Fresh off a jaw-dropping 1:51.3 win at Pocono, Cooler Schooner ($4.20) struck again in her $84,328 Pennsylvania Sire Stakes division, taking top honors among two-year-old trotting fillies in 1:54.2.
The daughter of Broadway Hall and Pine Schooner drilled a :26.4 first quarter before facing steady pressure on the backstretch from Designed To Be (Andy Miller). Battling past a three-quarter split of 1:25, John Campbell called upon Cooler Schooner for everything she had at head-stretch. Ultimately, she was able to just stave off a valiant charge from Designed To Be, but only prevailing by a head. Jim Campbell trains Cooler Schooner for Fashion Farms, LLC.
The other two divisions saw driver Yannick Gingras and trainer Jimmy Takter team up for a pair of winners, with Honor Thy Daughter ($6.00, Donato Hanover, 1:57) and Lifetime Pursuit ($2.10, Cantab Hall, 1:57.3) taking their divisions.
In addition to Pennsylvania Sire Stakes action, Harrah's Philadelphia hosted Historic Series events for two-year-old pacers, with Tim Tetrick teaming both Debutante Stake winners Tyra (1:53.2) and McVita Bella (1:53.3). In addition, two-year-old male pacers Sometimes Said (1:52.4, John Campbell), The Lunch Pail (1:51.3, Andy Miller), and Allstar Partner (1:52.2, Corey Callahan) won their respective Goshen Cup events.
from Harrah's Philadelphia publicity department