Plunge Blue Chip Lowers World Mark in Ms Versatility Trot Final
Ake Svanstedt and Plunge Blue Chip went gate-to-wire to win the $87,500 Ms Versatility Trot Final presented by Allerage Farms.
The winning time of 1:51.4 lowered the world mark established by Maven in 2013.
Pure Chance (Scott Zeron) closed for second and Grand Swan (Lewayne Miller) was third. Manchego (Dexter Dunn) recovered from a break in stride before the half to take fourth.
The five-year-old Muscle Mass mare is owned by Svanstedt, Blue Chip Bloodstock and Tomas Andersson.
World Record Equaled in Standardbred Colt Trot and Pace
Arnold N Dicky cruised to an open length win in the $47,006 Standardbred Colt Trot over Sunny Crockett (And Miller) and To Be Frank (Tony Hall). The winning time of 1:54 equaled the World Record.
Hall of Famers Dave Palone drove and Charles Sylvester trains the Bar Hopping colt that is owned by Sylvester, Lynn Stoltzfus and Gil Short.
Chase H Hanover (Ron Wrenn, Jr.) equaled the world mark for gelded freshman pacers with his 1:51.1 mile. Lou’s Pearlman (Matt Kakaley) and Jackie Moon (Tony Hall) completed the top three.
Scott Cox trains and co-owns the Captaintreacherous gelding with Jason Ash.
Filly Beats the Boys to Take the Old Oaken Bucket
Sans Default (Matt Kakaley) scored a mild upset over Hobbs (Jason Bartlett) to take the $83,800 Old Oaken Bucket in 1:55.
Burke Racing Stable, Crawford Farms, J & T Silva-Purnel & Libby and Weaver Bruscemi share the ownership of the Muscle Hill filly. Ron Burke trains the winner.
Ohio Breeders Championship Action
Three-year-old gelding Ocean Rock (Dan Noble) equaled the track record in the second of two OBCs for colt pacers with his 1:49.3 mile.
Sandra Burnett owns the Rockin Amadeus gelding who swept the Ohio State Fair Stakes, Ohio Sire Stakes Final.
Elver Hanover (Chris Page) took the opening $48,121 division with a 1:51.1 victory over Cody Hanover (Mike Wilder) and Can B Perfect (Tim Tetrick).
The Yankee Cruiser gelding is owned by Burke Racing Stable, Dr. Bridget Jablonsky, Jason Mellilo and J & T Silva-Purnel & Libby.
A pair of $63,446 divisions of the freshman colt pace went to Heart Of Chewbacca (Dan Noble) and Charlie May (Brett Miller) in identical 1:52.2 miles.
With the win, Charlie May became the latest member of the Ohio Triple Crown club after previously posting wins in the Ohio State Fair Stakes and the Ohio Sire Stake Championship.
The two divisions of the $92,042 (div) three-year-old filly pace went to Mcmarkle Sparkle (Brett Miller) in 1:52.3 and Penpaperpaige (Tyler Smith) in a lifetime best 1:52