Cronos, Midnight Shark win Osborne splits
July 25, 2019
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Racing action wrapped up Wednesday for the 2019 Lake County Fair and the highlight was two divisions of the Jerome T. Osborne Memorial Signature Series pace. With the split, each heat carried a $2,000 purse.
In the first division, Steve Schoeffel steered Cronos to victory for trainer Dan Walski and Walski Stables Llc. The 6-year-old Art Colony stallion moved second-over at the five-eighths pole and made good use of the cover to iwn in 1:59.2. American Schnapps was second and Trillionaire finished third. The win pushed Cronos’ career earnings over the $100,000 mark.
The second split went Midnight Shark and Kurt Sugg. The pair led at every call to post a 1:58 win, finishing one length better than Royaltyhasarrived. Oneisalonelynumber finished third. Sugg trains the 6-year-old Shadyshark Hanover gelding for Ashley Dunn of Polk, Ohio.
Tye Loy took the richest race on the card, the $12,900 two-year-old colt trot, with Ataboy Star, a Dontyouforgetit gelding he owns and trains, The 2:05.4 tally was his second in four career starts as he bested Momm’s My Dad and Be A Believer. (Keith Gisser)