2003 Wa. Co. Fair Review: Tuesday, September 9, 2003
Local trainers have a rough start Tuesday, the first day of races, at the Wayne
County Fair. Tom Brinkerhoff was the only local trainer able to find
the winners circle. His two year old pacing colt PERFECT APPROACH won in
2:01.3h for owner Leonard Buckner of Mount Eaton, Ohio in the fourteenth race.
|Perfect Approach and Tom Brinkerhoff win at Wooster
Other trainers John Catrone, Tony Raber, Ernie Smith, Sharry Starner, and Kurt Sugg did not
fair as well. Catrone's horse, FINAL SCORPION, looked to take the lead
just past the three-quarter pole in the sixth race only to go offstride
and finish fifth.
Raber's horse, BOLD, in the second race didn't seem
to want to race Tuesday, making a break behind the gate and never getting
into the race finishing a distanced last. Smith's horse, MY SHELLY
AMORE, was simply outclassed by the speed in race eleven and finished
last. Starner's horse, DIATEN, trotted to the half and made a break but
recovered to finish fourth.
|Final Scorpion and Wengerd on the far outside
driving for the top at the three-quarter pole only to mis-step later
Sugg had five horses entered and the three
trotters, DYNAMO SAHBRA, MIGHTY DOUBLE DEE, and QUEEN OF STRIKES, didn't want
to trot, all of them making breaks and finishing out of the money.
His pacers however, gave it a try. IMPERIAL SAHBRA had the rotten luck of drawing in
with Ohio Sires Stakes 3FP Final Champion, A WALKINTHEPARK, who won and set a new track
record for 3FP in 1:57.4h. Sugg and IMPERIAL SAHBRA finished an admirable third.
Sugg's two year old colt pacer, ICHIRO, raced in the fourteenth and finished fourth.
|Mighty Double Dee and Sugg on the far left
driving to the quarter pole in Race 6
|A WalkInThePark and Grismore head
back to the winner's circle after setting a new 3FP track record of 1:57.4h
An overall recap of Tuesday's races saw four divisions of 3FT with
STRIKE TEN and BIRTHDAY MINNIE having to flip a coin for the blanket trophy as both
trotted in 2:02.3h in the fifth and ninth race respectively. The other divisional winners
were STRIKING RAE: 2:03.3h and CHUST CHUDY who trotted home a winner in 2:03h for local owner
Monroe 'Buck' Weaver of Holmesville, Ohio.
The 2CT had three divisions with DAT B DA ONE taking the blanket in 2:05.3h. Other
divisional winners were, DISTRIKE in 2:06h, and RED RADAR GUN in 2:06.4h.
The 3FP had three divisions with A WALKINTHEPARK taking home the trophy and a track
record in 1:57.4h. Other 3FP winners were, CHARGE OFF in 1:58h, and JOLLY HOLLY in 1:58.3h
The 2CP had five divisions with RUFF DOOR getting the blanket by winning in 1:59.4h
for trainer Earl Bowman. Other winners included, JAMIN BEN in 2:00.2h,
PERFECT APPROACH in 2:01.3h, MEDOLAND CHAMP in 2:01.4h, and SAND SCAMPER in 2:03.1h.
|Tuesday's Race 7 action at the three-quarter pole
Jolly Holly (left blue shadow roll) eventually wins
See the archived Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2003 Wa. Co. Fair Entries
See the archived Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2003 Wa. Co. Fair Results
Last Updated: September 14, 2003; 10:45 AM EDT