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Grove City, OH - The Buckeye Stallion Series dominated the race program Thursday night at Eldorado Sciot Downs as eleven races for two-year-old pacers were contested. The six divisions for colts and five divisions of fillies each had a purse of $17,500. Three colts and one filly remained undefeated through the first two legs of the series. Twig (Mr Apples) driven by Aaron Merriman for trainer Mike Polhamus and owner Julie Farley collected his second win in the series, coming home the winner in 1:54.1. Merriman got away second from the first post and took the lead past the quarter pole, opened-up and won by 4-1/2 lengths. The heavy favorite paid $2.10 in defeating Rock N Republic with Ron Gillespie while Marrakesh Express and Chris Page finished 3rd. Twig for the season remains undefeated with three wins. Merriman was also in the bike with Imagine It for trainer Kent Wilcox and owner Richard Copp. The If I Can Dream gelding went wire to wire in 1:55 to win by three lengths. The $2.80 favorite defeated Illini Duke with Tyler Smith and Native's Filou driven by Dan Noble finished 3rd. The third repeat leg winner was KB Mac with Ryan Stahl and Dan Venier for owners Ken and John Saunders. The McArdle gelding got a two-hole trip before getting up at the wire by a half-length in 1:55.1. Rockinmyshoe for Chris Page finished 2nd and Weekend Pass held on to be 3rd for Dan Noble. The undefeated filly in the series is Smothastenesewisky (Nob Hill High) who scored in 1:54.4 which was the fastest filly race on the card. Smothastenesewisky raced fifth before powering up three-wide to win by a nose at the wire. She was driven by Chris Page and owned and trained by Brian Haynes. Lady Warrior got up for second with Ryan Stahl while the early leader Forever Missy hung on for 3rd with Kurt Sugg. In the other divisions for the colts, Rocks Fantasy (Pet Rock) with Brett Miller for Steve Carter rallied down the stretch to nose out the favorite, Brighter Days and Chris Page. Rocks Fantasy tripped the wire in 1:56.4 Heart Of Chewbacca (Bring On The Beach) for Dan Noble and Ron Burke had the fast time of the night for the colts. Heart of Chewbacca, the betting favorite, led the entire way to win by four lengths in 1:52.3. Pine Grove Racer and Kurt Sugg was second with Speak Well and Chris Page finishing third. Open My Eyes (Rocking Amadeus) with Tyler Smith and Dan O'Mara closed with a last quarter of 28.4 as he rallied down the stretch to edge to top Imma Be and Aaron Merriman in 1:53.1. Willzy with Brett Miller finished third. The other filly winners on the program included Sister Said (Well Said) for trainer-driver Derrick Flowers. Sister Said won by a neck in 1:55.3, beating Bearcreekhoney and Kurt Sugg and Finesse with Ryan Stahl. Well N Down (Well Said) with Anthony MacDonald for Jason McGinnis roared down the stretch rallying from sixth place to win by a head in 1:56.1. Clara Lou with Tyler Smith was second and the favorite Odds On Buckeyes with Chris Page was third. Merriman had a hat trick on the night in the Stallion Series as he guided the Brian Brown trained Lovely Munro to victory in 1:55.1. The daughter of McArdle sat second and got up at the wire for the victory, edging out the favorite Apple Soozy and Tyler Smith. Diamond Official and Josh Sutton finished third. Pompatuse Of Love (Mr Wiggles) gave Dan Noble his second win of the night in the BSS. Trained by Kim Dailey, Pompatuse of Love took the lead at the half and never looked back, winning in 1:55.1. Reachthruthesky AS and Tyler Smith was second. Merriman guided Sand Fantasy to a third-place finish. The third leg for the two-year-old colt and filly pacers is scheduled for Tuesday August 11 at the Champaign County Fairgrounds in Urbana, Ohio. by Roger Huston, for the OHHA

Summer Touch left no doubt she was much the best in the first of three $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes for 2-year-old pacing fillies on a steamy Friday night July 24 at Eldorado Scioto Downs. Trained by Ronnie Burke, the daughter of Well Said paced through fractions of :27.3, :57.2 and 1:26.2 before stopping the timer in 1:54.2 for driver Chris Page, who notched his 81st victory of the summer meet at Scioto Downs. Summer Touch, the 7-5 choice, had finished second to Leave Her Wild in Leg One of the four-round series. Leave Her Wild (Mike Wilder) finished second to Summer Touch at 8-5, with She Knows It All (Brett Miller) third at 18-1. The homebred Summer Touch, who is owned by Burke Racing, Knox Services, Slaughter Racing and Weaver Bruscemi, now has $30,000 in career earnings. Sentimental stole the second OSS filly division for driver Tyler Smith and trainer John Ackley in a new lifetime mark of 1:53.2. The daughter of The Panderosa was bred by Marvin Raber and is owned by the CT Stables of Washington Court House, Ohio. It was her second victory in this series, as she captured her Leg One in 1:56.1. and now has $43,750 in career earnings. The gutsy 25-1 longshot Don't Trip was second with owner-trianer-driver Ronnie Gillespie in the sulky, with even money favorite Lady Arthur (Ronnie Wrenn, Jr.) third. Rainy Day Chic made her Ohio Sires Stakes debut a winning one for owner Marjorie Polhamus, stopping the timer in 1:54.1 with driver Brett Miller at the lines. Trained by Dan O'Mara, the daughter of Rockin Amadeus made every post a winning one and pushed her career earnings to $31,781 with her third career triumph as the 5-1 choice. Free Thinker, the 1-1 favorite, was second for Chris Page, while 10-1 longshot Lady Sconset was third for Mike Wilder. by Kimberly Rinker, OSDF Administrator  

