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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

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

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  

Guinevere Hall established a new world and track record of 1:53 in the first of two $50,000 Ohio Sires Stakes for 3-year-old harness racing trotting fillies on Friday night, July 10 at Northfield Park. With a front-stepping performance for driver Peter Wrenn, Guinevere Hall erased the former world record for a 3-year-old filly on a half-mile track with a three length triumph, the last quarter mile in a speedy :27.4. The former world record was co-held by Frau Blucher (2013 Delaware County Fair) and Plunge Blue Chip (2018 Yonkers Raceway) at 1:53.1. The former track record of 1:54 was set in 2018 in an Ohio Sires Stakes by Looking For Zelda (Tony Hall).   Guinevere Hall, a daughter of Cash Hall is owned by the M T Pockets Stable and Dave McDuffey and has $199,181 in career earnings and $65,000 in seasonal earnings. She was bred by Alan j. Leavitt.Guinevere Hall, who left the gate as the 2-5 favorite, won her previous OSS legs and is the leader in this division for trainer Melanie Wrenn. Tootie, the 7-2 choice, was second for Brett Miller, while 35-1 longshot Delovely Hall got up late for driver Aaron Merriman. A Fancy Face stormed to the lead at the 1:26 three-quarters for driver Chris Page, capturing the second OSS division easily in 1:54.3. Trained by Ronnie Burke, the 9-1 sophomore duaghter by My MVP notched her first career victory in just her fourth lifetime start. Bred by Spring Haven Farm, A Fancy Face is owend by Burke Racing, Hatfield Stables, J&T Silva-Purnel&Libby and Weaver Bruscemi. Dream Change, a 50-1 longshot, was second for Greg Grismore, while 2-1 Kikimora was third for Aaron Merriman.   by Kimberly Rinker, Ohio Standardbred Development Administrator  

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    

Eight $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes contests for freshman trotters of both genders kicked off the holiday weekend at Northfield Park. Harness racing fans got their first glimsp of Ohio's future stars with five divsions for fillies and three divisions for colts and geldings. As expected, Randy Bendis' Swizzle Hanover captured the first division for fillies easily for Mike Wilder in 1:57.1. The daughter of Uncle Peter, out of the Chocolatier mare Seducedbychocolate, 3, 1:54.3M ($174,558) left the gate as the 5-2 choice and prevailed in the stretch over the determined 14-1 Incomeorexpenses (Tyler Smith) while 8-5 Celebrate With Me (Kurt Sugg) got up for third.   The victory was the first for Swizzle Hanover who previously scored two winning qualifiers at The Meadows on June 11 and 25. She is a half-sister to North Express (by Muscle Massive) 4, 1:54.1f ($61,573); Sweettooth Hanover (by Donato Hanover 2, 1:58.1f ($48,367); and Sweet Tart Hanover (by Donato Hanover) 4, 1:57f ($11,280). In the second OSS trotting filly division More Spirit (2-1) led from start to finish for driver Kurt Sugg and trainer Charlie Myrick. Bred by Dublin Valley Farm, the daughter of Southwind Spirit captured her first career start handily in 1:59.3, four lengths in front of 9-2 Magic Credit Card (Aaron Merriman), with Miss Meringue (Anthony MacDonald) third. Owned by the Second Chance Stable, More Spirit is the first foal out of the Credit Winner mare Amor Deo 5, 1:56.1f ($86,730).   Herculisa lived up to her name as she posted an impressive 1:58.1 clocking in the third OSS filly trotting division with Brett Miller at the controls. Trained by Virgil Morgan, Jr., the My MVP lass left the gate at 4-5 odds and once on top, never looked back. Owned by the Jesmeral Stable, Herculisa bested formidable rivals in 5-2 Merry Ann (Chris Page), who was second, and 2-1 Momma Knows Best (Ronnie Wrenn, Jr.) third. She is the second foal out of the Andover Hall mare Herculotte Hanover 3, 1:55.3 ($16,869) and is a full sister to MVP L 2, 2:05.2 ($19,770).   