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DAYTON, OH - The stars were perfectly aligned at Hollywood Dayton Raceway on Saturday night (Sept. 26) for the winner of the harness racing featured $15,500 Open Pace, Stars Align A. Driver Dan Noble put the mild favorite on the point throughout the 1:50 mile, posting fractions of :26.1, :54.1 and 1:21.3 before holding off a cavalry charge of classy opponents in 1:50 flat.   Fan Of Terror (Brett Miller) slipped through along the pylons to grab the place position; and Bllack Hole (Brendan Johnson) flew in the stretch to finish third from an outside starting position.       Stars Align A is owned by D Racing Stable, Yves Sarrazin and Bruce Soulsby. Trained by Noble's wife Christi, the 7 year old son of Art Major increased his seasonal bounty to over $76,000 with his sixth win in 18 starts.   Excitement is building at Hollywood Dayton for next Saturday's marquee events night featuring three Dayton Derbies for purses of at least $175,000. Many of the sports best older Grand Circuit pacers and trotters are expected. The undercard will feature eight $60,000 Buckeye Stallion Series championships showcasing top Ohio-sired freshman and sophomore trotter and pacers.   There will also be three $25,000 (min.) Open-Invitational races for male pacers, female pacers and trotters. Interested parties should contact Race Secretary Gregg Keidel at 937-235-7859 in advance of the box closing at 10 am on Tuesday (Sept. 29).   From Hollywood Dayton Raceway

Charlie May, the 3-2 favorite, set a national season's mark in the second of three $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes for 2-year-old harness racing pacing colts on a balmy Saturday night, July 25 at Northfield Park. The youngster was clocked in 1:53 for driver Danny Noble and trainer Steve Carter. Owned by breeder Don R. Tiger, the son of McArdle has amassed $115,000 in his brief career and now has three wins in three starts. Hardt At Work was second at 4-5 odds for trainer-driver Mike Micallef with 12-1 Jackie Moon getting up for third with Chris Page driving. Charlie May, a chocolate brown colt, won OSS Leg One in 1:54.2 for these same connections with a similar, front-stepping effort.   Laughagain Hanover received a perfect steer by driver Peter Wrenn in the first OSS contest, timed in 1:55. The son of McArdle is trained by Laura Searway for owners Cimaglio, Richardson and Gilmartin and also captured Leg One of this series on July 11 at Scioto Downs, stopping the timer in a career best 1:54.3. Laughagain Hanover left the gate at 9-5 odds, finishing a length in front of 3-5 Home Team (Ronnie Wrenn, Jr.) with Dcrockinmoondancer (Kurt Sugg) third at 9-1 odds. Laughagain now has $40,248 in earnings and is three for three lifetime.   I'm Sorry Man, the 8-1 choice, overcame the leading 2-5 favorite Odds On Pick Six (Peter Wrenn) to capture the third OSS in 1:53.2. Driven by Kayne Kauffman for breeder-owner Matt Rowe, the Mr Apples gelding was third in OSS Leg One and this second round triumph was his first career victory, upping his career earnings to $42,800. Big Money Mike, at 9-1 in the wagering, was third for Ronnie Wrenn, Jr.   By Kimberly Rinker, OSDF Administrator  

