Record Day At Shenandoah Fair

Published: September 1, 2016 08:30 pm EDT

The second day of racing over the new Shenandoah County Fair track did not disappoint as the trotters made quick work of dissolving the old track record.

In the first heat Molly B Golly went to the lead and never really looked back. She set some honest fractions early for driver Alvin Lineweaver, and was on cruise control most of the trip. She broke the track record of 2:02.4 set last year by third-place horse Sun Chimes in a time of 2:02.

A few races later in heat two Molly B Golly had to deal with challengers early, but her cruise control speed gave her the advantage she needed to score. She broke her own record in heat two stopping the clock at 2:00, the fastest trot ever at the Shenandoah County Fair.

Intheblinkofaneye did not disappoint for trainer/driver Tara Hynes who put on a show for the large crowd in attendance. When the gate sprung open he took off and never looked back on the field who wasn't able to keep pace. For Intheblinkofaneye it is his 10th win of the season in 21 starts.

Another impressive performer on the day was Johns Dream who is owned by trainer/driver Chuck Perry. Johns Dream made a break early in the mile, but by the 5/8 pole he had caught the pack. He went right around the early leaders and drew off to win easily.

Chuck Perry, Jr. currently leads the driver standings with six wins over Alvin Lineweaver who has three, while Betsy Brown and Scott Woogen are third with a pair of victories each.

On the trainers side Betsy Brown took the lead with three total victories for the meet while trainers Gary Messenger and Eileen Lineweaver have a pair of wins each.

The track has been playing fantastic all week and race secretary Mike Wandishan said "The track has exceeded all of our expectations."

Live racing returns to Shenandoah on Friday with a first post of 1:00 p.m. For more information visit

(Shenandoah County Fair)