The heavily favored (3-5) Chip It In got up in the final strides for Ronnie Wrenn, Jr., to best the hard trying 15-1 Trumpeter Swan (Brett Miller) to win the fourth OSS trotting filly division in 1:58.2. Chris Beaver trains the daughter of Break The Bank K for Beaver, Meola, Robinson and RBH Ventures. Beaver's other trainee, 6-1 Ozma (Aaron Merriman) was a determined third. Chip It In is the seventh foal out of the Malabar Man mare Chippiesbrownsugar and is a full sister to Ms Bank Robber 2, 1:57.2f ($72,223) and a half-sister to Justin On Broadway (by Broadway Hall) 4, 1:54 ($89,926); and Teresa Tresa (by Andover Hall) 4, 1:59.1f ($50,215).   A Doll Face looked every bit the part of her name as she cruised to a 1:59.4 victory in the final OSS division for 2-year-old trotting fillies. Trainer Kayne Kauffman was in the sulky behind the 8-5 daughter of Dontyouforgetit who is owned by Doug Millard. Irish Princess, at 17-1, closed sharply for Aaron Merriman, while 35-1 My Jazz (Anthony MacDonald) trotted solidly to be third. A Doll Face is the second foal out of the unraced Muscle Massive mare Alliomi and is a half-sister to A Fancy Face (by My MVP) 3, Q2:00f ($15,075).   In the first of the three OSS colt trotting divisions it was all Spyder The Striker (7-2) taking home first prize in 1:56.3 for driver Aaron Merriman. Trained and co-owned by Chris Beaver for C. Beaver, L. Fleming and Vip Internet, the son of Uncle Peter--Elana-San Pellegrino looked much the best after having scored two winning qualifiers--the first at Delaware and the second at Northfield prior to this test.   Admiral Allstar (9-2) was second for Kurt Sugg, while 5-1 Replica Hanover was third for Tyler Smith. Spyder The Striker was bred by Wilbur Stoll and is the ninth foal out of his dam and is a half-brother to Kanthaka (by Triumphant Caviar) 3, 1:53.4f ($417,242); High Blue (by Majestic Son) 9, 1:54.2 ($304,074); Alacrity (by Pilgrims Taj) 4, 1:55 ($232,573) and First Flower (by Angus Hall) 5, 1:58.1f ($123,360), among others. In the second OSS trotting division for males, it was 3-5 Shouldaknownbetter (Chris Page), a Deep Chip gelding owned and trained Shane Arsenault, who made his second career victory in as many tries look effortless. Tango With Me (7-1) was second for Ronnie Wrenn, Jr., while 21-1 Street Gossip put forth an impressive effort for trainer-driver Roger Hughes, Jr., to nab third-place money. Shouldaknownbetter--who qualified at Woodbine on June 12 and then trotted to 1:57 in his pari-mutuel debut--now has $25,550 in career earnings.   This fine youngster was bred by the Gbw breeding farms and is the fourth foal out of the Amigo Hall mare Lexis Electra 5, 1:59h ($86,195), and is a half-brother to TT's D-Jay (by Dejarmbro) 6, 1:54.3 ($98,447) and Urs Ifu Want It (by Uncle Peter) 2,Q, 2:04.3s ($15,674). Perron proved to be much the best as the 6-5 favorite for driver Ronnie Wrenn, Jr., in the final OSS division for trotting colts and geldings, stopping the timer in 1:58.4. The son of My MVP is trained by Chris Beaver for Steve Stewart, Paul Kelly Racing, Black Creek Farm and V. Wagler and was making his pari-mutuel debut. Panzano got up to be second for Brett Miller with 5-2 Fire Cross third for Kayne Kauffman. Perron is the first foal out of the Credit Winner mare Long Island Tea 4, 1:54.3s ($112,714).   Ohio Sires Stakes action continues Saturday night, July 4 at Scioto Downs with one division for 3-year-old pacing fillies. by Kimberly Rinker, Ohio Standardbred Development Administrator  

Harness racing fans will get their first look at the next generation of champions when eight $40,000 divisions of 2-year-old Ohio Sires Stakes trotters go postward in the first leg of the four-round series on Friday night, July 3 at Northfield Park. The Cleveland half-miler will play host to three divisions of diagonally gaited Buckeye-bred colts and geldings and five divisions for fillies, with a first race post time of 6 pm, ET. Ohio-registered stallions represented in these OSS events include 19 sired by Uncle Peter; 11 by Triumphant Caviar; six by My MVP; four each by Break The Bank K and Full Count; three each by Dontyouforgetit and Southwind