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BLOOMSBURG, PA - Trainer/driver Roger Hammer alone held the all-age trotting mark at the Pennsylvania Fairs for almost seventeen years, ever since his veteran Shark Kosmos went over the Gratz strip in 1:58.2 in 2003. (The year before, after an accident at Gratz involving Shark Kosmos, Hammer had to be medically-helicoptered off the track; they told him he probably could walk again in about six weeks, and naturally Roger was back driving in five.) A few weeks ago Dave Wade and his three-year-old trotting filly Plumb tied that 1:58.2 record at the reopened Somerset County Fair. Now Roger has two points of the three-way "crown" back in his possession, as his sophomore Possess The Will gelding No Name Yankee toured the Bloomsburg (PA) Fair oval in 1:58.2 on Monday. No Name Yankee put up early fractions of :30.2 and 1:00.3, stepped a :29 third quarter and then blitzed home in :28.4 to gain a share of the PA Fairs recordbooks, while also setting the Bloomsburg track trotting record and tying Plumb as the fastest fair trotter of the year, for his owner/trainer/driver. Another PA Fairs record and Bloomsburg track record was altered on two-year-old day, Sunday, as the Southwind Frank - Wheely Quick gelding Killer Instinct trotted in 2:00.1, a time which also now stands as the fastest ever by a baby trotter at the state's fairs. Killer Instinct came home in :29.2 in his record mile, his third win in a row and eighth at the fairs this year, for driver Wayne Long, trainer Bob Rougeaux III, and the partnership of Brocious Racing Stable Inc. and Lone Wolf Stable. Other season's marks for the fairs included: --Sophomore Western Ideal gelding Full Send pacing the quickest mile of the year on the circuit, 1:55.3 (last three-quarters 1:25.1), for driver Aaron Johnston, trainer Eli Scott Jr., and Chesapeake Equine Clinic; --The Sweet Lou three-year-old pacing filly Ginger Tree Carey winning her third straight at the fairs, all in 2:00 or less, with a 1:56.2 - :28.3 victory for trainer/driver Sam Beegle, who co-owns her with Ginger Tree Ventures LLC, Henlopen Stable, and Neil Chesen; --Catie Fave Hanover, a baby daughter of Artspeak - Castanet Hall, pacing a 1:58.2 mile for driver Eric Neal and trainer Richard Dunn, the latter co-owner with MBC Stables LLC; --R Speed Of Light, a freshman Sebastian K S - Ruffleshaveridges trotting filly, winning in 2:01.3 for trainer/driver Todd Schadel, also co-owner with wife Christine and Rick and Regina Beinhauer. Regular readers of this space may note no mention of Team Dave Brickell / Mitchell York so far. After going a combined 26-for-26 at the 2020 fairs with two-year-old pacing fillies Lazy Day Hanover (11) and Tiamogonedancen (7) and their sophomore counterpart Dream Dancing (8), the stable had an off week, with both the babies second and the three-year-old third. Todd Schadel had five driving wins and Roger Hammer six training triumphs to head the Bloomsburg backstretch colony. The top five for the season to date: Driving - Todd Schadel 59, Dave Brickell 43, Shawn Johnston 42, Roger Hammer 31, (tie) Tony Schadel and Branden Smith 27; Training - Roger Hammer 60, Todd Schadel 57, Mitchell York, 37, (tie) Rick Beinhauer and Lisa Dunn 18. The PA Fair Circuit now goes on to the Gratz Fairgrounds for Saturday and Sunday racing at 1:00. From the Pennsylvania Fair Harness Horsemen Association, PHHA, and Meadows Standardbred Owners Association partnership

WOODSTOCK, VA ---- 8/27/19 ---- Harness racing will return to the Shenandoah County Fair for the 102nd consecutive year beginning Wednesday with stronger participation from horsemen, a major increase in purse monies and a new sense of enthusiasm.   The opener features eight races, all with $2,000 purses, beginning at 12 Noon. The four day Fair meet will continue with cards on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the same time.   Opening day's program kicks off with a trio of races for two-year-olds. Trotters take center stage in races one and two, and pacers in race three. Roger Hammer's Boyz Of Summer and Linda's Will invade Woodstock with 20 starts between them, more than all other entrants in the first three combined. Betsy Brown will face Hammer in the first two with Kwitchyerbell Yakin and Meme And Me respectively, both of whom will be making their first lifetime start.   Trainer Shannon Trader has a pair as well with Toms All In and Racin Rudy. Brown and Hammer will pilot their own horses and Scott Woogen will drive Trader's.   The fifth race offers the deepest field of the afternoon and has attracted six for a non-winners of $5,000 pace. Half the field --- Blow Back, Powerful Madison and Southwind Glider --- has lifetime earnings of between $97,000 - $110,000. Two others --- D'Dream and Uncle Ike --- recorded winning miles of 1:56.0 and 1:56 2/5 last year.   The final three races are all divisions of the Rocking Rose Pace which features respective fields of six, four and four competitors. Hammer has a trio entered while David Swaney and Ron Lineweaver each have a pair.   In order to jump start the Fair's racing program, the Virginia Harness Horse Association (VHHA) is taking a more active role and is supplying purse monies for the meet beginning this year.   "There is a substantial increase in purse dollars compared to past years, said Debbie Warnick, VHHA Executive Director. "This is the last Fair with any kind of racing in Virginia so we want to keep the program alive and really make an effort to promote it more. We want the rich tradition to continue in Woodstock," continued Warnick. "The VHHA Board wanted more participation from horsemen, so we eliminated double heats and increased purses. We're pleased with the early results and hope fans enjoy the racing product the next four days."   Races are held at the Shenandoah County Fairgrounds in Woodstock, located off I-81 at Exit 283 halfway between Winchester and Harrisonburg. Once the Fair meet is complete, the annual Shenandoah Downs five week pari-mutuel meet will be held from September 13 - October 13 with racing every Friday at 3:30 PM and Saturday at 2 PM. Details are at shenandoahdowns.com.   by Darrell Wood, for the Shenandoah County Fair

