Harness Races Begin Sunday at Effingham Co. Fair


Published on July 31 2014 9:31 am
Last Updated on July 31 2014 9:31 am
Written by Millie Lange

Harness racing begins Sunday at the Effingham County Fair in Altamont with a post time set for 1 p.m. Harness racing will continue Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and end Thursday, each day with 1 p.m. post times. Thoroughbreds and quarterhorses will take the track Friday with post time noon.

There are seven races on the program for Sunday starting with the Big 10 3-Year-Old Trot, Division I. The second division follows the first. Then it's the Big 10 2-Year-Old Filly Pace followed by the Big 10 2-Year-Old Colt Pace.

The Illinois Conceived and Foaled 4-Year-Old & Up Mare Trot is the fifth race of the day with the ICF 4-Year-Old & Up Horse & Gelding Trot following. The final race will be the Free For All Pace.

Following are the entries for Sunday's races.

Race One

Big 10 3-Year-Old Trot, Division I

Purse: $3,169

1. Lora Lee Breeze (J.D. Finn), 2. Powerful Riley (Vince Espinosa), 3. Bands Giant Star (Freddie Patton Jr.), 4. Macie Rae (Michael Rogers)

Race Two

Big 10 3-Year-Old Trot, Division II

Purse: $3,169

1. Finnmaster (Jared Finn), 2. Finnster (J.D. Finn), 3. Bessiebearcat (Eric Collier), 4. Bands Alaric (Vince Espinosa)

Race Three

Big 10 2-Year-Old Filly Pace

Purse: $3,645

1. Bp's Got Swag (J.D. Finn), 2. Dakota Run (Michael White), 3. Simply Burbon (J.D. Finn), 4. Dakota Awe (Michael Rogers), 5. Ms Grant Eighteen (no driver listed), 6. Cash You (Freddie Patton Jr.)

Race Four

Big 10 2-Year-Old Colt Pace

Purse: $3,524

1. Going Skyword (Darla Martin), 2. Perch's Dream (Wm. Larry Binkley), 3. Brookside Robo (Michael Rogers), 4. Dakota Rain (Michael White)

Race Five

ICF 4-Year-Old & Up Mare Trot

Purse: $3,524

1. High Stepper (no driver listed), 2. Old Aunt George (Michael White), 3. Sherrys Band (Freddie Patton Jr.), 4. Skyline Happy (J.D. Finn), 5. Gumcorner Black (Eric Collier), 6. Miss Kylie (Dennis Gardner)

Race Six

ICF 4-Year-Old & Up Horse & Gelding Trot

Purse: $3,500

1. Hong Kong Kwyne (Dennis Gardner), 2. Toucan (Douglas Graham), 3. Powerful Speed (Thomas Graham Jr.), 4. Maple Grove Tom (Freddie Patton Jr.), 5. Agent Booth (Richard S. Finn)

Race Seven

Free For All Pace

Purse: $1,340

1.Shotgun Bob (Gerald McIntyre), 2. Paradise Ragtime (Wm. Larry Binkley), 3. Lil Dudes Mach Up (Harold Finn Jr.), 4. Just Us (C. Alan Finn), 5. Become Legendary (Dane May), 6. Ms Grant Seventeen (no driver listed), 7. Nj's Super Charger (Paul Cavett)