LEBANON, OH. – Miami Valley’s “Valentine’s Day Sweetheart Pace” has drawn a full field of nine lady drivers behind nine competitive pacing mares. Each of the female drivers possess a P (provisional) license and have driven in numerous pari-mutuel track and county fair races over the past year. The ladies vary in age from 22 to 52.
Jazmin Arnold, who was 2020’s National Amateur Driver of the Year, will sit behind Saks In The City, the 2-1 morning line favorite off a winning 1:53.4 effort in her last start. Classic Comedy, with Kiara Morgan aboard, has been installed as the 3-1 second choice She finished second as the betting favorite to Saks In The City in their most recent start in a $6500 claiming event. Lady In Fashion, coming in off three straight place finishes at Hawthorne in Chicago, will open as third choice at 9-2 for driver Alesha Binkley.
Other lady drivers scheduled to start in the Sweetheart Pace are Mandy Jones, Michelle Crawford, Mariah Wright, Emma Wahlberg, Emily Hay and Kacey Burns.
The winner will receive a dozen red roses in the winner’s circle as well as a gift certificate for dinner for two in the upscale Cin City Restaurant located just off the Miami Valley casino floor.
The special Valentine’s Day race is scheduled as the sixth on a 12 race program that will begin at 4 p.m.

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