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Crawford County Fair Buckeye Stallion Series

01:41 AM 24 Jul 2020 NZST
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Grove City- The popular Buckeye Stallion Series made a stop at the Crawford County Fair in Bucyrus, Ohio Wednesday night before a large crowd of fairgoers. Thirty-six 2-year-old colt trotters filled four division to compete in the second leg of the series, with each racing going for a purse of $17,500.

This second leg of the series saw four new winners from the opening leg on July 2nd at Eldorado Scioto Downs.

Scott Mogan's Cellular with driver Sandy Beatty came three and four-wide from the three-quarter pole to get up by a nose in 2:03.4. The Uncle Peter-Fire In The Cell colt is owned by Mogan, Green Wave Racing and Carol Cramer. The long shot paid $20.60 and defeated the favorite Checkmate and Ryan Stahl while Blank Space As finished third for Elliott Deaton.

Stahl was not to be denied in the second division as Dontforgetlittlman was a winner by 1-3/4 lengths in 2:04 with a final panel in :29.3 for owner-trainer Deborah Swartz. The favorite by Dontyouforgetit-Gutsy got away 4th from post five and took the lead past the half to get the victory. Graffenberg with Shawn Baker II was second with Csgoldenship and Daren Harvey was third. Dontforgetlittlman paid $ 5.40.

In the third division, Newsboy dominated going wire to wire for driver Alex Hawk and trainer Charles Vigneron in 2:02.1 with a final quarter of 29.4. Cheryl Vigneron owns the colt by Winning Fireworks-Lady SJ and returned $39.20 to win over the favorite Peter's Royalty and Josh Sutton while Very Smart and Ryan Stahl finished third.

The final BSS winner on the card was Worldsstonecold As with Elliott Deaton for trainer Anette Lorentzon in 2:05. The colt by Lionhunter out of Tropical Breeze left from post one and got a two-hole trip before scoring by 1-1/2 lengths over the favorite Johnny Boy and Jonas Hershberger with Blue Jacket and Josh Sutton finished third. The winner paid $8.60.

The third leg of the Buckeye Stallion Series for two-year-old colt trotters is scheduled for Wednesday August 12 at MGM Northfield Park.

by Frank Fraas, for the OHHA


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