Greenville, OH --- Friday August 22 was a huge success at the Great Darke County Fair which featured the 3rd annual Gene Riegle Memorial Pace for a purse of $30,000. Also featured this year was the first annual Three Diamonds Mare Pace for $10,000. Kerby Wilcox the President of the Darke County Harness Horsemen Association was quoted as saying “That without all the support from the sponsors and the association members this wouldn’t be possible”.
The first annual Three Diamonds Mare Pace was a very fine group of pacing ladies. All were poised to put on a show for the fans and they did flying around the last turn. Rescue Team driven by Jack Dailey was the first to the line in a quick 1.54.1. She is a 4-year-old mare out of Western Terror trained by Ron Burke.
The Gene Riegle Memorial had a strong group of horse and gelding pacers all aimed at taking the prized trophy home. When the dust settled Jack Dailey with Easy Again took the victory in a new track record 1.53.2. Easy Again is a 5-year-old out of Dragon Again also trained by Ron Burke.
Once again, thanks to all of our sponsors along with the owners and trainers for bringing your horses to our county fair. A special thanks to all the great fans that fill our grandstand and line our fence. Without you this all wouldn’t be possible.