On Jugette day at the Delaware Ohio County Fair, driver Ron Pierce fired Andover Hall filly Lady Andover off the gate in the $96,800 Buckette. The pair grabbed the lead early and seemed to enjoy their spot
, as they didn't look back.
Lady Andover trotted to a 1:57.3 win over a track rated 'good.' Her margin of victory was three and three-quarter lengths over Adagio (driven by Dan Noble) and Action On George (Tim Tetrick).
Trained by Bob Stewart, Lady Andover won for the fourth straight time for Winterberry Farm Ltd.
Mystical Escapade and End Of Innocence won divisions of the Ohio Breeders Championship for two-year-old filly trotters.
Mystical Escapade, driven by Ron Pierce, won the first division of the $66,236 filly trot in 2:00.4 with a big move at the three-quarters. Mystical Escapade returned $14.40, $8.00, and 9.60.
End Of Innocence, with David Miller in the sulky, scored in 2:03, and paid $4.00, $3.00, and $2.40.
JJ Hall and Shining Ember each won their respective divisions of the $42,644 Ohio Breeders Championship for three-year-old trotting colts.
Chip Noble beat son Dan Noble in the first division, as JJ Hall won his fifth race of 2011 in 2:02.2. Dan Noble drove runner-up Future Night Train.
JJ Hall returned $3.40, 2.60, 2.10 across the board.
Shining Ember, with Brian Sears in the racebike, grabbed a huge early lead and held off Quick N Slick by two lengths in 1:57.4.
Shining Ember returned $4.60, 3.20, 2.20 across-the-board prices.
Sam Noble III guided ML Cupcake to a gate-to-wire victory in the first division of the Ohio Breeders Championship for three-year-old filly trotters.
The final time of 2:00 was over the track rated 'sloppy.'
ML Cupcake was a length and three-quarters better than Photo Memory, who was driven by Ray Paver.
ML Cupcake is trained by Scott Mogan for William J. Johnson II and Douglas W. Millar.
In the second $16,447 division, the Ray Paver-driven Fire In The Cell defeated the Ron Pierce-driven Tory in a 2:00.4 mile.
Fire In The Cell is owned by Slaughter Racing Stable and is conditioned by Danny Collins.
Winchester splashed to a 2:00.4 victory in the first division of the $34,194 Ohio Breeders Championship Two-Year-Old Colt Pace over a 'sloppy' track. Afterward, when the track had been upgraded to 'good,' Gun Show won the second division in 2:00 and driver Dan Noble scored his fourth victory of the afternoon.
Driven by Ty Van Rhoden, Winchester rushed from far off the pace to defeat Four Aces Osborne by three and a quarter lengths in 2:00.4. He returned $40.80, 12.60, 3.80 across the board for his sixth victory of the season. The gelded son of Feelin Friskie closed from sixth at the three-quarters.
Gun Show, by Feelin Friskie, scored his sixth win of the year when he came from third to defeat Feelin Cornered and Noble Trick. He returned $3.60, 3.40, 3.10 across the board. The win was Noble’s 12th of the meeting.
After just a few dashes into the program, Dan Noble drove Morningsailer to victory in the first ever half-mile race at the Delaware Ohio County Fair.
Raced in the rain over a 'good' track, the four-year-old Dawn Ofa New Day gelding paced in :57.1, three seconds off the World Record set at Northfield Park.
Morningsailer grabbed the early lead from Post 3 and never trailed. He defeated Checkeredsbigchris by two lengths. Stand Tall Mcgraw finished third.
Morningsailer, who is owned and trained by Eddie George of Zanesville, Ohio, returned $6.00, 3.00, 2.40 across the board.
Noble picked up his 10th victory of the 2011 Delaware meeting and his 584th of the season.