WASHINGTON, PA, Oct. 4, 2018 -- When The Meadows hosts Saturday's $200,000 Pennsylvania Fairs Championships, the final for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers might be billed "Clash of the Titans II." That's because Cirrus De Vie and Venier Hanover, who dueled in last year's Fairs final, are the Top 2 in points this year and will square off in the glamor division once more. They'll meet in race 8 when Venier Hanover goes from post 5 and Cirrus De Vie from post 7 as part of an entry. Each of the eight championships carries a purse of $25,000. The program begins at 12:35 PM with a non-wagering event while the card proper starts at 1:05 PM. In last year's championship, Venier Hanover was pounded down to 1-9 but couldn't get past the 25-1 Cirrus De Vie, who took the crown while Venier Hanover settled for show. Both geldings have done quite well since then. Venier Hanover, a son of Well Said-Valmctorian, has banked $135,837 for trainer/driver David Brickell, who co-owns with Mitchell York. For his part, Cirrus De Vie has earned $84,028 for Roger Hammer, who trains, drives and co-owns with Vicki Lynn Fair. This year, however, Venier Hanover has a decided edge in head-to-head competition. While his archrival has downed him on three occasions, he's beaten Cirrus De Vie five straight times en route to his current eight-race Fairs winning streak. Venier Hanover's sharp form notwithstanding, Brickell indicates he's wary of Hammer, who's been known for years as "King of the Fairs." "That streak gives me a lot of confidence, but when you're racing against 'The Great One,' he pulls them out somehow," Brickell says. "I won't know what I'll do until the gate opens, but if 'Cirrus' doesn't get away from me, we should be all right." With Venier Hanover's sophomore campaign winding down, Brickell said he and York likely will sell their $6,000 yearling purchase. "We mostly race at fairs, and it takes a lot of extra traveling to race an older one at pari-mutuel tracks," he said. "If we can't get what we're asking for, then, yes, we'll race him at the pari-mutuel level. For an inexpensive purchase, he's been excellent. Those only come around every once in a while." Brickell and Hammer can't afford to get too preoccupied by the renewal of this rivalry, as they're sending out a total of 11 horses in the championships. And they'll knock heads one more time in the final for 3-year-old filly trotters (race 6), where Hammer will be represented by Blow Back, a nine-time winner in 2018 and the divisional points leader, and Brickell by Secret Cookie, winless in 23 outings this year. Saturday also is the celebration of the annual "Pink Out" staged by The Meadows and The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association to benefit breast cancer awareness and treatment. Among the highlights is a "Meet and Greet" with Foiled Again who, with more than $7.5 million in earnings, is the richest Standardbred ever and is based locally in the Ron Burke stable. Other festivities include: Mini-pony race; "Pinkest Pony" contest, a Chinese auction; the Washington County Auto Show; Food trucks and vendors on the apron. On the racing side, the card features a number of attractive wagering opportunities, including a pair of rich pool guarantees -- $7,500 for the Pick 4, $5,000 for the Pick 5 -- and a $902.83 jackpot in the final-race Super Hi-Five. by Evan Pattak, for The Meadows

HARRISBURG, PA - It is an annual harness racing tradition for the horse who accumulates the most "points" based on finishing position during the 20-stop Pennsylvania fair circuit to be awarded a blanket, done up in stable colors, during the Fair Banquet, held annually on a Saturday in January in conjunction with the USTA District 7 (Pennsylvania) meeting; this year's banquet will be held on Saturday, January 18 at the Omni Bedford Springs Resort in Bedford PA. The blanketwinners for each of the eight Fair Sire Stakes divisions, classified by age, sex, and gait, are the following: Two-Year-Old Trotting Colt/Gelding : KEYSTONE BENTLEY, c, Cantab Hall - Armbro Blusher, trained by Todd Schadel, and co-owned by Todd and Christine Schadel. Two-Year-Old Trotting Filly: BUMPER HANOVER, Muscle Massive - By A Nose Hanover, trained by Todd Schadel, and co-owned by Todd and Christine Schadel. Two-Year-Old Pacing Colt/Gelding: WAY TO CLOSE, g, Western Terror - Tootsie J, trained by Todd Schadel, and co-owned by Todd and Christine Schadel. Two-Year-Old Pacing Filly: CREW SOCK HANOVER, Well Said - Chantal Hall, trained by Dave Brickell, and co-owned by Dave Brickell and Mitchell York. Three-Year-Old Trotting Colt/Gelding: GRAPPLE HANOVER, g, Andover Hall - Girls' Getaway, trained by Wayne Long, and owned by Denton Barrett and William Kreutzer. Three-Year-Old Trotting Filly: BLOW BACK, Explosive Matter - Greatest Desire, trained by Roger Hammer, and co-owned by Vicki Fair and Roger Hammer. Three-Year-Old Pacing Colt/Gelding: CIRRUS DE VIE, g, Real Artist - Walk On The Beach, trained by Roger Hammer, and co-owned by Vicki Fair and Roger Hammer. Three-Year-Old Pacing Filly: GEISHA SEELSTER, Well Said- Goddess's Princess, trained by Roger Hammer, and co-owned by Vicki Fair and Roger Hammer. GRAPPLE HANOVER was the only two-year-old pointwinning champion to repeat that feat at three. CIRRUS DE VIE was the only two-year-old Fair Championship winner to be leading pointwinner at three. (The 2018 Pennsylvania Fair Sire Stakes Championships will be held at The Meadows on Saturday afternoon, October 6.) Leading Pointwinners: (tie) BLOW BACK and CIRRUS DE VIE (amazingly, both Roger Hammer 3YO trainees had 2018 fair record of 14-8-6-0). Leading 2YO Pointwinner: BUMPER HANOVER. SELECTED STATISTICAL HIGHLIGHTS Winningest Fair Horse: CREW SOCK HANOVER, 10 (undefeated on the circuit in 2018). 26 2:00 miles recorded. Leader: CIRRUS DE VIE, 5. 25 divisional track records set. Leaders: (tie) CIRRUS DE VIE and CREW SOCK HANOVER, 3 each. 3 all-age track records set. Leader: CIRRUS DE VIE, 2. All-time divisional PA Fairs record set: --2PF, 1:58, CREW SOCK HANOVER, @ Bloomsburg --2TC, 2:00.3, (tied) KEYSTONE BENTLEY, @ Bloomsburg Fastest Miles of Season by Gait: --Trot: 2:00.1, SHOW ME THE MAGIC (3YO), @ Bloomsburg -- Pace: 1:55.1, VENIER HANOVER (3YO), @ Bloomsburg TOP FIVE DRIVERS TOP FIVE TRAINERS Todd Schadel 71 Todd Schadel 78 Roger Hammer 41 Roger Hammer 37 Tony Schadel 38 Linda Schadel 24 Eric Neal 31 David Brickell 23 David Brickell 23 Robert Krenitsky Jr. 17 From the Pennsylvania Fair Harness Horsemen's Association                