LEBANON, OH. - Harness racing driver Dan Noble, making his first drives on Friday (Feb. 28) after a 3-1/2 month respite, guided Big Bad Jane to victory in the $25,000 Open Mares Pace at Miami Valley Raceway. The 6-year-old daughter of Ohio stallion Big Bad John narrowly defeated Diamondtequilashot (Ricky Macomber Jr.) in 1:52.4, with last week's winner Rosemary Rose (Chris Page) finishing third. Bet down to even money, Noble took no chances with Big Bad Jane by grabbing the early lead easily and then coasting comfortably through fractions of :28, :55.3 and 1:23.2 before finally getting a late challenge from Diamondtequilashot as the top distaffers strained to the wire in 1:52.4 over a snow dampened racing surface. Sandra Burnett owns the winner, who won eight heats and earned $126,200 last season. She was making just her second 2020 start under the tutelage of Noble's wife Christi. The initial leg of the Herb Coven Jr. Memorial Series, featuring pacing fillies and mares that were non-winners of four races or $40,000 on February 15, went postward in a pair of $12,500 divisions. Hilary Barry N and Eyespywithmylileye N, both owned by the Trent Stohler Stable, trained by Alesha Binkley and driven by John DeLong, were impressive winners. The Down Under bred stablemates each paid exactly $3.60 to win. Hilary Barry N paced her mile in 1:55.3 to top Dragonfly (Trace Tetrick) and Pace Baby Pace (Chris Page). It was the third season score in seven tries, increasing her 2020 bounty to $33,550. EyespywithmylileyeN was slightly quicker, stopping the teletimer in 1:54.4. The recent import from New Zealand bettered Jazzie Babe (Trevor Smith) and Heerz Hoosierhunny (Page) to remain undefeated on American soil with two straight triumphs. From Miami Valley Raceway

DAYTON, OH. - Allbeastnobeauty, the 2018 Illinois sophomore harness racing pacing filly of the year, has continued her winning ways in 2019. After winning a dozen heats and earning $101,047 last year, the now four-year-old daughter of Sportsmaster has notched a half dozen victories so far this season and added $81,460 to her career coffers. On Friday (Nov. 8) she was a repeat winner in Hollywood Dayton Raceway's $17,000 weekly distaff feature, triumphing over Mildrix (Brett Miller) and Gone Girl (Tyler Smith) in 1:51.4. Red hot trainer-driver Dan Noble, who is sporting a Universal Trainer Rating System average near .500 for the first 43 days of the Dayton meet, changed tactics and fired Allbeastnobeauty directly to the front for the first time in ten starts. After tripping the first quarter beam in :27.3, she continued to show the way to the half in :56.3 and the three quarter station in 1:23.4. A closing panel in :28 is all it took to hold the classy field at bay and secure the second consecutive triumph for owners Eim Racing and Tessa Roland. The winner has three wins, a pair of place finishes and a third in seven starts during the current Hollywood Dayton session. She paid $5.60 to win. Coupled with 19-1 longshot Mildrix the exacta kicked back $65.60; while the 50-cent trifecta was worth $94.60. Racing resumes at Hollywood Dayton on Saturday night with a powerful 14-race program chasing total purses of $150,500. Post time is 6:15 p.m. From Hollywood Dayton Raceway

DAYTON, OH. - Allbeastnobeauty, the 2018 Illinois sophomore harness racing pacing filly of the year, continued her winning ways at Hollywood Dayton Raceway on Friday (Nov. 8), scoring her second straight victory in the featured weekly $17,000 Mares Open.   The four-year-old daughter of Sportsmaster won a dozen races and $101,047 racing primarily in Illinois last season and now has added a half dozen races and another $81,460 to her resume in Ohio this year.   Red hot trainer-driver Dan Noble, who is sporting a near-.500 Universal Training System average at the current Dayton meet, changed strategies with Allbeastnobeauty and fired her directly to the front for the first time in her last ten starts. Following an opening panel in :27.3, she coasted through middle fractions of :56.3 and 1:23.4 before finishing her task with a :28 final panel to secure the 1:51.4 score.   The 19-1 longshot Mildrix (Brett Miller) was runnerup with Gone Girl (Tyler Smith) securing the show dough. Allbeastnobeauty paid $5.60 to win, the $2 exacta returned $65.60 and a 50-cent trifecta kicked back $94.60. Eim Racing and Tessa Roland of New York own Allbeastnobeauty.   Racing resumes Saturday night at Hollywood Dayton with a powerful 14-race program chasing total purses of $150,500. Post time is 6:15 p.m.   From Hollywood Dayton Raceway

