from the Pennsylvania Harness Racing Commission
Hughesville, PA — Todd Schadel had a grand afternoon at the Lycoming County Fair in Hughesville, Pa., on Wednesday (July 22), winning six of 13 races on the card.
The day opened with a $2,300 Quaker Stake for PA-owned or sired 3-year-old pacers as DVC Fine Tuned was a 2:05 winner for trainer Joyce Lineweaver and driver Randy Neal. It was the second win of the year for the Quentin Hanover filly.
BS Genny won the day’s first PA Sire Stake event, a division of the 3-year-old filly trot, scoring in 2:11.1 for trainer Sue Brickell and driver Dave Brickell. Sue co-owns the Malabar Millennium filly with her husband, Dean.
The final two divisions of the stake belonged to Schadel, as he guided Sharkie’s Flame (Shark Kosmos) and Keystone Twilight (Cantab Hall) to victories. Sharkie’s Flame, owned by Clair Corle and trained by Roger Hammer, won in 2:04.4, while Schadel’s own Keystone Twilight was a 2:07.1 winner.
The 3-year-old colt trotters were next to the track and the result was the same for Schadel as Technicalybroadway was a 2:04.4 winner. Todd and Christine Schadel own the son of Broadway Hall.
The second colt trotting split was won by Amour’s Brother, a S J’s Photo colt, owned by Anne McDonald and trained by Joe Offutt. Timmy Offutt earned the winning drive in the time of 2:10.2.
The Brickells returned to win the final colt division, as BS Surgin Don (Bedford County) was a 2:10.1 winner.
Schadel then dominated the 3-year-old filly pace for state breds, winning with a pair of Roger Hammer owned and trained horses, Real Espresso and Bell On Wheels. Real Espresso (Real Artist) was a 2:06.3 winner, while Bell On Wheels (Western Hanover) paced in 2:00.2 to win her $6,164 division.
Randy Neal picked up a driving double on the afternoon when Bruce Kav won the first colt pacing event for sophomores, covering the mile in 2:00.3. The Blissfull Hall colt is owned by Randy and his father, Cliff.
In the second division, Lahaye broke the 2:00 mark, pacing in 1:59.2 for owners Roger Hammer and Nevin Gilbert and trainer Hammer. Todd Schadel was the winning driver.
The day ended with two divisions of the Quaker Trot for 3-year-olds, as RT Sun Poco and Mr Power earned victories. RT Sun Poco, a Yankee Paco filly, was a 2:04.2 winner for trainer/driver Bobby Rougeaux and the Brocious Racing Stable. Mr Power trotted his mile in 2:12.1 for trainer/driver Bryce Brocklehurst, who co-owns the Power Hall gelding with his father, Harold.
The 2-year-olds will be in action in 14 heats on Thursday afternoon (July 23) at Hughesville.