HARRISBURG PA – The Harness Racing Bureau of the Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission has compiled the top pointearners in each of the eight divisions raced in the Pennsylvania Fair Sire Stakes series summer the summer during twenty stops among the state’s half-mile ovals. The highest earners of points to declare in on Tuesday, October 1 at The Meadows will get to compete for $25,000 at the western Pennsylvania oval in their respective Fair Sire Stakes Championships on Saturday, October 5.
The horses who earn the most points in each of the eight divisions of competition (two and three-year-olds, trotters and pacers, male and female) also get the reward of a cooler, lettered with their accomplishment and fashioned in the stable’s colors. These banquets are annually given at the Fair Banquet, and these horses will be honored on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at the Bedford Springs (PA) Omni Hotel and Resort.
2YO TROTTING MALE – PENANCE (g, Father Patrick – Yankee Etta), trained by Bob Rougeaux III for Brocious Racing Stable Inc.
2YO TROTTING FEMALE – LINDY PRETTY LADY (Explosive Matter – Dreamgirl Lindy), trained by Bob Rougeaux III for Brocious Racing Stable Inc. (#1 pointwinner among all fair contestants.)
2YO PACING MALE – LIFE’S MARVALOUS (g, Delmarvalous – Life’sarealbeach), trained and owned by Roger Hammer. (#1 pointwinner among all males.)
2YO PACING FEMALE – RT DON’T SPEAK (Artspeak – Carousel Frame), trained by Bob Rougeaux III for Brocious Racing Stable Inc.
3YO TROTTING MALE – ANDOVERS ASSET (g, Andover Hall – Lively), trained by Linda Schadel and owned by Linda and Tony Schadel.
3YO TROTTING FEMALE – RT GLORIA DE DIOS (Muscle Massive – RT Sun Poco), trained by Bob Rougeaux III for Brocious Racing Stable Inc.
3YO PACING MALE – STRANGER THINGS (g, Western Terror – Southwind Prairie), trained by Steve Schoeffel for owners Virginia and Kathy Schoeffel and James Reuther.
3YO PACING FEMALE – CREW SOCK HANOVER (Well Said – Chantal Hanover), trained by David Brickell and owned by David Brickell and Mitchell York. (#1 pointwinner among all three-year-olds.)
In other statistics emerging from the fair season:
Six divisional track records were set during the summer. The all-time track record for the Butler Fairgrounds was lowered to 2:00.1 by Crew Sock Hanover.
Crew Sock Hanover was also the fastest performer at the Pennsylvania fairs this season with a 1:56.1 triumph at Gratz. On the trot, the gelding Vulcan Hanover trotted in 2:00.2 at Bloomsburg, the fastest mile ever by a two-year-old on the state fair circuit; that time was equaled at Bloomsburg by the three-year-old Andovers Asset for the year’s fastest trot.
There were 23 2:00 miles during the season, with the four magic miles turned in by Find One More leading that category.
Penance led all competitors in “A” Fair Sire Stakes victories with nine; eight wins were recorded by Andovers Asset, Dream Dancing, and RT Gloria De Dios. All these horses led their divisions in points except the two-year-old pacing filly Dream Dancing.
The top five drivers and trainers on the 2019 Pennsylvania fair circuit:
Todd Schadel 55
Shawn Johnston 45
(tie) Kyle Bolon 38
(tie) Roger Hammer 38
Eric Neal 29
Todd Schadel 62
Roger Hammer 48
Bob Rougeaux III 30
(tie) Dave Brickell 25
(tie) Gary Johnston 25