Tonianne Ties Dayton (Pa.) Record

Published: July 28, 2021 10:18 pm EDT

Tonianne tied the 1:58.4 track record for three-year-old pacing fillies during a two-day Pennsylvania Sire Stakes event at the Dayton (Pa.) Fairgrounds on Wednesday (July 28).

The Somebeachsomewhere filly became the first horse on the 2021 Pennsylvania fair circuit to achieve two track records and two miles in 2:00 or less.

In her victory at Dayton, Tonianne also defeated Tiamogonedancen, who had just shattered the all-age record at Bedford by pacing in 1:55.2 last week. The Dayton track record she tied was first established by More More More in 2019. Tonianne is owned by the Andy Miller Stable Inc. and Louis Willinger.

Tonianne is trained and was driven by Todd Schadel, whose barn swept the three-year-old trot “A” Sire Stakes for both sexes. The Bar Hopping colt Top Me Off, the fastest trotter at the fairs this year with a 1:58.3 at Silver Springs, was the only one of the four defending Fair Sire Stakes champions, all in action at Dayton, to win, in 2:04.3; the Donato Hanover colt By A Hoff Hanover won in 2:04. Among the misses, R Speed Of Light (Sebastian K S) won in 2:03.4, and Todd’s son Cody handled Cheesy Hanover (Cantab Hall) during her 2:04.3 win.

Tuesday (July 27) was devoted to the two-year-olds, and TSM Loyal T just missed Nicole Hanover's local standard by way of a 2:04 victory. Trainer Bob Krenitsky Jr.’s filly, driven by Eric Neal, has turned her form around with her second straight win for owner Theodore Tomson.

Pacing filly Bettor Strait N Up became the only horse to post four victories at the fairs in 2021 after a 2:05.1 win. Co-owned by driver Tony and trainer Linda Schadel, Bettor Strait N Up is undefeated in her career, since the four fair starts constitute her only purse starts to date.

The Pennsylvania fair circuit now travels to the only four-day stand on its calendar, the Clearfield County Fair, just west of the centre of the state. The program will start at 1 p.m. on Sunday (Aug. 1); on Monday through Wednesday (Aug. 2-4), the races will begin at noon.


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