Delaware, OH--With a patient drive from Chris Page, Soul Train cruised to a 7-1/2 length victory in the opening division of the Ohio Breeders Championship 2-year-old colt trot during Tuesday (Sept. 17) action at the Delaware County Fair.
|USTA/Mark Hall photos|
|Soul Train won his OBC division in 2:00.3.|
As the Greg Coon starting gate released the field of six, Mark Headworth sent Happy Go Jamie out of post 2 and went after the early lead. The eventual winner was content to sit fourth through the opening half in 1:01.3. When Soul Train was given his orders, he quickly took command down the backstretch and never looked back, stopping the timer in 2:00.3. Star Chip (Don McKirgan) was second and Fiftyshades Of Nay (David Miller) was third.
Soul Train, Trainforthefuture-Dances On Air, is owned by Parent Racing Stable, R. S. Crynick and J. E. Novak and trained by Scott Cox.
In the second division, Hooray For Willie went gate-to-wire to score in 1:58.3, a new lifetime mark. The son of Master Lavec-Chipstick Hooray is owned by Winchester Baye Acres, Inc. of Ocala, Fla., and trained by the winning driver Kurt Sugg.
Can'tcutthatchip (Dan Noble) and Mainstreet Willy (Chip Noble) rounded out the top three finishers.
|Hooray For Willie won his OBC division in 1:58.3.|
Hall of Fame driver David Miller teamed up with his daughter, trainer Devan Miller, to score a victory with Rose Run Princess in the second division of Ohio Breeders Championship for 2-year-old filly trotters.
The daughter of Trainforthefuture-Cinder Char was sent after the early lead set the fractions of 29.4, 1:01.2 and 1:31.3 and cruised home to score a five-length victory over Emilene's Future (Ray Paver) in 2:00.3. The winner is owned by James E. Keller and Jerry Allen Bell. The heavily favored In The Grippers (Chris Page) broke at the start and was never a factor.
In the first $25,388 division, Hush Hush Chip (Chris Page) defeated Emery Jean (Chip Noble) in 2:02.4. The freshman daughter of Chip Chip Hooray-Secrets won for the first time this season for trainer Danny Collins and the ownership team of Lewis, Taylor, Gold and Lombardo.