DAYTON, OH. - Allbeastnobeauty has hit the board in all of her six starts this harness racing meet at Hollywood Dayton Raceway, but hadn't found the winner's circle following the weekly $17,500 Fillies and Mares Open Pace until Friday (November 1).   Trainer-driver Dan Noble left the gate aggressively with the 4-year-old daughter of Sportsmaster, quarter-moving to the front just past the :26.4 opening panel, then pressing through :55.1 and 1:23 subsequent timing stations before holding off fast-closing Knockout Queen (Jeremy Smith) and Colorful Sky (Aaron Merriman) in 1:52.   It was the fifth win of the year for Allbeastnobeauty and raised her seasonal bounty to $72,960 for owners Eim Racing and Tessa Roland.   From Hollywood Dayton Raceway

DAYTON, OH. - Pine Dream (Dan Noble) benefitted from a 'dream' trip in Thursday night's $16,500 Open Handicap harness racing feature trot at Hollywood Dayton Raceway, resulting in a mild upset victory over I Know My Chip (Jeremy Smith). Noble kept Pine Chip nose-to-helmet behind the 4-5 favorite through modest :28.1, :58 and 1:26.1 fractions before angling off the pylons an eighth of a mile from the finish line and collaring I Know My Chip with less than 100 yards to go. Northmedo Mission (Aaron Merriman) hugged the pylons throughout the mile as well and finished third. The winner, a 7-year-old son of Pinetucky, paid $10.20 on the occasion of his eighth seasonal win, raising his year to date earnings to over $130,000. Merv Chupp conditions the 33-time career winner for Chupp Racing Stable Inc., which includes his wife Kelly who was celebrating a birthday. For full results and entries click here. From Hollywood Dayton Raceway

DAYTON, OH. - Millionaire Western Fame tuned up for next Friday night's $150,000 (est.) Dayton Pacing Derby with an impressive 1:48.1 tally on Saturday (Sept. 21), the second fastest harness racing mile in the six year history of Hollywood Dayton Raceway. Scoring from an assigned outside post position in the $17,500 Open Pace for trainer-driver Dan Noble, the six-year-old son of Western Ideal was used hard to clear upset minded Fan Of Terror (Brett Miller) and My Hero Ron (Tyler Smith) who eventually settled for seats in second and third along the pylons as the trio sped past the opening quarter mile marker in :25.3. From there Noble and Western Fame cruised to the half in :53.1 and three-quarters in 1:20.2 before turning back the mild challenge of Fan Of Terror in the stretch. It was the 23rd career victory from 64 starts for the $1.7 million winner. He is owned by Go Fast Stable of Ohio, S. Klunowski of Ontario, B & I Stable LLC of New Jersey and Gil Short of Virginia. In the rapidly approaching Dayton Pacing Derby, Western Fame will face the only quicker winner over the Dayton Raceway five-eighths mile oval-Donttellmeagain, who captured the 2018 edition for driver Tim Tetrick in 1:47.4. Among the other notable stalwarts who are eligible and expected to join the fray are This Is The Plan, who captured the Harrah's Hoosier Derby on Friday night (Sept. 20), McWicked, Endeavor, Miso Fast and Courtly Choice. The Friday, September 27 card at Hollywood Dayton will also include the $170,000 (est.) Dayton Trotting Derby, which also sports a very impressive list of eligible squaregaiters. The list includes Lindy The Great, Mission Accepted, Guardian Angel AS, Crystal Fashion, Marion Marauder, Custom Cantab, Manchego, Speeding Spur N and I Know My Chip. Entries for the Dayton Pacing and Trotting Derbies are due by Monday morning at 10 a.m. From Hollywood Dayton Raceway