BLOOMSBURG, PA - The 2018 Pennsylvania fair harness racing season came to its conclusion on Friday and Saturday with Sire Stakes action at the slick half-mile oval in this northeast Pe, The two most praiseworthy performers were victorious within the first 15 minutes of the racing on Friday, which was devoted to two-year-olds. First to the Bloomsburg winners circle was Crew Sock Hanover, a daughter of Well Said- Chantal Hall who was outside until past the half to gain command, then held off her stablemate Magic Speech by a length in 2:00.2 to emerge undefeated in her 10-start fair campaign. Trained and driven by Dave Brickell and co-owned by Brickell with Mitchell York, Crew Sock Hanover recalls the stellar success those two had with another freshman pacing miss just two years ago - Camera Lady, who led North American freshmen that year in wins; to this point, at 11 wins (including a p/m triumph), Crew Sock Hanover is tied for that distinction among pacers with Heythere Lisamarie. A race later, the Cantab Hall - Armbro Blusher freshman colt Keystone Bentley trotted the Bloomsburg oval in 2:00.3 to tie the PA fairs' age-gait-sex record previously established by Light Headed and Brannan Hanover, both at Bloomsburg in 2006. Trainer/driver Todd Schadel, co-owner with Christine Schadel, certainly seems to have the winning touch with trotters - he then completed a sweep of the 2TC divisions with the colt Oceanato Hanover (Donato Hanover - Ocean Love Potion, also co-owned by Christine), whose nine victories (six "A" Fair Sire Stakes event and three at the "B" level) tie him with Bat Chip Crazy for the continental lead among baby male trotters. (And Todd campaigned Light Headed, too!) The winner of the most points during the season-long fair competition gets a blanket done up in stable colors at the Fair Banquet held in conjunction with the USTA district meeting every January. Keystone Bentley had already clinched his blanket the week before, and so did his pacing counterpart amd stablemate Way To Close, with Roger Hammer catch-driving for his partner on the legendary trotter Vivid Photo, as the Western Terror - Tootsie J gelding won in 1:59.1 at Bloomsburg for Todd and Christine. Needing until the last card of the year to cinch her blanket status, the Muscle Massive - By A Nose Hanover trotting filly Bumper Hanover, also jointly owned by Todd and Christine, won in 2:03.1 to bring a third blanket to Team Todd; the other division went to another daughter of Muscle Massive, Touch Of Dough (dam Missing Dough) in 2:02 for driver Eric Neal, trainer/father Randall, and Neal Racing Stable LLC. On Saturday, Roger Hammer matched Todd Schadel's success by winding up with three of his sophomore charges getting the prized point blankets. The only one of the trio who won was the Real Artist gelding Cirrus De Vie, who welcomed the absence of archrival Venier Hanover by tallying in 1:59.1 for trainer/driver Hammer, co-owner with Vicki Fair, wrapping up his consistent fair season with a scorecard of eight wins and six seconds in fourteen starts, making him joint top pointwinner overall along with ... ...his stablemate, the Explosive Matter trotting filly Blow Back, who posted the exact same 14-8-6-0 record! Blow Back, starting from the second tier, missed a half-length to the 2:02 winning effort of the Crazed filly Won The War, guided by trainer Rick Beinhauer, also co-owner with Regina Beinhauer. The third Hammer blanket capturer (like the other two co-owned by Hammer and Vicki Fair), the Well Said pacing filly Geisha Hanover, won only once at the fairs, but she got a check in all 14 of her twicearound appearances, including this last one at Bloomsburg, to hold on by four points over Keystone Diamond, who was second to the 1:59 winner Dance For Kisses, driven by Todd Schadel's brother Tony for owner/trainer Justin Lebo. The sophomore trotting colts went in two divisions on Saturday, and after the Muscle Massive gelding Eiffel Hanover won the first in 2:02.4 for trainer/driver Steve Schoeffel and owners Virginia and Kathy Schoeffel, the Andover Hall gelding Grapple Hanover needed a first or a second to take the points title and blanket. And Grapple came through for trainer/driver Wayne Long and owners Bill Kreutzer and Denton Barrett, finishing second to the 2:02.2 win of Possess The Stone, an altered son of Possess The Will who was catch-driven by Rick Beinhauer for trainer Scott Betts and owner Timothy Betts. FINISHING LINES - All of the above pointtotaling is subject to the ratification of the Harness Bureau of the Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission, officially in charge of the fair Sire Stakes program ... The top pointwinners declaring in will go in the Pennsylvania Fair Sire Stakes Championship card at The Meadows on Saturday afternoon, October 6 ... When the Commission's official numbers are compiled, early next week there will be one final release, reviewing the point champions, 2:00 miles and speed records, along with the final trainer and driver standings (hint on the last categories: think blue and white at the top). From the Pennsylvania Fair Harness Horsemen's Association  

CLEARFIELD, PA - Tuesday and Wednesday were devoted to three-year-old Pennsylvania Fair Sire Stakes at the end of the four-day meeting in this northcentral Pennsylvania town, and the same pattern repeated from the Sunday/Monday opening sessions for harness racing two-year-olds: the trotters, who went first in each "group," got the better of the weather. Another pattern that repeated was that in general the trotting fillies went a little bit faster than their colt counterparts. The fastest mile of Tuesday was turned in in the very first race of the day by the Crazed filly Critical Hanover, who won her third straight on the county fair circuit, overcoming the outside post four (!) for a 2:03.4 victory for the dominant performer of the meet, trainer/driver Todd Schadel, and for his wife and son, owners Christine and Cody Schadel.  In the other "A" 3FT, Schadel's co-owner on the storied Vivid Photo, Roger Hammer, won with the Explosive Matter miss Blow Back, running her fair record to 5-3-2-0 in 2:04.2 for trainer/driver Hammer, also co-owner with Vicki Fair. Quickest of the trotting males was the Muscle Massive gelding What A Hunk, a 2:04.4 winner for driver Steve Schoeffel, trainer Bill Daugherty Jr. (a perennial factor among the fair trotting set), and owner Susan Daugherty. Winning for the third time at the fairs was Grapple Hanover, an Andover Hall gelding who went just a tick behind What A Hunk for trainer/driver Wayne Long and the partnership of William Kreutzer and Denton Barrett. The rains came back for the pacers on Wednesday, and again the track crew at Clearfield worked wonders to keep the surface safe and raceable. The Daily Double even managed to produce a pair of sub-2:00 miles as trainer/driver Roger Hammer swept the "A" male events, with Cirrus De Vie becoming the first horse to win at the fairs five times this year as he kept his circuit record spotless with a 1:59.2 mile, only 2/5 off the divisional track record, with Hammer sharing ownership with Vicki Fair. In the other cut, Marvalous Falcon, a double winner in the "B"s, survived being three-wide to the quarter (in a five-horse field) to post a 1:59.3 time, a seasonal best, for his scrappy breeder/owner/trainer/driver. Earning filly honors was the A Rocknroll Dance miss Dance For Kisses, who traversed a "sloppy +3" oval in 2:01.2 for her second fair win. Tony Schadel handled the sulky duties for owner/trainer Justin Lebo. Todd Schadel, with nine sulky victories, won Clearfield's annual Buster DiSalvo trophy for that accomplishment; all his winners were from his barn, so he also topped that category. Schadel now has 25 wins on the fair circuit in both categories, six ahead of friendly rival Hammer. The Pennsylvania Fair circuit will be doing a "split" for next week's racing. Some horses will go to the far northeast corner of the state, to Honesdale, which will conduct its two-day meet on Sunday and Monday and then its fair meet on Wednesday and Thursday. The other group will be 358 miles away in the southwest corner of Pennsylvania, where the Greene County Fair will race at Waynesburg on Tuesday and Wednesday. From the Pennsylvania Fair Harness Horsemen's Association

