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2003 Wa. Co. Fair Review: Tuesday, September 9, 2003
Horse and Brinkerhoff
Perfect Approach and Tom Brinkerhoff win at Wooster
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.
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.
Final Scorpion Outside
Final Scorpion and Wengerd on the far outside driving for the top at the three-quarter pole only to mis-step later
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.
Race 6 Action
Mighty Double Dee and Sugg on the far left driving to the quarter pole in Race 6
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.
A WalkInThePark
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

Race 7 Action
Tuesday's Race 7 action at the three-quarter pole Jolly Holly (left blue shadow roll) eventually wins
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.
See the archived Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2003 Wa. Co. Fair Entries
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Last Updated: September 14, 2003; 10:45 AM EDT