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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
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
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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.
July 16, 2014
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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.....
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