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OHHA & SCIOTO DOWNS HORSEMEN’S GOLF OUTING

Monday, August 18, 2014 1:00 PM Shotgun Start

FOXFIRE GOLF CLUB
10799 State Route 104, Lockbourne, OH 43137-9644
Horsemen’s Dinner, Following golf, in the Foxfire Clubhouse
Approximately 5:30 PM


TO SIGN UP FOR GOLF OUTING AND/OR DINNER contact
Brett Merkle, OHHA Scioto Downs Track Representative  at 614-354-1601


Must sign up by August 5, 2014
ALL OHIO STATE RACING COMMISSION LICENSEES ARE WELCOME
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Cultivating A Cure- Ohio Farm Bureau
The Ohio Farm Federation is hosting a fund raising event at
Midland Acres on Sunday, August 17, at 1:00 p.m.
RSVPs are due by Aug. 1st
(reservations after Aug. 1 cannot be guaranteed to be included in the program)

Hereos Sponsor Table $6,000 each
Guardians Sponsor Table $4,000 each
Emerging Leader Table $2,000 each
Champion Sponsor Table $1,500 each
Pink Ribbon Sponsor Seat $250/couple
Friend of Debbie Seat $150/single
Tribute of Hope $50/each name

Let OBFBF know if you can attend or just sending donation.
Cultivating A Cure
Ohio Farm Bureau Federation
280 North High St, 6th floor
Columbus, OH 43215

Phone: (614) 249-2400


 
 
Today's Top Racing Stories


Ohio State Fair Racing returns to Scioto Downs

From Scioto Downs Racino

Ohio State Fair races for two and three-year olds in their respective divisions will be contested on Friday (August 1) and Saturday (August 2). First race post time is 6:30 p.m.

Friday’s 13-race card will shine the spotlight on the Ohio bred two-year olds for each gait and sex. The skilled freshman will race for abundant purses in nine races on the program.

Highlighting their divisions will be undefeated two-year colt pacer, Gray Camo trained by Ron Burke, two-year filly trotter, Sunrise Nibbles for Christopher Beaver and two-year old filly pacer, Bell Flower for her new conditioner, Jim Arledge Jr.

Saturday’s 14-race program will feature the talented three-year old filly and colt, trotters and pacers. The three-year olds make up six races on the card, including the one division of 11, three-year old colt trotters. The trotting superstar, Rompaway Galaxy will start from post eight with driver Mike Micallef and is the 6-5 morning line favorite. The full field will be chasing after a $90,000 purse.

The three-year filly trotters also had only one division for all the chips. They will race for a bounty of $87,000 and be a full field of 11.

Sandys Victory and Josh Sutton are the tepid 3-1 morning line favorite and will start from post six. This filly is coming off an impressive Sire Stakes victory in 1:57.2 for trainer and partial owner, Larry Tinch.

Along with the exciting racing action on Friday and Saturday, Scioto Downs will also have a Driver Autograph session on Friday. Drivers will be in the grandstands starting at 5:45 p.m. until 6:20 p.m. Then on Saturday night, Scioto Downs will be giving away free cups with the purchase of your living racing program and have carnival games for the kids set-up on the grandstand apron. The proceeds will benefit The Mid-Ohio Food Bank.


Five More Award Winners Announced as Part of Northfield Park’s Wall of Fame Night Celebration

Dean Davis, Monica Drago, Nadine Habke, Deb Sweney and Dr. Dan Wilson will be recognized as part of the Wall of Fame ceremonies at Northfield Park on Sunday, August 10, 2014. The banquet festivities begin at 5:00 p.m. Dean Davis is the newest recipient of Northfield Park’s Distinguished Owner Award. Davis has had success in harness racing on and off the racetrack. He has made tremendous contributions to the sport, earning respect as a loyal and encouraging owner with a keen eye for young racing prospects. His racing stock has been extremely successful. Davis has owned such prominent horses as Lisa Mac, Blastaway Sahbra, Gramma Gordie and his pride and joy, Dunkster. Davis convinced Northwestern Ohio trainer Ivan Sugg’s son, Kurt, to go out on his own and helped the younger Sugg throughout his career launch. The two have been an owner/trainer team since 1995. “He’s treated me like a son,” described Kurt of their relationship.
 

