Buckeye State is well represented at Breeders Crown finalsOctober 26, 2018,
Grove City, OH — The Buckeyes are ready to race this weekend at the Breeders Crown finals this Saturday (Oct. 27) at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono with seven Ohio-breds competing and others with Ohio connections.
Race three, the 2-year-old filly pace, will see Queen Of The Pride (McArdle-Lioness Hanover) in the five-hole with driver Tim Tetrick for trainer Gregg McNair. The McArdle filly was born in Findlay, Ohio and bred by Brad Wallace. She is owned by Frank Chick. Queen Of The Pride has 12 starts with five wins, two seconds and three thirds with earnings of $303,179. She won two legs of the Ohio Sires Stakes, the Ohio State Fair Stakes and the Ohio Sires Stakes final.
Chin Chin Hall (Cash Hall-Canland Hall), a 2-year-old colt trotter, has the two-hole in race four. This colt will be driven by Peter Wrenn and is trained by Melanie Wrenn. He is owned by David McDuffee and Gene Oldford Farms. The colt has earnings of $60,194 from four starts. His biggest win of the year was in the Bluegrass Series Sept. 27 and he was second in the Breeders Crown eliminations on Oct. 19.
Super Schissel (Uncle Peter-Bavarde), a 2-year-old colt trotter, has the six-hole in race four. The Uncle Peter colt will be driven by Yannick Gingras and is trained by Jimmy Takter. Al Libfeld and Perry Soderberg co-own the colt who was bred by Coyote Wynd Farms. Super Schissel has 10 starts with three wins, one second and three thirds. He won two legs of the Kentucky Sires Stakes and was third in the Breeders Crown eliminations on Oct. 19.
Baron Remy (Yankee Cruiser-Riley Character), a 3-year-old filly pacer, has the seven-hole in race six. The filly is co-owned by Burke Racing Stable, Silva, Purnel & Libby, Lawrence Karr and Weaver Bruscemi. Baron Racing Stable is the breeder. She will be driven by Chris Page and is trained by Ron Burke. Her lifetime earnings are $465,010. She earned $368,946 this year in 17 starts. She has five wins, six seconds and two thirds in 2018. Her wins include the Courageous Lady at Northfield Park, Ohio Breeders Championship, Ohio Sires Stakes final, and the Scarlet & Gray Invitational at Miami Valley.
Looking For Zelda (Break The Bank K-My Winning Way) is looking for the win in race 11, from the five-hole with Matt Kakaley in the sulky. This 3-year-old filly trotter is owned and bred by Robert Key and Norm Parker trains. She was the 2017 Ohio 2-year-old Trotting Filly of the Year. She has lifetime earnings of $398,794. This year she has 12 starts with five wins and three thirds. Among her wins are the Buckette at the Delaware County Fair, two legs of the Ohio Sires Stakes, the Currier & Ives at the Meadows and Scarlet & Gray Invitational at Miami Valley.
Impinktoo (Manofmanymissions-Margie Seelster) is also in race 11. She is in the nine-hole with driver Brian Sears. The Manofmanymissions filly is trained by Ron Burke and owned by Herb Liverman. Jay Mossbarger is the breeder. Her lifetime earnings are $418,860 and this year she earned $251,820 with five wins, six seconds and one third in 17 starts. She is the winner of the Ohio Breeders Championship in Delaware, Ohio and the Ohio Sires Stakes final.
Lather Up (I’m Gorgeous-Pocket Comb), a 3-year-old colt pacer, will start in the eight-hole in race 12. The colt is owned and bred by Gary Iles and Barbara Iles. Montrell Teague will be in the sulky for trainer Clyde Francis. This colt has had a great year and raced in the Little Brown Jug, where he won the first elimination and finished third in the final. On Oct. 20 he also finished third in his Breeders Crown elimination. His lifetime earnings are $845,712 and he earned $771,612 of that this year. Out of 15 starts in 2018 he has 11 wins and two thirds. Other wins include the Ohio Sires Stakes final and the Ohio State Fair Stakes.
Besides having seven Ohio-breds, there are many others competing in the Breeders Crowns races this weekend with Ohio connections.
Trix And Stones (Trixton-Baby Bella), 2-year-old colt trotter, is in the seven-hole in race four. This colt was bred by Stephanie Smith-Rothaug and was born in West Jefferson, Ohio.
Race five, the 2-year-old filly trot, will see Ohio owned When Dovescry (Muscle Hill-Cedar Dove) with the rail, owned by Go Fast Stable.
Race seven, the 2-year-old colt trot, has two horses with connections to the Buckeye State. Tactical Landing (Muscle Hill-Southwind Serena) is owned by The Tactical Landing Stable of Perrysburg, Ohio. Lawmaker (Muscle Massive-Pretty Amigo) was born in Baltic, Ohio.
Air Force Hanover (Somebeachsomewhere-All American Cognac) will be in race eight, the 2-year-old colt pace, for Ohio co-owners Country Club Acres, Joe Sbrocco and Richard Lombardo. Bill Donovan of Florida also co-owns the colt.
Love Me Some Lou (Sweet Lou-Shark Lightning), also is in this race, and was bred and born at Spring Haven Farm in Utica, Ohio.
In race nine, the Breeders Crown Open Trot, the world champion trotter Pinkman (Explosive Matter-Margie Seelster), a half-brother to Impinktoo in race 11, has the rail. This colt was born in Bloomingburg, Ohio and is co-owned by Joyce McClelland of Zanesville, Ohio. Other co-owners include Christina Takter, John and Jim Fielding and Herb Liverman.
Race 12 has two 3-year-old pacing colts with connections to the Buckeye State. Springsteen (Rock N Roll Heaven-American Charm) has two Ohio co-owners, Bruce Soulsby of Powell and Alan Weisenberg of Hilliard. Other co-owners include Allard Racing Inc. and Kapildeo Singh.
Dorsoduro Hanover (Somebeachsomewhere-Deer Valley Miss) is co-owned by Wingfield Five of Kenton, Ohio. Other co-owners include Burke Racing Stable, Silva, Purnel & Libby and Weaver Bruscemi.
Brian Brown trains two 2-year-old pacing colts in race eight, Proof (A Rocknroll Dance-Ginger And Fred) and Air Force Hanover (Somebeachsomewhere-Allamerican Cognac).
Ohio is proud to have such a display of horses in the Breeders Crown finals. Breed, buy and race in Ohio. Ohio is for winners.