Twenty-two Ohio Sires Stakes eligible freshmen fillies will go postward Friday night, July 24 at Scioto Downs in a trio of harness racing battles, each sporting a purse of $40,000. This is the second leg of action in the four-round series for the Buckeye State's top Ohio-breds. Ohio-registered stallions represented by progeny in these three races include ten each by first crop sire Racing Hill and Well Said, with three by McArdle and two by Nob Hill High. Stallions represented by one foal each include Arthur Blue Chip, Domethatagain, Pet Rock, Rockin Amadeus, The Panderosa, Western Vintage and Yankee Cruiser. In the first OSS division (Race 2) Leave Her Wild will try to repeat her performance from Leg 1. The daughter of Domethatagain posted a 1:55.1 clocking in that first effort for driver Mike Wilder and owner-trainer Danielle Snyder in her pari-mutuel debut and also has another overnight victory to her credit, with $23,400 in career earnings. A trio of OSS Leg 1 winners face off in the second division (Race 10). Lady Arthur was the fastest of the three with a 1:53.3 score for trainer Ian Moore and driver Ronnie Wrenn, Jr. Owned by Moore, RG McGroup and Serge Savard, this homebred daughter by Arthur Blue Chip has $22,738 in career earnings. The undefeated Racing Hill filly Winella Hanover hails from the powerful stable of trainer Ronnie Burke and captured her Leg 1 test in 1:54.4 with Chris Page at the lines. Owned by Burke Racing, Weaver Bruscemi, J. Melillo and J&T Silva-Purnel&Libby, Winella Hanover has $97,800 as she also won a Next Generation Pace at Scioto earlier in the season. Sentimental is a John Ackley-trainee who captured her Leg 1 event in 1:56.1 with Tyler Smith at the controls. Bred by Marvin Raber, this daughter of The Panderosa is owned by the CT Stables and has amassed $23,750 thus far to date. The final OSS contest of the night (Race 12) is more wide open, headed up by Gucci from post one. Owned by Tim Homan, this bay daughter by Nob Hill High is trained by Christi Noble and was a strong second to Winella Hanover in that Leg 1 contest, clocked in 1:55 in her pari-mutuel debut. by Kimberly Rinker, Ohio Standardbred Development Administrator

Two $50,000 Ohio Sires Stakes divisions were contested for 3-year-old pacing colts on a steamy hot Saturday night, July 18 at Scioto Downs.  It was the third round of the four leg series for sophomore harness racing sidewinders with both divisions featuring seven contestants each. Stanford Court enjoyed a front-stepping steer by Ronnie Wrenn, Jr. to notch his second victory in this series, clocked in 1:50.1.   The son of Nob Hill High, who is trained by Brian Brown for Robert Mondillo, Richard Lombardo, Hen-Shaut Stable and Lightning 5 Racing was second in Leg 1 and captured Leg 2 in 1:50.3. The homebred bay colt now has $157,210 in career earnings.   Stanford Court left the gate as the 1-5 favorite, with 7-2 Can Be Perfect second (Tyler Smith) and longshot Gray Dragon third. The second OSS division saw Ocean Rock devastate the Scioto Downs track record with a 1:48.4 performance for driver Danny Noble. The son of Rockin Amadeus broke the record set in 2000 by Gallo Blue Chip (Dan Dube) of 1:50.   Owned by breeder Sandra Burnett, Ocean Rock left the gate at 3-5 odds for trainer Christi Noble and now has $266,677 in career earnings.    The hard-trying Elver Hanover was second at 4-5 for Chris Page, while 90-1 Worthabuck (Josh Sutton) was third. Ocean Rock By Kimberly Rinker, OSDF Administrator

Grove City, OH -Odds On Athens and Narina Hanover picked up their second harness racing wins of the Buckeye Stallion Series in the third leg of the 3-Year-Old Filly Pace held Friday July 17 at Eldorado Scioto Downs. Four divisions were contested with each division carrying a purse of $ 17,500. Odds On Athens made it back to back wins as she went 1:53.4 with Ronnie Wrenn Jr for Melanie Wrenn and owner Odds On Racing. The filly by Pet Rock out of Southern Magnolia got a pocket trip from post eight and was a winner by three parts a length. The winner paid $2.80 after defeating Corner Pocket and Dan Noble while Arya Again with Chris Page finishing third. Narina Hanover, a winner in the first leg of the BSS, went wire to wire from post three to score by 2-3/4 lengths in a lifetime best 1:52 with Tyler Smith for Clarence Foulk. The Yankee Cruiser-Natural Paradise filly is owned by the Foulk Stables and William Hartt. Narina Hanover paid $3.80 to win and defeated Hoochie Girl and Kayne Kauffman with McKella and Aaron Merriman finishing third. Violets Rainbow picked up her first BSS win of the year and her 2nd straight win taking a lifetime mark of 1:53.3 for driver Trevor Smith and trainer Mark Wagner. The Art Official-Angels N Demons filly is owned by Stephen Sexton and paid $4.60 to win. Violets Rainbow got away fifth but tipped out past the quarter and was hung to the finish with the win by a length. Cruisingatmidnight with Tyler Smith was second and Sara Jane and Chris Page finished third. Crowntimerockette scored her 4th win of the season for Kayne Kauffman and Priscilla Mooney in a lifetime best 1:51.4. Sired by Pet Rock out of Crown Time Keeper, got away from post 8 and never yielded the lead going wire to wire to win by ¾ length. The filly is owned by Ken James and paid $27.20 defeating Odds On Greenville with Ronnie Wrenn Jr while Dan Noble finished third with Bigrisk Cruiser. The fourth leg of the Buckeye Stallion Series 3-Year-Old Filly pace is scheduled for Tuesday August 18 at Eldorado Scioto Downs. by Roger Huston, for the OHHA