BEDFORD, PA - Mother Nature was not kind to Bedford (PA) Fair Director of Racing Jake Hoover or his dedicated staff this year. They lost both cards of their "2-day meet" to moisture earlier, had to cancel the Monday card during their "fair" meet because of constant precipitation, then got only four races in on Tuesday before the skies opened up again. Four races, instead of the anticipated four cards. The four contests that did go were Pennsylvania Fair Sire Stakes races for the "A" division, and produced excellent racing. Starting off the show was the Muscle Massive - Alidade colt Grandpa Erv, who is the only four-time freshman winner at the state's fairs after traveling the course in 2:04.1, which is the fastest time posted by a baby colt on the circuit to date. Atlee Bender guided the Erv Miller trainee, and the Ervin Miller Stable Inc. co-owns the undefeated freshman with Michael Anderson. 13 years after sharing ownership on Hambletonian winner Vivid Photo, Todd Schadel and Roger Hammer still make a good team. Todd had two trotting fillies in his event, both with two fair wins, and Todd handled Ridinonarainbow (also a Stallion Series winner), while Roger was entrusted with Bumper Hanover. And it was Hammer and the Muscle Massive - By A Nose Hanover miss Bumper Hanover who got the decision in his hometown, winning in 2:04. Schadel trains the winner and co-owns her with Christine Schadel. In the pacing contests, Schadel and Hammer each were victorious with a horse who had posted three straight seconds in fair competition before making their breakthroughs Tuesday. First up was the Delmarvalous - Turn Her Ingo filly Turn Marvalous, who won in 2:01.3 for breeder-owner-trainer-driver Hammer; in the next race, the Western Terror - Tootsie J gelding Way To Close got his maiden win in 2:00.3, with Todd the trainer-driver and again co-owner with Christine Schadel. And then it started to pour. Again. And it was soon apparent that racing over the clay track was done for the day. They'll be hoping for better weather at the Clearfield County Fair in the northcentral part of the state, where a four-day stand begins on Sunday at 1 p.m. From the Pennsylvania Fair Harness Horsemen's Association

HUGHESVILLE, PA - The Pennsylvania harness racing fair circuit returned to the Lycoming County Fair in this northcentral Pennsylvania town for racing on Wednesday and Thursday, and by the end of the meet much Wite-Out was used keeping the record books up to date - sometimes with a double coating in the same category - as the Keystone trotters and pacers put on quite a speed show. For one example, consider the three-year-old pacing colt Cirrus De Vie, the only four-time winner on the Pennsylvania twicearound circuit this year under the guidance of trainer/driver Roger Hammer, also co-owner with Vicki Fair. The gelded son of Real Artist toured the Hughesville oval in 1:57.3, eclipsing the former all-time local standard of 1:58.1 set by Royaltyhasarrived set in 2015. Less than 90 minutes later, that "all-time" clocking would be eradicated from the record books, as the Delmaravlous gelding Love Cut was clocked in 1:57.2 to be the new Hughesville King of Time for driver Tony Schadel and trainer Linda Schadel, who are co-owners with Elizabeth and James Schadel (combined ages of the latter two: around 14). Making the feat more spectacular is that Love Cut's record mile came in a "B" division of the Fair Sire Stakes! Another lower-level performer who would "B"-come a divisional recordholder was the Delmarvalous filly Marvalous Song, a three-year-old pacer who toured the track in 1:58.3 for driver Cory Kreiser, trainer Jason Shaw, and owner Mason Shaw, clipping a full second off the 2016 standard of Devious Behavior. There was a second track record set (actually equaled) and rewritten the same day (Wednesday), in this case within 40 minutes: the Crazed filly Critical Hanover equaled the 2016 2:01.4 sophomore filly trotter mark of Keystone Wonder for trainer/driver Todd Schadel and owners Christine and Cody Schadel, only to see his partner on the storied Vivid Photo, Roger Hammer, guide Blow Back to a 2:01.1 time in the same division to take the local record. Hammer trains and drove the Explosive Matter miss, and he is co-owner of her with Vicki Fair. Thursday's racing, for two-year-olds, would see both marks for fillies reset, starting with the day's first contest, where Todd Schadel guided the Muscle Massive filly Ridinonarainbow to a 2:02.4 Hughesville record, knocking a full second off the 2015 mark of A Little Laid Back (driven by - payback time! - Roger Hammer). Todd also trains the filly, perfect in three purse starts, and co-owns her with wife Christine. On the pace, trainer/driver Dave Brickell, also co-owner with Mitchell York, completed the Daily Double with the Well Said filly Crew Sock Hanover, home in 2:01.1 for her third purse win, and no hard feelings emerged because the mark she broke was that of the Brickell/York filly Camera Lady, who had gone in 2:01.4 in 2016. Todd Schadel visited the Lycoming Fair Victory Lane seven times as both trainer and driver in the two days, taking over the seasonal lead from Roger Hammer - the score is now 15-11 on the driving side and 14-12 on the training side (the difference coming when Todd won with part of Roger's entry, R N Artist, in the free-for-all pace at York last week). The fair circuit next sets up shop in the hometown of local Sports Hall of Famers Hammer and Sam Beegle, Bedford PA, for racing on Monday the 23rd and Tuesday the 24th. From the Pennsylvania Fair Harness Horsemen Association

