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« on: August 24, 2008, 10:57:15 AM »

the cumberland co fair in greenup concluded on saturday august 23 2008 marking the 120th year. what makes this a special story is that about 10 weeks ago after 10 inches of rain the embrass river just west of the fair grounds came out of its banks and left 8 feet of water over the entire fair grounds. with the help of the hundereds of  local volunteers the fair was ready for another fair. every building on the grounds was damaged from the flooding. the fair had a very goood race meet with 2 days of thoroughbred racing and four days of harness racing. the all-age track record was lowered to 1:56.3  thanks to all the trainers from illinois who came and supported the fair.  trotter horse shoe it was concluded with Cannonball Decker winning the FFA pace with Pappa Deck in 2:00. and earlier in the week even Tannor won a race. what a great Fair week we had.

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« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2008, 12:05:27 PM »

from Dec 10, 1941 Harness Horse (I suspect that the contents of this issue had already been sent to the publisher as "Pearl Harbor took place".:

Greenup, Illinois Notes

The fairground at Greenup, Ill., will be the winter quarters of various trainers, hence provide interest to the fanciers of the sport hereabouts, likewise a spot for visiting horsemen to drop in and unburden themselves of gossip and also be regaled by the local colony.

Art Phillips has a trio owned by Tom Hogan. President of the Yellow Cab Co., Chicago, Ill., who spent most of the past season racing in the east under the Mazdas. The trio consists of the trotters, Senator Baker 2:081/2 and Patsy Ann, and the pacer, Myrtle Scott 2:09, by Highland Scott 1:591/4 out of Myrtle McKlyo 2:001/4. Guy Ackerman is dividing his time at present among three head, Josephine, eligible to the 2:28 paces-, Bud's Brownie, a coming three-year-old lateral gaited performer by The Outsider; and a yearling by Hanover Medium 2:031/4-Lillian Yates. Doan Wade has a splendid looking yearling by Dominion Grattan 1:59 out of The Unexpected 2:221/4, Billy Oldham has the 2:17 trotter, Josedale Master 2:071/4; and Preston Jenuine, secretary of the local fair association has his brood mare, Lillian Yates in foal by Guy Day 3. 2:041/4. and a clever three-year-old trotting prospect by The Outsider out of Joan Abbe, by Napoleon Direct 1:593/4.

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« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2008, 06:25:12 PM »

thanks for the info, greenup has a lot of memorys for a lot of people. pres and john jenuine are from greenup, jim ewart former renowned race secretary is from greenup, he was even at the fair this week, kurt becker did a nice interview with him on the stage,remember the importance of the fair to him. John and Pres were his uncles.
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« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2008, 09:08:51 PM »

What are u talking about Mayor? Even i could win a race. Like we were a second or so above the field?...haha. Not to mention i was 2nd in that track record. I had one of the best weeks ever down there though. Not just racing but all the people around. To think the fair just about didnt happen because of the rain and all and then to go on and have a great fair week was awesome. I even enjoyed watching and helping with the Tbred races.

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They're at the gate!!!!
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« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2008, 04:30:45 PM »

thanks tannor, you were a big help and a big part of the success of the race program. even if rick wasn't there to keep you and randall in line. but then again there was marky!!!!!!
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« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2008, 07:51:45 PM »

Mayor,

I had a blast like i said. I love being a help in anything. I was only part of the team that made it a success. Many more people in line in front of me. Randall, Bobby, Arnie, and all the others that helped with the other events held.

It was kinda boring without Rick there but we survived somehow...haha. He was happy to be back sunday. Good ole Marky kept us all in line didnt he?..haha.

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They're at the gate!!!!
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