Harness races draw big crowd


By Chris Hoppes - [email protected]



Horses make the turn during the first of 12 races at the Fayette County Fair Wednesday, July 22, 2015. There will be a card of 13 races Saturday, beginning at noon and culminating with the Fayette County Classic.


Harness racing was the featured attraction at the grandstand at the Fayette County Fair Wednesday evening.

There were 12 races on the card.

The fastest time of the night was turned in by Two Friskie in the ninth race, covering the one mile distance in 1:58.4.

Hooray For Willie won the fifth race, paying $83.60 to win.

Also in the fifth race, the trifecta of 6-4-5 (Hooray For Willie, Diplomats Mistress and Can’t Lose) paid $232.40.

The trifecta in the tenth race (3-6-2, Bet On Chip, If I Could Count and Hello Chipper), paid $177.40.

There will be 13 races at the fair Saturday, beginning at noon.

The Fayette County Classic race will wrap up the afternoon card.

Below are the results from Wednesday’s races.

RACE NO. 1, SIGNATURE SERIES PACE, 4-YEAR-OLDS & UP, 1ST DIVISION, PURSE $1,525, SPONSORED BY PNC BANK

1. Harvard’s Z Tam, 5.60, 4.60, 3.00; 2. Bongo, 7.60, 4.00; 3. Stand Tall, 5.60

Exacta, 2-7, 17.20; Trifecta, 2-7-4, 45.60

Time: 30, 1:02.2, 1:31.4, 2:00

Other horses in order of finish: 4. Lex Lugar, 5. Turf Burner, 6. Ivory Collection, 7. Sabine’s Filly

RACE NO. 2, 3-YEAR-OLD COLT PACE, OCRA, PURSE $8,087, SPONSORED BY MISSFIT FARM

1. Strong Feelin, 2.80, 2.40, 2.20; 2. Moon Express, 3.00, 3.00; 3. Robin’s Storm, 4.00

Exacta, 5-1, 6.60; Trifecta, 5-1-4, 43.80; Quinella, 1-5, 5.40; Daily Double, 2-5, 6.00

Time: 29.3, 1:01.4, 1:32.4, 2:04.3

4. Three Beans, 5. Knight Stryker, 6. Danger Storm, 7. Born Villain, 8. Goodnite Steve

RACE NO. 3, 3-YEAR-OLD FILLY TROT, OCRA, 1ST DIVISION, PURSE $4,144, SPONSORED BY CLYDE “PUFFY” MARTINDALE

1. Reins To Victory, 3.20, 2.10, 2.40; 2. Funkywantsavictory, 2.10, 2.20; 3. Shelostcount, 3.40

Exacta, 3-1, 4.60; Quinella, 1-3, 3.00; Trifecta, 3-1-5, 15.60

Time: 31.3, 1:03, 1:36, 2:07.3

4. JJ’s Trottintoy, 5. Jailyn Ranay, 6. Royal Ruby

RACE NO. 4, NON-WINNERS $1,500 LIFETIME AE NW $500 IN 2015, 2ND DIVISION, PURSE $450, SPONSORED BY ROBERT SCHWARTZ

1. Cyalater, 7.80, 5.20, 2.10; 2. Desired Entry, 3.80, 2.10; 3. Enticing Beauty, 2.10

Exacta, 3-2, 6.60; Trifecta, 3-2-4, 22.20; Quinella, 2-3, 2.80

Time: 32, 1:04, 1:35.2, 2:04.2

4. LC Plum, 5. Ivegotmymojoworkin, 6. Littleworth Shake

RACE NO. 5, SIGNATURE SERIES TROT, 4-YEAR-OLDS & UP, PURSE $2,000, SPONSORED BY DOUG MARINE MOTORS

1. Hooray For Willie, 83.60, 14.00, 4.80; 2. Diplomats Mistress, 3.00, 2.60; 3. Can’t Lose, 3.20

Exacta, all-4, 4.40; Trifecta, 6-4-5, 232.40; Quinella, 6-all, 3.40; Quinella, 4-all, 2.10

