The unbeaten 2-year-old trotting filly Jesse’s Messenger and Chip Noble shared honors during Monday’s racing program at the Delaware County Fair. Jesse’s Messenger made it eight wins in a row with a 2:01.4 wire-to-wire triumph in the second division of the $57,634 Ohio Breeders Championship 2YO Filly Trot and Noble picked up his 93rd Delaware victory behind Call The Warden in the first division of the $64,034 OBC 2Y Colt Trot.
Jesse’s Messenger pushed her career earnings to $121,725 with a 1 ¼ length decision over Victory Is Coming and Lima Solo. The daughter of Jailhouse Jesse is owned by Daryl Sherman of Elmore, OH, trained by son Kent and driven by Ryan Stahl.
Stolen Crown, driven by Mark Headworth, won the first division of the OBC filly trot in 2:03.1 over Anastasia Whinnie and Photo Spur. Jim Mulinix trains the filly by Jailhouse Jesse for DM Stables of Naples, FL and Denny Miller of Archbold, OH.
Noble’s 2:01 win with Call The Warden was the third OBC division in a row sired by Jailhouse Jesse. The victory was the colt’s fourth of the season. Call The Warden is trained by Jim Arledge Jr. and owned by Laura Baker and James Morrow of Granville, OH, Thomas York of Newark, OH and Kathleen Morrow of California.
Bookem prevailed in a three-horse photo finish in the second division of the OBC 2-YO Colt Trot in 2:01. Aaron Merriman guided the son of Ilooklikemymom to his seventh career win over the fast closing Rose Run Legend and Count Dracula. (Delaware County Fair)