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Fairgrounds harness racing features excitement


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IRONWOOD - A fine, lingering drizzle last Saturday threatened the second day of harness racing, but turned out to make it better than ever at the Gogebic County Fair.

"The track was really in excellent shape," said Marvin Kauppi, director of harness racing, after races ended. "After the rain, I thought it would be a little greasy."

Instead, he said the moisture actually helped the surface, and although the track was dragged after each race, no watering was needed.

Kauppi said the races overall also were good with a lot of close wins on both Friday and Sa...