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By Jay Wolf, Little Brown Jug — Bluebird Dove took flight in the $91,500 Buckette for sophomore trotting fillies to highlight the Jugette Day undercard at the Delaware County Fairgrounds.

Bluebird Dove defeated Disclosure (Tim Tetrick) by three quarters of a length and Valentina Blu (Joe Bongiorno) was another three lengths back in a world record breaking 1:52.2.

The new world champion is trained by Melanie Wrenn for David McDuffee and L & L Devisser LLC.

The daughter of Swan For All was unraced at two, but has made $173,206 this season.

Standardbred (Two-Year-Old Filly Pace)

The early action was frantic, as three pacers took their turn on top in the first quarter of the mile, but it was Valley Of Fear (David Miller) who made the final lead change and won the $41,531 Standardbred for two-year-old filly pacers.

The other early leaders, Stay Happy (Mike Wilder) and Captain Carmella (Andy McCarthy) took second and third.

The winning time of 1:52.2 established a new track and stakes record.

Blake MacIntosh trains and co-owns Fear The Dragon filly with Hutt Racing Stable and Ozzie MacKay.

Standardbred (Two-Year-Old Filly Trot)

Brunella (Yannick Gingras) overcame post #8 and a late charge by Ruth Honig (Tim Tetrick) to take the $46,331 Standardbred filly trot in 1:56.1.

Nancy Takter trains the freshman daughter of Father Patrick for Goran Falk and Christina Takter.

Brunella has visited the winner’s circle twice this season and has now earned $69,493.

Ohio Breeders Championship (Two-Year-Old Filly Trot)

It was a Rose Run double in the $118,114 (div.) Ohio Breeders Championship for two-year-old filly trotters as Rose Run Yolanda and Rose Run Yanae captured the two divisions.

In the second $59,057 division, Rose Run Yanae received a patient drive by Chris Page and cruised past Global Girl (Don Irvine, Jr.) and Truly Relentless (Chris Lems) by less than a length in a track and stakes record 1:54.3.

Ron Burke trains the winner for Burke Racing Stable, Hatfield Stables, Knox Services and Weaver Bruscemi.

Rose Run Yanae picked up her second career win in her seventh start.

Rose Run Yolanda (Trevor Smith) made it five straight wins as the freshman filly trotter scored in the first division with a 4 ¾ length romp.

Smith kept the daughter of Triumphant Caviar in the pocket behind Swinging Senorita (Anthony MacDonald) and was pulled out down the backstretch the sprinted clear of Swinging Senorita and Contechsfashion (Aaron Merriman) in 1:56.2.

Rose Run Yolanda has now earned $140,528 for Black Magic Racing and trainer Todd Luther.

Ohio Breeders Championship (Aged Trot)

The lone mare in the field, A Fancy Face, captured the $18,200 Ohio Breeders Championship trot for aged trotters.

A Fancy Face (Trevor Smith) defeated The Next Triumph (Dan Noble) and Omyheart (Cameron McCown) by 3/4 of a length.

The final time of 1:53.2 equaled the stakes record.

The five-year-old My MVP mare is trained by Todd Luther for Greg Luther’s Black Magic Racing.

The 21-race Jug Day card will go postward at 12:00 noon on Thursday.

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