Spirit; two each by Cash Hall, Coraggioso, Dejarmbro and Deep Chip; and one each by Big Rigs, Credit Fashion, Jitterbug, Winning Fireworks, Wishing Stone and Victory Sam. Swizzle Hanover in the first OSS filly division (Race 1) deems watching. The daughter of Uncle Peter, out of the Chocolatier mare Seducedbychocolate, 3, 1:54.3M ($174,558) has the pedigree credentials to be a good filly. Co-owned and trained by Randy Bendis for Reed Broadway, Swizzle Hanover scored a pair of winning qualifiers at The Meadows on June 11 and 25 with Mike Wilder at the lines, clocked in 2:03 and 2:00.1 respectively. She is a half-sister to North Express (by Muscle Massive) 4, 1:54.1f ($61,573); Sweettooth Hanover (by Donato Hanover 2, 1:58.1f ($48,367); and Sweet Tart Hanover (by Donato Hanover) 4, 1:57f ($11,280). The second OSS filly division (Race 5) is a bit more wide open, however the Cash Hall filly She Loves To Jiggle bares a look after having scored an impressive, front-end winning qualifier in 2:02 at Hawthorne on June 21 under the watchful eye of trainer Jim Eaton. She Loves To Jiggle is out of the Conway Hall mare Jiggles ($4,657) and is owned by her trainer, Robert Silberberg, J. Schwartz, and the estate of Phil Langley. Mama Knows Best hails from the powerful Canadian-based stable of trainer Jason McGinnis and heads up the third filly division (Race 7) for owner Thestable Mamaknowsbest. This daughter of Uncle Peter finished third in a Woodbine qualifier on June 11 before winning her debut on June 23 at Northfield in 1:58.2 as the favorite with Ronnie Wrenn, Jr. at the controls. She draws the rail in this OSS contest with Wrenn, Jr. in the bike again and will be the one to beat. Mama Knows Best is the eighth foal out of the Andover Hall mare Europass 3, Q1:58.2F ($6,050) and is a full sister to Uncle Amos 3, 1:59.1 ($26,127) and a half-sister to Passing Jetta (by Lear Jetta) 3, 1:55.4f ($144,199); Money Crazed (by Crazed) 3, 1:57.3f ($30,738). Owner-breeder Sandra Burnett's Ozma looks serious in the fourth OSS filly division (Race 9). Trained by Chris Beaver, this Triumphant Caviar Lass is the second foal out of the former OSS winner Evanora 3, 1:56.3h ($115,348), herself a daughter of Pilgrim's Taj. Ozma scored a winning qualifier at Delaware on June 11 in 2:02 before posting a 2:02.4 clocking in a third-place finish in a Northfield qualifier on June 25. She benefits from the rail in this eight-horse field and will have Aaron Merriman in the sulky. Rose Run Whitney is the most experienced freshman filly that will line up behind the Northfield gate on Friday in the final OSS filly contest (Race 11), having scored two impressive qualifiers at The Meadows for trainer Ronnie Burke before winning a conditioned event at Northfield on June 28 in 2:01.2. The daughter of Uncle Peter will be steered by Kayne Kauffman from post three. Rose Run Whitney is the ninth foal out of the Angus Hall mare Stonebridge Dancer 3, 1:57.3F ($34,902) and is a half-sister to: Rose Run Sydney (by Triumphant Caviar) 4, 1:54.1 ($597,703); Magic Dancing (by Kadabra) 3, 1:59.3f ($52,664); Rose Run Ida (by Triumphant Caviar) 3, 2:00.1h ($53,736); Rose Run Urban (by Triumphant Caviar) 3, 1:57f ($43,709); Magic Hat (by Kadabra) 4,Q1:57.3s ($38,951); and Whitegloves (by Kadabra) 4, 1:57s ($33,145). In the first of the three OSS colt trotting divisions (Race 3), Admiral Allstar starts from post three for trainer Edward Miller. This son of My MVP is the only youngster in this contest with pari-mutuel raceway experience, having finished in a dead-heat for third on June 17 in a Northfield overnight for driver Kurt Sugg after having won his Northfield qualifier on May 28 in 2:03.2. Bred by the Lmn Bred Stables, Admiral Allstar was clocked in 1:59.2 in that start for owners Beccy Sugg, Watson Harness Racing and Mary Stucky. This gelding is the seventh foal out of the unraced Conway Hall mare Minor Skirmish and has half-siblings in: Kerfuffle Cookie (by Chip Chip Hooray) 3, 1:56.1h ($153,840); Allie's Gift (by Holiday Road) 5, 1:54.4f ($138,842); Susie D (by Uncle Peter) 3, 1:55.4h ($57,741); Special