Harness Racing Begins at Illinois State Fair Today

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Published on August 9 2013 12:11 pm
Last Updated on August 9 2013 12:11 pm
Written by Millie Lange

Local and area horsemen will be heading to Springfield for harness racing at the Illinois State Fair Friday, August 9, Saturday, August 10, Monday, August 12, Tuesday, August 13 and Thursday, August 15. There is no racing Sunday, August 11 and Wednesday, August 14.

Known as one of the fastest dirt tracks in the world, the Illinois racetrack will play host to several area horsemen including Newton's J.D. Finn and Jared Finn, Altamont's Ray Hanna and this year's Effingham County Fair driving champion, Ronnie Gillespie, among many others.

Admission is free and there is pari-mutuel wagering for horse fans. Following is racing entries for the next several days. Head out to the state fair, enjoy all the activities and be sure to stop by and watch the thrilling harness races.


2013 ILLINOIS STATE FAIR

SCHEDULE FOR HARNESS RACING

FRIDAY, AUGUST 9

Race One

Illinois State Fair Colt Stakes Elimination

2-Year-Old Colts & Geldings ICF Trot

Purse: $8,000

1. Polars Big Spender (Dean Magee), 2. Finnster (J.D. Finn), 3. Rory Borealis (Michael Oosting), 4. Gray N Cloudy (John De Long), 5. Big Bad Bob (Dale Hiteman), 6. Just Leo (Brian Carpenter)

Race Two

Illinois State Fair Colt Stakes Elimination

2-Year-Old Colts & Geldings ICF Trot

Purse: $8,000

1. Nino Marino (Dean Magee), 2. Tour Hall (Dave Magee), 3. Bobby B Breeze (Todd Warren), 4. Fox Valley Veto (John Roberts), 5. Big Bill Breeze (Nick Prather), 6. Battleshoe Crown (Buddy Simpson)

Race Three

Fillies & Mares Non-Winners Pace

of 2 Parimutuel Races or $4,000 Lifetime

Purse: $1,500

1. West Liberty (Clay Simpson), 2. Imnotasonofabeach (Michel Morgan), 3. Fox Valley Bonita (no driver listed), 4. Bubbala (John Roberts), 5. Little Sister (Paul Cavett), 6. Perched On Top (Richard Lappe), 7. Yes Baby Yes (Michael Rogers), 8. Heartland LA (Tom T. Tetrick)

Race Four

Illinois State Fair Colt Stakes

Elimination 2-Year-Old Fillies ICF Trot

Purse: $8,000

1. Wacko (Brian Carpenter), 2. Macie Rae (Michael Rogers), 3. Elegant Star (J.D. Finn), 4. Bands Alexis (Michael Cox), 5. Say No Mo (John De Long), 6. Rollette (Dean Magee), 7. Bailey's Wish (Dave Magee), 8. Sweet Bella Breeze (Kelcey Perymond), 9. Lora Lee  Breeze (Mariyah Mulvey)

Race Five

Illinois State Fair Colt Stakes

Elimination 2-Year-Old Fillies ICF Trot

Purse: $8,000

1. Pistol Annie (Michael Rogers), 2. Fox Valley Hosana (Michael Oosting), 3. S V Spirit (Tod d Warren), 4. Bands Pippa (Dirk Simpson), 5. Psychicfinn (J.D. Finn), 6. Graceful Spirit (Dave Magee), 7. Reina Bonita (Casey Leonard), 8. Accokeek Diana (Clay Simpson), 9. Fox Valley Lotus (John Roberts)

Race Six

Illinois State Fair Colt Stakes

Elimination 2-Year-Old Fillies ICF Pace

Purse: $8,000

1. Ms Solongbyebye (Casey Leonard), 2. Fox Valley Shiver (Casey Leonard), 3. Fox Valley Amanda (Dale Hiteman), 4. Perfectly Clear (Kyle Wilfong), 5. Amazing Summer (Todd Warren), 6. My Little Bit (Casey Leonard), 7. Rds Master Revraca (Ronnie Gillespie), 8. April May Dune (Dave Magee), 9. Ineverkissandtell (Ronnie Gillespie)

Race Seven

Illinois State Fair Colt Stakes Elimination

2-Year-Old Fillies ICF Pace

Purse: $8,000

1. Western Dame (Casey Leonard), 2. Fox Valley Thyme (Dave Magee), 3. Kiss This Perch (J.D. Finn), 4. Fox Valley Flora (Brian Carpenter), 5. First Lady's Z Tam (Casey Leonard), 6. My Girl Pippa (Ronnie Gillespie), 7. Thesleazyprincess (Michael Oosting), 8. Fox Valley Roxanne (Michael Cox)