DAYTON, OH. - Fan Of Terror (Dan Noble) notched the first sub-1:50 mile of the young season at Hollywood Dayton Raceway, scoring in 1:49.3 in the initial $17,500 Open Pace of the meet. The razor-sharp 7-year-old gelded son of Western Terror has had a sensational harness racing season winning half of his 28 starts and banking $179,475. Second choice My Hero Ron (Tyler Smith) fired off the gate for early command, stopping the initial quarter timer in :26.2 with Tookadiveoffdipper (Brett Miller) in tow and Fan Of Terror dropping in third. In the stretch the first time, Noble shot the winner to the lead before hitting the halfway beam in :53.3. Never seriously challenged thereafter, Fan Of Terror tripped the three quarter station beam in 1:22 before tacking on the final :27.3 panel. My Hero Ron hung tough for second with Tookadiveoffdipper garnering the show dough. Therl Hensley owns Fan Of Terror, who now sports 38 career wins and is nearing $400,000 in career purse winnings. He is conditioned by Peter Redder. For Noble, the Open Pace triumph was his sixth on the program. His other winners were Guns And Roses (1:52.2, $3.20), Trixsen Gram (1:52, $6.40), Mr Julian (1:52, $3.80), Shagnwiththedragon (1:51.2, $5.40) and Hash Tag Swag (1:51.2, $3.40). Hollywood Dayton Raceway will be dark Monday through Thursday, in deference to Little Brown Jug week at the Delaware, Ohio county fairgrounds. Racing will resume Friday night, September 20 with a 6:15 p.m. post time. From Hollywood Dayton Raceway

Dayton, OH. - Allbeastnobeauty set a track record for 4-year-old pacing mares on Friday night at Hollywood Dayton Raceway. The daughter of Sportsmaster scorched the newly reconditioned five-eighths mile oval in 1:50.4 for trainer-driver Dan Noble, clipping a tick off the old standard of 1:51 set by Carol's Z Tam in 2018. It was the 20th career triumph for Allbeastnobeauty, who benefitted from quick early fractions set by runner up Suddenly Royal (Jim Pantaleano). Destiny Hanover (Brett Miller) finished third. The winner, owned by Elm Racing and Tessa Roland, paid $12.20. Earlier on the card, Western's Last Gun, a 2-year-old son of Gunthatwonthewest, made his pari-mutuel debut a successful one. After 10 wins in 11 Ohio county fair trials, the gray colt lowered his record to 1:55.3 for owner-trainer Kent Wilcox and driver Scott Cisco. Cutline: Western's Last Gun continued his impressive freshman season with his 11th win in 12 starts this year. From Hollywood Dayton Raceway    

When Ocean Rock paced to a new world record clocking of 1:51.1 on Aug. 24 at Northfield Park in his $40,000 Ohio Sires Stake harness racing division, Lyndsay Hagemeyer had tears in her eyes. The son of Rockin Amadeus, who established a new mark for 2-year-old gelding pacers on a half-mile track, heads up a field of eight in the $300,000 Championship (Race 10) on Sept. 1 at Northfield Park.   Danny Noble trains and drives the youngster for long-time Standardbred owner Sandra Burnett of Wilmington, Ohio, from post six.  Hagemeyer, a third-year veterinarian student at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, was on the scene when Ocean Rock first entered this world at the Hagemeyer family farm in Clarksville, Ohio. This speedy youngster, the first foal out of the On The Attack mare Ocean Pearl, p, 5, 1:53.2f ($143,637) has $78,167 in career earnings coming into the Championship. “He was a ‘dummy’ foal,” Lyndsay recalled.  “He didn’t want to get up on his own and he didn’t appear responsive to his mother.  It was a normal delivery, and while we’re always on hand if a mare needs assistance, we didn’t have to intervene with his delivery.  But after he was out and getting cleaned off, we realized his situation quickly.” The term ‘dummy foal’ is a common moniker in the breeding business. The official term is “neonatal maladjustment syndrome.”  Dummy foals often appear confused, detached and unresponsive to their dams and many require 24/7 care and feeding by breeders. “The theories on what causes this condition varies,” Lyndsay stressed. “Some veterinarians think it could be a result of an overabundance of neuro-steroids in a foal’s bloodstream, which help to keep them quiet during the birthing process, or a slight lack of oxygen during delivery—nobody is really sure.  The average is about three out of every 30 foals will be dummy foals.” To assist the newborn Ocean Rock, Lyndsay, working in tandem with her parents, Scott and Cindy Hagemeyer, performed what is known as the “Madigan Foal Squeeze” procedure on the newborn. The foal is wrapped gently with soft ropes, in a kind of mini-harness, and light pressure is applied for a short period to mimic the time the foal is in the birthing canal.  “The purpose of squeezing is to pursue the foal’s brain to go from neuro-inhibition to neuro-activation,” Lyndsay explained.  “In other words, to make them wake-up from the womb.” After about 20 minutes, the ropes are removed and the foal gets up, suddenly alert and responsive and interesting in nursing. The technique is named for the University of California-Davis Veterinary Professor John Madigan, an expert in equine neonatal health. “We got him up every hour and then less frequently as he became more able to get around on his own,” Lyndsay related. “We also supplemented him with colostrum and a plasma infusion.  The main issue was making sure he got his colostrum as the mare had low levels of it.” Colostrum is fluid produced by a mare prior to her milk production and is loaded with antibodies necessary to boost a newborn foal’s immune system.  The mare produces colostrum no more than 24 hours prior to birth and is vital to a foal’s survival. It is imperative that a foal get colostrum from the mare within the first two hours of its birth to fight off infection—the main cause of death in newborn foals.  Often, breeders will supplement a foal when the mare’s colostrum levels are low, and many keep supplies of colostrum from donor mares on hand throughout the foaling season. “Sandra (owner Burnett) is a close family friend and brings her mares to us to foal out and we also wean them and breed them back for her,” Lyndsay said. “She’s the type of owner who does right by her horses.  She never sells a filly and has a ton of horses at her home. “There are days in the breeding business when you really question what you’re doing and think ‘why am I here?’” Lyndsay offered. “But then, when you see a horse like Ocean Rock go out and set a world record, you know all the hard work that it took to get him here was worth it.  It’s just so exciting to know where he came from and see where he is today.” by Kimberly Rinker, for the Ohio Standardbred Development Fund  