Freshmen trotting colts and fillies battled on a steamy Friday night, July 17 at Scioto Downs in seven $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes Leg 2 harness racing divisions. Swizzle Hanover continued her dominance by winning easily the first filly division in 1:57.4 for driver Mike Wilder and trainer-owner Randy Bendis. The daughter of Uncle Peter left the gate as the 1-5 favorite, and now has $40,000 in career earnings from her two OSS victories. Newcomer Ciao Baby Hall (Aaron Merriman) got up for a close second at 6-1 with 12-1 Momma Knows Best (Ronnie Wrenn, Jr.) notching third place honors. Street Gossip, the 1-1 choice, captured the first colt trotting divisions with Brett Miller driving for Virgil Morgan, Jr. in 1:57. The son of Cash Hall was a solid third in his OSS Leg 1 contest and now has $26,694 in career earnings for Carl Howard & the Jesmeral Stable. Replica Hanover (Tyler Smith) was second at 7-2 with Rose Run Wilson (Mike Wilder) third. Spyder The Striker cruised to victory in the second OSS Colt Trot with Aaron Merriman at the lines in 1:57.4. The son of Uncle Peter is trained by Chris Beaver for the partnership of Beaver, Beaver, Fleming and Vip Internet. It was his second straight win in the OSS series and upped his career earnings to $40,000. Fire Cross (Kayne Kauffman) was second at 22-1 with 63-1 My Thunder third for Danny Noble. Herculisa, the 1-5 favorite, took her OSS test in the same fashion she captured Leg 1, with a front-stepping effort for driver Brett Miller and trainer Virgil Morgan, Jr. Her winning time of 1:56.2 was just two fifths of a second off the track record. Owned by Jesmeral Stable, the daughter of My MVP now has three career triumphs in as many starts and owns a bankroll of $41,812. Magic Credit Card (9-1) was second for Ronnie Wrenn, Jr. with 9-1 Ozma getting up for third with Aaron Merriman at the lines. Celebrate With Me took the lead at the three-quarters and never looked back in the third OSS contest for trotting fillies, stopping the timer in 1:56.4. Kurt Sugg steered the daughter of Full Count for trainer Marty Wollam, who co-owns the filly in partnership with Toni Dean. It was Celebrate With Me's first career victory and pushed her career earnings to $25,472. Bank My Way, a 44-1 longshot, was second for Chris Page, while 26-1 Ti Punch was third for Cameron McCown. Merry Ann, the 1-2 favorite, cruised to an impressive 1:57.4 triumph for driver Chris page and trainer Ronnie Burke in the fourth OSS filly trot. The daughter of Southwind Spirit is owned by Burke Racing, Knox Services and Weaver Bruscemi and picked up her first career victory with the OSS win. Her earnings now stand at $31,700. A Doll Face (3-1) was second for Kayne Kauffman while 53-1 Cash N Chips was third for Dan Rawlings. Winning Ticket proved to be just that as he captured the final OSS trot for 2-year-old trotting colts in 1:57.1. The son of Triumphant Caviar was driven to his first career victory as the 6-5 favorite for trainer Chris Beaver and owners Beaver, Zeehandelar Homan and Burnett. Perron was second for Ronnie Wrenn, Jr., while Pete's Passion, a 43-1 longshot, got up for third with Kurt Sugg in the bike. By Kimberly Rinker, OSDF Administrator