Agent Man (by Federal Flex) 3, Q1:59.1s ($45,037); Bofracas (by Dejarmbro) 2, 2:05.4h ($14,384); and Mybigbrowneyedgirl (by Chip Chip Hooray) 2, Q2:05.2h ($11,914). Shouldaknownbetter, a gelded son of Deep Chip bred by the Gbw breeding farms and owned by Canadian trainer Shane Arsenault, is the clear standout in the second OSS trotting division (Race 6) for colts and geldings. This youngster qualified at Woodbine on June 12 and followed that up with his pari-mutuel debut at that same oval, where he trotted to 1:57 triumph, drawing off by four lengths over his nearest rivals. Shoudaknownbetter is the fourth foal out of the Amigo Hall mare Lexis Electra 5, 1:59h ($86,195), and is a half-brother to TT's D-Jay (by Dejarmbro) 6, 1:54.3 ($98,447) and Urs Ifu Want It (by Uncle Peter) 2,Q, 2:04.3s ($15,674). Finally, in a near wide-open third OSS colt division (Race 12), both Phineas and Fire Cross appear to be well-placed to earn their first career triumphs. Phineas, who is owned by breeder Ray Hephner, scored a pair of impressive qualifiers at Northfield, winning his last one on June 18 in 2:03. Sired by Uncle Peter, he is the second foal out of the Sierra Kosmos mare Baba S, 7, 1:59.4h ($57,914) and is a half-brother to Erie (by Chip Chip Hooray) 5, 1:58.1h ($18,645). Fire Cross had back-to-back qualifying victories at Scioto Downs, clocked in 2:01.4 and 2:02.1. He was bred by Steve Stewart and is owned by Miller Racing Stable, Horseplay Racing Stable, M. Hayes and Darmofal Racing Ent. Fire Cross is a son of Triumphant Caviar and the fifth foal out of the Muscles Yankee mare Classical Mary, 3, 1:55.2 ($207,811) and is a full brother to Fraser Ridge 4, 1:52.1f ($522,479) and a half-brother to Guy Fox (by Glidemaster) 4, 1:55.2f ($143,656) and to Willoughby (by Dejarmbro) 3, Q 1:59.1f ($25,749). by Kimberly Rinker, Ohio Standardbred Development Administrator

Guinevere Hall kicked off an evening chock full of Leg 2 Ohio Sires Stakes action by winning her $40,000 division for harness racing 3-year-old trotting fillies in a new lifetime clocking of 1:54.1. The daughter of Cash Hall had captured her first OSS leg in 1:55 for trainer Melanie Wrenn, driver Peter Wrenn and owners M T Pockets Stable and Dave McDuffee. Guinever Hall was bred by Alan J. Leavitt of Kentucky and pushed her career earnings to $174,181 with this latest victory, the fifth of her career in 12 starts. Robin Banks (Kurt Sugg) was a strong second at 5-1 with 1-2 Lima Gold (Ronnie Wrenn, Jr.) third. Guinevere Hall left the gate as the 4-5 favorite. Guinever Hall Kikimora made every post a winning one for driver Aaron Merriman and trainer Chris Beaver in the second OSS division for trotting fillies. The 1-5 favorite, a duaghter of Triumphant Caviar who was bred and is owned by Sandra Burnett and her trainer, tripped the final timer in 1:54.2. Kikimora had captured OSS leg one at Scioto Downs two weeks ago in 1:54.1 and now has $41,320 in her seasonal bankroll and $251,516 in her career account. Tootie, with Brett Miller driving, was second at 14-1 odds after sitting in the two-hole througout while 25-1 Delovely Hall (Ronnie Wrenn, Jr.) raced well to get up for third-place honors. Kikimora Uncle Peter's Love got the benefit of the rail to capture her OSS trotting division easily in 1:54.2. It was her first win in the series, as she was second to Gunivere Hall in Leg 1 at Scioto Downs. Owned by Carl Howard and Joyce McClelland, the daughter of Uncle Peter now has $34,681 in seasonal earnings and $114,825 in career earnings. Randy and Michael Bennette bred the filly, who is trained by Virgil Morgan, Jr. Longshot (50-1) Team L was second for driver Hank LeVan, while 19-1 longshot Aqua Lillies was third for Ronnie Wrenn, Jr. Uncle Peter's Love PJ's Legacy, a daughter of Big Bad John-Walstan's Legacy-Jenna's Beach Boy, captured her $50,000 OSS pacing division in a new life mark of 1:51.3 for driver Ryan Stahl at 4-5 odds. The filly, who was bred by Walter Fister of Lexington, Kentucky, had won her first OSS contest handily in a wire-to-wire effort in 1:52 as well. Owned by Brown, Hutchison, Ridder