Darke County Fair revises race conditions and purse updates
GREENVILLE – We’d like to announce the revised race conditions and purse updates for the Great Darke County Fair’s upcoming 3 day meet. The meet runs Friday August 20th, Saturday August 21st and Thursday August 26th. All three nights have a 6:30 PM start time.
The OCRA Colt Stakes will be featured on Friday and Saturday night on opening week end. Thursday night will feature the Gene Riegle Memorial Open Pace and the Arnie Almahurst Open Trot.
The Gene Riegle will be one dash for $35,000. The Arnie Almahurst will be one dash for $22,000. The undercard will be the Parshall Memorial Stakes which will have record purses this year with the two year old pace racing for a total purse of $30,000.
Grandstand is free on Friday and Saturday night. Thursday night there will be a $3.00 general admission charge with the first 1,000 paid tickets receiving a commemorative Gene Riegle Memorial derby style glass.
Also, Riegle night we will be bringing back the tradition of the Greenville Municipal band which will feature a 35-member orchestra playing live in the grandstand like days gone by.
Gaylen Blosser / Publisher
Gaylen Blosser is a sports enthusiast and has covered high school sports for nearly 20 years in Southwest Ohio. Gaylen has been a media sportswriter while most recently serving as Sports Editor for the local newspaper and will now serve as editor of Darke County Now while continuing to cover athletics. Gaylen is an accomplished photographer who has captured thousands of athletes in action over the years and is the recipient of the OHSAA Friends of Athletes Award and OHSAA Respect the Game State Award. Contact Darke County Now Editor Gaylen Blosser at email@example.com or 937-459-9547.