Nine Ohio Sires Stakes divisions are set to be contested this weekend at Scioto Downs, with 2-year-old trotting colts and fillies featured Friday night, July 17 and 3-year-old colt pacers in the spotlight on Saturday night, July 18. Post time each night is 6:30 pm, ET.   A total of 37 trotting fillies are set to battle in four $40,000 Leg 2 divisions, while 25 trotting colts will wage war in three $40,000 Leg 2 divisions. Stallions represented in these OSS contests Friday night include 18 by Uncle Peter (9 colts/9 fillies); seven by My MVP (3 colts/4 fillies); seven by Triumphant Caviar (2 colts/5 fillies); five by Full Count (1 colt/4 fillies); and four by Break The Bank K (1 colt/3 fillies).   The stallions Cash Hall and Wishing Stone both have three foals each in these OSS divisions, while Corragioso, Deep Chip, Dontyouforgetit and Southwind Spirit are represented by two foals each. As well, the stallions And Away We Go, Big Rigs, Credit Fashion, Spring Goal, Stormin Normand, Victory Sam and Winning Fireworks are all represented by one foal each.   In the first trotting filly division (Race 1), Swizzle Hanover leaves from post four for trainer Randy Bendis, who conditions the Uncle Peter lass for partner Reed Broadway. Swizzle Hanover won her OSS Leg 1 handily in 1:57.1 on July 3 at Northfield Park.   Herculisa heads up the second filly division (Race 7) from post nine for trainer Virgil Morgan, Jr., and the Jesmeral Stable. A winner of two races lifetime with $21,812 in earnings, the daughter of My MVP won her OSS Leg 1 division in 1:58.1.   In the third filly trotting division (Race 10) a pair of Leg one winners return. More Spirit (post 2), a daughter of Southwind Spirit trained by Charles Myrick for the Second Chance Stable, won in 1:58.3, while the Break The Bank K lass Chip It In (post 7) scored in 1:58.2 for trainer Chris Beaver who co-owns her along with Meolia, Robinson and RBH Ventures.   A Doll Face starts from post three in the fourth filly division (Race 12) for trainer Kayne Kauffman and owner Doug Millard. This Dontyouforgetit lass captured her OSS Leg 1 test in 1:59.4.   Among the colt trotters, returning OSS Leg 1 winners include Spyder The Striker (Post 3) and Shouldaknownbetter (Post 7) in Race 3. Spyder The Striker is a son of Uncle Peter conditioned by Chris Beaver for the partnership of Beaver, Beaver, Fleming and VIP Stable. This youngster won his Leg 1 in 1:56.3 by 6½ lengths. Shouldaknownbetter, a Deep Chip colt, is trained and owned by Shane Arsenault and captured his division in 1:58.2.   Perron, a son of MVP who is also conditioned by Chris Beaver, heads up Race 14, leaving from post 7. Owned by Stewart, Wright, Wilcox and Doherty, Perron won his Leg 1 division in 1:58.4.   On Saturday night, two $50,000 OSS divisions of OSS sophmore pacers are set as races Three and Eight. Of the 14 OSS eligibles moving postward, three are by Ohio stallions Dragon Again and Pet Rock, while two are by Rockin Amadeus. Stallions represented by one foal each include: Big Bad John, Big Risk, Mr Wiggles, Nob Hill High, Western Vintage and Yankee Cruiser.   In the first division (Race 3) Stanford Court, a son of Nob Hill High, leaves from post seven for trainer Brian Brown. Owned by Mondillo, Lombardo, Hen-Shaut and Lightning 5 Racing, Standford Court was second in Leg 1 to Ocean Rock in 1:50.4 kaknd captured Leg 2 in 1:50.2. He has career earnings of $132,210.   Elver Hanover (Post 3) will face off against Ocean Rock (post 7) in the second division (Race 8). Elver Hanover, a son of Yankee Cruiser, is trained by Ronnie Burke for Burke Racing, Jablonskyk, Mellilo, J&T Silva-Purnel-Libby and won Leg 2 in 1:51 and sports a lifetime bankroll of $388,450. Ocean Rock is a Rockin Amadeus colt trained by Christi Noble for breeder-owner Sandra Burnett. This colt captured leg 1 in 1:50.2 and was second in Leg 2 in 1:50.4 to Stanford Court, and has amassed $201,677 lifetime.   by Kimberly Rinker, Ohio Standardbred Development Administrator

Grove City, OH - The popular Buckeye Stallion Series made a stop at Eldorado Scioto Downs on Tuesday night for the third leg of the 3-Year-Old Colt and Filly Trot. A total of 9 harness racing divisions went to the post, five division of colts and geldings and four divisions for fillies. It was a big night for owner Marion Beachy who had two wins with his gelding trotters. Enforce The Law, by Triumphant Caviar out of Shez Jailbait, was a winner with Ronnie Wrenn Jr for trainer Joseph Kramp in 1:56.2. The gelding got away second and was shuffled fourth only to come on and score by a neck.   The other winner was Exhibit Class, by Triumphant Caviar out of Classic Blaze. Ronnie Wrenn Jr. got the Sean Smithpeters trained gelding away fourth and powered up three wide in the final turn to win by a neck in 1:56.1. The mile was the co-fastest of the night for the colts, 1:56.1. The other fast mile was turned in by Breakout The Gold in 1:56.1 with Tyler Smith for Norm Parker. The Break The Bank K-Lady Sierra trotter is owned by Robert Key. Rose Run Valor found the winner's circle in 1:56.4 with Ryan Stahl for Eric Hamlet. The winner is sired by Uncle Peter out of Donven Promise. The gelding is owned by David Van Dusen and Michael Osborne. Luckey Stormin was placed the winner in 1:56.4 with owners and driver-trainer Josh Slater and Elpidio Bernardi Jr. when Gabby's Wild Child was disqualified for going inside pylons. The gelding is by Stormin Normand out of Fef Fef For Sure. The fillies were led by Susie D who had the fastest win in 1:55.3 with Jeremy Smith for Bryan Weaver. The Uncle Peter out of Minor Skirmish is owned by Donna Anderson was a winner by a head. Muskingum by Triumphant Caviar out of Abbey Craig, was a winner in 1:57.2 for trainer-driver Sandy Beatty. The filly was 8th at the half but circled the field to get the victory by 7 lengths. She is owned by Beatty along with Larry Riffe, William Johnson II and Ray Thacker Jr. Lights Down Low by Uncle Peter out of Swing Anna Cash was a winner for Tyler Smith and Trent Stohler in 1:57.2. She is owned by Trent Stohler Stable, Tim and Benjamin Graber. Lightning Belle was a winner in 1:58, in a wire to wire effort, with Ryan Stahl and Scott Cox. The daughter of Dejarmbro-Deborah Maroon is owned by G Peters. Sires Uncle Peter and Triumphant Caviar each had three winners on the card. The fourth leg for the 3-Year-Old filly trot is Wednesday August 19 at MGM Northfield Park. The fourth leg for the 3-year-old colt trot is Tuesday August 25 at Eldorado Scioto Downs. The next event in the Buckeye Stallion Series is the second leg of the 2-Year-Old filly trot at MGM Northfield Park tonight. by Roger Huston, for the OHHA

