Ohio Sires Stakes Champion Haley Louise is the early favourite for Sunday’s $29,000 Ohio Breeders Championship Two-Year-Old Filly Pace, the opening feature of the Delaware County Fair’s Grand Circuit week of racing
The Tim Fouts Memorial Pace amateur driving championship and the Billings amateur trot are also among 18 races scheduled for the first day of racing. First-race post time Sunday will be 12:00 noon.
Haley Louise won the $75,000 Ohio Sires Stakes final at Scioto Downs in 1:58.3 by one and three-quarter lengths over Airie Feelin and Friskie Beauty. The victory was Haley Louise’s second in 12 starts for owner-trainer Larry Deyermand of Jefferson, Ohio. Kurt Sugg, who drove Haley Louise in the OSS final, will again be in the sulky.
Airie Feelin closed from eighth at the half to finish second to Haley Louise. Airie Feelin is owned by Charles Johnson of Ironton, Ohio, trained by Chancie Love and driven by Brett Miller. Airie Feelin has finished first, second or third 10 times this year.
Friskie Beauty, who holds a record of 1:57.1h, is owned by Thurman Downing of Beachwood, Ohio, trained by Martin Woolam and will be driven by Chip Noble.
There will be no racing Monday afternoon. Action will resume at 12:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 20. The 66th Little Brown Jug will be raced Thursday, September 22.
Fantastic Items At Jug Eve Benefit Auction
A charity auction held in conjunction with the traditional Pre-Jug Party is scheduled for Wednesday, September 21 in the Hospitality Pavilion immediately following the Jugette.
Guests will enjoy gourmet hor d’oeurves, open bar, live music, and friendly competition to win the bid on a variety of exciting items and services.
Tom Harmer and Michael Polansky have donated a custom painted Advantage Pro II race bike and Chad Foulk has donated a new Spyder race bike. Bud Hatfield has contributed a completely restored antique high-wheel race bike.
Other exciting items include a vacation at a Florida Beach Resort Grande Home that sleeps 17, an all-inclusive Cancun vacation for two, an exquisite gold horse pendant with diamonds & sapphires, a John Deere riding mower, four Ohio State/Michigan football tickets, and a small trunk with a beautiful painting of See You at Peelers on top.
Original art and prints, memorabilia, jewelry, and home accessories are among the 175+ items which will be auctioned with the proceeds benefiting New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program and the Delaware County Fair.
(With files from the Little Brown Jug and New Vocations)