from the PA Fair Harness Horsemen’s Association
Harrisburg, PA — It is an annual tradition for the horse who accumulates the most points based on finishing position during the 20-stop Pennsylvania fair circuit to be awarded a blanket, done up in stable colors, during the Fair Banquet, held annually on a Saturday in January in conjunction with the USTA District 7 (Pennsylvania) meeting; this year’s banquet will be held on Saturday (Jan. 18) at the Omni Bedford Springs Resort in Bedford, Pa.
The blanket winners for each of the eight Fair Sire Stakes divisions, classified by age, sex, and gait, are the following:
Two-Year-Old Trotting Colt/Gelding: Keystone Bentley, c, Cantab Hall–Armbro Blusher, trained by Todd Schadel, and co-owned by Todd and Christine Schadel.
Two-Year-Old Trotting Filly: Bumper Hanover, Muscle Massive–By A Nose Hanover, trained by Todd Schadel, and co-owned by Todd and Christine Schadel.
Two-Year-Old Pacing Colt/Gelding: Way To Close, g, Western Terror–Tootsie J, trained by Todd Schadel, and co-owned by Todd and Christine Schadel.
Two-Year-Old Pacing Filly: Crew Sock Hanover, Well Said–Chantal Hall, trained by Dave Brickell, and co-owned by Dave Brickell and Mitchell York.
Three-Year-Old Trotting Colt/Gelding: Grapple Hanover, g, Andover Hall–Girls’ Getaway, trained by Wayne Long, and owned by Denton Barrett and William Kreutzer.
Three-Year-Old Trotting Filly: Blow Back, Explosive Matter–Greatest Desire, trained by Roger Hammer, and co-owned by Vicki Fair and Roger Hammer.
Three-Year-Old Pacing Colt/Gelding: Cirrus De Vie, g, Real Artist–Walk On The Beach, trained by Roger Hammer, and co-owned by Vicki Fair and Roger Hammer.
Three-Year-Old Pacing Filly: Geisha Seelster, Well Said-Goddess’s Princess, trained by Roger Hammer, and co-owned by Vicki Fair and Roger Hammer.
Grapple Hanover was the only 2-year-old point-winning champion to repeat that feat at three.
Cirrus De Vie was the only 2-year-old Fair championship winner to be leading point winner at three.
The 2018 Pennsylvania Fair Sire Stakes Championships will be held at The Meadows on Saturday afternoon (Oct. 6.