Pacers to be Fair feature


By By Kenneth W. Terpenning, M.I.S. - Contributing Columnist



Race horses come down the stretch towards the finish line at the Great Darke County Fair.

Race horses come down the stretch towards the finish line at the Great Darke County Fair.


Racing to the finish line at The Great Darke County Fair’s harness racing event.


Horse racing at The Great Darke County Fair 2019.


Opening night horse racing at The Great Darke County Fair.


Harnes racers coming to the finish line at the Great Darke County Fair.


Harness racing in front of the Grand Stand at The Great Darke County Fair.


Keith & Peggy Foutz provided a race winning blanket in honor of their son, Travis Foutz & the foundation set up in his honor.


Peggy & Keith Foutz with the winning horse and rider at The Great Dark County Fair.


Coming to the finish line at The Great Darke County Fair harness racing.


Harness racers battle for the lead at The Great Darke County Fair.


Dr. H.M. Parshall Futurity featured at The Great Darke Co. Fair this coming Weds

By Kenneth W. Terpenning, M.I.S.

August 18, 2019

On Wednesday, August 21, 2019, The Great Darke County Fair will host 11 races, including four divisions of the Dr. H.M. Parshall Futurity (two for 2 Yr Old Trotters and two for 3 Yr Old Pacers) and the C.K.G. Billings Amateur Trot. Entries can be viewed here: https://racing.ustrotting.com/default.aspx

Pacey “The Wizard” Mindlin’s ‘Wizard’s Winning Picks’ will again be featured in the night’s program. So far, The Wizard has given out 23 check mark winners out of 43 races (for an impressive 53.49% win ratio) plus 7 winning exactas in the first three race cards.

The draw for the Thursday, August 22nd race card featuring the $50,000 Gene Riegle Memorial and the $25,000 Arnie Almahurst Trot, will take place Monday (Aug 19) with the entry box closing at 10:00 A.M.

The August 22nd race card will also feature the 2 and 3 Yr Old Parshall Futurity and the Annie Oakley Shoot Out featuring the Spring Haven Farm Ladies Driving Series. Rod “Sunglasses” Allums, Jr from NAHU will be doing a live broadcast that night. Pacey “The Wizard” Mindlin will be in the grandstands doling out more winning picks to the fans and Hall of Famers Bob “Hollywood” Heyden and Roger “The Voice” Huston will be in attendance for handicapping analysis, interviews and more.

The remaining racing schedule is as follows:

Wednesday Night, August 21, 2019 – Post Time 7:30 P.M.

Thursday Night, August 22, 2019 – Post Time 5:30 P.M.

Race horses come down the stretch towards the finish line at the Great Darke County Fair.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2019/08/web1_IMG_9504.jpgRace horses come down the stretch towards the finish line at the Great Darke County Fair.

Racing to the finish line at The Great Darke County Fair’s harness racing event.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2019/08/web1_IMG_9797.jpgRacing to the finish line at The Great Darke County Fair’s harness racing event.

Horse racing at The Great Darke County Fair 2019.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2019/08/web1_IMG_9828.jpgHorse racing at The Great Darke County Fair 2019.

Opening night horse racing at The Great Darke County Fair.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2019/08/web1_IMG_9879.jpgOpening night horse racing at The Great Darke County Fair.

Harnes racers coming to the finish line at the Great Darke County Fair.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2019/08/web1_IMG_9958.jpgHarnes racers coming to the finish line at the Great Darke County Fair.

Harness racing in front of the Grand Stand at The Great Darke County Fair.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2019/08/web1_IMG_2802.jpgHarness racing in front of the Grand Stand at The Great Darke County Fair.

https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2019/08/web1_IMG_2851.jpg

Keith & Peggy Foutz provided a race winning blanket in honor of their son, Travis Foutz & the foundation set up in his honor.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2019/08/web1_IMG_2875.jpgKeith & Peggy Foutz provided a race winning blanket in honor of their son, Travis Foutz & the foundation set up in his honor.

Peggy & Keith Foutz with the winning horse and rider at The Great Dark County Fair.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2019/08/web1_IMG_2891.jpgPeggy & Keith Foutz with the winning horse and rider at The Great Dark County Fair.

Coming to the finish line at The Great Darke County Fair harness racing.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2019/08/web1_IMG_9411.jpgComing to the finish line at The Great Darke County Fair harness racing.

Harness racers battle for the lead at The Great Darke County Fair.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2019/08/web1_IMG_9477.jpgHarness racers battle for the lead at The Great Darke County Fair.

By By Kenneth W. Terpenning, M.I.S.

Contributing Columnist