03/13/2002 12:00AM

Beulah Park track report


GROVE CITY, Ohio - The hottest horse on the grounds this winter at Beulah Park is also one of the oldest.

On Sunday, the 11-year-old gelding Yarny's Star scored his third straight victory in a 30-day period for owner-trainer Kerny Hancock by defeating a field of $7,500 claimers. Rex Stokes III has been aboard for all three of the wins. Overall, Yarny's Star has 22 career victories - 21 of them at Beulah - and has earned more than $210,000.

Hancock can lay claim not only to having the hottest horse on the grounds but also to being the hottest trainer on the grounds. In addition to Yarny's Star, Hancock's only other starter on Sunday was Evil Tricks, who won the afternoon's last race.

On Tuesday, Hancock's only starter was Last at the Table, who scored a gate-to-wire victory under Ivan Gonzalez, giving Hancock his own three-race winning streak and moving him into a tie for second in the standings with Jim Tracy and W. D. Cowans. Hancock's record for the meet is 8-7-1 from just 21 starters. He is just one win behind leading trainer Jake Radosevich, who has sent out 73 starters at the meet.

The win aboard Last at the Table was a special one for Gonzalez, as it was the rider's 1,000th career win. A short ceremony was held in the winner's circle following the race.