Two Area Horses Do Well at Illinois State Fair

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Published on August 10 2012 4:48 pm
Last Updated on August 10 2012 4:48 pm
Written by Millie Lange

SPRINGFIELD -- Two area horses advanced at the Illinois State Fair Harness Racing and will be competing in $35,000 finals next week.

Southern Party, a filly trained by Altamont's Ray Hanna, won a prep race in the two-year-old pace championship. Southern Party will compete in the $35,000 final this coming Thursday.

Greg and Flex, named after XEF/KJ Country's George Flexter and Greg Sapp, closed stoutly to finish third in an elimination of the two-year-old colt pace. That qualified him for the $35,000 race for his division this coming Thursday.