Buckeye Fair Racing Consortium awards scholarships

Washington Court House, OH — The fourth annual Buckeye Fair Racing Consortium Scholarship was a tight race for a total of $4,680 available in 2022. Judges Ann and Ray Lufkin not only looked each application over carefully, but made special awards to each student for being outstanding young people in harness racing.

Finishing in first place was Matthew Conley Newberry, son of Matt and Kelly Newberry of Beavercreek, Ohio. Conley attends Sinclair Community College and studies business. Conley currently holds a provisional license and drives at many of the fairs in Ohio.

Mitchell Bean and Tori Moore took the place and show monies, respectively. Mitchell is from Sabina, Ohio, and is the son of Bill Bean and Melony Arnold. He will attend the University of Kentucky this fall to study agricultural economics. Tori lives in Washington Court House, Ohio, and is the daughter of Jeremy and Ellen Moore. She will be attending Wilmington College this fall to study social work.

Each year, the funds for the scholarship come from the “three fair bonus program” offered by the Buckeye Fair Racing Consortium, which consists of the Home Talent Colt Stakes circuit, the Ohio Colt Racing Association circuit and the Southern Valley Colt Circuit. Watch for more about the bonus system in next spring’s Ohio staking guide.

Congratulations to all of our 2022 scholarship recipients, and special thanks to Ann and Ray Lufkin for their continued support of the program.

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