Offutt scores a triple on final day at Stoneboro

by Millard Beatty III, the Delaware Valley Chapter of the U.S. Harness Writers’ Association

Woodlyn, PA — Timmy Offutt scored a “natural triple” as he won three races in the PASS Sires Stakes division on the final day of racing at The Great Stoneboro Fair in Stoneboro, Pennsylvania. There were a total of six races, two in the Quaker State three-year-old division and four in the PASS three-year-old division of the Fair Circuit.

The third race of the day started the PASS Sires Stake division for three-year-old colt and gelding trotters. B S Woody won for the ninth time in ten starts with a 2:03.3 score with Stephen Schoeffel in the bike for trainer Susan Brickell. Brickell, as a trainer, has a record of 13 starts with nine wins for a .744 UTR.

In the fourth race, Timmy Offutt started his “natural triple” by winning with Joseph Offutt and William Kreutzer’s three-year-old trotting filly Lindmeyourpajamas in 2:05.3.

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Bachelorboy and Timmy Offutt win at Stoneboro on Monday.

In the fifth race, Timmy drove three-year-old pacing colt Bachelorboy to a 2:03.3 for owners Joseph Offutt and George Aide.

In the sixth and final race of the day, Timmy put three-year-old pacing filly Adelias Girl across the wire in 2:02. This was Adelias Girl’s second win in the PASS and, ironically, the second time this year at Stoneboro.

The three wins give Timmy a total of 17, good for fourth place behind Stephen Schoeffel, Roger Hammer and leader Todd Schadel. Also, Joseph Offutt trained all of the horses Timmy drove, giving him a total of 16 wins to date in the PASS.

There were two races in the Quaker State division. Three-year-old trotting filly Starry Lane won in 2:06.3 for trainer-owner Walter “Boots” Dunn and three-year-old pacing gelding Schemes, with Stephen Schoeffel in the bike, won in 2:01.4.

First night racing of the PASS series in Port Royal

A full card of ten races kicks off on Tuesday night (September 6) at The Juniata County Fair in Port Royal. This is the first and only night racing for the entire County Fair Schedule. Post time is at 7:00 p.m.

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Audre King (left), Race Secretary Judy McMullen (center), Treasurer of the PA Fair Harness Horsemen’s Association and PA Harness Racing Commission Chairman Roy Wilt prepare the horsemen’s donation to Hurricane Katrina victims. Many horsemen agreed to donate $5 from each purse check earned at Stoneboro to a fund established by the Sharon (PA) Herald newspaper.

Both Todd Schadel and Roger Hammer are to race with a number of entries. Todd Schadel has entered both Arvelle Hanover and Crystal Candy, one-two in the two-year-old pacing filly division, which carries a purse of $3,930 in the sixth race. Roger Hammer has two-year-old colt trotter San Remos Kosmos in the second race for a purse of $1,982 and his own two-year-old colt pacer, Artful Sky, is entered with a field of seven for a purse of $3,941.

For more driver and trainers statistics from the Pennsylvania Sires Stakes and Quaker State Fair Circuits, Pennsylvania-bred money won and Pennsylvania Fair Points, visit

Racing continues on Wednesday with a post time of 1:00 p.m.

Only three more Pennsylvania Fair meets remain on the 2005 schedule: The York Fair next Monday and Tuesday, The Gratz Fair on September 21 and September 22 and the final fair of the year, The Bloomsburg Fair, featuring The Bloomsburg Stakes, on Monday September 26 through Wednesday September 2.

The Pennsylvania Fair Finals will be contested at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs on Tuesday, October 11 and Wednesday, October 12.

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