Two-year-old trotters kicked off four days of racing at the Crawford County Fair on Monday in Meadville, Pennsylvania.
The day began with Regrets Only, a Glidemaster colt, going wire to wire in 2:10.3 in the first of three $4,165 PASS divisions of two-year-old colt trotters. Fred Uber, Jr. picked up the winning drive for owner/trainer David Swaney.
The second division was captured by the Malabar Millennium colt, MMs Mad Boy in 2:09.1 for owner R Betts, and trainer/driver Jeff Kirkbride. BSMaximummoondream dominated the final division for owner/trainer/driver Dave Brickell, going wire to wire in 2:08. Brickell co-owns the Bedford County gelding with sister Sue Brickell.
Up next were three $4,041 divisions of the two-year-old PASS filly trot, with the first going to driver Chris Shaw and Bellagio Bay, a Tom Ridge mare owned by the Dunn Stable and trained by Boots Dunn, in 2:11.3. The Dunn Stable made it two in a row in the second division with Lindyofalifetime and driver Roger Hammer. Boots Dunn trains the Cantab Hall mare, who went wire to wire in 2:10.3. Lady Broadway was a winner in the third and final division, going wire to wire for driver Bryce Truitt. The Broadway Hall mare trotted the mile in 2:10.2 for owners Michelle McMullen and John McMullen, Jr., who also trains.
With Sire Stake action complete for the day, the card closed with a Free For All pace and a Quaker Stake trot. Mcdickerson, a five-year-old Mcardle gelding, dominated the Free For All pace, tripping the timer in 2:01.3 for driver Eric Neal, trainer Randy Neal, and owners Andray Farm and Lindwood Farm.
The final race of the day, a Quaker Stake trot, went to Zolena and driver Kent McGee in 2:13.2. McGee also trains and owns the Donato Hanover mare with Charles Minger.
Racing continues Tuesday, August 21st at the Crawford County Fair, with eight races and a 12:30 p.m. post time.
(PA Fair HHA)