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Contact: Timothy M. Jones for the Brown County Fair

The Taser Gun retirement celebration continues

Taser Gun, the Illinois Harness Horse Hall of Fame member officially retired June 19, 2007 at the Greene County Fair in Carrollton, Illinois, but will be the guest of honor for the 138th edition of the Brown County Fair, August 2 in Mt. Sterling, Illinois.

The Mid-Western Illinois Racing Association member fair will host programs on August 1 & 2, 2007, and is the only Illinois county fair to feature pari-mutuel harness racing.

Post time both evenings is 7 p.m.

The Wednesday, August 1 card is loaded with M-WIRA stakes events for Illinois bred 2-year-old pacers, and 3-year-old trotters, racing for estimated purses of $12,000 respectively.

The signature Taser Gun Pace, for Illinois breds 4-years-old and up with a purse estimated at $18,000; and considered the richest and fastest event in Illinois county fair history, will highlight Thursday’s card. Constant Change, the only horse to win the Taser Gun Pace two consecutive years, returns for an attempt at a third title.

Also on Thursday, M-WIRA stakes events, again with purses estimated at $12,000 will be contested for 2-year-old trotters, and 3-year-old pacers lining up behind the starting gate prior to the main event.

The 72-hour entry box closes at 10 a.m. prior to each race day. For more information, please contact Speed Superintendent Ed Teefey’s race office at 217-773-3930.

Additional fair attractions include: Queen Pageant, July 31; Grand National Tractor Pull, August 3; Demolition Derby, August 4; the return of the beer tent for the second consecutive year; and the free carnival on Thursday evening sponsored by the Farmers State Bank of Mt. Sterling.

Mt. Sterling, Illinois is located 65 miles west of Springfield, Illinois on US 24. For more information, please visit the Fair’s web site at, or call the fair office at (217) 773-3939.





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