Treacherous Dragon takes 52nd Jugette


Treacherous Dragon and Dexter Dunn found enough daylight in the stretch and outsprinted the pacesetting Sea Silk (Chris Page) to take the Jugette, presented by Crawford Farms, for three-year-old pacing fillies on Wednesday at the Delaware County Fair.

When the field of eight were sent on their way for the $205,100 second heat, they settled in post position order with Sea Silk leading the field past the quarter in :27.4. Just Divine (Jordan Stratton) started the outer flow at the half in :56.4.

The field raced in pairs past the three-quarters in 1:23.4. Treacherous Dragon looked like she had nowhere to go, but found enough room to come off the rail to win by a neck and trip the timer in 1:51.

Sea Silk held on for second. The winner’s stablemate, Sweet Treasure (Andy McCarthy) was third.

Nancy Takter conditions the Captaintreacherous filly for the Hot Lead Farm of Allentown, NJ.

Treacherous Dragon’s record stands at 12 career wins in 23 starts with $709,863 in earnings.

The first elimination came down to a stretch duel between Treacherous Dragon and A Girl That Twirls (Tim Tetrick). It appeared that A Girl That Twirls stuck a nose in front in mid-stretch, but Treacherous Dragon rallied at the rail to score a one length victory in 1:50.

Trick Of The Light (Trace Tetrick) out finished Galleria Hanover (Ronnie Wrenn, Jr.) for the show spot.

At the start of the second $25,000 elimination, a pair of Ron Burke trainees, Sea Silk and Just Divine swapped the lead in the first quarter of the mile, with Sea Silk retaking the lead before the three-eighths pole.

The supplemental entrant, Sweet Treasure, was the first to challenge on the outside, but Sea Silk had enough left in her tank to defeat Just Divine and Sweet Treasure in 1:50.1.

Wine N Dine Me (Tim Tetrick) survived a photo to advance to the final.

Bluebird Dove establishes new world mark in Buckette

Bluebird Dove took flight in the $91,500 Buckette for sophomore trotting fillies to highlight the Jugette Day undercard at the Delaware County Fairgrounds.

Bluebird Dove defeated Disclosure (Tim Tetrick) by three quarters of a length and Valentina Blu (Joe Bongiorno) was another three lengths back in a world record breaking 1:52.2.

The new world champion is trained by Melanie Wrenn for David McDuffee and L & L Devisser LLC.

The daughter of Swan For All was unraced at two, but has made $173,206 this season.

Standardbred (two-year-old filly pace)

The early action was frantic, as three pacers took their turn on top in the first quarter of the mile, but it was Valley Of Fear (David Miller) who made the final lead change and won the $41,531 Standardbred for two-year-old filly pacers.

The other early leaders, Stay Happy (Mike Wilder) and Captain Carmella (Andy McCarthy) took second and third.

The winning time of 1:52.2 established a new track and stakes record.

Blake MacIntosh trains and co-owns Fear The Dragon filly with Hutt Racing Stable and Ozzie MacKay.

Standardbred (two-year-old filly trot)

Brunella (Yannick Gingras) overcame Post No. 8 and a late charge by Ruth Honig (Tim Tetrick) to take the $46,331 Standardbred filly trot in 1:56.1.

Nancy Takter trains the freshman daughter of Father Patrick for Goran Falk and Christina Takter.

Brunella has visited the winner’s circle twice this season and has now earned $69,493.

Ohio Breeders Championship

It was a Rose Run double in the $118,114 (div.) Ohio Breeders Championship for two-year-old filly trotters as Rose Run Yolanda and Rose Run Yanae captured the two divisions.

In the second $59,057 division, Rose Run Yanae received a patient drive by Chris Page and cruised past Global Girl (Don Irvine, Jr.) and Truly Relentless (Chris Lems) by less than a length in a track and stakes record 1:54.3.

Ron Burke trains the winner for Burke Racing Stable, Hatfield Stables, Knox Services and Weaver Bruscemi.

Rose Run Yanae picked up her second career win in her seventh start.

Rose Run Yolanda (Trevor Smith) made it five straight wins as the freshman filly trotter scored in the first division with a 4 ¾ length romp.

Smith kept the daughter of Triumphant Caviar in the pocket behind Swinging Senorita (Anthony MacDonald) and was pulled out down the backstretch to sprint clear of Swinging Senorita and Contechsfashion (Aaron Merriman) in 1:56.2.

Rose Run Yolanda has now earned $140,528 for Black Magic Racing and trainer Todd Luther.

Ohio Breeders Championship (aged trot)

The lone mare in the field, A Fancy Face, captured the $18,200 Ohio Breeders Championship trot for aged trotters.

A Fancy Face (Trevor Smith) defeated The Next Triumph (Dan Noble) and Omyheart (Cameron McCown) by 3/4 of a length.

The final time of 1:53.2 equaled the stakes record.

The five-year-old My MVP mare is trained by Todd Luther for Greg Luther’s Black Magic Racing.

Today’s 21-race Jug Day card will go postward at 12 noon.

Treacherous Dragon, driven by Dexter Dunn, takes the 52nd Jugette Wednesday at the Delaware County Fair. Dragon, driven by Dexter Dunn, takes the 52nd Jugette Wednesday at the Delaware County Fair. Brad Conrad Photo

Treacherous Dragon’s connections pose in the winner’s circle after the 52nd Jugette Wednesday at the Delaware County Fair. Dragon’s connections pose in the winner’s circle after the 52nd Jugette Wednesday at the Delaware County Fair. Brad Conrad Photo

By Jay Wolf

For the Gazette

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