Ten harness racing divisions of Ohio Sires Stakes (OSS) were contested Saturday night, July 11 at Eldorado Scioto Downs. Charlie May captured the first of four $40,000 OSS contests for 2-year-old pacing colts for driver Danny Noble as the 1-9 favorite in 1:54.2. It was the second career victory for the brown son of McArdle in as many lifetime starts. Trained by Steve Carter, Charlie May now has $95,000 in career earnings for breeder-owner Don Tiger. Barnard Hanover, a 16-1 longshot, was second for Chris Page, while Brett Miller steered I'm Sorry Man to a third place finish at 5-1 odds. Lady Arthur took the first of four $40,000 OSS races for freshman pacing fillies in 1:53.2 in a wire-to-wire performance for driver Ronnie Wrenn, Jr., besting rival Summer Touch (Chris Page) by a neck. Disaronno Hill (Brett Miller) was third. Lady Arthur is a daughter by Arthur Blue Chip and the victory was the first of her career in two starts. She now has $22,738 in career earnings for trainer and co-owner Dr. Ian Moore, who owns the filly in partnership with the RG McGroup and Serge Savard. Yanks Dugout captured the first of two $50,000 OSS events for 3-year-old trotting colts, besting four rivals in 1:54.2 and holding off a late charge by It's Academic (Chris Page) by a head. It was the second victory in the series for the son of Triumphant Caviar who is trained by Edward Miller and was driven by Kurt Sugg for owners Ivan and Duke Sugg, who also bred the youngster. Yanks Dugout now has $75,150 in his career coffers. Stonefire US (Dewayne Minor) nabbing third-place honors. Laughagain Hanover got a perfect steer by Peter Wrenn to capture the second OSS division for freshmen pacing colts, stopping the timer in 1:54.3. The son of McArdle, who is trained by Laura Searway, left the gate as the 9-5 favorite and notched his second lifetime win in as many tries. Hill Yeah was second at 3-1 for Chris Page, while 3-1 Jackie Moon was third for Josh Sutton. Owned by Michael Cimaglio, W. Richardson and R Cimaglio, Laughagain Hanover has $2,248 in career earnings. Winella Hanover took a new lifetime mark of 1:54.4 en route to her victory in the second OSS for 2-year-old pacing fillies. Driven by Chris Page for trainer Ronnie Burke, the daughter of Racing Hill notched her third straight triumph in as many tries. Owned by Burke Racing, Weaver Bruscemi, J. Mellilo and J&T Silva-Purnel&Libby, Winella Hanover now has $99,800 in her career bankroll. Action Uncle captured the second OSS for 3-year-old trotting colts via a front-end trip for driver Brett Miller in 1:54.4. Trained by Virgil Morgan, Jr., the son of Uncle Peter notched his third straight OSS triumph for owners Cart Howard, Joyce McClelland and Larry Wills. The 1-9 favorite upped his seasonal earnings to $80,500 with four wins in as many tries. Wading Boots was second for Chris page, while Doubleyellowline got up for third for Dan Noble. Hardt At Work prevailed in the third OSS divison for 2-year-old pacing colts, tripping the timer in 1:55.1. The son of Manhardt is conditioned and was driven by Mike Micallef for Brett Boyd Racing and Anthony Formosa. Rockin Airway was second for Kayne Kauffman, while Caviart Sargent was third for Ronnie Wrenn, Jr. Hardt At Work is now two for two in his brief career and sports a bankroll of $23,750. Leave Her Wild exploded in the final yards to win the third OSS contest for 2-year-old pacing fillies in 1:55.1. Driven by Ronnie Wrenn, Jr., for trainer-owner Danielle Snyder, the daughter by Domethatagain picked up her second straight victory in as many tries, upping her career earnins to $23,400. Pinknperfect was second for Chris Page, while She Knows It all nailed down show honors for Brett Miller. Odds on Pick Six cpatured the final OSS for 2-year-old pacing fillies in a commanding 1:54.2 for driver Peter Wrenn and trainer Melanie Wrenn. The daughter of Racing Hill picked up her first career win for Odds On Racing as the 2-5 favorite, besting Home Team (Ronnie Wrenn, Jr.) and 52-1 Rose Run Warner (Trevor Smith). Odds On Pick Six now has $57,500 in career earnings. Sentimental captured the final Ohio Sires Stakes for 2-year-old pacing fillies in 1:56.1 with Tyler Smith driving for trainer John Ackley and the CT Stables of Washington Court House, Ohio. This bay filly is by Ohio sire The Panderosa and now has two wins in as many career starts. Bred by Marvin Raber of Berlin, Ohio, Sentimental sports a bankroll of $23,750. Lady Sconset was second for Derek Watiker with Rocking The Blues third for Danny Noble. by Kimberly Rinker, Ohio Standardbred Development Administrator  

