The Great Darke County Fair announces purse increase

Greenville, OH – The Darke County Fair has announced that the purse for the Gene Riegle Memorial on Thursday, Aug. 22 has increased over the previous amounts shown.

The Gene Riegle Memorial will be going for a handsome purse of $50,000.

This year’s Arnie Almahurst Trot will again be going for a purse of $25,000.

On Aug. 22, the annual souvenir Gene Riegle Memorial glass giveaway will be one of the highlights of the evening.

Following is the schedule for the 2019 Great Darke County Fair:

Friday (Aug. 16) – post time 6:30 p.m.
Saturday (Aug. 17) – post times 11:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, (Aug. 21) – post time 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, (Aug. 22) – post time 5:30 p.m.

The Aug. 22 race card will feature the 2- and 3-year-old Parshall Futurity; 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 on that night, 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” in the barn area before the races and again in the grandstand during the races.

Huston will also be doing trackside interviews throughout the evening.

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