Northfield, OH — Ocean Rock paced to a new harness racing world record clocking of 1:51.1 in the first of three $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes (OSS) contests at Northfield Park Friday. The son of Rockin Amadeus established the new mark for 2-year-old gelding pacers on a half-mile track. Driven smartly by trainer Dan Noble, Ocean Rock grabbed the lead at the start of the mile test and never looked back, pacing easily through panels of :26.1, :54.1 and 1:22.2 before posting a :28.4 final panel to prevail by 5-1/2 lengths over 8-1 Rockntheafterparty (Kyle Ater) with 7-1 Isowantapetrock (Ronnie Wrenn Jr.) nabbing third place honors. The win was the fifth in six tries for Ocean Rock who was bred and is owned by Sandra Burnett. This speedy youngster now has $78,167 in career earnings. He is the first foal out of the On The Attack mare Ocean Pearl, p, 5, 1:53.2f ($143,637). The second OSS division went to divisional leader Elver Hanover, the 8-5 choice and driver Chris Page, who was steering the youngster for trainer Ron Burke and partners B. Jacblonsky, J. Melillo and J&T Silva-Purnel-Libby. Elver Hanoer was timed in 1:53.2, completing his sweep of all four OSS legs, and placing him in the top spot in the OSS standings. The son of Yankee Cruiser-Edra Hanover and the 8-5 favorite, was slow getting into the mix initially but then pulled first over at the three-quarters before pacing home in a brisk :26.2, finishing half a length in front of 6-1 Standford Court (Wrenn Jr.). Can B Perfect (Tyler Smith) was third at 3-5 odds. Elver Hanover is now five for five lifetime and has $106,500 in his career bankroll for his connections. Finally, it was the 3-5 homebred Gray Dragon taking the third OSS division handily in 1:54 for driver Brett Miller and trainer Virgil Morgan Jr. This gray colt, by Dragon Again-Rock For Glory-Rocknroll Hanover is owned and was bred by Emerald Highlands Farm. He raced for most of the mile parked on the outside of the leading 5-2 Opportune Hanover (Chris Page) and nudged by his rival in the late going to win by three-quarters of a length. Third place went to 9-1 One Rock (Greg Grismore). This was the second career victory for Gray Dragon, who now has $66,460 in career earnings from two wins and two seconds in five starts. The following eight 2-year-old pacing colts are now eligible to participate in the $300,000 finals set for Ohio Super Night, Sept. 1, at Northfield Park. They are: Elver Hanover (204 points); Gray Dragon (137 points); Rockntheafterparty (116 points); Opportune Hanover (109 points); Ocean Rock (103 points); Can Be Perfect (90 points); Rock Smart (84 points); and Mr Ds Rock (74 points). by Kimberly Rinker, Ohio Standardbred Development Administrator

