Day At The Track

Northfield track record set in Ohio Sires Stakes

08:16 AM 18 Aug 2020 NZST
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Heart Of Chewbacca, harness racing Four Star Flash, harness racing She Knows It All, harness racing Summer Touch, harness racing
Heart Of Chewbacca setting track record at MGM Northfield Park
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Four Star Flash and driver Ronnie Wrenn, Jr.
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She Knows It All and driver Ryan Stahl
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Summer Touch and driver Chris Page
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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

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