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Western Reserve Matinee Club

2003 Wayne County Fair Review

Thurs Racing Action
Thursday Race Eleven Beedis leading the way up the backstretch

The Wayne County Fair had three action-packed days of racing. Tuesday and Wednesday featured racing conjured up by the Home Talent Colt Stakes, while Thursday's racing was supported by the Wayne County Agricultural Society. The 2003 Fair Review is divided up into three separate pages, representing Tue, Wed, and Thurs racing. Click on the “expanded photo coverage...” link to see the action from that day.

Secret Harbor walking
Secret Harbor is walked back to the spit box
Tuesday had 102 horses entered that filled a 15 race card. Local trainers had horses entered in races: 2, 3, 5, 6, 10, 11, 13, and 14. For a review of Tuesday's racing action, from a local standpoint with expanded photo coverage, click here.
Only want to see the entries or results? The archived ENTRIES and RESULTS are available for Tuesday, September 9, 2003.
Drivers Talking
Al Manke talks driving strategy with Don McKirgan
Wednesday had 90 horses entered that filled a 12 race card. Local trainers had horses entered in races: 1, 3, 8, 9, 11, and 12. For a review of Wednesday's racing action, from a local standpoint with expanded photo coverage, click here.
Only want to see the entries or results? The archived ENTRIES and RESULTS are available for Wednesday, September 10, 2003.
Trainer and Horse
Dave Hawk and Bob Belcher with Odysseus A after record setting mile
Thursday had 111 horses entered that filled an 18 race card, with two novelty races: Riding Under Saddle and the Amish race. Local trainers had horses entered in races: 2, 3, 6, 8, 12, 13, 15, 17, and 18. For a review of Thursday's racing action, from a local standpoint with expanded photo coverage, click here.
Only want to see the entries or results? The archived ENTRIES and RESULTS are available for Thursday, September 11, 2003.
Trainer and Horse
Nadine Case leads the way on Gainesville followed by Master Shawn and Catherine Harris and Tall Bets with Jean Abranovich
There was some Riding Under Saddle action at the fair this year. Nadine Case, Northfield Park's outrider, showed off her riding skills by winning on Gainesville in 2:05.2h, Master Shawn and Catherine Harris came in second, while Tall Bets and Jean Abranovich got the show spot.
Trainer  and Driver Talk
Driver Jim Pantaleano talks things over with Trainer Dee Hotton
Want to know about the trainers at Wooster? Read the Colors of Wooster!

Archived Backstretch Bytes:
Colors of Wooster
The Rise, Decline, and Fall(?) of Matinee Racing
Gay Acres Farm, Gone with the Gavel
2002 Wayne County Fair Review
One Final Time clinches Signature Series Trot
2002 Matinee Review
A Historical Byte
Swing Anna Miss a home run horse
Master Shawn out of retirement and into winner’s circle

Last Updated: Friday, October 17, 2003; 4:35 PM EDT