Charlie May Headlines Jug Week Opener

Charlie May winning at Scioto Downs
Published: September 16, 2022 05:50 pm EDT

The 2021 Ohio Horse of the Year, Charlie May, and a dozen freshman filly pacers look to take centre stage on the opening day action at the Delaware County Fairgrounds on Sunday (Sept. 18).

Charlie May (driver Brett Miller) will take on eight rivals in the $19,100 Ohio Breeders Championship for aged pacers.

The gelded son of McArdle has an impressive resume – 23 career wins in 45 starts, $1.5 million in earnings and a lifetime mark of 1:47.1. He is owned by Don Tiger and trained by Steve Carter, who is a handful of wins away from the 2,000-win plateau.

Charlie May, who drew post position one, comes into the OBC on a two-race win streak – the $200,000 Jim Ewart Memorial and the $85,000 Ohio Sire Stakes Final.

The 12 entries in the $127,114 Ohio Breeders Championship for two-year-old filly pacers requires two six-horse divisions.

In the first division, More The Merrier (Aaron Merriman) has been tapped as the morning line favourite. Bucky Trout trains the daughter of Western Vintage for September L. Six of Greenfield, Ohio. She has won half of her eight lifetime starts, including her last effort in the $55,000 final leg of the Ohio Sire Stakes at MGM Northfield Park in 1:52.2.

In the $63,557 second division, Fear Of Sports (Tyler Smith) looks to extend her four-race win streak. The homebred daughter of Fear The Dragon is owned by Emerald Highlands Farm and is trained by Kelly O’Donnell. Fear Of Sports hasn’t been worse than second in any of her seven seasonal starts, earning $129,125.

Sunday’s action will also feature four divisions of the Buckeye Stallion Series three-year-old colt trot and three BSS divisions of the three-year-old filly trot.

The 20-race card will feature a $5,000 guaranteed Pick 4 (Races 16-19) and the first post will be at 1:00 PM.

Free past performance pages for Sunday’s races will be available at