Only Take Cash became the latest member of the Ohio Triple Crown club with her win in the $63,900 second division of the Ohio Breeders Championship for freshman filly trotters on Wednesday (Sept. 19) at the Delaware County Fair.
See Me Sparkle (Jim Pantaleano) and Only Take Cash (Aaron Merriman) battled down the backstretch, but See Me Sparkle made a break in stride and Only Take Cash cruised to a 1-3/4 length win over a pair of Chris Beaver trainees, Stone In Love (Chris Page) and Pure Country (David Miller) in 1:56.2.
The Cash Hall-Armbro Affair filly is owned by the Robert McIntosh Stables, Dave Boyle and Mardon Stables and is trained by the Hall of Famer Bob McIntosh. Only Take Cash won the Ohio State Fair and Ohio Sires Stake championship earlier in the year.
The $63,900 first division went to Vivi D (Kyle Ater) in a stakes record 1:56.1. The Broadway Hall-Fortheloveoflindy filly is owned by Kirk Nichols and trainer Dan Ater. Bella’s Rose Power (Aaron Merriman) was 2-1/4 lengths behind the winner and Aunt Rose (Ronnie Wrenn Jr.) finished third, another two lengths behind.
$106,200 OBC Three-Year-Old Colt Trot
Mission Accepted returned to his winning ways in the first division when he defeated Pass The Vape (Dereck Watiker) and Dontforgetmaster (Josh Sutton) in a stakes record 1:54.2.
The Manofmanymissions colt started the season four-for-four, but was held winless in his last five until today’s score. With the win, Mission Accepted pushed his career earnings to $314,524 for Knox Services Inc., trainer Jeff Cox and David Wills.
In the second $53,100 division, Aaron Merriman piloted Rising MVP to a gate-to-wire win in 1:54.4. MVP Luke (Dan Noble) was second and Sand Cash (Chris Page) was third. Susan Daugherty owns the My MVP gelding who won his 15th in 30 career starts.
$15,000 OBC Older Trot
Party At The Banks (Chris Page) got up in the final strides to collar the pacesetting A TC Queenie (Dan Noble) to take the first division. The final time of 1:53.4 established a new stakes record. The old record was established by A TC Queenie last season. Party At The Banks, a Break The Bank K mare, is owned by Burke Racing Stable and Weaver Bruscemi.
In the second $7,500 division, Jailhouse Sam and driver/trainer Hugh Beatty Jr. took the lead from Full Surge (Tim Tetrick) in the final turn and cruised home in 1:54. Rose Run Sydney (David Miller) was second and The Next Triumph (Yannick Gingras) was third. The 4-year old Victory Sam gelding is owned by Casey Clemens. (Delaware)