaves from post four with Danny Noble driving for trainer Steve Carter. The Yankee Cruiser lass captured OSS Leg Two in 1:52 for owners T. Carter, J. Mossbarger, Rich Lombardo and Josh Green, and owns a bank account of $201,588. Bred by Midland Acres, D and CC Drake, Artful Dancer is the first foal out of the Sportswriter mare Dancin Caroll 2, Q1:55.1f ($81,646). by Kimberly Rinker, Ohio Standardbred Development Administrator

Two $50,000 Ohio Sires Stakes for 3-year-old harness racing trotting fillies set to be held on Friday, Aug. 14 at Scioto Downs, will determine the field for the $300,000 Championships, set to be held at this same five-eighths mile venue on Sept. 5. This fourth leg of the series features 15 diagonally gaited distaffs, including three each sired by Triumphant Caviar and Uncle Peter, with two each being sired by Break The Bank K, Cash Hall and Manofmanymissions. As well, Ohio stallions represented by one foal each in these contests include Coraggioso, My MVP and Team Six. The undefeated Guinevere Hall looks to keep her unblemished 2020 record intact in the first OSS division (Race 3), leaving from post six for driver Peter Wrenn and trainer Melanie Wrenn. This daughter of Cash Hall is owned by the MT Pockets Stables of Pompano Beach, FL and David McDufee of Delray Beach, FL. A winner of $134,181 in 2019, the bay filly has added $95,900 additional dollars to her coffers this season, including triumphs in all three previous OSS legs. Bred by Alan J. Leavitt of Kentucky, Guinevere Hall is the seventh foal out of the unraced Lindy Lane mare Garbo Hall and has a half-brother in the Conway Hall gelding Godspell Hall 1:55.4 ($38,301). Kikimora, a winner of two previous OSS legs earlier this season, will leave from post one in this same division with Aaron Merriman at the helm for trainer Chris Beaver, who co-owns the daughter of Triumphant Caviar in partnership with breeder Sandra Burnett of Wilmington, Ohio. This speedy bay filly has career earnings of $257,516 lifetime, with $47,320 of those monies collected this season. Kikimora is the fourth foal out of the Chip Chip Hooray mare Nessa Rose 3, 1:57.1s ($38,829) with half-siblings in Evanora (by Pilgrims Taj) 3, 1:56.3h ($115,348); Ilianora (by Broadway Hall) 3, 1:56.2f ($56,522); and Theodora (by Stormin Normand) 2, 2:01.2h ($16,700). Thestable's Globetrotting's heads up the second OSS division (Race 8) from post eight for driver Anthony Macdonald and trainer Jason McGinnis. This Manofmanymissions lass has $193,207 in career earnings and captured her OSS Leg One in 1:55.1, before finishing a rough fifth in Leg Two and a solid fourth in Leg Three. Bred by Steiner Stock Farm, Globetrotting is the fifth and most prolific foal out of the Andover Hall mare Celebrity Deville 3, 1:54.3s ($338,744). She is a half-sister to Lima Cadillac (by Yankee Glide) 3, Q1:54.4f ($93,210); Lima Charisma (by Muscle Hill) 3, 1:55.1f ($75,960); and Iwantmytwodollars (by Muscle Hill) 4, 1:57.1h ($47,456), among others. The other previous OSS leg winner in this same division is A Fancy Face, who starts from post five with Chris Page at the controls for trainer Ronnie Burke. This My MVP lass captured OSS Leg Three in 1:54.2 for owners Burke Racing Stable, Hatfield Stables, J&T Silva-Purnel&Libby and Weaver Bruscemi. Bred by Spring Haven Farm, A Fancy Face is the first foal out of the unraced Muscle Massive mare Alliomi, and is a half-sister to the Ohio Sires Stakes winning 2-year-old filly A Doll Face (by Dontyouforgetit) 2, 1:59.4h ($33,704). by Kimberly Rinker, Ohio Standardbred Development Administrator

