Fair Roundup: Racing concludes in Oak Harbor

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Tuesday’s (July 21) edition of Fair Roundup features a results story from Oak Harbor, Ohio and a preview of Sunday’s racing in Monroe, Wisconsin.

Racing concludes in Oak Harbor

Oak Harbor, OH — The Ottawa County Fair at Oak Harbor, Ohio completed its two-day meet with ten races on Tuesday.

Ryan Stahl steered Pure Strength (Stand Forever-Park Avenue Gal) to a win in the first division of the 2-year-old colt pace. Stahl co-owns the gelding with Jerry Metter with Alan Smith doing the training. Pure Strength toured the Oak Harbor oval in 2:06. The Stahl-Smith combo also took the second division with Dawn Of Trey (Dawn Ofa New Day-Pocket O’Dreams) in 2:03.4. Stahl is the owner-driver of Dawn Of Trey with Smith again doing the training.

The first division of the 3-year-old colt trot went to Richard McDowell’s Colt’s Toy (Leblon Flat-Julies Hope) in 2:04. McDowell is also the trainer of Colt’s Toy with Greg Bateson picking up the winning drive. Bateson also piloted the second division winner Rose Run Kermit (Armbro Laser-Pine Rozin). Walter Bellows is the owner-trainer of Rose Run Kermit. The gelding’s winning time was 2:04.3.

Ryan Stahl picked up winning catch drives in both splits of the 2-year-old colt trot. Muckmuck Woodchuck (Ilooklikemymom-Aunt Lane) captured the first division in 2:10.4 for owner Charles Reeve and trainer John Brown. Paul Russell’s R E Shawn (Jailhouse Jesse-Angela Lobell) came home first in the second division in 2:06.1. Ann Russell is the trainer of R E Shawn.

Booze Cruiser (Yankee Cruiser-Sassy Pants) won the lone division of the 3-year-old colt pace in 1:59.4. Jim Mulinix trains Booze Cruiser with Mark Headworth getting the winning drive. Miller’s Stable, Inc. and Dan Murry pay the bills on the gelding.

Jimmy’s Scooter found the winner’s circle in the Portage River Pace after a mile in 1:58.3. Brad Hanners picked up the winning drive with Tony Zubkoff doing the training for owner Rebecca Zubkoff. The Portage River Pace is part of the Signature Series.

— Bill Peters

Monroe to host racing card on Sunday

Monroe, WI — For harness fans living anywhere near south-central Wisconsin, Monroe is the place to be this Sunday, July 26.

The Green County Fairgrounds, located on the east side of town, will host trotters and pacers from around the tri-state. Post time is 10:30 a.m. on this former Grand Circuit half-miler. Speed Superintendent John Remley closes entries at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 23.

This is a true county fair atmosphere. In fact, the amusement rides must remain closed as the horsemen and women lead their horses from the barn through the midway to this historic track. I can almost taste the sausage sandwiches, cream puffs and the lemonade as I write this!

Monroe is located between Madison, Dubuque and Rockford in the rolling dairy lands of southern Wisconsin. Travel time from either Madison, Wisconsin or Rockford, Illinois is only 1 hour and 15 minutes. From Dubuque, Iowa, race fans should allow just 1 hour and 40 minutes.

For more information, please call the Race Office at (608) 325-5467.

— Rick Tittsler

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