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Local horses shine on opening night at Logan Co. Fair

Although rain was falling over the last few races, the entire opening night harness racing program Tuesday at the Logan County Fair was conducted before the brunt of the foul weather arrived.


Tyler Rush, right, drives Artist From Above to a win in the sixth race Tuesday night at the Logan County Fair. (EXAMINER PHOTO | MATT HAMMOND)

Four local horses captured victories to highlight the evening’s nine-race card, which brought in $2,766 at the betting windows.

The LeVan racing family had another successful outing. Lucky L, a horse owned by Melissa LeVan of Woodstock and trained by Herb LeVan of Lewistown, won the second race. Jack Dailey drove the horse to a victory in the 2-year-old filly pace in 2:07 2/5.

The LeVans won in the fifth race with Melissa L. The winning driver was again Dailey. He guided the horse to a time of 2:04 4/5 in the 3-year-old filly pace.

The third win of the night for the LeVan team came in the eighth race as Herbie L crossed the finish line in 2:06 1/6. Roy Burns was the victorious driver for the Marilyn Ignarski Memorial, a Signature Series trot for horses 4-years-old and over.

Also getting a win Tuesday was DeGraff’s Tim Ignarski. Artist From Above, a horse he owns and trains, captured the sixth race. Tyler Rush was the winning driver of the local pacer (2:05).

Dailey and Ron Steck each had two wins to lead the driver’s rankings Tuesday.

This year’s harness racing program concludes with nine more races tonight. Post time is 6 p.m.

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