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By Jay Wolf, for Little Brown Jug — The connections of eleven three-year-filly pacers entered the 53rd Jugette to be raced on Wednesday (September 20) at the Delaware County Fair forcing two eliminations.

The first elimination will feature Vivians Dream and Earthwindfire.

Vivians Dream is the daughter of American Ideal and the winner of $595,756 for Forrest Bartlett. She was the winner $107,000 Empire Breeders Championship on August 27. She is conditioned by Kevin Lare.

Earthwindfire has been first or second in all nine seasonal starts. She is owned by Melvin Segal, Kentuckiana Racing Stable and Tulip Racing and has earned $619,365 lifetime. Brett Pelling trains the daughter of American Ideal.

The second elimination will feature both of the supplemental entries – Odds On Hail Mary and Beautiful Seaside – and two additional Ohio breds – Hey Hey Mama and Tarapasta.

Odds On Hail Mary is coming off a win in the $252,000 Pennsylvania Sire Stakes Championships (September 3) in a lifetime best 1:48.2. She is conditioned by Linda Toscano for co-owners Let It Ride Stables and O’Sullivan Racing.

Beautiful Seaside is the homebred daughter of Downbytheseaside. She has nine wins on the season, including a 1:50.3 mile at Northfield Park. She is owned by Matt E. Rowe and trained by Melby Ober, Jr.

The first four finishers in each $25,000 elimination will come back for the $255,000 Jugette final.

Wednesday’s twenty-two race card will start at 12:00 Noon.

First Elimination – $25,000

HD          Horse (Listed Driver/Trainer)

1                     Bellisima Hanover (Todd McCarthy/Tony Alagna)

2                     Vivians Dream (David Miller/Kevin Lare)

3                     Daffled Hanover (David Miller/Randy Bendis)

4                     Earthwindfire (Tim Tetrick/Brett Pelling)

5                     Ucandoit Blue Chip (Scott Zeron/Linda Toscano)

Second Elimination – $25,000

HD          Horse (Listed Driver/Trainer)

1                     Zanatta (Joe Bongiorno/Jennifer Bongiorno)

2                     Hey Hey Mama (Ronnie Wrenn, Jr./Brian Brian)

3                     Beautiful Seaside (Brett Miller/Melby Ober, Jr.)

4                     Tarapasta (Aaron Merriman/Todd Luther)

5                     Southwind Bella (Yannick Gingras/Ron Burke)

6                     Odds On Hail Mary (Scott Zeron/Linda Toscano)

Second Heat – $255,000

Top four finishers from each elimination

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