Fairgrounds harness racing features excitement


August 19, 2022

P.J. Glisson/Daily Globe

Heading to the grandstand track on Saturday is Michael Magee on his horse, Pathologist. He won the second harness race on Saturday in two minutes and one second.


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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 an...

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