PROSPECT PA - The late horseman Terry Schoeffel was very proud of his star horse Audie K, who set the track record of 2:00.2 at the Big Butler Fair here way back in 1992 (racing for a purse of $925). He and Audie K are still proud today at the fairgrounds above, for the time recorded by the older performer has never been broken at Butler - it has been equaled, by sophomore male Star Of Terror in 2016, and now by Cirrus De Vie in a division of the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes three-year-old colt pace on Friday, after the Thursday card for two-year-olds had been washed out (three cancellations out of six scheduled cards so far - but the batting average will undoubtedly go well above .500). Cirrus De Vie had won last weekend at Hughesville, with the time disallowed due to exigent circumstances, but this equaling of the all-time record at Butler shows the Real Artist gelding at the top of his game in the early stages of the summerlong fair tour. Roger Hammer trains and drove the winner, and he co-owns him, now a winner of $52,533 and his two-year-old Fair Championship, with Vicki Fair. Like Cirrus De Vie, the Yankee Glide filly Kylah is a two-time winner at the 2018 fairs, and like "Cirrus" she earned herself some space in the Butler annals in the race immediately after his, with her clocking of 2:03.4 equaling the trotting record in her division, first put up by Missive in 2015 and then matched a year later by Regal Woman. Just a head off the win in her Fair Championship at two, Kylah has come back strongly at three, with Shawn Johnston in the sulky today for trainer LaDarrius Whitaker and owner Shantae Gant - both from the hot Standardbred state of Louisiana. Other double winners on the year in "A" Fair Sire Stakes competition are the 3TC Eiffel Hanover, in 2:05.2 for Terry Schoeffel's training/driving son Steve, and 3PF Pretty Proud, first home 2:02.4 for driver Schoeffel and trainer Rich Gillock. Roger Hammer as trainer/driver had two horses who recorded their second wins in the "B" class, 3PG Marvalous Falcon in 2:02.4, and 3PF Birch Bark in 2:06. Those three wins gave Hammer the most victories for the one-day meet on both the training and driving side. His seven driving wins including Hughesville put him one ahead of Schoeffel for the circuitlong lead, and the seven conditioning triumphs have him far out in front - Gillock and Schoeffel are next in line with three. The PA Fair Circuit now makes an unprecedented early summer turn - to southcentral Pennsylvania and the York Fairgrounds. The racing there has usually been conducted in mid-September, but this season the trotters and pacers will take to the track on Saturday, July 7 and Sunday, July 8. from the Pennsylvania Fair Harness Horsemen's Association

HUGHESVILLE PA - After a rainout at Bedford got the 2018 Pennsylvania harness racing fair season off to a soggy start earlier in the week, the weather was cooperative at the Lycoming County Fair's 2-day event, which takes place in this northcentral Pennsylvania city not far from the "Little League" town of Williamsport. The track had been worked on, reconfigured over the winter/spring season, and soon after the three-year-olds got underway on Saturday, the times revealed that the track may have come up "short" in its refurbishing and remeasuring. An examination on Sunday confirmed this fact, so while the Saturday winners had those times disallowed, they got to keep the purse money that many of them earned quite impressively. The dominant two-year-old of 2017 on the fair circuit was Venier Hanover, with eight divisional track records and a tying of the all-age record at Wattsburg, 2:00.1. But in the last fair event of 2017, the Fair Championship at The Meadows, Cirrus De Vie had Venier's number, posting an upset triumph to the mutuel tune of $54.20. And it seems that Cirrus kept that number throughout the winner, because in the first fair contest for the two as sophomores, the Real Artist gelding again upended his more decorated foe, as one of trainer/driver Roger Hammer's four winners on the day. Hammer co-owns Cirrus De Vie with Vicki Fair. Hammer and Fair came back to win with the Explosive Matter trotting filly Blow Back while looking good in the process, and then breeder/owner/trainer/driver Hammer again was in the spotlight with the Delmarvalous pacing gelding Marvalous Falcon while taking a "B" Sire Stakes contest, in a style that would make you think he could fit right in with the "A"s right now. On Sunday, both winners in the freshman colt pace "A" section paced back to the impressive lines they have already shown. First it was the Russell Hanover gelding Aflame Hanover, winning his first purse start in 2:04.2 from the second tier for driver Tony and trainer Linda Schadel, who are the co-owners. Then it was the Delmarvalous gelding Next Shot, already sporting a 1:58.1 win at The Meadows, who turned in a 2:04.1 mile in a race which featured back numbers of 59.1 - 29.3. Trainer/driver/owner Cory Kreiser had little to do in the bike but plan a schedule for the precocious two-year-old. On the pacing filly side, a sweep was effected by trainer/driver Dave Brickell, who knows a little bit about this division, as his work with Camera Lady showed a couple of years ago. The Well Said filly Magic Speech made her purse debut a successful one in 2:05.4, and then another daughter of Well Said co-owned by Brickell and Mitchell York, Crew Sock Hanover, needed only 2:08.1 to win her heat - only twelve seconds slower than the win she had posted recently at The Meadows. Among the two-year-old trotters, the Muscle Massive filly Ridinonarainbow was the most advanced, winning in 2:07.2 for trainer/driver Todd Schadel, co-owner with Christine Schadel; none of the other five heats for baby trotters beat 2:11. The quartet of winners Roger Hammer trained during three-year-old day gave him the lead in the conditioners' colony; he also drove all four, and that number was matched by Steve Schoeffel, winning two races each day, as they are the joint early kingpins among the sulkysitters. And it didn't rain. And everyone hopes that the rain, rain stays away when the fair circuit moves on to Butler for racing this Thursday and Friday at 10 a.m. From the Pennsylvania Fair Harness Horsemen's Association

