Finns Do Well at Monday's State Fair Harness Races

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Published on August 13 2013 7:56 am
Last Updated on August 13 2013 7:56 am
Written by Millie Lange

SPRINGFIELD -- J.D. and Jared Finn did well Monday as harness racing continued at the Illinois State Fair. The Newton natives picked up a victory, two seconds and a third.

In the second race of the day, the Illinois Department of Agriculture 3-Year-Old Fillies Pace, J.D. Finn drove Cranberry Muffler to victory in 1:58. Jared Finn is the trainer.

Then in race four, Leasem For Less was driven to a second place finish by Jared while Evolution Of Dance took third for J.D. Jared Finn trains both of those horses. The winner was Huntingforpennies in 2:00 4/5.

Powerful Valor claimed second place for Jared Finn in the Illinois Department of Agriculture 3-Year-Old Colts & Geldings Trot. J.D. drove Balanced Game to a seventh-place finish. Jared trains both of those three-year-olds. Winning was Fox Valley Camo for driver Jamaica Patton in 1:55 4/5.

J.D. Finn was behind High Stepper who finished seventh in the Illinois Department of Agriculture 3-Year-Old Fillies Trot. J.D. trained the filly.

Harness racing continues today with two cards on tap and posttimes listed as noon and 3 p.m. Harness racing will take the day off Wednesday and finish out Thursday with 12 races on tap.

STATE FAIR HARNESS RACES

At Springfield

Race One

Non-Winners of 2 Pari-Mutuel Races or $4,000 Lifetime Trot

1. I'm a Pop Star (Michael Oosting), 2. The Swan Song (Jamaica Patton), 3. So Photogenic (Jerome Daniels), 4. Logan's Express (Dirk Simpson), 5. Domitian Hall (Dave Magee)

Time -- :29, :58 2/5, 1:28 4/5, 1:57 1/5.

Race Two

Illinois Department of Agriculture 3-Year-Old Fillies

1. Cranberry Muffler (J.D. Finn), 2. Queen Beatrice (Darla Martin), 3. Truly Magical (John Roberts), 4. Romantic Legacy (Michael Oosting), 5. Te's Ruffian (Dave Magee)

Time -- :29 2/5, 1:01 1/2, 1:31 1/5, 1:58.

Race Three

The Greyhound Review Stake

2-Year-Old Filly Trot

1. Dancing Dynamite (Dean Magee), 2. Pinking Of You (Casey Leonard), 3. Chantilly Hall (Dave Magee), 4. Vacations Pride (Michael Oosting), 5. Maple Grove Joe (Jamaica Patton), 6. Fancy Feet Ferge (Paul Cavett), 7. Mattchew (Marcus Miller), 8. Swiss Mocha (Richard Fagan), 9. Mannerism (Tyler Shena)

Time -- :29 1/5, :58 4/5, 1:29 1/5, 1:57 2/5.

Race Four

Topline Stake 2-Year-Olds Trot

1. Huntingforpennies (Trace Tetrick), 2. Leasem For Less (Jared Finn), 3. Evolution Of Dance (J.D. Finn), 4. Morgans Majestic (Ronnie Gillespie), 5. Missy's Misfit (Cornelius Cavett), 6. Cardinal Classy (Paul Cavett), 7. Lucious Lady (Dave Magee), 8. St. Elian's Fire (Derrick Flowers)

Time -- :30 4/5, 1:03 4/5, 1:34 3/5, 2:00 4/5.

Race Five

Review Stake 2-Year-Old Fillies Pace

1. Ideal Helen (Marcus Miller), 2.  Hello My Dream (Michael Oosting), 3. Marzy Bearzy (Casey Leonard), 4. Imarockurroll (Ronnie Gillespie), 5. Rock N Kilo (Dave Magee)

Time -- :28 2/5, :58 4/5, 1:28 4/5, 1:54 3/5.

Race Six

Illinois Department of Agriculture 3-Year-Old Colts & Geldings Trot

1. Fox Valley Camo (Jamaica Patton), 2. Powerful Valor (Jared Finn), 3. Bandslam (John Roberts), 4. Fox Valley Dubai (Michael Oosting), 5. Show Stopin Monkey (Ronnie Gillespie), 6. Cash The Check (Dean Magee), 7. Balanced Game (J.D. Finn), 8. And Thats A Winner (Dave Magee), 9. Powerful Felix (Marcus Miller)

Scratched -- Zanny.

Time -- :28 2/5, :56 4/5, 1:28, 1:55 4/5.

Race Seven

The Little Pat Review Stake 2-Year-Olds Pace

1. Keiths Studio Art (Michael Cox), 2. Theindecentlawyer (Casey Leonard), 3. Gator Boy (Marcus Miller), 4. Whatwillhebe (Richard Fagan), 5. Indepdendent Dude (Dean Magee)

Scratched -- Call Me Muddy.

Time -- :28 2/5, :57 3/5, 1:27 3/5, 1:53 2/5.

Race Eight

Illinois Department of Agriculture 3-Year-Old Fillies Trot

1. Powerful Goddess (Michael Cox), 2. Fox Valley Shout (David Avenatti), 3. Dreaming Of Lori (David Martin), 4. Repeated In Red (Dave Magee), 5. Elegant Rosie (Michael Oosting), 6. Sherrys Band (Freddie Patton Jr.), 7. High Stepper (J.D. Finn), 8. Wannabearockstar (Jared Finn)

Time -- :29, :59 3/5, 1:30 1/5, 1:59.

Race Nine

Topline  Stake 2-Year-Olds Pace

1. Indiana Jones T (Trace Tetrick), 2. Lostintheshuffle (Michael Oosting), 3. Codey Shark (Clay Simpson), 4. H-andharleythejet (Ronnie Gillespie), 5. Liberal (Cornelius Cavett), 6. Fancey Creek Mateo (Paul Cavett), 7. Wolf Creek Wizzard (Casey Leonard), 8. Straight Red One (Issac Love), 9. Diddy Dune (Jamaica Patton)

Time -- :26 3/5, :56 1/5, 1:26 2/5, 1:54 3/5.