Ronnie Wrenn Jr. Dominates Wednesday Card at Northfield Park
July 16, 2014 
Ayers Ratliff aratliff@northfieldpark.com 

Northfield Park’s leading driver, Ronnie Wrenn Jr., drove nine winners on Wednesday (July 16) at Northfield Park, dominating the 15-race program. Wrenn’s nine scores included Hit By Lightning ($2.40) in race two, Lock Three ($3.00) in race four, Artistic Dreamer ($5.00) in race six, Singin Blues ($6.40) in race eight, Victory Candy Man ($4.00) in race nine, Royal Cam-Hall ($4.60) in race 10, Nordic Venture ($3.00) in race 11, R Master Scott ($6.80) in race 14 and Basilio Blue Chip ($2.20) in race 15. Those wins swept the evening’s Pick 4 and the Late Double. Wrenn, 27, began driving in 2008 and has since garnered 1,715 career victories and has $6,388,278 in total purse earnings. He has posted 262 victories so far this year over Northfield’s Flying Turns, placing him on top of the local driving ranks. Chasing in the Northfield standing are Josh Sutton (252), Aaron Merriman (205), Kurt Sugg (93) and Keith Kash Jr. (85). Wrenn drives at other racing venues on his days off from Northfield. He has been winning at impressive rates wherever he goes. To date, Wrenn has piloted 390 wins so far in 2014, ranking him as the second winngest driver in North America. Wrenn won the national driving title last year by posting 714 wins in 2013.

Ronnie Wrenn Jr. scores with Basilio Blue Chip in race 15, his 9th win of the night.


July 16, 2014
Ayers Ratliff aratliff@northfieldpark.com
The $150,000 Battle of Lake Erie has drawn an impressive field of eight horses [field summary below] and goes postward this Saturday evening, July 19 as Northfield Park’s twelfth race. Approximate post time for this event is 11:00 p.m. The Battle is a contest for North America’s top open pacers. Superfecta wagering has been added to Saturday’s twelfth race, the Battle feature. Saturday’s first race post time is 6:00 p.m.....

Ohio Sires Stakes action highlighted the Fourth Of July day card at Scioto Downs
The pacing and trotting two-year old colts and geldings took their turns for a
chance at the $40,000 purse, in their respective divisions.....

Ohio's racinos could soon earn more than casinos
 The state's casinos reported $71.2 million in revenue in May while Ohio's five
 racinos – which offer horse racing and slot machines, but no table ...

Harness Racing set the tone for county fair 
The 2014 Pickaway County Fair kicked off last weekend with two days of
 exciting harness racing action. After several years of low purses and short ...

Sunshine Meadows hosting $50000 Sunshine Stakes
Harness racing “county fair style” is coming to Palm Beach County in
Florida this September as the Sunshine Meadows Equestrian ...

Fire fundraiser raises $30K
Staff at Fraser Downs and Harness Racing BC stepped up to the plate by
 working 15-hour days to make this happen. Everyone volunteered their time ...

Alexander Scurto wins HHI Hauck scholarship 
Alexander Scurto, 18, has been awarded the 2014 Harness Horsemen ..
. Besides harness racing, Alexander's other passion is soccer, a sport at ...

Off To The Races On Canada Day
The ONtario Racing Commission announced they would be running 11
 live harness racing dates at Dresden Raceway for this season, beginning ...


 
 
  
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You're Majestic equals Northfield Track Recod

                                          Youre Majestic HED
You’re Majestic equaled the 1:58.1 mark for freshman fillies in her career debut at Northfield Park on July 1. That same mark had been set in 2008 by Rose Run Keepsake. You’re Majestic is a daughter of Majestic Son-You’re Adorable and is owned by Gloria Gillis of Mansfield, LA. Ronnie Wrenn, Jr. drove for
trainer Ladarrius Whitaker.
OHHA Executive Director Position

The Ohio Harness Horsemen Association has begun a national search for an Executive Director to lead the organization into the exciting future of Ohio Harness Racing. Applications will be accepted through August 1, 2014. A compete job description can be garnered by clicking this link  CLICK HERE

2014 Charity Night


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Blooded Horse Summer Sale yearlings now online

Thursday, July 31, 2014
by Dot Morgan, for the Blooded Horse Sales Co.


Delaware, OH --- The annual Blooded Horse Summer Sale in Delaware, Ohio, features 212 yearlings that can now be viewed online.

The yearlings sell Monday (Aug. 25) during the two-day event and most are in a black type format. There are 121 Ohio-breds, 46 Indiana-breds, 16 Pennsylvania-breds, four New York-breds and 12 Ontario-breds.

More than 500 racehorses and broodmares are also being offered.

Visit
www.bloodedhorse.com to view the yearlings and order a catalogue.

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286 Horses Nominated to OFRC in 2014
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All eight divisons of horses in the OFRC       
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County Fair Updates & Information

Limited Stalls Available for Cuyahoga County Fair!!!


OFRC has has added more fairs to the
USTA on-line Entry System- These fairs will take ONLINE Entries
Attica
Berea
Bowling Green
Burton
Hicksville 
Napoleon
Painesville
Tiffin


Wood County Fair at Bowling Green
 has changed the post time on July 29 to 5:00 pm

Telephone Number Changes
for entries at Carrollton, Berea, Painesville, & Burton County Fairs~All telephone entries for these fairs should be directed to the OHHA office at 614-221-3650 or 800-353-6442. As well, the OFRC has added these  fairs to the USTA on-line Entry System: Tiffin, Oak Harbor, Carrollton, Berea, Painesville & Burton. Any questions call Bill Peters 419-298-7408 or Joe Ewing 800-353-6442.
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