and Kantrowitz, PJ's Legacy is conditioned by Brian Brown and has $168,170 in career earnings. Ellagator (1-1) was second for Ronnie Wrenn, Jr., while 10-1 Princess Rockette with Aaron Merriman aboard. PJ's Legacy In the final $50,000 OSS contest for 3-year-old pacing fillies it was 10-1 longshot Penpaperpaige (Tyler Smith) who wore down the 1-5 favorite McMarkle Sparkle (Ronnie Wrenn, Jr.) to emerge victorious in 1:52.3. The homebred Pet Rock lass upped her earnings to $98,476 via her eighth career win for trainer Jeff Smith and owner Shirley LeVin. Artful Dancer (7-2) was third for Chris Page. Penpaperpaige Leg three of the Ohio Sires Stakes for 3-year-old pacing fillies is scheduled for July 4 at Scioto Downs, while 3-year-old trotting fillies will go postward in OSS leg three on July 10 at Northfield Park. Kimberly Rinker Ohio Sires Stakes OSDF Administrator

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

Five Ohio Sires Stakes (OSS) divisions for harness racing sophomore fillies will go postward Saturday night, June 27 at Northfield Park, with a first race post time of 6 pm, ET. This is the second leg of the four round series. Two $50,000 divisions for 3-year-old pacing fillies have been carded as races seven and 11, while a trio of $40,000 contests for 3-year-old trotting fillies are set as races one, three and five on the program. Returning to battle in the pacing divisions are leg one winners PJ's Legacy (Race 7, Post 4) and McMarkle Sparkle (Race 11, Post 4). PJ's Legacy, a daughter of Big Bad John-Walstan's Legacy-Jenna's Beach Boy, captured her first OSS contest handily in a wire-to-wire effort in 1:52 for driver Ryan Stahl. Owned by Brown, Hutchison, Ridder and Kantrowitz, PJ's Legacy is conditioned by Brian Brown and has $153,170 in career earnings. She was bred by Walter Fister of Lexington, KY. Laura and Paul Baker's McMarkle Sparkle captured her OSS division in a blistering 1:50.1 for driver Brett Miller and trainer Jim Arledge, Jr. The homebred brown filly by McArdle-It's Ladies Nite-Towners Big Guy used come-from-behind tactics to score her first triumph of the season by nearly five lengths. McMarkle Sparkle owns a bankroll of $138,826 lifetime. From the 12 pacing fillies entered in these OSS divisions, four were sired by Ohio-based stallion Pet Rock, with two each sired by Big Bad John and Yankee Cruiser. The following stallions were represented by one foal each in these events: Dragon Again, Major Stone, McArdle and Western Vintage. In the three trotting divisions, which feature fields of seven diagonally-gaited specialists each, OSS leg one winners--Globetrotting, Guinevere Hall and Kikimora--have all returned. Globetrotting took her round one division in 1:55.1 for trainer Jason McGinnis and Thestable Globetrotting of Guelph, ON. Bred by Steiner Stock Farms, the daughter by Manofmanymissions-Celebrity Deville-Andover Hall has procured career earnings of $171,582 thus far. She'll leave from post six in race three. Kikimora, a daughter by Triumphant Caviar-Nessa Rose-Chip Chip Hooray, battles in this same division from post three. Trained by co-owner Chris Beaver for breeder and co-owner Sandra Burnett of Wilmington, Ohio, Kikimora captured her first OSS leg in a career best 1:54.1 with Aaron Merriman at the lines. The winner of $231,516 lifetime has four wins, three seconds and a third from 11 career starts. Guinevere Hall, a winner of $154,181 lifetime, heads up the first OSS division (Race 1) from post three for driver Peter Wrenn and trainer Melanie Wrenn. The daughter of Cash Hall-Garbo Hall-Lindy Lane won her first OSS leg with a front-stepping 1:55 performance. Bred by Alan J. Leavitt of Kentucky, Guinevere Hall will be trying for her second consecutive triumph in as many starts this season. Among the 21 trotting fillies set to battle in these OSS events, Uncle Peter has sired seven of them, with three sired by Manofmanymissions and two each sired by Break The Bank K, Cash Hall, Team Six and Triumphant Caviar. Stallions represented by one foal each include Coraggioso, Dejarmbro and My MVP. Leg three of the Ohio Sires Stakes for 3-year-old pacing fillies is scheduled for July 4 at Scioto Downs, while 3-year-old trotting fillies will go postward in OSS leg three on July 10 at Northfield Park. Kimberly Rinker Ohio Sires Stakes OSDF Administrator

