Greenville, OH – The Darke County Fair is thrilled to announce that Hall of Famers Bob ‘Hollywood’ Heyden and Roger Huston will be at The Great Darke County Fair on Gene Riegle Night (Aug. 22).
Hollywood Heyden will be providing handicapping analysis, as well as joining Rod Allums, Jr with NAHU, who will be doing a live broadcast from the grandstand along with co-hosts Mike Pribozie and Ray Cotolo (both via internet simulcast) on Riegle night. NAHU’s broadcast can be found on Facebook, Twitch, YouTube, Periscope and the NAHU Amazon Fire TV App.
Pacey ‘The Wizard’ Mindlin will be on-hand Riegle night, doling out ‘Wizard’s Winning Picks’ to the fans. Wizard’s Winning Picks will be in every program for every session.
This year’s purses make our races one of the richest of all county fairs. The Gene Riegle Memorial will be going for a handsome purse of $50,000 and this year’s Arnie Almahurst Trot will again be going for a purse of $25,000.
Please join us by entering or coming to see these races on Thursday (Aug. 22). We will be celebrating with our annual souvenir Gene Riegle Memorial glass.
Racing will be conducted as follows:
Friday Night, August 16 – Post Time 5:30 p.m. (changed from 6:30 p.m.)
Saturday, August 17 – Post Times 11:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 21 – Post Time 7:30 p.m.
Thursday Night, August 22 – Post Time 5:30 p.m.
On August 22nd, the race card will feature the Parshall Futurity for 2-year-olds and 3-year-olds; the Annie Oakley Shoot Out featuring the Spring Haven Farm Ladies Driving Series; the Arnie Almahurst Open Trot and the Gene Riegle Memorial Open Pace.
In addition, Hall of Fame announcer and author Roger Huston will be doing a book signing to promote his latest book “THE VOICE: THE UNPARALLELED LIFE OF ROGER HUSTON” on Aug. 22 in the barn area before the races and again in the grandstand during the races. Roger will also be doing trackside interviews throughout the evening.