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Loyal Opposition tops Taser Gun Pace
2005 Illinois Harness Horse of the Year, Loyal Opposition, will lead the post parade for the Taser Gun Pace, Thursday, August 3, at the Brown County Fair in Mt. Sterling, Illinois.
Owned by Daniel Waxman of Ancaster, Ontario, and trained by 2005 United States Harness Writers Association Trainer of the Year, Ervin Miller, Loyal Opposition has won 50 of 86 lifetime starts with earnings exceeding $2.7 million. Competing against world class mares such as Eternal Camnation, Burning Point, and Carolina Sunshine in open and stakes competition, Loyal Opposition claimed career victories in the Milton Stakes at Mohawk Racetrack in Campbellville, Ontario, Canada, the Lady Liberty at The Meadowlands (where she took her lifetime mark of 1:48.4) in New Jersey, and also a Breeders Crown victory again at Mohawk Racetrack.
The Cole Muffler sired daughter’s 1:48.4 effort in the 2004 Lady Liberty not only set a world record for a four-year-old pacing mare on a one mile track, but also eclipsed the All Age standard over the same distance.
In 2005 alone, the auburn-coated pacing mare won 14 of 20 starts, and earned over $700,000.00, a stellar accomplishment despite being on injured reserve part of the year with a hoof injury.
The Brown County Fair will feature pari-mutuel harness racing on August 2 and 3. The featured race named after the Henry Letsgo sired millionaire with a purse of $18,000 (est.), will be called to the post on Thursday evening, August 3. Post times for both nighttime cards will be at 7 p.m. (CDT).
Mt. Sterling, Ill. is located approximately 65 miles west of Springfield, Ill. on U.S. Route 24. For more information, including driving directions, call the Brown County Fairgrounds at (217) 773-3939, or the speed office at (217) 773-3930.
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