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Harness racing brings fast action to Gogebic County Fair


August 26, 2017

Ian Minielly/Daily Globe

Danny Meyer, right, of Loyal, Wis., judges lambs at the Gogebic County Fair in Ironwood Friday. Holding the lambs from left are John Balchick, Morgan Maki and Peter Gallo.

IRONWOOD - Harness racing packed the grandstand Friday afternoon at the Gogebic County Fairgrounds for six, fast-paced races.

Chris Frenzel, out of Marshfield, Wis., brought five horses to the fair for the Friday races. He said he started racing at 16. He said racing county fairs is much more laid back than racing on the betting tracks where they have significantly more rules and restrictions for both rider and horse.

Riders warmed up their horses in different manners. Some riders will ride them one direction for a mile, then turn then around for the other, said rider Mike Magee. Frenzel...

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