BEDFORD PA - The 2018 Pennsylvania fair harness racing circuit begins Wednesday in this southwestern Pennsylvania town, the first of twenty stops at fairground sites around the state, ending around Little Brown Jug week. This was will be the first fair season in many years that will not benefit from the watchfulness and helpfulness of Sue Brickell, who passed away last month after a long and courageous fight with cancer. A memorial service will be taking place in Punxsutawney PA, near her home of Rochester Mills PA, on Tuesday afternoon, which would have been her 68th birthday. It might be appropriate that her brother-in-law Dave Brickell will have the likely star of the opening day of the season, the three-year-old pacing colt Venier Hanover, as sophomore Sire Stakes action rolls out the year. At two, the altered son of Well Said, co-owned by trainer/driver Brickell and Mitchell York, set eight divisional track records along the fair trail, including an equaling of the all-age track record at Wattsburg, 2:00.1. The local Bedford marks are 1:57.2 for his division and 1:56.3 for the all-age track record (set 32 years ago by Keystone Famous); Venier may be able to at least flirt with those times if on his best game. In the two-year-old action on Thursday, Team Brickell/York have the fastest winner so far, also a Well Said offspring, a filly named Crew Sock Hanover, who shocked a pari-mutuel field at 20-1 in her first betting start, winning in 1:56.1. Also sure to draw attention is Cory Kreiser's Delmarvalous colt Next Shot, who made his pari-mutuel debut a successful one in 1:58.1, with a 27.3 last quarter. (And he's in the "B" division of the Sire Stakes!) "Hometown heroes" Sam Beegle and Roger Hammer, both in the local Sports Hall of Fame and both honored during the fair last year by the Keystone Chapter of the U.S. Harness Writers Association, are scheduled for action during the season-opening event. For the first time, this year all of the fair draws will be handled out of the Pennsylvania Harness Horsemen's Association's office at Harrah's Philadelphia, with executive director Mike Harant overseeing. But the same local people will be doing their invaluable jobs during the actual racing at the fairs. From here, the Pennsylvania fair circuit goes to Hughesville, racing this Saturday and Sunday, and then on to Butler. After that comes a major change, as the racing at the York Fair, traditionally held in September, this year has dates of July 7 and 8. From the Pennsylvania Fair Harness Horsemen's Association

INDIANA PA - Two three-year-old fillies and trainer/driver Roger Hammer continued their winning ways at the Indiana County (PA) Fairgrounds Monday and Tuesday, with two-year-olds going on Monday and Tuesday spotlighting the harness racing three-year-old set. You have a choice of clichés pointing to which should be written about to start -- "Age before beauty" vs. "Ladies first," so we'll defer to chronology and describe the freshmen action first. And that would be headlined by Hammer: the Real Artist pacing colt colt Cirrus De Vie won the "A" Sires section in 2:04 for his trainer/driver/co-owner and co-owner Vicki Fair, and the Delmarvalous gelding Marvalous Falcon completed the sweep with a "B" level win in 2:07.1 for his owner/trainer/driver. Cirrus De Vie won his first two fair starts in B, went 6-0-5-1 upon coming to A, and now has taken three straight in the higher class, while Marvalous Falcon is 3-for-3 in B while also winning twice in A, including the only fair conquering of Venier Hanover. Speaking of "only fair conquerings": The Andover Hall gelding Grapple Hanover won his fourth baby trot A contest in 2:09, and doing so put the first blemish on Hockey Hanover's fair scorecard after five victories. Wayne Long trains and drove Grapple, and he then completed a driving sweep of the A class with a 2:07.1 win behind the Donato Hanover gelding Tymal Advocate, trained by Bob Rougeaux III for the Brocious Racing Stable Inc. and the Lone Wolf Stable. On the filly side, Nicole Hanover has now won four of five fair starts after the Explosive Matter filly twice circumnavigated the Indiana oval in 2:08.1, doubling up for the Brocious gang and trainer Rougeaux, who also steered the filly. On Tuesday, the hometown fans got to give a big cheer in the opening race, as the local McMullen Stable LLC's All Set Lets Go kept alive the circuit's longest win streak at ten, the Donato Hanover distaff winning in 2:04.4 for driver Roger Hammer and trainer/patriarch John McMullen Jr. Even with an 11-10-0-1 fair record and thus 365 points, All Set Lets Go is not atop the points column among all divisions at the fairs: that distinction goes to the Rocknroll Hanover filly Bella Ragaza, who won her ninth straight in 2:04 to send her twicearound record to 11-10-1-0, 10 points in the lead, for driver Tony Schadel and trainer Linda Schadel, the latter co-owner with Roxana Buffington. Tony and Linda Schadel also posted a driver/trainer sweep of the 3YO trotting colt action; the twist here is that Carrick, an altered son of Donato Hanover, won the B section in 2:02.1 for owners Dr. Scott Woogen and Pam Wagner, much faster than the Schadels' own gelded son of Explosive Matter, Photo Bomber, posted in his 2:04 victory, his fifth of the fair circuit. But Carrick also shows an A victory - maybe the Schadels are learning how to play the A/B system like Hammer. But as usual, the last word went to the wily Hammer, trainer/driver and co-owner with Vicki Fair of the Delmarvalous gelding Marvalous Artist, who won the A colt pace in the fastest time of the meet, 2:01.1. Marvalous Artist now has won three times at both the A and B levels (in case you're wondering, B division results don't earn points in qualifying for the Fair Sire Stakes Championships). Hammer trained and drove seven winners during the two days, putting him at only a 49-47 disadvantage behind Chris Shaw in the drivers ranks and ballooning his lead to 43-29 over Chris's brother Jason on the conditioning side. FINISHING LINES - While the meet wound down at Indiana Tuesday, a two-day meet started at the Erie County Fair in Wattsburg PA, and the two-year-old sensation Venier Hanover posted the fastest mile ever in the history of the oval, 2:00.1. More on Venier's recordsetting mile in the Wattsburg recap after Wednesday's races. Publicity Office, Pennsylvania Fair Harness Horsemen's Association    

