HARRISBURG PA – Attached with this page are the final point standings of the 2013 racing season at the Pennsylvania Fairs. The last sheet on the tabs at the bottom, “Summary,” may be the most useful page for those who do not need the minutiae of every set of points earned at every fair.
These pointstandings are extremely important to horsemen who have horses who qualify, or are close to qualifying, for the $200,000 2013 Pennsylvania Fair Sire Stakes Championships, to be held Saturday evening, October 5, at The Meadows.
On the first page of this summary, the horses are listed top to bottom by points won on the circuit, with the exception of those horses who had fewer than five fair starts; fair rules call for them to be given lower preference than those with five or more starts, regardless of points. Since the first page contains the two-year-old standings, the top eight, automatic Championship qualifiers if they chose to enter are listed (no need to break ties in points there); below them the next eight are listed, and when tied in points, the money they earned of the fair circuit, which is the tiebreaker, is listed and factored into the order of their listing.
This format works in the same way for the three-year-olds on the second page, except that nine are permitted in the Fair Championships, and thus also are the next nine listed, with point ties broken by money. It is noted that 3TC BSMaximummoondream was also the top pointwinner in his set at two, and that 3PC Mein Schatz and 3PF She’salilfireball have a chance to become repeat Fair Champions, joining the 16 before them who have pulled off the double since the inauguration of these Championships in 1997. (For She’salilfireball, the double may be especially daunting – 14 males have the repeat, while only two of the “fairer sex,” trotter Rosebud Sioux in 2004-05 and pacer Big City Hanover in 2005-06, have been back-to-back Champions.)
It should be noted that those not particularly forward-placed in the points derby shouldn’t not drop in the box when the races are drawn next Tuesday. Boytown, a good horse who was second in his only fair start, was ranked #28 in the fair standings going into the Championship, but many others elected not to race, he was dropped in and drawn in, and proceeded to win the Championship!
3PC Jungle Of Terror is noted as 2013’s leading pointwinner in all divisions with 75.5 points; the 2PF La Fiesta topped all freshmen with 69. Each top moneywinner traditionally earns a blanket for their respective stable, in the stable colors: this list can be found on page 3.
Page three also contains the list of the leading drivers and trainers at the fairs, both overall and specifically in Sire Stakes races. The hard-working Steve Schoeffel will wear 3 ½ of these four crowns: he was the leading driver in both categories while also being top overall conditioner; in Fair Sire Stakes trainer, he tied with the fast-closing veteran Boots Dunn to be equal-top at 40 victories.
Automatic qualifiers for the Fair Sire Stakes Championships:
2TC: Mr. Weaver, Fly Past Hanover, Broadway Charm and Whitey Lauxmont (tie), Flynn Rider, Ramesses, Aston Hanover, Andover The Gold.
2TF: Bella Palazzo, Bessie, Fashion Entre, Glide By Shooting, Cantabs Lightning, She Nuit, Sheema Star, Cantab Baby.
2PC: Mister Chaos, Bosh Hanover and Spy The Lie (tie), Waitingforthisone, Heat Of A Dragon, Spot Lauxmont and TSM Wulf Poof Toof (tie), Gambler Lauxmont.
2PF: La Fiesta, Bellas Quik, Ardelle, Hopeful Trust, and La Soraya (three-way tie), Sew Psyched, Sunsetonthebeach, Showmeagoodtime.
3TC: BSMaximummoondream, Roe Is Me, Luke Icewalker and Montour County (tie), Prince Lauxmont and Southwind Glider (tie), Ruddy Rusty, Classicality, Broadway Vino.
3TF: Monroe County, Wild Ninny, Boo’s Party Girl and Lindyofalifetime (tie), Olivet De Vie, SJ’s Hottie Won, Mango Celone, MM’s Miss Tess, Homepage.
3PC: Jungle Of Terror, Skylite’s Finale, Captain Kubota, Camturo Beach, Dinger Two, Dinger One and Mein Schatz (tie), Plenty Of Spunk, Enjoy The Ride.
3PF: Have More Wine, In A Better Place, Sweet Talia, DVC Jaded Attitude and Naked At The Beach (tie), She’salilfireball, Caviart Ginger, Wicked Elphaba, Just Another Round.
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by Jerry Connors for PASS Fairs