Five divisions of Pennsylvania Sire Stakes action for 2-year-old filly trotters were contested Friday, each carrying a purse of just over $57,000.
In the first division, it was Speak To Me () remaining undefeated, going on to an easy victory in a time of 1:55. It was the first of three training wins for , and one of four driving wins for . That's So Ironic finished second, while Matter Hatter was third. Speak To Me is owned by Brittany Farms.
In Division two, it was Smexi () closing fast up the passing lane for the win. The Takter trainee drafted behind the speed of eventual third place finisher Kirsi Hanover, and won the sprint home in a time of 1:57. Favorite Kelsey's Keepsake was second. Smexi is owned by the Fieldings, Christina Takter, and Herb Liverman, and was driven by .
In the third division, it was Wild Honey () picking up her second career win. She was fast off the gate and never looked back, stopping the clock in 1:57. Love Me Madly finished second, while longshot Mercer County was third. Wild Honey is owned by the previous winners connections, and was also piloted by .
Division four went to Blessings Counted (). The Beinhauer trainee brushed to the lead just shy of the half, and went on to a convincing win in a time of 1:57. She is owned by Regina and trainer , and was driven by . Bright Baby Blues finished second, while Avalon Hall was third.
In the fifth division, it was heavily favored Gatka Hanover () scoring an impressive victory. The trainee remains a perfect three for three, stopping the timer in 1:57. She is owned by Burke Racing, Our Horse Cents Stables, Hendler and Bruscemi, and was driven by Matt Kakaley.
by Mike Bozich, for Harrah's Philadelphia