Yanks Dugout took a front-end journey to capture the first of two $50,000 Ohio Sires Stakes (OSS) for  harness racing 3-year-old trotting sires on Saturday evening, June 13 at Northfield Park. Driven by Kurt Sugg, the dark brown gelded son of Triumphant Caviar was much the best as the 6-5 choice and recorded a new life mark of 1:54.1 with his seventh career victories in as many tries this year. Trained by Edward Miller, Yanks Dugout upped his career earnings to $46,333 for owners Ivan & Duke Sugg of Dreshler, Ohio, who also bred the gelding. Wading Boots (Chris Page) was second best at 7-5, one and a quarter lengths behind the winner, with 5-1 Expect The Sweep third for Aaron Merriman. Yanks Dougout is the fourth foal out of the prolific Muscles Yankee mare Yansky 3, 1:57f ($122,127) and has half-siblings in Yanks Ball Girl (by Majestic Son) 4, 1:57f ($60,722); Fashion Can Do It (by Cantab Hall) 3, 1:58.1f ($30,030); and Yanks DJ (by Dejarmbro) 2,Q2:04.3f ($5,509). Yanks Dugout In the second $50,000 OSS division for trotters Action Uncle set a new Northfield Park track record for 3-year-old trotters of 1:53.2 with a perfect steer from driver Brett Miller. Trained by Virgil Morgan, Jr., the son of Uncle Peter left the gate at 1-2 odds and upped his career earnings to $256,075 for owners Carl Howard, Joyce McClelland and Larry Wills. Action Uncle finished well ahead of second-place finisher 9-5 It's Academic (Chris Page) with Buxton (Danny Noble) putting in a game performance to be third. Bred by Kenneth Sommer, Action Uncle is the first foal out of the Broadway Hall mare Action-Broadway 4, 1:52.3 ($1,102,073). Action Uncle Action Uncle Haggard got up in the final strides for driver Ryan Stahl and trainer Scott Cox to capture the first $50,000 OSS test for 3-year-old pacers in a new career clocking of 1:53. The large black gelding by Big Bad John was bred by Spring Haven Farm and is owned by Parent Racing Stable of Whitehouse, OH. Haggard, who finished half a length in front of 2-1 Mr Wiggle It (Ronnie Wrenn, Jr.), left the gate at 5-1 odds, while 16-1 longshot Epic Ace (Danny Noble) got up for third. Haggard now has $36,475 in his coffers from four wins in six career starts. He is the eighth foal out of the unraced Dragon Again mare Tura Hanover and is a full brother to Angry Shelby p, 3, 1:54.1f ($62,530) and a half-brother to: Town Temptress (by Artiscape) p, 5, 1:51.3 ($305,008); All Turain (by Tell All) p, 4, 1:52.2h ($127,138); and Tural Lural Lural (by The Panderosa) p,4, 1:53.1f ($124,259), etc. Haggard Haggard Sandra Burnett's homebred bay gelding Ocean Rock demolished his competition in 1:50.2 in the second $50,000 OSS contest for sophomore sidewinders. Driven by Danny Noble for trainer Christi Noble, the son of Rockin Amadeus crusied to victory after leading at every pole as the 1-2 choice. Standford Court (Ronnie Wrenn, Jr.) was second at 7-2 with 4-1 Can Be Perfect (Tyler Smith) getting up for third. Ocean Rock now sports a bankroll of $187,377 lifetime. He is the first foal out of the On The Attack mare Ocean Pearl p,5,1:53.2f ($143,637). Three-year-old colts return to battle in OSS Leg 2 on June 26 at Scioto Downs. Ocean Rock Ocean Rock   Kimberly Rinker Ohio Sires Stakes OSDF Administrator

The Ohio Sires Stakes (OSS) started off with a bang Friday night, June 12 as McMarkle Sparkle and harness racing driver Brett Miller cruised to a new Scioto Downs track record clocking of 1:50.1 for 3-year-old pacing fillies in the first of two $50,000 contests for state-bred sophomore pacing fillies. Leaving the gate at odds of 7-5 McMarkle Sparkle overtook the leading 3-2 Beautiful Beach (Aaron Merriman), who began tiring quickly at the 1:22.4 three-quarter marker, leaving 15-1 rival Artful Dancer (Danny Noble) in a cloud of dust as she scored her first victory of the seaon. Penpaperpaige (Tyler Smith) got up for