Day At The Track

$480,000 Buckeye Series Finals Saturday Night

03:00 AM 03 Oct 2020 NZDT
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Charming Nancy, harness racing Snowmoon, harness racing
Charming Nancy
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Snowmoon and driver Tyler Smith
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Grove City, OH - The Buckeye Stallion Series Championships will be contested Saturday night at Hollywood Dayton Raceway as part of their Grand Circuit Racing Program. Each of the eight harness racing divisions carries a purse of $60,000.

In the two-year-old events the top fillies and colts in their respective divisions will be going to the post. The 2-year-old filly trot is led by Charming Nancy by Uncle Peter who has won four of six this season while taking a mark of 1:58.2. She will be driven by Aaron Merriman for trainer Chris Beaver. The 2-year-old colt trotting leader is Dontforgetlittlman who will be handled by Dan Noble for Deborah Swartz. The Dontyouforgetit trotter has won five of ten this year with a mark of 1:58.2.

On the pacing side the 2-year-old filly pacer Smothastenesewisky, has won seven of eight with a best time of 1:53.2, leads the field. The Nob Hill High filly will be driven by Chris Page for Brian Haynes. The top 2-year-old colt pacer is Twig who has won six of seven while taking a mark of 1:53.3. The colt will be driven by Page for Mike Polhamus and is a son of Mr Apples.

The three-year-old filly pace will be missing the top performer Narina Hanover who was not entered. The second place point earner is Corner Pocket with Page for Timothy Grubb. This season she has three of ten with a mark of 1:53.2. On the colt side of the ledger is Snowmoon with Tyler Smith for Jessica Smith. Snowmoon has won eight of sixteen with a mark of 1:51.2.

The 3-year-old filly trot division is led by Susie D and Lightning Belle. Susie D is from the Bryan Weaver stable and will be driven by Ken Holliday. This season she has won eight of thirteen with a best time of 1:55.3. Lightning Belle with Ryan Stahl for Scott Cox and has won seven of fifteen with a record of 1:56. The 3-year-old colt trot is headed by Exhibit Class with Dexter Dunn is trained by Sean Smithpeters and has won four of sixteen, with a best time of 1:56.1.

First race post time Saturday night at Hollywood Dayton Raceway is set for 6:15pm.

by Roger Huston, for the OHHA

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