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Monday, August 18, 2014 1:00 PM Shotgun Start

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Approximately 5:30 PM

Brett Merkle, OHHA Scioto Downs Track Representative  at 614-354-1601

Must sign up by August 5, 2014

Today's Top Racing Stories

Ronnie Wrenn Jr. Dominates Wednesday Card at Northfield Park
July 16, 2014 
Ayers Ratliff aratliff@northfieldpark.com 

Northfield Park’s leading driver, Ronnie Wrenn Jr., drove nine winners on Wednesday (July 16) at Northfield Park, dominating the 15-race program. Wrenn’s nine scores included Hit By Lightning ($2.40) in race two, Lock Three ($3.00) in race four, Artistic Dreamer ($5.00) in race six, Singin Blues ($6.40) in race eight, Victory Candy Man ($4.00) in race nine, Royal Cam-Hall ($4.60) in race 10, Nordic Venture ($3.00) in race 11, R Master Scott ($6.80) in race 14 and Basilio Blue Chip ($2.20) in race 15. Those wins swept the evening’s Pick 4 and the Late Double. Wrenn, 27, began driving in 2008 and has since garnered 1,715 career victories and has $6,388,278 in total purse earnings. He has posted 262 victories so far this year over Northfield’s Flying Turns, placing him on top of the local driving ranks. Chasing in the Northfield standing are Josh Sutton (252), Aaron Merriman (205), Kurt Sugg (93) and Keith Kash Jr. (85). Wrenn drives at other racing venues on his days off from Northfield. He has been winning at impressive rates wherever he goes. To date, Wrenn has piloted 390 wins so far in 2014, ranking him as the second winngest driver in North America. Wrenn won the national driving title last year by posting 714 wins in 2013.

Ronnie Wrenn Jr. scores with Basilio Blue Chip in race 15, his 9th win of the night.

July 16, 2014
Ayers Ratliff aratliff@northfieldpark.com
The $150,000 Battle of Lake Erie has drawn an impressive field of eight horses [field summary below] and goes postward this Saturday evening, July 19 as Northfield Park’s twelfth race. Approximate post time for this event is 11:00 p.m. The Battle is a contest for North America’s top open pacers. Superfecta wagering has been added to Saturday’s twelfth race, the Battle feature. Saturday’s first race post time is 6:00 p.m.....

Ohio Sires Stakes action highlighted the Fourth Of July day card at Scioto Downs
The pacing and trotting two-year old colts and geldings took their turns for a
chance at the $40,000 purse, in their respective divisions.....

Ohio's racinos could soon earn more than casinos
 The state's casinos reported $71.2 million in revenue in May while Ohio's five
 racinos – which offer horse racing and slot machines, but no table ...

Harness Racing set the tone for county fair 
The 2014 Pickaway County Fair kicked off last weekend with two days of
 exciting harness racing action. After several years of low purses and short ...

Sunshine Meadows hosting $50000 Sunshine Stakes
Harness racing “county fair style” is coming to Palm Beach County in
Florida this September as the Sunshine Meadows Equestrian ...

Fire fundraiser raises $30K
Staff at Fraser Downs and Harness Racing BC stepped up to the plate by
 working 15-hour days to make this happen. Everyone volunteered their time ...

Alexander Scurto wins HHI Hauck scholarship 
Alexander Scurto, 18, has been awarded the 2014 Harness Horsemen ..
. Besides harness racing, Alexander's other passion is soccer, a sport at ...

Off To The Races On Canada Day
The ONtario Racing Commission announced they would be running 11
 live harness racing dates at Dresden Raceway for this season, beginning ...

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You're Majestic equals Northfield Track Recod

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You’re Majestic equaled the 1:58.1 mark for freshman fillies in her career debut at Northfield Park on July 1. That same mark had been set in 2008 by Rose Run Keepsake. You’re Majestic is a daughter of Majestic Son-You’re Adorable and is owned by Gloria Gillis of Mansfield, LA. Ronnie Wrenn, Jr. drove for
trainer Ladarrius Whitaker.
OHHA Executive Director Position

The Ohio Harness Horsemen Association has begun a national search for an Executive Director to lead the organization into the exciting future of Ohio Harness Racing. Applications will be accepted through August 1, 2014. A compete job description can be garnered by clicking this link  CLICK HERE

Charity Race Night

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286 Horses Nominated to OFRC in 2014
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                 Program, click on the logo above
All eight divisons of horses in the OFRC       
                    listed with their nominators.
County Fair Updates & Information

Limited Stalls Available for Cuyahoga County Fair!!!

OFRC has has added more fairs to the
USTA on-line Entry System- These fairs will take ONLINE Entries
Bowling Green

Wood County Fair at Bowling Green
 has changed the post time on July 29 to 5:00 pm

Telephone Number Changes
for entries at Carrollton, Berea, Painesville, & Burton County Fairs~All telephone entries for these fairs should be directed to the OHHA office at 614-221-3650 or 800-353-6442. As well, the OFRC has added these  fairs to the USTA on-line Entry System: Tiffin, Oak Harbor, Carrollton, Berea, Painesville & Burton. Any questions call Bill Peters 419-298-7408 or Joe Ewing 800-353-6442.
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