Toledo, OH --- On Sunday (Aug. 18), Raceway Park hosted eight divisions of the Ohio Sires Stakes as part of the 12-race program. Freshman colt and filly trotters and pacers all competed for Ohio Sires Stakes third leg honors.
Filly trotters started the show off right in the opening race of the evening with a track record performance. Turbochargedroxie (Cayenne Turbo-Raffinee Baby) broke the track record for 2-year-old filly trotters when she won by 2-1/4 lengths, stopping the clock at 2:00. The old 2:00.2 record stood for 20 years and was trotted in 1993 by Say Your Prayers and driver Thomas Jackson.
Turbochargedroxie started from post five in the $30,000 first division and was fourth through an opening quarter of :30. She rushed first-over in the second quarter, took the lead and never looked back. She posted the final three fractional times of 1:01.4, 1:31.1 and 2:00.
The race was Turbochargedroxie’s fourth lifetime start and second victory. This race represents a new lifetime mark for the winner and increased her bankroll to $25,492. Dan Noble piloted the filly for co-owner/trainer David G. Morgan and Deborah Rush.
Finishing behind Turbochargedroxie were Rose Run Princess, Anniesbluejeanbaby, OIM Bad, Emilene’s Future and Mclean. Iron Princess was scratched. Turbochargedroxie returned $4.00 for the win.
Rompaway Galaxy (Rompaway Wally-Rompaway Wynona) took the $30,000 first division for 2-year old colt trotters for trainer Krista Williams in the evening’s second race. Rompaway Galaxy began from post one and was third though a :30 opening quarter. He moved to the lead after the quarter and never looked back. He posted times of 1:01.2, 1:31.3 and 2:00.3, easily besting his competition by 6-3/4 lengths.
Mike Micallef drove for owner Rompaway Farms LLC. It was the fifth career win for Rompaway Galaxy in six starts and pushed his earnings to $71,550. Completing the race were Hooray For Willie, Fiftyshades Of Nay, Manstreet Willy, Inquiring Andy and Can’tcutthatchip. Rompaway Galaxy was heavily favored and paid $2.40 to win.
Paydaze On The Way was the winner in race four, capturing $30,000 first division for freshman filly pacers. Dan Noble drove the filly for trainer Diana Riegle and owners Howard Taylor, Edwin Gold, Richard Lombardo and Karen Rose. Paydaze On The Way (Look Sharp-Shantytown Girl) left from post four and never looked back. She posted fractions of :30, 1:01.3, 1:31 and 1:59.3, winning by one length.
The race was the fifth career start for Paydaze On The Way and was her fourth victory. Finishing in succession after the winner were Lady Julie, Crown Time Keeper, APP Panda, Ataway Samantha and Shakin Friskie. Paydaze On The Way returned $2.20 to win.
Pacers were back in action in the fifth race for the $30,000 first division for colts. Big Bossman (Feelin Friskie-Lovely American) led every step through times of :30.2, :59, 1:27.2 and 1:57.2. The gelding is owned by Parent Racing Stable LLC. Trainer Doug Hinklin called upon Greg Grismore to drive.
The race was the third win in six starts for Big Bossman, who now has $34,835 in earnings. Big Bossman was a half-length winner and was followed home by Dibs, Chance I Might, Led Schneppelin, Upfront Clays Boy and Hawks Cry Hoboken. Big Bossman paid $7.60 to win.
Filly trotters returned for the sixth race. Maes Perfect Storm (Neely Dunn-Salient) went gate-to-wire to win the $30,000 second division. The race was Maes Perfect Storm’s seventh lifetime start and second score, bringing her earnings tally to $37,312. Dan Noble piloted the filly for owner Charles Branthoover and trainer Robert Lippiatt.
Noble steered Maes Perfect Storm through fractional times of :30.4, 1:01.3, 1:31.2 and 2:01.3. Finishing behind Maes Perfect Storm were In The Grippers, Emery Jean, Greased, Sandy’s Wish, Cookie N Ice Cream, Hush Hush Chip and MJ’s Victory Jody. Maes Perfect Storm was an upset winner and returned $24.40 for the win.
Soul Train (Trainforthefuture-Dances On Air) took the $30,000 second division for 2-year old colt trotters for trainer Scott Cox in the evening’s seventh race. Soul Train started from post five and sat fourth through fractional times of :30.4, 1:02.1 and 1:32.4. He made his move in the fourth quarter and drew off by 2-3/4 lengths in 2:03.
Chris Page drove for owners Parent Racing Stables, Robert Crynick and John Novak. It was the fourth career win in eight starts for Soul Train, who now has earnings of $44,008. Completing the race were Noah Count, Happy Go Jamie, Happy Dance, Zippy Sam and Bradymeister. Soul Train was heavily favored and paid $3.00 to win.
Pacers were scheduled next and Rosy Fire was victorious in the ninth race, capturing the $30,000 second division for freshman filly pacers. Kyle Ater drove the filly for trainer Mark Winters Sr. and owners Bret Schwartz, William Bean and Stephen Montemarano.
Rosy Fire (Feelin Friskie-Justin Rose Jet) appeared to be a victim of soft fractions of :29 and 1:00.1. However, Ater tipped the filly and took the lead approaching the 1:28.4 three-quarters, than maintained a 1-1/4 length win in 1:58.2.
The race was the eighth career start and third win for Rosy Fire, who now has earnings of $35,457. Finishing in succession after the winner were Lucky L, R Spunky Girl, Friskie Six, Friskie’s Angel, Spiffy Sam and Baby Slider. Rosy Fire returned $7.80 to win.
The final Ohio Sires Stake race of the evening was the tenth race, the $30,000 second division for 2-year-old colt pacers. Rocket Beau started from post seven and led at virtually every call through fractions of :27.3, :57.4, 1:26.4 and 1:56.4, besting his competition by a neck.
Driver Chris Page was victorious with Rocket Beau (Pine Valley-Sunny Sally) for owners Jennifer and Beau Brown and Richard Lombardo. Brian Brown is the gelding’s trainer.
Following Rocket Beau were Friskie Adam, Player’s King, UF Fast Feelin, Two Will Forever, Friskie Shadow and Feel Like Autumn. Rocket Beau returned $6.60 to win.
T Red scores 50th career win at Raceway Park
T Red paced home for his 50th career victory on Sunday in Raceway Park’s 11th race.
The 8-year-old has 204 career starts, winning 50 times, and finishing second and third 34 and 32 times, respectively. T Red (Cams Eclipse-Al’s Honey) has earnings of $249,640 and a lifetime mark of 1:51.1 taken at Indiana Downs at age five.
The pacer has won on 10 different racing surfaces and his richest win was for a purse of $11,880 in a conditioned race at Windsor Raceway in 2011.
T Red started from post seven and virtually made every pole a winning one, posting fractions of :27.1, :56, 1:25.1 and 1:55.1. He finished 4-1/2 lengths in front of his closest competitor, Art’s Boy (Robert Dinning), and returned $3.80 to win.
Henry Gulley owns and trains T Red. Gulley called upon Dan Noble to steer his gelding to this milestone triumph.
T Red was one of four winners on the night for Noble.