J.D. Finn Finishes With Two More Wins At Jasper County Fair

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Published on June 26 2014 7:12 am
Last Updated on June 26 2014 7:12 am
Written by Millie Lange

J.D. Finn continued his domination at the Jasper County Fair as harness racing came to a close Wednesday with a double card that included Tuesday's rainout races.

The Newton-based Finn picked up back-to-back victories in the Big 10 2-Year-Old Colt Trot and the 2-Year-Old Maiden Pace, Division I.

In the Colt Trot, Finn, who also is the trainer, guided Captain Greedy to the victory in 2:06. In the Maiden Pace, Finn went the distance behind Simply Burbon. The duo picked up the win in 2:10 1/5.

The victories pushed Finn's win mark to five during the four-day race event at the fair.

Winning the opening race of the day, the Big 10 2-Year-Old Filly Trot, was Bobby Moore behind Thunder Bo in 2:17 2/5. Buddy Simpson won the 2-Year-Old Maiden Pace, Division II with Fifty Spender. The pair won in 2:10 1/5.

Miss Kylie won the Geriatric Trot Drivers 65 or Older. Miss Kylie was taken to the win in 2:08 1/5 by Larry Mulvey.

The final race of the Tuesday card went to Call Me Elizabeth. Darla Martin was the winning driver in 2:06 1/5.

Wednesday's card featured seven races. Freddie Patton Jr. claimed two driving victories. He won the Big 10 2-Year-Old Filly Pace, Division II behind Fox Valley Brooke in 2:02 1/5. Patton then went the distance behind Fourboltmane in the Big 10 2-Year-Old Colt Pace in 2:03 2/5.

In other races, Michael Cox was a winner behind Cowgirl Chic in the first division of the Big 10 2-Year-Old Filly Pace. The pair won in 2:02 2/5.

Gonna Fly Now won the Maiden Trot 3-Year-Old and Up for trainer and driver Cassidy Melloy in 2:18 4/5.

The Nonwinners $2,500 Lifetime Pace, Division I was claimed by Ava Destruction as Darla Martin won her second race of the day in 2:03 4/5. The second division went to Dakota Snow, driven by Michael White in 2:04 4/5.

The Amateur Drivers race was captured by Dillon Cox behind Tj's April Angel in 2:01 4/5.

Jasper County Fair Harness Racing

Tuesday's Results

Race One

Big 10 2-Year-Old Filly Trot

1. Thunder Bo (Bobby Moore), 2. Bands Perigee (Randy D. Crisler), 3. Bigolwezeweddwess (Dennis Gardner), 4. Dts Rose (Jordan Patton), 5. Big Baby Wo-wo (Ladavie Spann)

Time -- :37 2/5, 1:13 3/5, 1:46 1/5, 2:17 2/5.

Race Two

2-Year-Old Maiden Pace, Division I

1. Captain Greedy (J.D. Finn), 2. Vick Valor (Darla Martin), 3. Milo (Dennis Gardner), 4. Mister Fuggs (Freddie Finn Jr.)

Time -- :32 2/5, 1:04, 1:35, 2:06

Race Three

Big 10 2-Year-Old Colt Pace

1. Simply Burbon (J.D. Finn), 2. Fifty Buttercups (Clay Simpson), 3. Crimson Nites (Issac Love), 4. Fox Valley Rex (Randy D. Crisler), 5. Hawaiian Kid (Bobby Moore)

Time -- :34 4/5, 1:06 1/5, 1:38 1/5, 2:10 1/5.

Race Four

2-Year-Old Maiden Pace, Division II

Fifty Spender (Buddy Simpson), 2. Evergreen Rumor (Randy D. Crisler), 3. Evergreen Angel (J.D. Finn), 4. Hy Octane (C. Alan Finn)

Time -- :35 2/5, 1:08 1/5, 1:39 4/5, 2:10 1/5.

Race Five

Geriatric Trot Drivers 65 Or Older

1. Miss Kylie (Larry Mulvey), 2. Skyline View (E. Leroy Moore), 3. Bonfire Red (Buddy Simpson), 4. Old Aunt George (Barry Hall)

Time -- :32 2/5, 1:03 4/5, 1:35 1/5, 2:08 1/5.

Race Six

NOnwinners $5,000 Lifetime Pace

1. Call Me Elizabeth (Darla Martin), 2. Macy Gram (Randy D. Crisler), 3. Fore (Harold Finn Jr.)

Scratched -- Missippiswampwater.

Time -- :34 4/5, 1:05, 1:36 1/5, 2:06 1/5.


Wednesday's Results

Race One

Big 10 2-Year-Old Filly Pace, Division I

1. Cowgirl Chic (Michael Cox), 2. Cash You (Freddie Patton Jr.), 3. Ms Grant Eighteen (Issac Love), 4. Dakota Awe (Michael White), 5. Emma Swift (Cornelius Cavett), 6. Increda Blue Bay (Derrick Flowers)

Time -- :32 2/5, 1:03 1/5, 1:34 1/5, 2:02 2/5.

Race Two

Big 10 2-Year-Old Filly Pace, Division II

1. Fox Valley Brooke (Freddie Patton, Jr.), 2. M A Circus (Cornelius Cavett), 3. Jj's Gal (Derrick Flowers), 4. Dakota Run (Michael White), 5. Miss Ella (Issac Love), 6. Ms J Blackfoot (Cleon Woods)

Race Three

Big 10 2-Year-Old Colt Pace

1. Fourboltmane (Freddie Patton Jr.), 2. M A Bay (Cornelius Cavett), 3. Uncle Si (J.D. Finn), 4. Going Skkyword (Darla Martin)

Time -- :30 1/5, 1:02 1/5, 1:33 4/5, 2:03 2/5.

Race Four

Maiden Trot 3-Year-Old and Up

1. Gonna Fly Now (Cassidy Malloy), 2. UR Wyoming (Donald Bryant), 3. Fox Valley Madly (Dillon Cox)

Time -- :35 4/5, 1:09 4/5, 1:45, 2:18 4/5.

Race Five

Nonwinners $2,500 Lifetime Pace, Division I

1. Ava Destruction (Darla Martin), 2. Sugarcreekannie (Dakota Birch), 3. Frontier Kate (Philip Finn Jr.), 4. Sally Hero (Dillon Cox), 5. It's Debs Time (David Martin), 6. What'sittounow (Martin Woodard)

Time -- :32 1/5, 1:02 1/5, 1:33, 2:03 4/5.

Race Six

Nonwinners $2,500 Lifetime Pace, Division II

1. Dakota Snow (Michael White), 2. Going Sumwhere (Darla Martin), 3. Mythical Way (Michael Knicley), 4. South Fork Lizzy (Freddie Patton Jr.), 5. Double Burbon (David Fagan)

Time -- :31, 1:01 4/5, 1:33 1/5, 2:04 4/5

Race Seven

Amateur Drivers

1. Tj's April Angel (Dillon Cox), 2. Sleazy Mr E (Anthony Somone), 3. Ms Grant Seventeen (Martin Woodard), 4. Mighty Oak Perfect (Barak Patton)

Time -- :30 1/5, 1:00, 1:30, 2:01 4/5.