Columbus, OH — Friday night’s (May 24) started the weekend with thirteen races. Friday showcased the Billings Amateur Driving Club in the first race. Bob Troyer brought home trotter Ubanji in 1:57.1 for trainer John G Wengerd. The Amateur Billings have two other events this summer at Scioto Downs, July 12 and Aug. 8, which will also showcase the Pro/Am driving challenge.
Also, on Friday “The Downs” housed the $22,000 Open Trot where No Whip Chip came out victorious. This became a family affair as Dan Noble brought the totter to the winner’s circle for trainer Meredith Noble. No Whip Chip held off Dayson and Chris Page by a neck.
Saturday (May 25) driver Dan Noble had another successful night as he took both legs of the Open Pace.
Race 5, Whataboy got away first and was able to keep the lead throughout the race to get the win. Driver/trainer Dan Noble got the job done in 1:50.2 paying $5.80 to win. Whataboy will be the pacer to watch this summer as he could achieve great things.
Meanwhile, in Race 8 My Hero Ron who is familiar with the winner’s circle scored the ninth win of his 2019 season. This 7-year-old out of Well Said is a classy horse trained by Danny Dubeansky. My Hero Ron didn’t have it easy as Kayne Kauffman and Gerardo were nipping at their tails in the stretch but held off to win in 1:50.3.
Once again Dan Noble held off to get the win, taking all three legs of the Opens this weekend at Scioto Downs.
Scioto Downs will host racing on Memorial Day, Monday (May 27) with a post time of 2 p.m. Check out www.sciotodowns.com for a full list of race dates.