Race Eight

Illinois State Fair Stake Fillies & Mares ICF Trot

Purse: $10,000

1. Westbound Darlin (Michael Oosting), 2. Ants Iner Pants (Ryan Anderson), 3. Maplegrove Shaelyn (Jamaica Patton), 4. Miss Kylie (Michael Oosting), 5. Fox Valley Sienna (David Avenatti), 6. B Fly Mcqueen (Robert Smolin), 7. Rubys And Pearls (Dave Magee)

Race Nine

Illinois State Fair Stakes Elimination

2-Year-Old Colts & Geldings ICF Pace

Purse: $8,000

1. Fancy Creek Mitch (Todd Warren), 2. Fox Valley Cupid (Ryan Anderson), 3. Badger Quinn (Casey Leonard), 4. Traffic Cop (Todd Warren), 5. Duneside Mike (Casey Leonard), 6. Sky Cam (Michael Oosting), 7. Fox Valley Deuce (Dale Hiteman), 8. Pg Three (Michael Oosting), 9. Unlocked (Dave Magee), 10. Ringo's Z Tam (Casey Leonard), 11. Fox Valley Van (Dave Magee)

Race 10

Illinios State Fair Stake Fillies and Mares ICF Pace

Purse: $10,000

1. Fox Valley Touche (Dale Hiteman), 2. Tj's April Angel (Ronnie Gillespie), 3. Just By Design (Dave Magee), 4. Nina Coleada (Dave Magee), 5. Cole Blue (Ryan Anderson), 6. Willow Gram (Dean Magee), 7. Sleazy Does It (Casey Leonard), 8. Pardon (John De Long), 9. Miss Kelley Lynne (Michael Oosting)

SATURDAY, AUGUST 10

Race One

Non-Winners of 2 Pari-Mutuel Races

or $4,000 Lifetime Trot

Purse: $1,500

1. Fox Valley Skylar (Dale Hiteman), 2. Frontier Belle (Harold Finn Jr.), 3. Mystical Emotion (Kyle Wilfong), 4. Gonnagetya (Freddie Patton Jr.), 5. Deacons Valley (Paul Cavett), 6. Accokeek Mercury (Buddy Simpson), 7. Mattchew (Erv Miller), 8. Kung Foo Fighter (Jamaica Patton), 9. Twist N Tout (Todd Warren)

Race Two

Non-Winners of 2 Pari-Mutuel Races

or $4,000 Lifetime Trot

Purse: $1,500

1. Classic Norma Jean (Jared Finn), 2. Mack's Gold Band (Dirk Simpson), 3. Flying High (Michael Cox), 4.The Swan Song (Dale Hiteman), 5. Fox Valley Legend (Dale Hiteman), 6. Cardinal Wind (Dale Hiteman), 7. Bully Bust Boy (Ronnie Gillespie), 8. Debit Account (John Roberts), 9. Master OF Excuses (Ronnie Gillespie)

Race Three

ICF 2-Year-Old Fillies Pace

Purse: $5,000

1. Fox Valley Taylor (Michael Oosting), 2. Cypress Hill Rose (Richard Schrock), 3. Get Your Shine On (Dave Magee), 4. Tessa (Casey Leonard), 5. Amispicyorwhat (Michael Cox), 6. Syd's Lollipop (Freddie Patton Jr.), 7. M A Duty (Ronnie Gillespie), 8. Cheap Wine On Ice (Michael Oosting), 9. Fox Valley Twist (Jamaica Patton), 10. Life On The Row (Ronnie Gillespie), 11. Fox Valley Corinne (Jamaica Patton)

Race Four

ICF Colt Stakes Elimination

3-Year-Old Fillies Trot

Purse $8,000

No information provided

Race Five

Non-Winners $5,000 or $200 Per Start in 2013

AE: Non-Winners of 4 Pari-Mutuel Races or $15,000 Lifetime Pace

1. Silver Devil (Casey Leonard), 2. Faith And Trust (Michael Rogers), 3. Nonsuit (Antonio Love), 4. Ann Income (Paul Cavett), 5. Shadow Of Lighting (Jamaica Patton), 6. Bossa Nova Baby (Marcus Turner), 7. Darth Quaider (Michael Oosting), 8. Evergreenduneside (Paul Cavett), 9. Fox Valley Hotstuf (Freddie Patton Jr.), 10. Fox Valley Barbosa (no driver listed)

Race Six

Illinois State Fair Stake Horses & Geldings (ICF) Trot

Purse: $10,000

1. Hong Kong Kwyne (Michael Oosting), 2. Monticello Lane (Robert Taylor), 3. Fox Valley Arrow (Casey Leonard), 4. Itzaziam (Michael Oosting), 5. Recollection (Kyle Wilfong), 6. Vaporstar (Dave Magee),l 7. Tuff Guy Jj (Dale Hiteman)