third as the 4-1 choice. Trained by Jim Arledge, Jr. for owners-breeders Laura L. and Paul R. Baker, the brown McArdle filly now has $138,826 in career earnings. PJ's Legacy, who captured the $75,000 Consolation for 2-year-old pacing fillies in 2019, swept to a 1:52 front-stepping triumph in the second OSS pacing dvision for driver Ryan Stahl as the 2-5 choice. Trained by Brian Brown for Brown, Hutchinson, Ridder and Kantrowitz, the bay daughter by Big Bad John bested a fast-closing 2-1 Ellagator (Ronnie Wrenn, Jr.) by a head, with 10-1 longshot Hoochie Girl (Kayne Kauffman) getting up for third. Bred by Kentuckian Walter Fister, PJ's Legacy now has $153,170 in her bankroll. PJ's Legacy Kikimora, the 8-5 favorite, continued her winning ways by taking the first of three $40,000 OSS trotting events in 1:54.1, scoring for driver Aaron Merriman by three-quarters of a length over 3-5 A Fancy Face (Chris Page). Trained by co-owner Chris Beaver for co-owner/breeder Sandra Burnett, the daughter of Triumphant Caviar, out of the Chip Chip Hooray mare Nessa Rose, captured the $300,000 Championship for 2-year-old filly trotters last season and now has $231,516 in her career coffers. Lima Gold (Ronnie Wrenn, Jr.) picked up third-place money at odds of 9-1. Kikimora Guinevere Hall was much the best, capturing the second trotting division in 1:55 and racing on the front end nearly every step of the way with Peter Wrenn driving for his wife, trainer Melanie Wrenn. The daughter of Cash Hall, who was bred by Alan J. Leavitt of Kentucky, picked up her fourth career win in her 2020 debut as the 6-5 choice. Uncle Peters Love (Brett Miller) was second at 2-1, with 14-1 Compass Rose DC third for Trace Tetrick. Guinevere Hall now has $151,181 in her lifetime bankroll. Guinevere Hall Globetrotting, who was making her seasonal debut for trainer Jason McGinnis and Thestableglobetrotting, did not disappoint her backers as the 4-5 favorite, using front-end tactics to emerge triumphant in 1:55.1. Trace Tetrick was in the sulky behind the big brown duaghter of Manofmanymissions, who was bred by Steiner Stock Farm, as she picked up her fifth career victory and upped her career earnings to $171,582. Tootie (Brett Miller) was second at 3-1 with 5-1 Hometown Honey (Tyler Smith) notching third-place honors. Globetrotting Three-year-old fillies will battle in OSS Leg 2 on June 27 at Northfield Park. Foals are eligible to the rich Ohio Sires Stakes program based on their breeding, as their sire must be registered with the Ohio State Racing Commission (OSRC) during year of conception. Kimberly Rinker Ohio Sires Stakes OSDF Administrator

The Ohio Sires Stakes (OSS) revised 2020 schedule begins this evening at Scioto Downs and continues Saturday night, June 12 at Northfield Park with first round action for harness racing 3-year-old trotting and pacing colts and fillies. A pair of $50,000 contests for 3-year-old filly pacers and a trio of $40,000 bouts for 3-year-old female trotters kick off the OSS action at Scioto. Fifteen pacers and 26 trotters will go postward over the five-eigtht's mile oval with a first race post time of 6:30 pm, ET. In the trotting ranks, Uncle Peter has eight foals competing, while Manofmanymissions and Triumphant Caviar are represented by three foals each. Stallions represented by two foals each include Break The Bank K, Cash Hall, My MVP and Team Six and those Ohio-registered sires with one foal each in these OSS contests are And Away We Go, Coraggioso, Deep Chip and Dejarmbro. Kikimora, who captured her $300,000 Championship as a freshman last season, returns to battle in the first OSS trotting test (Race 6) this evening for trainer and co-owner Chris Beaver and co-owner/breeder Sandra Burnett. A winner of $210,196 in 2019, Kikimora finished third in her first start this year, a Scioto overnight on May 27. Aaron Merriman gets the nod from the two-hole. Also going postward and making her seasonal debut in the second trotting division (Race 11) for trainer Jason McGinnis is Globetrotting. This brown filly, who was bred by Steiner Stock Farm, was second to Kikimore