BEDFORD PA - Sam Beegle and Roger Hammer, both of whom began their athletic careers on the wrestling mats in this southwest Pennsylvania community and both of whom are still competing on the racetracks of Pennsylvania, were jointly honored as both hometown and statewide harness heroes during ceremonies before the start of the racing program at the Bedford Fair on Monday, the first day of a two-card session here. The Keystone Chapter of the U. S. Harness Writers Association voted their highest award, the Mary Lib Miller Award for "outstanding service to state harness racing," to the two veterans, both of whom are in the Bedford Sports Hall of Fame. Bedford Fair Director of Racing Jake Hoover, upon hearing the announcement, asked Keystone USHWA if the awards could be presented at the Bedford Fair, to which the communicators were happy to comply. In addition to the writers and the local racing community, on hand to honor Hammer and Beegle on Monday were Fred Strathmeyer, Deputy Secretary of the PA Department of Agriculture and a good friend of racing, and Jesse Topper, state Congressman representing counties in and around the Bedford area. Topper read commendations from other area politicians, and also read to the public was a congratulatory letter from state Senator Scott Wagner, a possible Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate. Hammer and Beegle, for their part, chose to let their performance on the racetrack do their speaking for them. Beegle was in the sulky for the fastest mile of the week, a 1:58.4 victory by the Yankee Cruiser sophomore gelding Ginger Tree Marty, who shaded 28.1 for his personal last quarter after being three-wide from just past midbackstretch. Ginger Tree Marty, who just missed the all-age track record at Gratz by a tick when he won there in 1:55.2, is the leading magic mile producer along the fair circuit with three. Beegle also trains the fast sophomore, and his Ginger Tree Farms also co-owns him with Bob Reber. Hammer, whose stable had ten horses on the eight-race Monday card, won three races as a driver and two as a trainer, including a horse he trains and drives, along with co-owning with Vicki Fair, Toolbox Tuesday, producing a 2:02.2 mile in the Sire Stakes "B" three-year-old colt trot, equaling the clocking in the "A" division by Rockefeller Lindy, who along with Everclear Hanover gave trainer Bill Daugherty Jr. a 1-2 sweep in the top-level event. The Donato Hanover filly All Set Lets Go was catch-driven by Hammer to her fifth straight win (after starting her campaign 0 for 10) in the "A" event for sophomore trotting fillies, winning in 2:03.4 for trainer John McMullen and the McMullen Stable LLC. On Tuesday the freshmen took the spotlight, and fair wunderkind Venier Hanover became the only other Keystone twicearound performer to have multiple magic miles for the season when he won in 2:00, last quarter 29.1. The victory by the altered son of Well Said for trainer/driver Dave Brickell, co-owner with Mitchell York, was Venier's sixth, keeping him in a tie for winningest freshman in North America - as Brickell goes for a "consecutive double" after guiding the filly Camera Lady to that distinction last year. Finally, two Tuesday continuations of a theme - one in wrestling, where Nicholas Cook, Sam Beegle's grandson who like Grandpa and Hammer was a top high school grappler, won with the two-year-old Ginger Tree Mcdade; and the other in the toughness in all PA Fair Sire Stakes racing, as the "B" division of the freshman colt trot was won by Tell Me Something and trainer/driver Jim Daugherty in 2:06.1, 2/5 of a second faster than the "A" section. The fair circuit now moves midstate to the Clearfield County Fair, where a four-day program of harness racing begins this Sunday, July 30. Publicity Office, Pennsylvania Fair Harness Horsemen's Association

HUGHESVILLE, PA - The second stop on the 2017 Pennsylvania fair circuit was made at the Lycoming County Fair in this city in the central part of the state, a 2-day Sire Stakes event on Saturday and Sunday. The track was modified in the last few months, and though this weekend's times were not spectacular, the "workout given to the track" will get it "tighter" for when the county fair meet comes to town.   The best race on both days was the first race, possibly not coincidentally featuring "A"-level pacing colts on both cards. On Sunday Venier Hanover, the freshman who was the talk of the circuit after his 1:58 mile at Dayton last week, tasted defeated at the hooves of Marvalous Falcon, but both babies gave superior performances.   The King of the Pennsylvania Fairs, Roger Hammer, got away quickly from post three with his homebred Delmarvalous gelding Marvalous Falcon, with Venier Hanover burdened with a second tier starting slot and driver Dave Brickell having him outside and underway from sixth place.   By the 29.3 quarter. Hammer rated the half to 1:02.2, with Venier Hanover by then alongside and even slightly ahead at times, but Marvalous Falcon then threw a 28.1 third quarter (the odd-numbered quarters were the faster almost all weekend at Hughesville) to assert himself, with his game challenger staying within four lengths of the 2:01.4 winner.   Marvalous Falcon, himself already a Q1:55.3f performer and with a maternal pedigree sporting countless PA county fair stars, is a Hammer breeder / owner/ trainer/ driver production.   The fastest mile of the meet came from these babies' three-year-old counterparts to open the racing weekend, with the Bettor's Delight gelding The Book Of Life garnering only his second lifetime victory after stopping the timer in 2:01.2 ahead of circuit familiars like Cruiserwillwin (2016 Fair Championship winner) and Artist's Ruffles. However, The Book Of Life's other win was in 1:55.2 at Philly, showing that the youngster had speed, and he was able to maximize his talents on this day for driver Shawn Johnston, trainer Rich Gillock, and owner Harry Locke.   Though Venier Hanover may have suffered his first defeat, his stablemate in the Dave Brickell barn, Camera Lady, continued her love affair with Keystone State fairgrounds winners circles by taking a 2:04.3 decision. The Dragon Again filly, trained and driven by Brickell and owned by him in partnership with Mitchell York, was 2016's winningest two-year-old in North America with 15 triumphs, 14 of them on the local fair circuit, and this year's she's two-for-two over the twicearounds.   Another double fair winner in 2017 is the Great George Two gelding Gee Wizz George, who went the meet's fastest trotting time, 2:05. "George" was 13 lengths off the pace at the quarter, but he steadily rallied into a very fast pace to win nicely for driver Brady Brown, trainer Jean Rastetter, and owner Maryann Rastetter.   Roger Hammer sent six charges to Victory Lane for the second straight week to already establish a big lead in the fair trainer and driver standings. One of those wins was a dead-heat victory with trotter Toolbox Tuesday, finishing even with Irish Valentine, whose driver Chris Shaw (6 wins) and trainer/brother Jason (5 victories) are second to Hammer in the early stats.   The PA fair circuit now heads back out west for two days of competition at The Big Butler Fair on Thursday and Friday. The starting gate will be in motion at 10 a.m. on both days, with two-year-olds Thursday and three-year-olds Friday.    From the Pennsylvania Fair Harness Horsemen's Association    

