World record set; Brown trainees sweep Standardbred Colt Pace


By Jay Wolf - For the Gazette



Spider Man Hanover established a new world record of 1:51 1/5 in the $46,200 Standardbred for two-year-old pacing colts Thursday at the Delaware County Fair.

Yannick Gingras sent More Dragon after the early lead, putting the eventual winner in the two hole past the quarter in :28 3/5. David Miller wasn’t content in that position and sent Spider Man Hanover past the leader and into the lead before the half in :56 2/5. The son of Western Ideal used a back half of :55 2/5 to stop the timer in the world-record time. More Dragon held on for second and Mr D’s Dragon (Brett Miller) was third.

Spider Man Hanover is trained by Brian Brown for Country Club Acres, K. Vaupel, M. Mallett and M. Leeman.

The first division was won by another Brown trainee, Mr Right Hanover.

Dave Palone guided the son of Somebeachsomewhere to a gate-to-wire victory in 1:53 4/5 over Granite (Peter Wrenn) and Gleneagles (Tim Tetrick).

Mr Right Hanover is owned by J. Stambaugh, Wingfield Brothers, A. Keith and M. Leeman.

French Laundry establishes new track record in Old Oaken Bucket

French Laundry and Gingras cruised to a 2 ¾ length victory in the $126,000 Old Oaken Bucket for sophomore trotting colts in a track record 1:53 4/5. Andy Ray (Tetrick) was a closing second and Andy Miller’s Mesmerized was third.

The winner is owned by Christina Takter, John and Jim Fielding, Marvin Katz and Al Libfeld and trained by Jimmy Takter.

Bax Of Life wins Ms Versatility at 30-1

Bax Of Life and Gingras nailed the leading Classic Martine (Tetrick) in the final strides to score an upset in the $100,000 Ms. Versatility Trot final in 1:54 2/5.

The seven-year-old mare is owned by Joanne Wray and trainer Jerry Duford.

The Perfect Lindy Upsets in Standardbred Colt Trot

The Perfect Lindy and David Miller went gate-to-wire to win the $50,000 Standardbred two-year-old colt trot in 1:58 2/5 at odds of 28-1. Second choice Barryscourt (Josh Sutton) closed for second and Rat A Tat Herbie (Wrenn) was third.

The Perfect Lindy broke her maiden for owner SRF Stable and trainer Jonas Czernyson.

Nashville Bound and Noble’s Finesse take OBCs (3CP)

Nashville Bound (Kurt Sugg) was the quickest in a wild finish in the $77,700 Ohio Breeders Championship for sophomore pacing colts.

In mid-stretch five pacers were across the track and Nashville Bound came out the best in 1:55 4/5 over Friskie Bob (Tetrick) and Chief Talkalot (Brett Miller).

Nashville Bound won for the eleventh time this season for Lori Hamlet and trainer Eric Hamlet.

In the first division, Noble’s Finesse and Kurt Sugg had to work hard for the lead. After he cleared the field before the quarter mile pole, the gelded son of Feelin Friskie drew clear of the field and defeated Rock N Randall (Ronnie Wrenn, Jr.) in a lifetime best 1:55.

Noble’s Finesse is owned by Dean Davis, Joyce McClelland and Mullett Stables.

Friskie Lil Devil takes fastest division of OBC (3FP)

Friskie Lil Devil and Ronnie Wrenn, Jr. went gate to wire to win the $77,600 (div.) Ohio Breeders Championship for three-year-old filly pacers over the pocket sitting Bell Flower (Chris Page) in 1:54 2/5.

The Lil Devil Stable owns the Feelin Friskie lass who established a new lifetime mark.

Friskie Buckeye scored an off-the-pace victory in the second division.

Sectionlinefriskie (Greg Grismore) was fired off the gate’s wings and led the field until deep stretch, when Brett Miller swept past the leader in the shadow of the finish line in 1:56.

Friskie Buckeye is owned by Bruce Soulsby and trainer Virgil Morgan, Jr.

By Jay Wolf

For the Gazette

Jay Wolf is the Little Brown Jug Publicity Director.

Jay Wolf is the Little Brown Jug Publicity Director.