The second leg of the Buckeye Stallion Series for 3-Year-Old harness racing colt pacers was held Wednesday night at Eldorado Scioto Downs. Four Divisions were contested, each carrying a purse of $17,500. The four winners each notched new life-time marks in their victories. The first division went to Medoland Bosa with his second BSS win and his fourth straight win of the year. The son of The Panderosa with Chris Presley in the bike for trainer Mike Medors got away fourth from the post four powered up to take the lead at the half in 55.1 and never was headed winning by a length and a half in lifetime best 1:52.1. Won Last Feeling was second for Kyle Ater and LL Mystra finished 3rd with Chris Page. The winner returned $5.80 to win. Breeder Tamara Hoovler co-owns Medoland Bosa with Hutchison Harness. On the year Medoland Bosa has won four of six starts and finished second the other two times has earned $24,618. The gelding has established all age track records this season at Circleville 1:57 and Marion 1:58.2. The second division saw Snowmoon with Tyler Smith go wire to wire with fractions of :26.2, :56, 1:24 with the mile in 1:52.1 for a lifetime best. Bargain Shopper and Dan Noble was 2nd, while Cousin Louie finished 3rd for Chris Page. Snowmoon paid $19.00 at the windows. Jessica Smith is the trainer-owner of the three-year-old gelding by Mr Wiggles, bred by Crawford Farms. Snowmoon has earned $15,652 this year. In the third division Elite Machine, driven by Brady Brown for owner-trainer Don Lark Jr, scored off fractions of :26.4, :56.1, 1:24.2 with the mile in 1:53.1 a lifetime best. The three-year-old gelding by Western Vintage was bred by Marion Beachy. Elite Machine got away second was shuffled third and came on to win by a length at the finish. The winner paid $8.00 while Ubuntu with Dan Noble was 2nd and Wigglemejiggleme and Chris Page finished 3rd. On the season Elite Machine has earned $13,428. The final division saw MC Cam and Shawn Barker go to the top from post 1 and never give it up with fractions of :27, :56, 1:24 and the mile a lifetime best 1:53.2. The winner paid $6.40 with Mingo Joel and Jeremy Smith 2nd and Final Coat Hanover 3rd for Chris Page. MC Cam, sired by McArdle, is trained by Kyle Ater, owned by Russell Hundley and Bred by Walnut Hall Stock Farm. With the win, MC Cam raised his yearly earnings to $11,425. The third leg of the Buckeye Stallion Series for 3-Year-Old Colt Pacers is scheduled for Monday, July 20 at MGM Northfield Park. By Roger Huston, for the OHHA

Twelve divisions of Ohio Sires Stakes will be contested this weekend in the Buckeye State, with two $50,000 events for 3-year-old trotting fillies on Friday night (July 10) at Northfield Park. As well, four $40,000 OSS contests each for 2-year-old pacing colts and 2-year-old pacing filles and two $50,000 divisions of 3-year-old trotting colts vie at Scioto Downs on Saturday (July 11). Sixteen trotting fillies will line up behind the Northfield Park starting gate in third-leg OSS action in races Two and Four on Friday. Guinevere Hall, the current OSS leader in her division, has won both of the previous legs handily with Peter Wrenn driving for trainer Melanie Wrenn. The daughter of Cash Hall is owned by the M T Pockets Stable and Dave McDuffey and has $174,181 in career earnings. Kikimora heads up the second OSS division for trainer and co-owner Chris Beaver and breeder/co-owner Sandra Burnett. The daughter of Triumphant Caviar has also won both of her previous OSS battles and sports a bankroll of $251,516 lifetime. The only concern here is the outside post but driver Aaron Merriman knows this talented filly well. On Saturday, 11 sophomore trotting colts battle in leg three action in races Four and Ten at Scioto Downs. Returning OSS winners include Yanks Dugout from post five in the first division for driver Kurt Sugg and owners Duke & Ivan Sugg, while the Virgil Morgan, Jr.,-trained Action Uncle and Ronnie Burke-conditioned Wading Boots spar in the second division. A total of 34 freshman pacing colts make their debut in OSS contests in races One, Six, 11 and 13. Ohio-registered stallions represented by progeny in these events incude eight by Pet Rock; four by Racing Hill; and three each by McArdle, Well Said and Yankee Cruiser. The stallions Art Official and The Panderosa each have two foals competiting, while Art Official, Cheyenne Rei, Domethatagain, Manhardt, Mr Apples, Rockin Amadeus, Western Terror, Western Vintage and Woodstock are all represented by one foal each. Likewise, 35 pacing fillies battle in their first OSS tests in races Three, Eight, 12 and 14. Ohio-based stallions represented by these female sidewinders include six each by Racing Hill and Well Said; four each by McArdle and Pet Rock; and three by Yankee Cruiser. The stallions Domethatagain and Nob Hill High both have two foals racing, while Arthur Blue Chip, Big Bad John, Manhardt, The Panderosa, Western Terror, Western Vintage and We Will See are all represented by one foal each. by Kimberly Rinker, Ohio Standardbred Development Administrator

