BEDFORD PA – Tiamogonedancin, a three-year-old pacing filly by A Rocknroll Dance, went the fastest mile ever recorded at the Bedford (PA) Fairgrounds, 1:55.2, on Friday, shattering the oldest all-age track record on the Pennsylvania fair circuit, the 1:56.3 posted by Keystone Famous 35 years ago in 1986.
The 1:55.2 clocking also equaled the fastest mile ever paced by a three-year-old filly anywhere on the state fair circuit, first recorded by R N Artist at Bloomsburg in 2003. And it is the fastest mile of the year along the Pennsylvania twicearound circuit.
31 minutes later, Brickell and York were back in the winners circle after setting another track record, this one the 1:57.1 time recorded by the Artspeak sophomore gelding Seth Hanover, which knocked a fifth off the local divisional track standard set by Dragon Strikes in 2016. Seth Hanover is also perfect in three 2021 fair starts, is the season’s leader in his division, and has twelve victories lifetime.
A day earlier, during Thursday’s two-year-old action, each of the four PA fair season’s records for the babies was lowered, and the fastest mile by a two-year-old, C-Bet Hanover’s 2:00.2 at Stoneboro, was equaled in three consecutive races – two “A” divisions of the Sire Stakes, and then in a “B” sector.
Those winners were: Myartblongstorock (an A Rocknroll Dance – Myartblongstodaddy gelding), driven by Cory Kreiser for trainer Robert Barnard and owner Christian Apel; Pure Country Dance (also an altered son of A Rocknroll Dance, out of Cheyenne Molly), another product of Team Brickell/York and owned outright by York; and, the “B” Sire Stakes winner, Southwind Memphis, a Betting Line – R Marie Hanover gelding, owned, trained, and driven by Todd Schadel.
With all the mentions of Dave Brickell and Mitchell York altering the record books, it would be no surprise to learn that both tied for top in the respective categories at Bedford: Brickell with Tony Schadel at four driving victories, and York with Roger Hammer at four training triumphs.
The PA fair circuit’s next stop is at the Dayton Fair, with the two-day affair’s races drawn on Sunday and conducted on Tuesday and Wednesday at high noon.