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July 10, 2013

Metro Sports: Madoff gets win on first day of harness racing

MARTINSVILLE, Ill. — Twelve heats were run on Tuesday’s harness racing card at the Martinsville Agricultural Fair, the first of three days on the half-mile track.

Madoff won the feature race of the day, besting top competition in 3-year-old pace action. Owned, trained and driven by Randall Finn, the pacer had won three straight races in times of 1 minute, 52 seconds or better.

Madoff was second to NJ’s Big Deal after the first turn around the track but ended up a clearcut winner in 1:57 to win for the 18th time and extend its winning streak to five this season.

Madoff set a half-mile track record of 56.3 seconds.

Randall Finn is the winningest  active driver in county fair racing.

Fox Valley Sienna was the winner in the second race of the day and the 6-year-old trotter tied the old half-mile mark of 58.2 seconds in winning for the 16th time in its career.

Matt Avenatti was the driver and got his first win.

Three-year-old filly trotter Sherry’s Band won its heat. Owned, trained and driven by Freddie Patton Jr., Sherry’s Band tied for the most dash wins in 2012 fair races while Patton was the champion driver on the fair circuit.

Party Princess, owned, trained and driven by Kelcey Perymond, won the final race of the day for 3-year-old filly pacers and now has won nine times with earnings of better than $20,000.

Nine heats of racing are on today’s card. Post time is 1 p.m. CDT.

Tuesday’s results

3-year-old-up trot, $1,000 purse

Mare division 1 — Winsome Wyoming (E Leroy Moore), Miss Kylie, Tometta Byrd, Old Aunt George, 2:05

Mare division 2 — Fox Valley Sienna (Matt Avenatti), Bonfire Red, Brokenmary, Skyline Happy, 2:02.2

Horse-gelding division — Hong Kong Kwyne (Dennis Gardner), Valbon Reve, Skyline View, Earli Morning Star, Genesis Mercury, Fort Commander, Elmar, 2:03.4

3-year-old-up pace, $1,500 purse

Mare division — TJ’s April Angel (Stephan Halford II), Tinkers Damn, Diamond Chip, Welcome To Walmac, Towne’sbrightlight, Fox Valley Bonita, Wild Berry Muffler, 2:02.5

Horse-gelding division — Madoff (Randall Finn), NJ’s Big Deal, BC’s Chief, Fox Valley Barbosa, BC’s Bad Cat, CG False Alarm, My Boy Luke, 1:57.0

3-year-old filly trot, $1,811 purse

First division — Sherry’s Band (Freddie Patton Jr.), Foxy Polar, Accokeek Aphrodite, Fox Valley Shout, Gumcorner Black,  2:10

Second division — Gumcorner Sue (Eric Collier), Elegant Rosie, Kyndall, Crysta Belle, 2:05.2

3-year-old colt trot, $1,845 purse

First division — Powerful Valor (Jared Finn), Accokeek Mercury, Kung Foo Fighter, Timber View Roy, Agent Booth, 2:02.4

Second division — Powerful Anthony (Douglas Graham), Powerful Felix, Zanny, Bands Invicta, 2:05.1

3-year-old filly pace, $1,989 purse

First division — Te’s Ruffian (Darla Martin), Cruisin’ The Nile, BC’s Southern Belle, Hoot-N-Nanny Sue, Maybe There’s Hope, Baby Gram, 2:07

Second division — Party Princess (Kelcey Perymond), Uneek Shuttle, Romantic Legacy, Cami Dune, Ms Grant Seventeen,  Little Miss Kathy,  2:03

3-year-old colt pace, $3,357 purse — Sadies Art (T Tom Tetrick), Majestic Edition, Kittitas, Fox Valley Dylan, Gram Legend, Boss Henry, 2:01.1

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