(WOODSTOCK, VA --- 10/1/2016) ---- Silver Sierra came on in the stretch and surged past Day To Day just before the wire to capture the featured $8,000 Open Handicap Trot Saturday afternoon at Shenandoah Downs. Roger Hammer, who trains the 4 year old Sierra Kosmos gelding, was in the sulky today for his charge. Day To Day, trained and driven by Tyler Stillings, led from the start and even carried a five length lead past the three-quarter pole. Silver Sierra came outside in the final turn and methodically pecked away at the lead. The winner, out of Heather Spur by SJ's Caviar, crossed in 1:57 2/5 and captured his 11th lifetime race. Hammer had another training win earlier in the card with Arycca Hanover. The sophomore filly pacer connected for the first career triumph. Herman Hagerman's Hot Rod Mindale and Gerry Longo's Magnifique both entered Saturday action looking for their third straight win. The pair came away with respective hat trick performances . The former became the first horse to win at the Shenandoah meet from post position eight while the latter wired the field. Driver Joey Mapes guided Hot Rod Mindale to a dominant, 6 1/2 length win. The 12 year old Real Artist gelding had no problem overcoming the outside starting spot. He was in third with a first over trip at the opening panel, took control in the second turn and never looked back. Out of Nani Oakly by Jate Lobell, Hot Rod Mindale crossed in 1:57.0 and his lifetime bankroll increased to $353,936. Longo's pacer, which he drove, held off four others in a $7,000 Open Handicap. The 5 year old Tell All mare led by less than a length through most of the mile. She crossed 1 1/4 lengths over Indian Hero in 1:58 1/5 for her 8th win of the year. Magnifique is out of Jardin Des Arts by Jeremys Gambit. Potential Horse of the Meet candidate Last Chance Harvey came outside at the half of his $3500 conditioned pace, slid into the pocket and eased by front stepping Three Large in the stretch to score his second straight. The 7 year old Henry Lewis trainee has reached the winner's circle six straight times at Woodstock going back to the Shenandoah County Fair, but was disqualified and placed second in his September 17th start. Racing returns to Shenandoah Downs on Sunday at 1 PM and guest caller Roger Huston returns to the microphone for a second straight day. The "Wine & Trotter" festival continues Sunday and starts at 11 AM.   by Darrell Wood, for Shenandoah Downs

BLOOMSBURG PA – If it turns out that Roger Hammer is one victory short of a milestone win whenever he decides to end his illustrious harness racing sulky career, he’ll remember the name “Billy’s Falcon.” On Thursday, the last day of a 3-day harness meet at the fairgrounds in this northeast Pennsylvania town, and the last fair on the 2016 Pennsylvania twicearound tour, all eight divisions of the Bloomsburg Stakes, worth $38,255, were carded. In the opening race, the three-year-old colt pace, Hammer looked forward to a walkover with Billy’s Falcon, as his horse was the only one to declare. But then it rained Wednesday night into Thursday, the track was rendered unraceable, and the Bloomsburg Stakes were canceled – a squishy end to a great year on the Keystone fair trail. Hammer still got the money – all $3,344 of it – and the other seven events had their purses divided equally among all those who declared in. But money can’t buy experience and conditioning – which is why the PA-sired two-year-olds suffered a double blow at Bloomsburg, with their Tuesday Sire Stakes being washed out, then joined in rainout by their Bloomsburg Stake events Thursday. That leaves 20 days between their last Sire Stakes contests, a week ago Sunday at Gratz, and their $25,000 divisional Fair Championships at The Meadows a week from this coming Saturday. You can be sure that some horsemen will be scrambling to find qualifiers and still-undrawn overnight races for early next week, so that their stock can be in top fettle for the Championships. But even the rain couldn’t spoil what was an excellent season on the Pennsylvania fair circuit, which saw no fewer than 36 track record miles, including the rewriting or equaling of all-age standards at three ovals, and 24 miles in 2:00 or less. The following is a short statistical summary of the Pennsylvania fair season, leading with a listing of the top pointwinners based on finish position at the various fairs at which they competed (or were rained out); all of the leading pointwinners will receive a blanket color-coded to their stable colors at the annual Pennsylvania Fair Banquet on January 14. 2017 in Bedford PA: 2TC – TOOLBOX TUESDAY, an altered son of Broadway Hall trained by Roger Hammer, who is also co-owner with Vicki Fair; six fair wins, most in his division, and three track records. 2TF – NO NOT YET, a daughter of Tom Ridge trained by Gary Johnston for owner Dr. William Solomon; tied for her divisional lead with five fair victories. 2PC -- MARVALOUS ARTIST, a Delmarvalous gelding trained by Roger Hammer, who is co-owner with Vicki Fair; eight fair victories, second in the division only to stablemate Artists Ruffles’ 10, and one track record. 2PF – CAMERA LADY, a daughter of Dragon Again trained by Dave Brickell, also co-owner with Mitchell York; started her fair campaign with 14 straight victories, including a track record, then lost by a nose in her 15th (and what turned out to be last) fair start at Gratz. 3TC – MAJOR MATTER, an Explosive Matter gelding trained by Rick Beinhauer, who is also co-owner with Regina Beinhauer; six fair wins, opening his fair campaign by tying the all-age track trot mark at Wattsburg with a 2:04 mile -- also defending divisional Champion. 3TF – A LITTLE LAID BACK, repeating as divisional pointsleader, a Great George Two filly trained and owned by Roger Hammer; six fair triumphs to lead her group, and three track records. 3PC – STAR OF TERROR, an altered son of Western Terror trained by Jason Shaw for owners Fortunate One LLC; eleven wins at the fairs, five of them in 2:00 or less to lead all fair campaigners, and equaled the all-age track pace record at Butler, 2:00.2, among three track records. 3PF – UNBEAMLIEVEABLE, repeating as divisional pointsleader, a daughter of Moon Beam trained by Jason Shaw for owner/son Mason; set two track records among her nine 2016 victories at the fairs, and ends her fair career with a remarkable two-year tally of 27-22-4-0. Most points, overall, for 2YOs, for pacers, and for females: Camera Lady. Most points for 3YOs and for males: Star Of Terror. Most points for trotters: A Little Laid Back. Multiple 2:00 performers: 3PG Star Of Terror, 5; 3PC Dragon Strikes, 4; 3PF Vorst, 3. Fastest time, pace: tie between 2PG Artists Ruffles and 3PG Star Of Terror, 1:57. (Artists Ruffles’ mile       equaled the all-time PA 2PC fair record, the only such listing altered in 2016.) Fastest time, trot: 3TF Real Caviar, 2:00.1. Multiple track records set: 4 – 2TF Lovebeinglucky. 3 – 3TF A Little Laid Back; 3PG Star Of Terror; 2TG Toolbox Tuesday. 2 – 2PG Artists Ruffles; 3PF Singalongwithbing; 3PF Unbeamlieveable; 3PF Vorst. TOP DRIVERS by wins: Chris Shaw, 65; Roger Hammer, 46; Todd Schadel, 41; Shawn Johnston, 37; (tie) Brady Brown and Steve Schoeffel, 32. TOP TRAINERS by wins: Jason Shaw, 57; Roger Hammer, 44; Todd Schadel, 36; Gary Johnston, 23; Mike Gillock, 22. Publicity Office, Pennsylvania Fair Harness Horsemen’s Association

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