Two-year-olds were in action at two venues in Pennsylvania on Tuesday (August 28), with drivers Wayne Long and Roger Hammer enjoying successful afternoons.
In Indiana County, at the Indiana Fairgrounds, Todd Schadel captured the first two races, divisions of the PA Sire Stake colt trot. First up was Keystone Bolt, a Cantab Hall colt, who covered the mile in 2:06.2 for his first career win. Todd and Christine Schadel own the winner. Next was stablemate Markup Hanover, also by Cantab Hall. Owned by Todd Schadel and James Simpson, Markup Hanover won for the first time in nine career starts, timed in 2:05.1. The mile also established a new track record for freshman trotting colts at Indiana.
In the final colt trot, Prince Lauxmont was a come from behind winner in 2:08.2 for trainer/driver Wayne Long. The Supernatural gelding is owned by Long and Joyce Lineweaver.
Two $5,866 divisons of the PASS filly trot were next, and first-time starter Gliding To Glory gave Long his second straight driving win. The filly, by Glidemaster, scored in 2:09.4 with a last quarter of :29.2. Trot A Lot Canada, Inc. owns the filly, while Mike Gillock trains.
The second division brought the day’s second track record performance, as Lady Broadway trotted in 2:05.4 for driver Bryce Truitt. Trainer John McMullen co-owns the Broadway Hall filly with Michelle McMullen.
The top purse of the day was in the two-year-old PASS colt pace, as $11,181 was on the line. Captain Kubota, owned and trained by Rich Gillock, went wire-to-wire in 2:03.4 for his seventh win in just nine career starts. Wayne Long picked up his third win of the day behind the McArdle gelding.
Long became a four-time winner on the afternoon after the first division of the filly pace, guiding Real Leggy to her fifth win in six tries. The Real Desire filly, owned by David Kinee and Theresa Pavlik, is trained by Long. The winning time was 2:05.
In the final race, In A Better Place was a come-from-behind winner for driver Chris Shaw in 2:05.3 Amanda Beinhauer owns the Christian Cullen filly, while Jason Shaw trains.
In Northwestern PA, at the Erie County Fair in Wattsburg, nine more heats were contested for freshmen.
Three groups of PASS colt pacers started the day, and Jungle Of Terror (Western Terror) was a winner in the first, pacing in 2:06.4 for driver Brady Brown. Stephen Lander, Kathy and Ginny Schoeffel own the gelding, while Steve Schoeffel trains.
Jim Biego’s Mein Schatz won the second split, pacing in 2:15 for trainer/driver Aaron Johnston. Mein Schatz is a son of Real Desire.
The final group was led across the wire by Camturo Beach, owned, trained and reined by Roger Hammer. The Somebeachsomewhere colt was a 2:05.4 winner.
Two $6,052 filly pacing events were next, and DVC Jaded Attitude, owned, trained and driven by Dave Brickell, won the first division in 2:08. DVC Jaded Attitude is a daughter of Magical Mike.
In the second division, Shesalilfireball scored in 2:06.1 for trainer/driver Robert Grove, who also owns the Allamerican Native filly.
The next two sire stakes were for colt trotters, and Broadway Vino (Broadway Hall) and Albany House (Andover Hall) earned wins. Trainer/driver Bill Daugherty guided Broadway Vino to a 2:06.2 win for owned Susan Daugherty. Hammer trains and drove Albany House to a 2:09.2 win. Hammer co-owns the colt with the Ervin Miller Stable.
In the first $5,836 filly trot, Bellagio Bay was a winner for the Dunn Stable and trainer Boots Dunn. The winning time was 2:10.1. Hammer drove the Tom Ridge filly.
The second division was won by the Cantab Hall filly Lindyofalifetime, who trotted in 2:12.3 to give the Dunn/Hammer combination a sweep of the division.
In the Quaker Stake for pacers, Vahina (Western Terror) was a winner in 2:12.2. It was the first career win for the filly, owned and trained by Chris Oluvic.
The Quaker Trot was won by Rolling Star, owned and trained by Joe Urban, in 2:17. Bill Daugherty drove the Anastasia Baron filly to her first career win.
Both venues will conclude racing on Wednesday. At Indiana, four Quaker Stakes will get underway at noon, while at Wattsburg, eight stakes for sophomores are on tap at 11 a.m.
(PA Fair Harness Horsemen's Association)