Cronos, Midnight Shark take Jerome T. Osborne Memorial splits at Painesville

Painesville, OH — Racing action wrapped up Wednesday (July 24) for the 2019 Lake County Fair and the highlight was two divisions of the Jerome T. Osborne Memorial Signature Series pace. With the split, each heat carried a $2,000 purse.

In the first division, Steve Schoeffel steered Cronos to victory for trainer Dan Walski and Walski Stables. The 6-year-old Art Colony stallion moved second-over at the five-eighths pole and made good use of the cover to win in 1:59.2. American Schnapps was second and Trillionair finished third. The win pushed Cronos’ career earnings over the $100,000 mark.

The second split went to Midnight Shark and Kurt Sugg. The pair led at every call to post a 1:58 win, finishing one length better than Royaltyhasarrived. Oneisalonelynumber finished third. Sugg trains the 6-year-old Shadyshark Hanover gelding for Ashley Dunn.

Tye Loy took a $6,450 OFRC 2-year-old colt trot with Ataboy Star, a Dontyouforgetit gelding he owns and trains. The 2:05.4 tally was his second in four career starts as he bested Momm’s My Dad and Be A Believer.

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