in last year's OSS Championship and earned $151,582 for Thestable Globetrotting. Trace Tetrick drives from post nine. Stallions Big Bad John and Pet Rock are represented by three foals each in the pacing divisions, while two have been sired by McArdle. Dragon Again, Feelin Friskie, Major Stone, Mister Big, Western Vintage, We Will See and Yankee Cruiser each have one foal racing in these events. Beautiful Beach, who finished second in the freshman OSS Championship last year, starts from post two in the first pacing division (Race 2). Trained by Tyler George for owners Tom Lehmann and Hollie Hiser, Beautiful Beach earned $145,675 last season and took a 2-year-old mark of 1:53.2 at Scioto en route to an Ohio State Fair Stakes triumph. At Northfield on Saturday, four $50,000 OSS divisions spotlight colts and geldings of both gaits, with a first race post time of 6 pm, ET. A total of 13 trotters and 18 pacers passed the Northfield entry box this week. Ohio-registered sire Uncle Peter is represented by four foals, with Wishing Stone and Triumphant Caviar sporting two foals each. Other diagonally-gaited sires with one foal each competing include Break The Bank K, Broadway Hall, Dejarmbro, Manofmanymissions and Knight Of Intrigue. Action Uncle, who captured his $300,000 OSS 2-Year-Old Championship over the Northfield dirt last season, carries the hopes of owners Carl Howard, Joyce McClelland and Larry Wills postward. Trained by Virgil Morgan, Jr., this Uncle Peter colt has earned $231,075 to date and will have regular pilot Brent Miller in the sulky from post three in Race 3. Bred by Kenneth Sommer, Action Uncle took a winning mark of 1:53.4 in his lone start this season at Scioto Downs on May 27. Among pacing stallions, both Big Bad John and Pet Rock have four foals competing, while Dragon Again is respresented by three contestants and Rockin Amadeus by two. Other side-winding sires represented by one foal each are Bigrisk, Gunthatwonthewest, Mr Wiggles, Nob Hill High and Western Vintage. Sandra Burnett's Ocean Rock is the clear standout among these sophomore pacing colts. Trained by Christi Noble, this bay homebred gelding earned $156,377 last season and finished second in the $300,000 OSS Championship. In his seasonal debut, he captured a Scioto overnight on May 30 in 1:52.3. Danny Noble drives from post six in Race 11. Three-year-olds will return to battle in OSS Leg 2 the weekend of June 26-27 at these same venues. Foals are eligible to the rich Ohio Sires Stakes program based on their breeding, as their sire must be registered with the Ohio State Racing Commission (OSRC) during year of conception. by Kimberly Rinker, Ohio Standardbred Development Administrator  

The Ohio Standardbred Development Fund Commission (OSDFC) has approved revisions to the 3-year-old harness racing divisions of the 2020 Ohio Sires Stakes schedule.   The first legs of the OSS series for 3-year-olds--originally scheduled to take place on May 1 and 3 at Miami Valley Raceway--were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.                 The revised schedule is as follows: June 12            3-Year-Old Pacing & Trotting Fillies Leg 1     Scioto Downs June 13            3-Year-Old Pacing & Trotting Colts Leg 1      Northfield Park June 26            3-Year-Old Pacing & Trotting Colts Leg 2      Scioto Downs June 27            3-Year-Old Pacing & Trotting Fillies Leg 2     Northfield Park July 11             3-Year-Old Trotting Colts Leg 3                      Scioto Downs The reminder of the original schedule for sophomores remained unchanged: July 4               3-Year-Old Pacing Fillies Leg 3                    Scioto Downs July 10             3-Year-Old Trotting Fillies Leg 3                    Northfield Park July 18             3-year-Old Pacing Colts Leg 3                      Scioto Downs   For more information on the Ohio Sires Stakes or to download a copy of the revised schedule, please visit http://www.racingohio.net/OSDF.html. May 20, 2010 by Kimberly Rinker, Ohio Standardbred Development Administrator

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