Artful Dancer scored a lane-scortching victory in the lone $60,000 Ohio Sires Stakes contest for 3-year-old pacing fillies on a steamy Saturday afternoon, July 4, at Scioto Downs. The daughter of Yankee Cruiser, driven by Dan Noble and trained by Steve Carter, sat patiently through fractions of :27.2; :54.3; and 1:22.3 before unleashing a powerful late kick to draw off by 4¼ lenghts in 1:52. Getting up for second was a determined 11-1 Penpaperpage (Tyler Smith), with super longshot (81-1) Real Rockin Ravi (Josh Sutton) grabbing third-place money. Bred by Midland Acres and D & CC Drake, Artful Dancer is owned by Tammy Carter, Jay Mossbarger, Richard Lombardo and Josh Green and pushed her career earnings to $171,284. Her seasonal earnings now stand at $49,810 from this first victory of 2020 in five tries. She is the first foal out of the Sportswriter mare Dancin Caroll p, 2, Q1:55.1F ($81,646). by Kimberly Rinker, Ohio Standardbred Development Administrator    

Grove City, OH - The Ohio Harness Horsemen's Association (OHHA) will host "Saturday at the Races" presented by the Galbreath Equine Center at The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center on July 4, from Eldorado Scioto Downs on Facebook live. The event will begin at 3:30 and include coverage of the Next Generation races and the Ohio Sire Stakes. Hosted by OHHA Brand Ambassador Roger Huston, Saturday at the Races will include live coverage of the 2-Year-old Colt and Filly races of The Next Generation and the third leg of the 3-Year-Old Pacing Fillies Ohio Sire Stakes. Saturday at the Races will include interviews with drivers, trainers, and owners as well as analysis of the races. OHHA Outreach and Public Relations Coordinator Frank Fraas says this is another event in the association's outreach program. "During the Covid-19 pandemic we are continuing to find ways to deliver our product to fans that might not feel comfortable attending the races in person. It also gives us the opportunity to present our sport to others that might not follow it on a regular basis." by Frank Fraas, for the OHHA  

A quartet of harness racing 3-year-old colts and geldings of both gaits battled in $50,000 round two divisions of Ohio Sires Stakes Friday night June 26 at Scioto Downs. A total of 13 trotters passed the entry box while 17 pacers were entered into these OSS divisions. Among the Ohio-registered trotting stallions represented four are by Uncle Peter, three by Triumphant Caviar, two by the exported Wishing Stone and one each by Broadway Hall, Dejarmbro, Fully Count and Knight of Intrigue. Ohio-registered pacing sires represented include three each by Big Bad John, Dragon Again and Rockin Amadeus; while Pet Rock has two foals competing; with Bigrisk, Gunthatwonthewest, Mr Wigglies, Nob Hill High, Western Vintage and Yankee Cruiser all had one foal each racing in an OSS contest. In the first of the two $50,000 OSS divisions for trotters (Race 2), Wading Boots and driver Chris Page used come-from-behind tactics to score an easy victory in a new career clocking of 1:55 for trainer Ronnie Burke and co-owners Weaver Bruscemi Larry Karr, and Paul Collura. Facing off against five rivals, the homebred Wishing Stone gelding was content to sit tight through fractions of :27.4, :57.2 and 1:25.1 before stepping up his game in the homestretch as the 1-2 favorite. The victory, Wading Boots' second of his career and first of 2020, upped his career earnings to $58,380 for his connections. Stonefire US (Dewayne Minor) was second at 10-1, while 17-1 Uncle Andy (Ronnie Wrenn, Jr.) was third. Wading Boots is the third foal out of the SJ's Caviar mare Sequin Hanover, 4, 1:53M ($55,835) and is a full brother to U Need Stones 4, 1:53 ($241,075) and Well I'm Fancy 2, Q1:59.3f ($34,355). Stanford Court (1-5) took command early in the first OSS pacing division (Race 6) for driver Ronnie Wrenn, Jr., and held off a late charge by 2-1 Ocean Rock (Danny Noble) to score his second triumph of the season in 1:50.3. Doin The Most (Kurt Sugg) raced well to be third as the 5-1 choice. Trained by Brian Brown, Stanford Court, a homebred son of Nob Hill High, is owned by Robert Mondillo, Richard Lombardo, Hen-Shaut Stable and Lightning 5 Racing Stable and now has $136,710 in career earnings from three wins in 10 starts. This large bay colt is the second foal out of the Western Ideal mare Odds On Hemera, p, 3, 1:56.4 ($43,145) and is a half-brother to Pure Paradise (by McArdle) p, 2, 1:53 ($102,743). Stanford Court  Elver Hanover kept his unblemished record intact, taking the second OSS pacing division (Race 10) easily in 1:51 for driver Chris Page and trainer Ronnie Burke. The 3-year-old gelding, by Yankee Cruiser, out of The Panderosa mare Edr Hanover, notched career victory number ten as the 2-5 favorite. Bred by Hanover Shoe Farms, this youngster now sports a career bankroll of $388,450. Can Be Perfect (6-1) was second for Tyler Smith, while 3-1 Dragon Roars Again got up for third for driver Brett Miller. Elver Hanover Action Uncle easily took the second OSS for diagonally-gaited specialists with a new lifetime mark of 1:53 for driver Brett Miller. Virgil Morgan, Jr., trains the son of Uncle Peter who notched his second straight OSS triumph and third seasonal victory in as many tries for owners Carl Howard, Joyce McClelland and Larry Wills. Bred by Kenneth Sommer, Action Uncle, who left the gate as the 1-9 favorite, now has $281,075 in career earnings. It's Academic (5-1) was second for Chris Page, with 59-1 longshot Doubleyellowline a healthy third for Danny Noble. Action Uncle Kimberly Rinker Ohio Sires Stakes OSDF Administrator

