Created on Thursday, 11 July 2013 Written by MATT HAMMOND
Track’s pace record nearly broken
The rain that hit the Logan County Fair during the afternoon hours did little to slow down the horses on the harness racing track Wednesday night.
Jack Dailey drives Blackhawk Lookout to the win in the fifth race Wednesday at the Logan County Fair. The horse is owned by Rosemary LeVan of Lewistown. Dailey picked up two wins to highlight the final night of racing at this year’s fair. (EXAMINER PHOTO | MATT HAMMOND)
A horse in the fourth race nearly broke the track’s pace record to headline the final evening of harness action at this year’s fair.
Brady Galliers of Defiance drove Windy City Ron to a winning time of 2:00 in the fourth of nine races. It was a Jim Ellis Memorial Signature Series pace. Galliers, who also owns the horse, just missed the track record of 1:593⁄5, which was set in 2004 by Camcoder.
The track’s pace record was threatened again in the seventh race, with Bourbon St Hanover winning a Jim Ellis Memorial Signature Series pace in 2:001⁄5.
Jeff Lieberman was the winning driver for the horse owned by Jamie Coffy of New Philadelphia.
Locally, the LeVan family of Lewistown enjoyed another successful evening in their home county.
Hanky L, driven by Jack Dailey and trained by Herb LeVan, won the first race of the evening. The winning time in the 3-year-old pace was 2:032⁄5. The horse is owned by Melissa LeVan, a daughter-in-law of Herb LeVan.
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