Washington, Pa — The PA Fair Circuit put the lid on the 2021 season on Friday, October 8 at The Meadows. Horses had been compiling points during the summer long fair season with the top 9 point earners from each division facing off in eight $25,000 championship events. 

Three year old colt pacers started the evening in a non-wagering event. Terry A Hanover came in as the points leader, but it would be Seth Hanover and Brady Brown who would get the win. Terry A Hanover led through fractions of 26:4, 54:4, and 1:23:1 before being collared by Seth Hanover deep in the lane. The Artspeak gelding stopped the clock in a swift 1:52. 

Seth Hanover picked up his 8th win of the year and took a new lifetime mark for trainer Mitch York who co-owns with his father-in-law Dave Brickell.

Terry A Hanover finished second and Allieverdreamedof was third.

Three year old filly trotters kicked off the wagering portion of the card and it started with an upset. Cheesy Hanover and Andy Miller would set the pace, but Maragretaville and Aaron Merriman made a strong 3 wide move around the turn and into the stretch before kicking away to a three length win in 1:55:3.

Dana Kahrig trains the daughter of Bar Hopping for Kahrig Racing Stable and Cache is King LLC. Maragretaville picked up her second win of the season, took a new lifetime mark, and returned $32 on a $2 win ticket.

The two year old filly pacers took their turn in the spotlight next and Bettor Strain N Up was a 1:56:1 winner for Aaron Merriman and Linda Schadel. The daughter of Betting Line picked up her ninth win in thirteen starts this season and took a new lifetime mark. 

Gottaluvit Hanover was second, Bet She Can Fly finished third. 

In the 3 year old colt and gelding trot, Tricky Dick cut fractions of 27:2, 57:1 and 1:25:4 before being challenged by Killer Instinct who made a three wide move down the backside. Around the last turn Killer Instinct took the lead away and held off a charge from Mr Jeff to win in 1:56:1.

Killer Instinct is owned by Corey Hendricks and Melanie O’Donnell and trained by Andy Rickert. The Southwind Frank gelding picked up his tenth win in 24 seasonal starts. 

Two year old colt and gelding pace Aaron Merriman was a winner again, this time for trainer Roger Hammer with Captain T Hanover. Captain T Hanover went right to the front, sprinted off and laid down a 27:3 third quarter before holding off Buchannon Hanover in the lane. 

Glenn Dyke, Douglas Johnson, and Leblanc Racing own the Captaintreacherous gelding who has now won five of fourteen in 2021 and stopped the clock in 1:55.

Two year old filly trotters faced the starter in the fifth. Favorite Phanny’s Matter made a break shortly after the start which left Till I’m Gone and Wayne Long on the front. Shayna Rosa stalked the leader to the stop of the stretch before a lightning lane rally to win by 2 lengths in 1:57:1

Shayna Rosa is a Cantab Hall filly trained by Bill Daugherty and leased by Susan Daugherty. Dave Palone picked up the winning drive. Shayna Rosa has now won 6 of 12 this year and took a new lifetime mark with the effort in the fair final. She was sent off at odds of 9/2. 

In the three year old filly pace, Tonianne was parked to the ½ in 56:2 as the 1-5 favorite. The daughter of Somebeachsomewhere equaled her career best of 1:52. The Andy Miller Stable and Louis Willinger own the winner who has now won 14 of 22 this year. Andy Miller drove for trainer Todd Schadel.

Sweet Baby Kaylee was second, Tiamogonedancen was third. 

The final fair championship was the two year old colt and gelding trot. It was named in honor of Winston Lineweaver. Winston was a longtime PA fair horseman who passed away on September 24 at the age of 78. 

Father Son cleared to the lead just past the ¼ and led and dug deep in the stretch to hang on for the win. Cussin N Fussin was second to give Team Daugherty a one two finish. 

Father Son is a Father Patrick gelding who has won four of twelve this year for trainer Bill Daugherty and owners Susan and Dylan Daugherty. Father Son stopped the clock in 1:57:3 to close out the 2021 fair season.

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