HARVEYS LAKE PA – The three-year-old Western Ideal gelding Full Send paced the fastest mile in the two years of Pennsylvania Fair Sire Stakes 2-day event at Silver Springs Ranch, located near The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, heading down the road and coming home in :29 to reset the record to 1:57.4. Tom Jackson was in the sulky for trainer Eli Scott Jr. and the Chesapeake Equine Clinic Inc. That time was also the fastest mile at the Pennsy fairs this year (only two stops).
Other 2:00 milers on the Friday card for sophomores were Champ Charbel, a son of Ponder who won in 1:59.1 for driver William Carter and owner/trainer Joseph Karrat, and the Captaintreacherous filly Rydia Hanover, who won in 2:00 for trainer/driver Wayne Long and owners Art Stafford, Andrew Stafford, Thomas Ireland, and Larry Martin – and in a “B” division of the Sires, no less.
The two pacing fillies who last October famously dead-heated in their Fair Sire Stakes Championship won in consecutive races – Dream Dancing in 2:02 and Silly But Serious in 2:01.2.
Dave Brickell and Aaron Johnston both drove three winners during the meet to tie for the top in that category; Roger Hammer conditioned four winners to head the trainers listings.