HARRISBURG PA – Sue Brickell, one of the biggest enthusiasts and hardest workers on the Pennsylvania fair harness racing circuit, has been selected to receive the Mary Lib Miller Award at the Second Celebration of Pennsylvania Harness Racing at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs on Saturday, December 6.

Brickell is a tireless worker for fair racing and the fair horsemen, serving as clerk at over half the Pennsylvania fairs, presiding as Race Secretary at Butler and Hughesville, and in general watching out for the needs and rights of fair horsemen, vocally relaying the message where needed. Also a breeder and trainer, such as with the talented trotter BS Genny, Brickell is an “all-around” horseperson, always motivated by the good of the sport, as thus receives the Mary Lib Miller Award, named after the energetic wife of the late “Mr. Harness Racing” Del Miller and designed to honor outstanding service to Pennsylvania harness racing.

Joining Brickell as awardwinners at the Celebration will be the following eight horses, who were the leading pointgetters on the summer circuit and will thus take home the traditional blanket given to PA’s top fair horses:

2YO Trotting Colt: Columbia County, owned by Michelle and John McMullen Jr., Armagh PA.
2YO Trotting Filly: Bank Star, also owned by Michelle and John McMullen Jr. of Armagh PA.
2YO Pacing Colt: DVC Firm Believer, owned by Tim Offutt and Ryan Knott of Maryland.
2YO Pacing Filly: Real Espresso*, owned by Roger Hammer, Bedford PA.
3YO Trotting Colt: Tooth Ache, owned by Anne McDonald LLC2 of Virginia.
3YO Trotting Filly: SJ’s Future, owned by Roger Hammer of Bedford PA.
3YO Pacing Colt: Special Character, owned by Virginia and Kathy Schoeffel and Marian Schilling, all of Evans City PA.
3YO Pacing Filly: Ty’s Artist, owned by Roger Hammer, Bedford PA.

(* – Real Espresso gets an extra notice because she was the only one of the eight blanketwinners to also emerge victorious in the Fair Final Championship series.)

All of the above will as noted be honored at December 6’s Second Annual Celebration of Pennsylvania Harness Racing. Tickets for the event are available from the Pennsylvania Harness Horsemen Association’s website at, clicking on “Tickets.” There is also information about hotel accommodations.