Bluebird Dove Flies To World Record Buckette Win

Bluebird Dove winning at Delaware County Fair
Published: September 21, 2022 04:40 pm EDT

Three-year-old trotting filly Bluebird Dove flew around the Delaware County Fairgrounds to establish a new world record during the stakes-filled Jugette undercard on Wednesday afternoon (Sept. 21). 

Trained by Melanie Wrenn, Bluebird Dove won the $91,500 Buckette in 1:52.2 to lower the world record for three-year-old trotting fillies on a half-mile track that was held by Herculisa by one-fifth of a second.

Driver Peter Wrenn made his move with Bluebird Dove at the :27.1 quarter mark, sending her to the lead from third and clearing early leader Disclosure (Tim Tetrick) on the way to the half in :56.1. She then rebuffed a challenge from 4-5 favourite Valentina Blu (Joe Bongiorno) past three-quarters in 1:24.1 en route to the record-setting victory. Disclosure finished second by three-quarters of a length and Valentina Blu was third.

Bluebird Dove paid $7.60 to win as the 7-2 second choice.

An Indiana Sires Stakes star, the Swan For All-Goosebump Hanover filly now boasts six wins from 13 starts during her debut racing season and $173,206 banked in purses for owners David Mc Duffee of Delray Beach, Florida and Landl Devisser Llc of Holland, Michigan.

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.

Valley Of Fear winning at Delaware County Fair

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 stakes record and divisional track 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 eight 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 - Two-Year-Old Filly Trot

It was a Rose Run double in the 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 4-3/4-length romp.

Smith kept the daughter of Triumphant Caviar in the pocket behind Swinging Senorita (Anthony MacDonald) and was pulled out down the backstretch the sprinted 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 for aged trotters.

A Fancy Face (Trevor Smith) defeated The Next Triumph (Dan Noble) and Omyheart (Cameron McCown) by three-quarters of a length. The final time of 1:53.2 equalled the stakes record.

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

For coverage of Wednesday's featured Jugette, click here.

The 21-race Jug Day card will go postward at 12 noon on Thursday.

(With files from Little Brown Jug)