Goshen, NY --- The much anticipated RUS New York 2014 Fair Series kicked off this past Thursday (July 3) with a successful race at Goshen Historic Track on their Fair Day of racing.
Despite the heat and humidity, there was a great turnout with six starters going into the first leg of the series. Every rider received gift bags from sponsors Draper Therapies and Horse Quencher, to show their thanks for supporting this new and exciting sport and race series.
The race went in a time of 2:05.2, won by Karen Isbell on her own Truth In Action. Second went to Admiral Hanover, ridden by Vanessa Karlewicz and trained by Janice Connor and third went to Michelle Miller on Kash Now, trained by Michael Miller.
The other three finishers included E R Anna with Mary Lu Dolci Conte aboard, Conway Cruiser ridden by Brian Connor, and Lemon Pepper, owned and ridden by Jennifer Lowrey.
All horses stayed flat and competitive with a close race to the finish, making for a successful and exciting first leg of the all new RUS New York 2014 Fair Series.
In addition to a purse of $1,000 and rider gift bags, the winner was also presented with a stable sheet from Draper Therapies and a 3.5 pound bag of Horse Quencher. Similar gifts and prizes will also be presented at the subsequent legs of the Fair Series.
The next race will be held at Afton Fairgrounds on Thursday (July 10). Points earned by finishers count towards their qualification for the final race to be held at Tompkins County Fair in Trumansburg, N.Y., on August 19.
For full race conditions and current standings, please visit the RUS New York website.