Barn Doll Takes Ms. Versatility Final
Barn Doll went gate-to-wire to win the Allerage Farm’s $120,000 Ms. Versatility Final in 1:53 2/5. Barn Doll was 1 ¾ lengths ahead of Charmed Life (Brett Miller) and White Becomes Her (Tim Tetrick).
The four-year-old Conway Hall mare is owned, trained and reined by Jeff Gregory with co-owner Jesmerel Stable.
The Ms. Versatility Final features the top eight points earners from a series of races held on various size tracks.
Blenheim Takes $122,500 Old Oaken Bucket
John Campbell guided Blenheim to a 1 ¼ length victory in the Old Oaken Bucket for sophomore trotting colts.
Tight Lines (Jeff Gregory) grabbed the early lead and led the bulky field of ten past through the first three quarters of a mile in :27 2/5; :56 4/5 and 1:25 1/5. The Yankee Glide gelding wore down the leader and cruised under the line in 1:54. Clufflink Hanover (David Miller) was second and Tight Lines held on for third.
Blenheim is trained by Per Henriksen for Steve Organ, Asa Farm and Thomas Nurmi.
WR Set In Standardbred (2CT)
Don Dream established a new world’s record in the second division of the $64,100 (div.) Standardbred for freshman colt trotters.
David Miller sent Don Dream for the early lead and led the field of seven through the fractions of :28 1/5, :57 3/5 and 1:26 4/5. The pocket sitting Moonshiner Hanover (Scott Zeron) tried to mount a challenge but couldn’t get close enough to force the issue. The son of Donato Hanover used a :28 1/5 last quarter to score a 1 ¾ length victory in 1:55. Andy M rallied for third.
The new world champion is owned by Michelle & Albert Crawford and Susan Oakes and trained by Chris Oakes.
In the second $32,050 division Lars Perry (Yannick Gingras) was clear of the field with less than a 1/16 of a mile to go and jumped off stride giving the victory to He’s On A Mission (Tim Tetrick) in 1:58 3/5. Brand New Key (David Miller) was moved to the place spot and Lars Perry was placed third.
The winning Groton Hall gelding is owned by Denise Dennis and trainer Stacey Ruddick.
Ohio Breeders Championships Held
Four divisions of the $141,300 (div.) two-year-old colt pacer were held. Mcthriller (David Miller) established a new track record for freshman geldings during his 1:53 4/5 mile. Scotch Mcewan (Josh Sutton), Big Bad Bruce (Chris Page) and Dancin Rebel (Peter Wrenn) took the other divisions.
A pair of $50,170 splits were also held for the sophomore pacing colts. Winwood Mac (Yannick Gingras) scored in 1:52 1/5 and Mr Wiggle Pants (Kayne Kauffman) won in 1:52 2/5.
Two divisions of the $94,000 (div.) three-year-old filly pace went to Miss Me Yet (Montrell Teague) and Queen Ann M (Chris Page).