THE GREAT DARKE COUNTY FAIR TO HOST 2017 $42,000 GENE RIEGLE MEMORIAL OPEN PACE AND THE $22,000 ARNIE ALMAHURST TROT
Racing returns to Greenville, Ohio on Friday night, August 18th at 6:30 PM for the Great Darke County Fair’s annual week long race meet. Racing also takes place on Saturday, August 19th at 11:30 AM and 6:30 PM, and on Thursday, August 24th and Friday, August 25th starting at 5:30PM.
On opening weekend, Friday and Saturday nights will feature the Ohio Colt Racing Association events. Friday night also will feature The Terry Thomas Memorial Signature Series Trot. Saturday night will feature the Rhys Bowman Memorial Signature Series Pace.
The following Thursday and Friday night sessions will feature the Dr. HM Parshall Memorial Futurity. All the sessions will host several overnight events for both trotters and pacers.
Closing night will feature the sixth edition of the Gene Riegle Memorial Open Pace. The event is open to the world, with no more than 8 starters; first preference to Ohio Sired, second preference wholly Ohio owned, third preference to top 2017 money earners. There are no trainer’s entries. The event is carded as one dash for a purse of $42,000, with $300 to start. We also will be hosting the Arnie Almahurst Trot. This race will carry a purse of $22,000, The Arnie Almahurst Trot race has the same conditions as the Gene Riegle Memorial Open Pace with $150 to start.
Closing night will feature a giveaway of a collectable glass to the first 1,000 fans buying a racing program.
The Great Darke County Fair wishes to thank all of the sponsors and the warm outpouring of contributions to make this year’s events possible.
2016 GENE RIEGLE MEMORIAL & ARNIE ALMAHURST TROT
(click on picture to see a video of the races)
2016 GENE RIEGLE MEMORIAL WINNER – ATTA BOY DAN
2016 ARNIE ALMAHURST TROT WINNER – ALLGROOVEALLTHTIME