Press-Republican

August 10, 2013

Harness racing wraps up with track record

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Press-Republican

---- — MALONE — The 2013 meet of the Franklin County Fair Harness Racing came to an exciting conclusion as the track record for pacers was broken in the final race of the week Friday afternoon.

In the second dash of the Free for All Pace, Mar Dream was driven by his owner, John Macdonald of Russell, Ontario, to a 1:59.3 to break the record set in 1993.

The brown gelding had also won the first dash of the event earlier in the afternoon in 2:01.3 in a talent laden race.

The track record had been set when Energie Nucleair, driven by Paul Barkley, and Al Suprenant (Alan McCoy) finished in a dead heat at 1:59.4.

Andy Gardner was named driver of the meet.

1st race

Non-Winners $18000 Lifetime Pace Total Purse $500

1. Joe Polooka (Andy Gardner)

2. Sister Mackintosh (Nelson Haley)

3. DW’s Junkyard Dog (Larry LaPage)

also Jenuine Heart, Rosacaliente. Time 2:05

2nd Race

Non-Winners $5000 in 2013 pace. Total Purse $500

1. Causeway Giant (Scott Renz)

2. Logan Runn (Irving Mauran)

3. Printing a Place (Andy Gardner)

also Mulcay. scr-Echoes in My Soul, Flypaper, Ruby Red Slippers. Time 2:05.3

3rd race

Free for all Trot Total Purse $1000

1. Famous Oscar (Nelson Haley)

2. Unlimited Winner (Andy Gardner)

3. JMF’s Tepy (Barbara Hudson)

also Haz. Time 2:12.4

4th race

Free for All Pace. Total Purse $1000

1. Mar Dream (John Macdonald)

2. Got the Munchies (Andy Gardner)

3. Putnam’s Power (Scott Renz)

also Predator DVM. Life and Taxes. Time 2:01.3

5th race

Non-Winners $18000 Lifetime Pace Total Purse $500

1. Sister Mackintosh (Nelson Haley)

2. Joe Polooka (Andy Gardner)

3. DW’s Junkyard Dog (Larry LaPage)

Jenuine Heart, Rosacaliente. Time 2:08

6th race

Non-Winners $5000 in 2013 pace. Total Purse $500

1. Logan Runn (Irving Mauran)

2. Causeway Giant (Scott Renz)

3. Printing a Place (Andy Gardner)