Fair Roundup: Sophomores in action in Pennsylvania

from the Pennsylvania Harness Racing Commission

Dayton, PA — Three-year-olds were in action on Sunday (July 19) at the Dayton Fairgrounds in Armstrong County, Pa., for an 11-race Sire Stake card.

BS Genny opened the card with a 2:07.3 win in the 3-year-old filly trot first division, scoring for owners Dean and Sue Brickell and driver Dave Brickell. Sue Brickell trains the Malabar Millennium gelding.

The other two divisions belonged to the Rocky Top Stable and trainer/driver Bobby Rougeaux, as RT Jill and RT’s SJ were winners. RT Jill, by RT Giant, scored in 2:12.3, while RT’s SJ (SJ’s Caviar) was a 2:10.1 winner.

Three groups of colt trotters were up next, with wins going to Naughty Pajamas (SJ’s Caviar), Columbia County (Sierra Kosmos) and Hrs Major Windfall (Donerail).

Naughty Pajamas won in 2:05.3 for owner/trainer Joe Offutt and driver Timmy Offutt. Columbia County scored in 2:06.2 for driver Wil Yoder, handling the lines for Michelle McMullen and trainer John McMullen. Hrs Major Windfall gave Dave Brickell his second driving win and first training victory of the day, trotting in 2:08.3 for owners Jack and Sharon Claypoole.

In the 3-year-old filly pace, Bell On Wheels (Western Hanover), owned, trained and reined by Roger Hammer, captured the first split in 2:06.4. Wrinkle Hanover, another daughter of Western Hanover, won the second division in 2:04.1. Dan Altmeyer trains and co-owns the filly with Richard Kelson, Heather Wilder and Murray Brown. Wil Yoder was the winning driver.

In the final filly pacing event, Jin Bloosom (Arturo) was a 2:05.2 winner for owner/trainer Sherry Libengood and driver Timmy Offutt.

The day ended with a pair of $6,129 divisions of the 3-year-old colt pace. Red Hot Scandal, a Real Artist gelding, scored in 2:01.4 in the first division for the Dunn Stable and trainer Boots Dunn. Yoder picked up the winning drive, his third of the afternoon.

In the final event, Roger Hammer and Nevin Gilbert’s Lahaye, fresh off a track record performance at Gratz a week ago, broke the 2:00 mark by pacing in 1:59.2 with Hammer in the bike. The son of Real Artist is now 2-for-11 on the season.

The circuit now moves on to the Lycoming County Fair in Hughesville, with action on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons. For video highlights of PA Fair Racing, visit www.youtube.com/phrc08.

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