News From Terre Haute, Indiana

July 12, 2012

Season-best time set in Martinsville harness race

Tom Reck
Tribune-Star Correspondent

MARTINSVILLE, ILL. — A state season-best time in Illinois fair harness racing was recorded Wednesday at the Martinsville Agricultural Fair.

Sherry’s Band, trained and driven by Freddie Patton Jr., won the third race on the card for 2-year-old filly trotters in the time of 2 minutes, 6 seconds.

That’s the best time for an Illinois-bred filly trotter in the state this season.

High Stepper was second in the race, losing for the first time in four starts.

Patton had another winner in the competition, driving 2-year-old pacer Kittitas to its fourth straight victory and fifth in six starts in 2:01.

Kelcey Perymond was in the bike for three winners.

His first came with 2-year-old colt trotter Zanny, winning for the second time.

His next was with 2-year-old filly pacer BC’s Southern Bell, owned by local horsemen and winning for the second time in four starts.

Perymond’s third victory came with 2-year-old filly pacer Party Princess, winning for the third time in six starts.

Veteran horseman J.D. Finn had two winners, the first with 2-year-old trotter Southwind Diva in the first race, winning for the second time in three starts.

His other winner was with 2-year-old colt trotter Balanced Game, winning for the second time in four starts.

Harness racing concludes today with the Great Midwest Trot and Great Midwest Pace on the card. Post time is 1 p.m. CDT.

Wednesday’s results

2-year-old colt trot, $3,888 purse

First division — Zanny (Kelcey Perymond), Powerful Valor, Timber View Roy, Cash The Check, Northern Mark, Agent Booth, 2:09.3.

Second division — Balanced Game (J.D. Finn), Gonnagetya, Cheap Charlie, Spread The Hall, Sea Esta, 2:07.3.

2-year-old filly pace, $3,800 purse

First division — BC’s Southern Belle (Kelcey Perymond), Cami Dune, Jazmin Mykal, Nice Party, Gentle Janet, 2:04.

Second division — Party Princess (Kelcey Perymond), Aliyah Maria, Hit Dune, BC’s Golden Girl, Fox Valley Venus, 2:01.1.

2-year-old colt pace, $3,320 purse

Results — Kittitas (Freddie Patton Jr.), M A Byrd, Ashley’s Husband, Evergreensduneside, Dune Did It, Ready, 2:01.

2-year-old trot, $2,500 purse

Results — Southwind Diva (J.D. Finn), Brookenmary, Anson Valley, Frontier Quietriot, Valerina Vicky, B Dudley, Debbie Sue, 2:10.

2-year-old pace, $2,500 purse

Results — Neddy Number Two (Samuel Greer), Runaway, Treyanna, Bad Boy Bear Too, 2:10.

2-year-old filly trot, $3,420 purse

Results — Sherry’s Band (Freddie Patton Jr.), High Stepper, Winbak My Caneel, Wannabearockstar, Fox Valley Shout, Showmeyourmoney, 2:06.