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In Harness: Tattoo Artist Extends Streak To Five With Dayton Derby Win
By {USTA Communications}
(Courtesy of the USTA Communications Department)

Dayton, OH — Double millionaire Tattoo Artist rolled to his fifth consecutive victory with a 1:48 win in Saturday’s (Sept. 30) $240,000 Dayton Pacing Derby.

Louis-Philippe Roy landed the 6-year-old son of He’s Watching on the point to control fractions of :26.4, :55.1 and 1:21.4 before unleashing a :26.1 sprint home to defeat Little Rocket Man by 1-3/4 lengths. Bythemissal finished third after being locked in up the backstretch.

Dr. Ian Moore trains Tattoo Artist for Let It Ride Stables, Frank Cannon, Diamond Creek Racing and Bottom Line Racing.

Hillexotic stalked the front flight and lifted to a 22-1 upset in the $240,000 Dayton Trotting Derby, nabbing the first-over Alrajah One IT by a neck in 1:51.1. It’s Academic finished third after setting fractions of :27.1, :54.3 and 1:22.3 and succumbing to stretch pressure.

Yannick Gingras drove the 6-year-old Muscle Hill gelding for trainer Ron Burke and the partnership of Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi and Phil Collura.

Grace Hill and driver Doug McNair made two moves en route to the top in the $242,500 Dayton Distaff, for pacing mares, and she held off the late charge of Prohibition Legal to win by a half length in 1:49.2. Virgil Morgan Jr. trains the 5-year-old daughter of Always B Miki for owner Tom Hill.

Jiggy Jog S took full advantage of a second-over trip in the $240,000 Dayton Oaks, for distaff trotters, stalking HP Mama B before flipping wide for the drive to engulf pacesetter M-M’s Dream by two lengths in 1:52.3. Dexter Dunn drove the 4-year-old Walner mare for trainer Åke Svanstedt and owner Jorgen Sparredal Inc.

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