As they have been for much of the summer on the Pennsylvania fair circuit, fillies, especially the trotting fillies, provided the majority of the notable achievements during the two-day meet Tuesday (Aug. 28) and Wednesday (Aug. 29) at the Erie County Fairgrounds in Wattsburg, Pa.
Worldly Hanover ran her fair record to 2-for-2 and etched her name in the Wattsburg record books with a 2:04.4 mile, lowering the 2014 mark of 2:05.2 established by Static Electricity. Harold Brocklehurst trains and drove the talented miss for Double R Farms LLC, David Obley and Richard Williams. Worldly Hanover went as fast as the “A” pacing filly division did, when Ponder filly Amusing Dragon won for driver Aaron Johnston, trainer Gary Johnston and owner Dr. William Solomon.
Roger Hammer "divided and conquered" in the three-year-old pacing colt ranks, sending his Cirrus De Vie out at Indiana, Pa. Tuesday and finishing second to the streaking Venier Hanover before coming to Wattsburg on Wednesday and winning with his other high-class sophomore colt, Marvalous Falcon in the meet’s fastest time of 2:01.4.
During Tuesday’s program for two-year-olds, the fillies went faster than the colts on both gaits. On the pace, Well Said-Treat Me Good filly Sure R Lookin Good ran her fair record to 4-3-1-0 with a 2:03.3 triumph for driver Eric Neal, trainer Robert Krenitsky Jr. and owner Julie Krenitsky; the colt pace went in 2:04.3.
On the diagonally-gaited side, Eric Neal came right back with Muscle Massive-Missing Dough filly Touch Of Dough in 2:09 to run her recent tally to four wins in her last five races for trainer Randal Neal and the Neal Racing Stables LLC; the baby colt heats did not produce a mile faster than that.
The Pennsylvania fair circuit will be in action on Thursday (Aug. 30) and Friday (Aug. 31) at Stoneboro, with first post at 11 a.m.
(Pennsylvania Fair Harness Horsemen's Association)