LEBANON, OH - Miami Valley Raceway completed its sixth and most successful season on Monday, May 6, crowning new winners in both the harness racing drivers and trainers dash derbies. Brett Miller, in his first meet back in Ohio after an extended stay on the east coast's biggest stages, copped the drivers title with 183 wins, good for $1,852,267 in purse earnings. His next closest rival during the 87-day meet was Dan Noble, who notched 156 victories, followed in the top five by Trace Tetrick (140), Chris Page (135) and Tyler Smith (93). Each of the top five reinsmen earned over $1.1 million in purses for the owners of the horses they drove. On the training side, Ron Burke captured his first-ever dash title in Ohio. His 63 triumphs topped Virgil Morgan Jr. (47), Tyler George (40), Dan Noble (32) and Kayne Kauffman (30). A total of $14.2 million in purses were awarded, an average of over $160,000 per program. Of the 1192 races (an average of 13.7 races per card), 86% featured full fields of 8 horses or more going postward. The No. 5 starting position produced the most winners, as it usually does on a five-eighths mile oval. The 229 winners from the 5-hole yielded a winning percentage of 19.2%, approximately 5% better than the four post positions closer to the pylons which all hovered around 14%. Overall, race time favorites during the meet succeeded at a 41.44% clip. Miami Valley management and staff would like to take this opportunity to thank every owner, trainer, driver and caretaker who participated during 2019. We wish everyone continued success throughout the 2019 season and look forward to welcoming you back in January 2020. Gregg Keidel

LEBANON, OH - No Whip Chip upset a full field of Open harness racing Trotters at Miami Valley on Sunday afternoon (April 7), returning $53.20 for a $2 win bet. Dan Noble was in the sulky behind the 7-year-old Victory Sam gelding, who was bred by his late father Sam 'Chip' Noble, is owned by his mother Deborah Noble and trained by his sister Meredith Noble. Dan got away fourth in the ten-horse field, opted for a first-up trip on the outside before the half, then cleared to the front before the three-quarters, and sailed home an open lengths winner in 1:54. The clocking represents a new lifetime mark for No Whip Chip, who has now won 19 races in 99 career starts and banked $183,207 for the Noble family. Favored Mugshot Man (Trace Tetrick) finished second while Lets Go Bucks (Kyle Ater) grabbed the show laurels. The 3-4 exacta combination returned a healthy $143.20 and a winning 3-4-7 $2 trifecta ticket paid $1632. Racing resumes Monday and Tuesday afternoons at Miami Valley at 2:05 p.m. each day. Features will be a pair of $15,000 elimination heats of the James K. Hackett Memorial for 3-year-old Ohio-sired filly trotters on Monday; and another duo of Hackett eliminations for the Ohio-sired trotting colts on Tuesday. Gregg Keidel

