Rose Run Zoey equals Scioto track record in OHSS

Columbus, OH – Rose Run Zoey equaled the Eldorado Scioto Downs track record for 3-year-old pacing fillies on Saturday (June 22) by winning her $65,000 Ohio Sires Stakes division in 1:49.4.

Rose Run Zoey equaled the Eldorado Scioto Downs track record for 3-year-old pacing fillies on Saturday in winning her $65,000 Ohio Sires Stakes division in 1:49.4. Conrad Photo.

Tyler Smith took Rose Run Zoey straight to the front but yielded to the pocket behind Wasted On You (Brett Miller) after the :26.1 opening quarter. Content to sit second along the rail, Rose Run Zoey followed while the field went to the half in :54.3.

Daisy’s Star (Dan Noble), last year’s Ohio Sires Stake champion, made a first over bid going to the 1:22.2 third quarter. Mid-way through the last turn, Smith pulled Rose Run Zoey from the pocket and won by three-quarters of a length over Wasted On You. No Foolin April (Aaron Merriman) got up for third.

“Basically, we just couldn’t get her healthy, we were battling all kinds of problems,” said trainer Ryan Miller about her slow start to the year. “Then, she got banged up in the field and just little problem after little problem. We just tried to stay patient and not throw her in when she wasn’t ready to go…looks like we finally got her in the right direction, but it took a lot of patience.”

Rose Run Zoey, who was third in the 2-year-old OHSS championships last year, has now earned $237,330 lifetime.

Saturday’s win was just her third start on the year for trainer Ryan Miller and owners Miller Racing Stable and Let It Ride Stables. By Lather Up out of the Badlands Hanover mare Cyring Games, Rose Run Zoey was bred by Rose Run Farm and sold at the Ohio Selected Yearling Sale for $34,000.

Seaside Diva and Chris Page won the second division of the $65,000 Ohio Sires Stakes division in 1:51. Conrad Photo.

The second division was won by Seaside Diva and Chris Page in 1:51.

Bath Bomb (Smith) took the early lead as Seaside Diva sat third. Page pulled her by the :26.4 opening quarter and took the lead heading to the :55.3 half. Bad Girls Racing (Noble) was flushed out by Genetic Edge (Brett Miller) and by the 1:23.1 had taken a short lead.

However, Seaside Diva fought back to take the lead and won by a length and a quarter over Naked On A Hill (Jeff Nisonger) who rolled three-wide around the last turn to finish second; Bath Bomb was third.

Seaside Diva is a perfect five-for-five on the year, including wins in the James Hackett Memorial and the first leg of the OHSS, both at Miami Valley.

The Ron Burke trainee has pushed her lifetime earnings to $366,805 in 16 lifetime starts. Seaside Diva, by Downbytheseaside out of the Real Desire mare Real Diva, is a homebred for Burke Racing, Weaver Bruscemi, Knox Services and Let It Ride Stables.

The 90-day 2024 Eldorado Scioto Downs race meet runs through Saturday, Sept. 14. Races are held Tuesday-Saturday with a first post of 5:45 p.m. each day, except for Thursday, July 4th with a post of 3:15 p.m. and Friday, Sept. 13, which will have a 6:15 p.m. post to help accommodate horsemen attending the Ohio Selected Yearling Sale.

More information about racing at Scioto can be found on the Eldorado Scioto Downs website.

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