by Bill Peters
Harness racing at Ohio’s first county fair of the season concluded on Friday, June 20, at the Paulding County Fair at Paulding.
Snow Storm Sam captured the fastest division in Friday’s 3-year-old colt pace. The Nobleland Sam gelding paced the mile in 2:00 for catch-driver Chad Peter. Snow Storm Sam is owned by Ivan Sugg and For The Record Stable. The other division went to RC Cruiser with Greg Bateson in the sulky.
The single division of the 2-year-old colt pace found Speedy Willy T in the winner’s circle. The son of Towner’s Big Guy had a winning time of 2:05.1. Max Shaw, Maynard Raker, and Jim Norris are the owners of Speedy Willy T. Greg Bateson was the winning driver on the Max Shaw trained gelding.
Lightsandsiren, a 10-year-old Nuclear Siren gelding, won a conditioned pace on Friday’s program in 2:02.2. Jim and Renee Taylor are the owners with Chad Peter picking up the winning drive.
Ginger Hill, a 3-year-old Victory Sam filly, came home first in a maiden trot in 2:10.1. She is owned and trained by Charles Ringger. Greg Bateson captured his sixth winning drive of the week behind Ginger Hill to match Charles Peter for the most wins at the meet.
The fair’s races ended with the fastest mile of the week in the free for all pace. World Harvest crossed the wire first in 1:58.3 for driver Trent Bates. The Jeff Miller Stable and Dorothy Miller are the owners of the 9-year-old Artsplace stallion.