LEBANON, OH - The Tuesday (March 19) matinee at Miami Valley Raceway featured both trotters and pacers in "Lebanon Legends" late closing series harness racing action. Three divisions of the first leg of the Dr. Dan Farwick Memorial trot for non-winners of six races or $60,000 went postward, as did a trio of first leg divisions of the Omar Hiteman Memorial featuring non-winners of two or $20,000 male pacers. The quickest mile in the $15,000 Farwick splits came in the first division when Vatanna (Elliott Deaton) narrowly topped Red Rose Swan (LeWayne Miller) in 1:55.3. Best of the rest was Showboat (Brett Miller). The five geldings in the seven horse field were no match for the winner and runnerup, who were the only mares in the contest. Anna Lorentzon owns Vatanna, a 5-year-old by Dejarmbro, who has now notched three wins in six tries in 2019. Air Assault (Dan Noble) captured the second Farwick split in 1:56.1, besting Sesame (Brett Miller) and Starlight AS (Elliott Deaton). The 4-year-old son of Yankee Glide races for the partnership of Charles Kline and trainer Mike Hollenback. The clocking equaled the lifetime best for the ultra-consistent Air Assault. Another pair of 4-year-old mares showed their heels to the field in the final Farwick division. Missprimetimemel (LeWayne Miller) took full advantage of an early miscue by heavily-favored The Lionking AS to wire the field in 1:56.2. Peggy Sue (Brady Galliers) was a close second with Mr Quaker (Brett Miller) the show finisher. The winning daughter of Pilgrims Chuckie, also trained by LeWayne Miller for owners Nathan Yoder and Stephen Stoll, surpassed the $50,000 earnings plateau with the win. Missprimetimemel was a mild upset winner in the first leg of the Dr. Dan Farwick Memorial trot series at Miami Valley on Tuesday. - Conrad photo Dealer's Table (Josh Sutton), a 3-year-old by American Ideal making just his second lifetime start, sped to a 1:52.3 score in the fastest $10,000 Hiteman Memorial division. Injured and unraced at two, the winner made his first money start a winning one in 1:54.4 last week and followed up with a dominating effort in his second. "He's the real deal," quipped Sutton as he hung up the lines after beating Smilenmyles (Dale Hiteman) and Parklane Knight (Tyler Smith). Trainer Jeff Cullipher co-owns Dealer's Table, a New York bred, with partner Pollack Racing LLC. The other two victors in the Hiteman heats scored identical 1:54. Triumphs. DL's Big Elvis (Brett Miller) headed Jack's Major (Trevor Smith) and Star Of Oz (Dan Noble) across the finish line. The 3-year-old son of Mister Big earned just $5000 as a freshman, but has already doubled that amount in his first four starts of 2019. Charlie Stewart is training the winner for Rod Harness and breeder Dave Scott. Doctor Jimmy (Cam McCown) remained undefeated by winning his division over Skyway Three Ball (Trace Tetrick) and Seattle Hanover (Chris Page). Brian Brown trains the winning son of Well Said for the partnership of Country Club Acres, Milton Leeman and Richard Lombardo. The 3-year-old colt is now four-for-four to start his promising career.   Gregg Keidel

LEBANON, OH. - Real Diva lived up to her name Monday afternoon (Feb. 18) at Miami Valley Raceway. The 6-year-old Real Desire mare was crowned champion when she captured the $15,000 Survivor Series final for $5000 claiming mares. The harness racing series started with 40 minimum claiming mares in four divisions two weeks ago, was narrowed to the top twenty for the second go-around last week, and then ten finalists squared off to compete for the crown and the lucrative purse on Monday. Sent off as an 8-5 co-favorite from the rail, driver Dan Noble was content to get away third in the first quarter. Real Diva was shuffled to fourth at both the half and the three-quarter stations as first Fancy Jess (Kayne Kauffman) and then Grimalkin (Trace Tetrick) pressured the pacesetter Star Of Our Show (Brett Miller). Noble was able to angle the winner three-wide at the head of the stretch and propel down the middle of the lane to secure the 1:55.4 score. Trainer Noah Garrett, who sports an outstanding .512 UTRS during the current meet, also owns Real Diva who he purchased from out East around the turn of the calendar year to 2019. She won her first start in Ohio in January, then managed a pair of show finishes in the Survivor Series eliminations. Grimalkin garnered the place money and Star Of The Show hung on for third. The Tuesday (Feb. 19) matinee at Miami Valley will feature the tandem $15,000 championship Survivor Series showdown for the male $5000 claimers. First race post is 2:05 p.m. and the Survivor Series championship should head postward approximately 5 p.m. From the Miami Valley Media Department  

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