Race Seven

Illinois Department of Agriculture

2-Year-Old Colts & Geldings (ICF) Pace

Purse: $5,000

1. Incredibly Cocky (John De Long), 2. Sheriff Joe (Freddie Patton Jr.), 3. Marty Rucker (Ronnie Gillespie), 4. Svaya Knows (Dean Magee), 5. Back At Cha (Dave Magee), 6. One Sure Apache (Michael Oosting), 7. Overloaded (Dave Magee), 8. Tower Power (Freddie Patton Jr.), 9. Duty Call (Erv Miller), 10. Sinful Vito (Michael Oosting), 11. I Bizel The Shizel (Michael Oosting), 12. Manny's Z Tam (Casey Leonard)

Race Eight

Illinois State Fair colt Stakes

Prep 3-Year-Old Colts & Geldings (ICF) Pace

Purse: $8,000

1. Sage Ruck (Michael Oosting), 2. Monopoly Man (John De Long), 3. Ready (Casey Leonard), 4. Mystical Walter (Casey Leonard), 5. Crankin' It Up (Kyle Wilfong), 6. Fox Valley ACtion (Todd  Warren), 7. Mr Three Quarters (Marcus Turner)

Race Nine

Illinois State Fair Colt Stakes Elimination

3-Year-Old Fillies (ICF) Pace

Purse: $8,000

1. The Bruzilian Blue (Brian Carpenter), 2. Auntiqueaquisition (Michael Oosting), 3. Uzzabelle (Dale Hiteman), 4. Butterfly Kisser (Dave Magee), 5. Feel Like Dancing (Kyle Wilfong), 7. Aliyah Maria (Todd Warren), 8. Incredible Filly (Michael Cox), 9. Gentle Janet (Ronnie Gillespie), 10. Dallas Jones (Casey Leonard), 11. R Ciao Baby (Casey Leonard)

Race 10

Illinois State Fair Stake

Horses & Geldings ICF Pace

Purse: $10,000

1. Jhs (John Roberts), 2. Gibbs (Todd Warren), 3. Fox Valley Yukon (Kyle Wilfong), 4. Uncle Bud (Michael Oosting), 5. Mighty Oak PErfect (Marcus Turner), 6. A Cool Card (Michael Oosting), 7. Cole Heat (Michael Cox), 8. Nj's Bid Deal (Michael Cox)

Race 11

Non-Winners of 2 Pari-Mutuel

Races or $4,000 Lifetime Pace

Purse: $1,500

1. Politicsasusual (Michael Oosting), 2. Butteronmytoast (Kyle Wilfong), 3. Sadies Art (Tom T. Tetrick), 4. Black As Could be (Dean Magee), 5. Majestic Edition (Antonio Love), 6. Ashley's Husband (Ronnie Gillespie), 7. Cheyenn Shark (Clay Simpson), 8. Fox Valley Spike (Michael Rogers), 9. Little Creek Jet (Freddie Patton Jr.), 10. Ohtobeavet (Michael Cox), AE1 Air Head (Issac Love)


SUNDAY, AUG. 11 -- No Racing


MONDAY, AUG. 12 -- Post Time: noon

PACE - 2-Year-Old Colt (Little Pat) $20,000
PACE - 2-Year-Old Filly $20,000
TROT - 2-Year-Old Colt (Greyhound) $20,000
TROT - 2-Year-Old Filly $20,000
Illinois Topline Races
(No Entry Fee)
PACE - 2-Year-Old $4,000
TROT - 2-Year-Old $4,000
IDOA State Fair Races (ICF)
PACE - 3-Year-Old Filly $4,000
TROT - 3-Year-Old Filly $4,000
TROT - 3-Year-Old Colt $ 4,000

TUESDAY, AUG. 13 -- Post Time: noon
TROT - 3-Year-Old Colt (Alexander) $20,000
TROT - 3-Year-Old Filly $20,000
PACE - 3-Year-Old Colt (Baker) $20,000
PACE - 3-Year-Old Filly $20,000
Illinois Topline Races
(No Entry Fee)
PACE - 3-Year-Old and Older $4,000
TROT - 3-Year-Old and Older $4,000
IDOA State Fair Races (ICF)
($200 Entry Fee for Each Horse Not Entered in ISFCS)
TROT - 2-Year-Old Colt $4,000
TROT - 2-Year-Old Filly $4,000

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 14 -- No Racing

THURSDAY, AUG. 15 -- Post Time: 12:00 noon
(Entries Close Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.)
Illinois State Fair Colt Stakes Championships (ICF)
PACE - 3-Year-Old Colt $40,000
TROT - 3-Year-Old Colt $40,000
PACE - 3-Year-Old Filly $40,000
TROT - 3-Year-Old Filly $40,000
PACE - 2-Year-Old Colt $40,000
TROT - 2-Year-Old Colt $40,000
PACE - 2-Year-Old Filly $40,000
TROT - 2-Year-Old Filly $40,000
IDOA State Fair Races (ICF)
PACE - 2-Year-Old Colt $4,000
PACE - 2-Year-Old Filly $4,000
PACE - 3-Year-Old Colt $4,000