Grove City, Ohio -The Ohio Harness Horsemen's Association (OHHA) will again benefit from the proceeds of the sale of an entry into the Next Generation at Eldorado Scioto Downs, scheduled for July 4. Billy Hartt will place his harness racing entry into the 2-year-old filly race up for auction June 28 on Hoofbid.com. Hartt says proceeds from the action with be donated to the OHHA, with the proceeds benefiting the Ohio Harness Horsemen's Association. Hartt purchased an entry into filly race and was chosen in the random drawing for one of the nine available entries into the race. "I'm very disappointed we are not going to race in the Next Generation. I entered to race and had no intentions of selling the spot," said Hartt. "It was the chance to race for good money." "From the beginning I thought the idea of the Next Generation was awesome. It gives us dreamers the shot at a big race." The purse for the Next Generation is $150,000. Hartt says he wants to be supportive of the Ohio racing program. "I bought more Ohio breds because I like the program. It has opportunities to race in the Sire Stakes, the Buckeye Stallions Series and at the county fair level." "We are very grateful for the generosity of owners like Billy Hartt that believe in the Ohio racing program and want to give back," said OHHA President Steve Bateson. "Ohio is very fortunate to have owners like Mr. Hartt and Chad Foulk who is also donating proceeds from the auction to our charities." The entry will go on the auction block Sunday night at HoofBid.com, the on-line standardbred auction site. Interested bidders can go to HoofBid.com for instructions on how to download the app and create an account. HoofBid founder Jeff Davis says they will also assist the OHHA. "Like Mr. Foulk's entry, we will be donating our fees back to the OHHA to assist their worthwhile programs." For more information: Frank Fraas

Grove City, Ohio - The harness racing Foulk Stable will auction off one of its two entries in the Next Generation at Eldorado Scioto Downs, scheduled for July 4, with the proceeds benefiting the Ohio Harness Horsemen's Association. Chad Foulk announced his stable's entry into the 2-year-old filly pace will go up for auction Sunday night on HoofBid. Foulk purchased an entry into both the filly race and the 2-year old colt pacing event. At the close of entries, both races received more than the nine available slots and a drawing was necessary to determine which nine owners would receive entries. Foulk said he was lucky that his wife's name was drawn twice. "It was interesting, we were waiting and didn't get our name drawn until the ninth slot in each race. We didn't think we would get into either one." At the time of entry, owners did not have to designate a horse they were going to enter. As the time to declare a horse was drawing nearer, Fouk says the decision was made to part with the filly entry. "We thought it would be fun to be a part of the Next Generation, unfortunately our yearlings at this time are not good enough to go in the race." A condition of the race is that entries can be sold, traded, or given away. Foulk says they are putting their entry up for auction. "We are going to put our entry on HoofBid this Sunday to give everyone a chance to bid on the entry to race their horse. I have heard from some owners that did not get in the original drawing that they are interested in the race. We thought it would be good for everyone to buy a spot if it were available." Foulk says any money over the original $10,000 he receives for his entry will be donated to the Ohio Harness Horsemen's Association. "Times are tough right now and I felt if we could do something beneficial for our industry. I think the proceeds from the auction should go back to our industry." Ohio Harness Horsemen's Association President Steve Bateson says any proceeds the organization receives will be distributed to three worthwhile causes. "Chad Foulk's generous donation to the OHHA will benefit our youth scholarship program for high school seniors and graduate students as well as benefit our equine benevolent program. In addition, some funds will be used for P.A.C.E.R., the association's political action committee to continue to bring awareness to our agricultural equine business." The auction will take place on Hoofbid.com, the on-line standardbred auction site. Interested bidders can go to Hoofbid.com for instructions on how to download the app and create an account. HoofBid founder Jeff Davis says the auction will begin Sunday night, June 28 at 7:00PM. "We are excited to help Chad Foulk and the Foulk Stable as well as the Ohio Harness Horsemen's Association," said Davis. "We will be donating our fees back to the OHHA to assist their worthwhile programs." Frank Fraas

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