Catch The Fire has been named the 2-1 morning line favorite in Saturday's (August 15) $250,000 Carl Milstein Memorial at MGM Northfield Park. The top money-earner in the field headlines an accomplished group of eight three-year-old harness racing pacers in Northfield Park's premier event. The Milstein, an by invitation only event, is slated as race 10 on a 16-race program that carries a 6 PM first-race post time. The feature race is slated for approximately 9:35 p.m. Catch The Fire enters the Milstein fresh off an August 1 victory in the $375,000 Adios at The Meadows, located near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1:49.3. That time was equaled the week prior with a victory in the Adios Elimination. He has five races this year and has paced sub-1:50 in each. The John Ackley trainee has banked $468,413 in purses throughout his young career and drew the rail in Saturday's main event. Catch The Fire is Buckeye owned by C T Stables LLC of Washington Court House, and is trained by Ohioan John Ackley. They will use Catch The Fire's regular pilot Mike Wilder to drive. Odds On Osiris, the 2019 Indiana Sires Stake Champion, drew post two and is the 7-2 second choice. He just missed in his most recent race, getting nipped at the wire in 1:48.4 in an Indiana SS event. This top Hoosier performer has won eight of 13 lifetime starts and has earned $375,395 for owner Odds On Racing of Boca Raton, Florida. Peter Wrenn will drive for his wife, trainer Melanie Wrenn. 2019 Ohio Sires Stakes champion Elver Hanover drew post three and is the 4-1 third choice. Undefeated through nine starts as a freshman, Elver Hanover now has won 10 of 13 career efforts, with earnings of $422,700. Harness racing's all-time leading trainer Ron Burke conditions this gelding for owners Burke Racing Stable, B. Jablonsky, J. Melillo and J&T Silva-Purnel & Libby. Chris Page will drive. Ohio Sires Stakes standouts Stanford Court, 6-1 (Ronnie Wrenn Jr. / Brian Brown) and Ocean Rock, 8-1 (Dan Noble / Christi Noble), Iowa Fair Phenom Slippin The Clutch, 15-1 (Aaron Merriman / Curtis Carey), stakes veteran Manticore , 12-1 (Jordan Stratton / Bruce Saunders), and Adios runner-up Chief Mate, 10-1 (Scott Zeron / Tony Alagna) are also slated starters in the impressive field. The $250,000 Carl Milstein Memorial Post-Horse-Driver-Trainer-M/L 1-Catch The Fire-Mike Wilder-John Ackley-2/1 2-Odds On Osiris-Peter Wrenn-Melanie Wrenn-7/2 3-Elver Hanover-Chris Page-Ron Burke-4/1 4-Stanford Court-Ronnie Wrenn Jr-Brian Brown-6/1 5-Slippin The Clutch-Aaron Merriman-Curtis Carey-15/1 6-Manticore-Jordan Stratton-Bruce Saunders-12/1 7-Chief Mate-Scott Zeron-Tony Alagna-10/1 8-Ocean Rock-Dan Noble-Christi Noble-8/1 The race is named in honor of Carl Milstein, who owned Northfield Park from 1984 until his death in 1999. Brock Milstein and the Milstein family operated Northfield Park until July 2018 when MGM Growth Properties purchased the racetrack from Milstein Entertainment, LLC. Exciting undercard This year's Milstein Memorial program carries total purses approaching $600,000. The 16-race program includes the $50,000 Myron Charna President's Pace, a race for 4-year-old and up Ohio sired pacers (by invitation only), two $50,000 divisions of Ohio Sires Stakes for 3-year-old colt trotters, two $50,000 divisions of Ohio Sires Stakes for 3-year-old filly pacers, as well as a $14,500 Open event. A $20,000 Early Pick-4 guaranteed pool starts in race seven and consists of both the Charna and the Milstein and a late Pick-4 begins in race 11 offering a $10,000 guaranteed pool. by Ayers Ratliff, for MGM Northfield Park

Fire Cross notched his first career victory in a big way by taking the first of two $50,000 Ohio Sires Stakes for 2-year-old harness racing trotting colts on Monday night, August 10 at Northfield Park. The son of Triumphant Caviar scored his victory in a modest 1:58.1 with Chris Lems drivin for trainer Ryan Miller and owners Miller Racing Stable, Horseplace Racing Stable, M. Hayes and Darmofal Racing Enterprises. The brown gelding left the gate at odds of 15-1, with 5-2 Replica Hanover (Tyler Smith) holding on for second and 25-1 Tango With Me (Aaron Merriman) picking up third place money.   Bred by Steve Stewart, Fire Cross was third in OSS Leg One and second in Leg Two and pushed his career earnings to $43,480 with this maiden victory. The doggedly determined trotter is the fifth foal out of the Muscles Yankee Classical Mary 3, 1:55.2 ($207,811) and is a full brother to Frasier Ridge 4, 1:52.1f ($522,479) and has half-siblings in Guy Fox (by Glidemaster) 4, 1:55.2f ($143,656) and Willoughby (by Dejarmbro) 4,Q1:58.3f ($25,749). Panzano took the second OSS contest for driver Ronnie Wrenn, Jr., in 1:58.3, also making his first career win a stakes victory. The son of Coraggioso is trained by Chris Beaver for the Spaaaartners of Ballston Spa, NY. The bay gelding was the 11-1 choice, with 5-2 Street Gossip (Brett Miller) getting up for second and 16-1 Triple M Storm (Ryan Stahl) grabbing show honors.   Panzano now has $42,520 in career earnings from four starts, one win, a second and a third. He finished second in OSS Leg One and fifth in Leg Two. Bred by Christopher Coyle, he is the first foal out of the SJ's Caviar mare Grace N Charlie 8, 1:55.4f ($225,830). by Kimberly Rinker, Ohio Standardbred Development Administrator  

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