WILKES-BARRE PA – Tyler Buter (career driving wins: 4302) and Cody Schadel (career training wins: 4) each had two winners during Tuesday afternoon’s four $30,000 divisions of the Pennsylvania All-Stars event for two-year-old trotting fillies at Pocono Downs at Mohegan Pennsylvania.
Buter guided the fastest freshman filly in the International Moni – Box Of Gifts miss International Gift, who had made a break in a Sire Stakes in her first purse start but who today was on her best behavior while winning in 1:56.2, posting identical halves on the engine. Trainer George Ducharme co-owns the swift miss with Nicola Oliva.
Tyler also brought the 17-1 shot Hop To It wide from last at the three-quarters and avoided inside stretch confusion, defeating favored Nora Pearl by a nose in 1:59.3 to add a first to the second in her other career purse start. The Bar Hopping – Spellyuptothebar filly is trained by Donna Marshall for Robert and Kenneth Mc Nerney along with Glen Vetrano.
The 21-year-old Schadel has been driving at the state’s fairs for several years now, but he has had his training license for less than a month now. Tuesday he had success with Loveyouinbunches, a Fordham Road – Lovebeinglucky distaff who has now added an All-Stars division to a 1:58 Meadows Sire Stakes triumph and is undefeated in three purse races, with his father Todd taking the filly coast-to-coast here in 1:58.2 - :58 – 28.4. Todd and Christine Schadel co-own the talented baby with Rick and Regina Beinhauer.
Another daughter of International Moni, Jakarta Hanover (dam Janderson) was Cody’s second stakes success story, with Andy Miller catch-driving her to a 1:58 win, setting a slowish pace and then sprinting home in :28.1. Second in a Sire Stakes in her only other purse outing, Jakarta Hanover is owned by Todd Schadel and Jim Simpson.
Pocono currently races on Saturdays, Mondays, and Tuesday at 1 p.m. and on Sundays at 6 p.m., with Sire Stakes two-year-old pacing fillies going postward on the Sunday card. Program pages for all Pocono races are or will be available at https://www.phha.org/downsmsppps.html.