Time: 29.1, 59.3, 1:31.1, 2:03.3

4. We Belong Together, 5. Sweet Joe, 6. Rose Run Princess, 7. Trottin On Over

RACE NO. 6, 3-YEAR-OLD FILLY PACE, OCRA, PURSE $8,159, IN MEMORY OF PERRY BLAIR

1. Happy Jude, 3.00, 2.20, 2.20; 2. She’snobeachboy, 2.20, 2.40; 3. Colossal Chaos, 4.00

Exacta, 1-3, 5.20; Trifecta, 1-3-4, 34.40; Quinella, 1-3, 3.00

Time: 30, 1:00.3, 1:31.3, 2:03

4. A Lucky Feeling, 5. Feelin Flirty, 6. Ghetto Princess, 7. Strong Player Lily, 8. Hadtobeenamondy

RACE NO. 7, NON-WINNERS, $1,500 LIFETIME AE NW $500 in 2015, 2ND DIVISION, PURSE $450, SPONSORED BY MIDLAND ACRES

1. Glass Pack, 3.60, 6.80, 5.00; 2. O Yankee Buck, 4.20, 3.20; 3. Mm’s Shocking Guy, 2.80

Exacta, 6-3, 14.20; Quinella, 3-6, 18.60; Trifecta, 6-3-2, 83.60

Time: 30, 1:00.3, 1:30.3, 2:00.2

4. Cutie’s Kristy Kj, 5. Fine Sight, 6. Stu’s Jw Blue

RACE NO. 8, 2-YEAR-OLD COLT TROT, OCRA, PURSE $8,305, SPONSORED BY MERRILL LYNCH-GEORGE SMITH

1. Roundtown Rocker, 17.40, 5.20, 2.80; 2. Quickdrawhall, 3.20, 2.80; 3. Shano, 2.40

Exacta, 2-all, 13.40; Exacta, all-5, 2.60; Quinella, 2-all, 3.80; Quinella, 5-all, 2.60; Trifecta, 2-all-all, 78.20; Daily Double, 6-all, 5.80

Time: 32, 1:04, 1:35.2; 2:09.3

4. Nobeltucky Joe, 5. Walk Skeeter Brown, 6. He’s So High, 7. High Country

RACE NO. 9, SIGNATURE SERIES PACE, 4-YEAR-OLDS & UP, 2ND DIVISION, PURSE $1,525, SPONSORED BY CINDY & DAN DRAKE

1. Two Friskie, 14.80, 4.00, 2.80; 2. Talk Back, 5.60, 3.80; 3. In Theory, 3.20

Exacta, 3-2, 28.20; Trifecta, 3-2-all, 39.00; Quinella, 2-3, 15.20

Time: 29.2, 58, 1:28.4, 1:58.4

4. Qb Killa, 5. Sandys Candy, 6. Ej’s Pocket Rocket, 7. Spill The Beans

RACE NO. 10, 3-YEAR-OLD FILLY TROT, OCRA, 2ND DIVISION, PURSE $4,144, SPONSORED BY ROBERT SCHWARTZ

1. Bet On Chip, 4.80, 3.00, 2.20; 2. If I Could Count, 18.40, 2.40; 3. Hello Chipper, 3.40

Exacta, 3-6, 26.20; Quinella, 3-all, 2.10; Quinella, 6-all, 2.10; Trifecta, 3-6-2, 177.40

Time: 32.3, 1:02.3; 1:34, 2:05.1

4. Aintnotimeforthat, 5. Sammy Star, 6. Heir Of Hope

RACE NO. 11, NON-WINNERS $1,500 LIFETIME AE NW $500 IN 2015, 3RD DIVISION, PURSE $450, SPONSORED BY MIDLAND ACRES

1. Western Mandy, 3.80, 2.40, 2.60; 2. Brother Dan, 2.60, 3.00; 3. Slingshot Rock, 4.00

Exacta, 4-5, 11.60; Quinella, 4-5, 9.80; Trifecta, 4-5-6, 103.80

Time: 31.1, 1:01.4, 1:32.3, 2:03.2

4. Kingfishers Gold, 5. Circus Annie, 6. Wagga Wagga Baby

RACE NO. 12, MAIDENS OR NON-WINNERS, $3,000 LIFETIME TROT, PURSE, $600, SPONSORED BY J.K. PRECAST

1. Flyfightwin, 11.40, 5.80, 2.60; 2. Secret Universe, 3.80, 2.40; 3. Abc Dynamite, 2.20

Exacta, 3-1, 14.40; Quinella, 1-3, 4.20; Trifecta, 3-1-all, 20.00; Daily Double, 4-3, 10.80

Time: 33, 1:05, 1:36.2, 2:07.2

4. Favor, 5. Sr Glider, 6. Mean Mugging Jesse

Horses make the turn during the first of 12 races at the Fayette County Fair Wednesday, July 22, 2015. There will be a card of 13 races Saturday, beginning at noon and culminating with the Fayette County Classic.
http://recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/web1_Harness-horseys-7-22-15.jpgHorses make the turn during the first of 12 races at the Fayette County Fair Wednesday, July 22, 2015. There will be a card of 13 races Saturday, beginning at noon and culminating with the Fayette County Classic.

By Chris Hoppes

[email protected]

Reach Chris Hoppes at 740-335-3611, ext. 1104, or on Twitter @choppes1ch

Reach Chris Hoppes at 740-335-3611, ext. 1104, or on Twitter @choppes1ch

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