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Ohio Sires Stakes feature freshmen this week
Monday, July 17, 2017 - by Kimberly Rinker, Administrator, Ohio Standardbred Development Fund

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Columbus, OH --- Monday night (July 17) at Northfield Park kicks off three days of Ohio Sires Stakes action featuring 2-year-olds in round two of the four-leg series for Buckeye-bred youngsters. Each division carries a purse of $40,000.

Five divisions of freshman filly pacers will line up behind the Northfield starting gate Monday evening, with a first race post of 6 p.m. (EDT).

Tuesday, the action shifts to Scioto Downs as four fields of rookie trotting colts battle in a special matinee program, beginning at 2 p.m. (EDT). On Wednesday, neophyte trotting distaffs battle in a quartet of OSS divisions over the Scioto limestone, with a 6:30 p.m. (EDT) first race post time.

At Northfield on Monday, a total of 42 fillies will vie, representing their sires Pet Rock (eight); Big Bad John, Dragon Again and McArdle (five each); The Panderosa (four); and Art Official (three). The stallions I’m Gorgeous, Shark Gesture and Woodstock each have two fillies competing; while Allamerican Native, Believeinbrusier, Manhardt, World Of Rocknroll and Yankee Cruiser each have one distaff going postward in an OSS contest.

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Lucille Amarone won her $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes leg one contest for 2-year-old pacing fillies with owner Ryan Stahl in the sulky.

First leg winners Lucille Amarone, owned by Ryan and Nichole Stahl, along with John Poppe’s JP Silver, slug it out in the first OSS division (race one).

Prsntpretynperfect, owned by Jennifer Brown; Alan Keith’s Kay Again; the Tye Loy-trained Big Bad Goldie; and the Jim Dailey-conditioned Bad Girls Rule -- all first leg winners -- battle in the third division (race five).

Shakewhatmamagaveu, who was second by a head in 1:55.1 to Big Bad Goldie in leg one, starts form the rail for driver Peter Wrenn in the fourth division (race seven).

A total of 38 trotting colts will battle at Scioto Downs on Tuesday afternoon in four OSS divisions. Leg one winners Countthebenjamins, a Dejarmbro colt trained by Steve Carter; Sultan Of Cash, a Cash Hall gelding trained and owned by Roger Hughes, Jr.; and Herb LeVan’s Manny L, all square off in the second division (race three).

Jeff Johnson and Doug Millard’s Icingon De Cupcake, a first leg winner in 2:00.4, starts from post nine in division three (race five), as does Get The Cash, a son of Cash Hall conditioned by Kelly O’Donnell and driven by Dave Palone, in the fourth division (race seen). Get The Cash won his first leg in a speedy 1:57.3 for these same connections.

Ohio stallions represented Tuesday afternoon by these trotting colts include Dejarmbro with eight of his progeny set to compete; Cash Hall (seven); and Triumphant Caviar and Manofmanymissions with five each. Break the Bank K has four youngsters going postward in OSS tests, while Dontyouforgetit, My MVP and Winning Fireworks each have two young trotters in the fray. And Away We Go, Full Count and Stormin Normand each have one youngster competing.

Wednesday evening at Scioto Downs will see 35 rookie trotting fillies wage war in a quartet of OSS divisions. The Ohio stallion Manofmanymissions is represented by seven of his progeny in these events, while My MVP is represented by five distaffs. Break The Bank K, Dejarmbro and Stormin Normand each have four young fillies competing, while Cash Hall, Dontyouforgetit, and Winning Fireworks have two each. Stallions with one young female trotter going postward are Amigo Hall, Big Rigs, Full Count, Trainforthefuture and Triumphant Caviar.

In the first division (race one) Joyce McClelland’s This Year’s Best will try for her second straight lifetime win after capturing her leg one OSS at Northfield Park in 2:01.2. Trying to stop her will be Wilbur Lang and Chris Beaver’s Sesame, a 1:59 winner in her first OSS leg test.

Looking For Zelda, a Break The Bank K lass owned and bred by Robert Key, won her first OSS leg in 1:59.1 in a wire-to-wire effort from the rail, but gets the seven-hole in OSS division two (race two) Wednesday night.

Alana’s Ways also gets the seven-slot in Wednesday’s third OSS division (race three) after winning her first OSS leg with a perfect trip via driver Josh Sutton. The Dejarmbro lass covered the one mile test in 1:58.3.

The Parent Racing Stable’s To Russia won her OSS first leg from post seven in 1:58.2 and now has been saddled with the eight-hole in this second leg, fourth division (race five). The Manofmanymissions daughter is conditioned by Scott Cox.


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