Goshen News, Goshen, IN

Sports

July 20, 2013

ELKHART COUNTY FAIR: Off and running

Harness racing program underway

GOSHEN — Wilbur Eash waited until the very last race on Saturday to record a victory in the harness racing program at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair, but according to the Topeka resident it was well worth the wait.

Eash drove Electric Albert to a first-place finish in the Classic XXIII Open Colt Pace in the fastest time of the day in 1:58 4/5.

“Electric Albert is a pretty good horse, but the competition at Hoosier Park has really been tough,” Eash said. “It’s always fun to win here at the fair. I have my hometown people here.

“I have three horses running at Anderson tonight.”

Electric Albert covered the first quarter mile in 29 2/5, the half mile in 59 3/5 and three quarters in 1:30 1/5.

The horse is owned by Lightning Stable of Roosevelt, New Jersey.

“The owner knew a guy from Kentucky,” Eash said. “He called me and said he had an Indiana bred horse and I told him to send him to me.”

Electric Albert is stabled in Topeka.

“The Classic is the best one to win,” Eash said. “I’m not much of a fair person, but I like to come here and run the Classic.”

Eash started racing at the fair in 1997.

Racing at the fair continues with a nine-race card scheduled for Monday and another nine-race program on Tuesday. Tuesday is Senior Citizens Day.

A new feature Monday and Tuesday will be chances for the fans to pick the winning horse and win a gift certificate from a local business.

Long-time harness driver Harley Yoder was recognized as the fair’s Citizen of the Year between the fourth and fifth races.

He raced twice on Saturday finishing seventh in the fourth race and seventh in the fifth.

“Harley always brings a large group of fans when he races,” track announcer Steve Cross said.

The day started off with a wonderful rendition of the national anthem by Breanna Mayer and Kaylee Koozer. Both are member of the Rabbit Club and live in Kosciusko County.

There was a lot of parity on the card Saturday as 12 different drivers won races on the 13-card program.

The only double winner was Mike Peterson in the eighth and 11th races. The West Noble High School graduate drove J-S Miss Savage to a win in the eighth (2:06 4/5) and Dynamic Star to victory in the 11th (1:59 4/5). Both horses led from gate to wire. It was J-S Miss Savage’s third win of the season and seventh of her career. Dynamic Star is having a great season with the win on Saturday being his fifth consecutive and 11th of the season.

Jay Cross of rural Middlebury was the first driver to win on Saturday as he guided Dick’s Secret to the top spot in the opening race (2:10 1/5).

Summit City Flo driven by Derek Hooley had one of the more dominant performances of the day as the filly was never challenged in the second race. It was Summit City Flo’s third consecutive win and the fourth of her career.

Rya Dawk Mya is off to a promising start with a third win in five career starts. Walter Haynes Jr. guided the horse to victory in the fourth race. Rya Dawk Mya is the offspring of Cincinnati Kid and

Text Only
Sports
  • Panthers pick up win in Andrews' opener ELKHART - An emotional Friday night for Nate Andrews ended in victory. The first-year NorthWood coach, guiding a program once led by his late father Jim, saw his Panthers rally for a season-opening 14-6 victory over the Jimtown Jimmies at Knepp Field

    August 22, 2014

  • GN140823 fb ghs carroll 20 Carroll charges past Goshen GOSHEN — Too many penalties and too many dropped passes were a big part of the story for the Goshen Redskins in a 40-7 loss to the Carroll Chargers in a high school football opener Friday night at Foreman Field in Goshen. “Our offense is not built fo

    August 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Marian too much for Fairfield MISHAWAKA – All Jacob Whitfield had to do was run. His offensive linemen were the guys doing all the work. The junior running back for the Marian High football team rushed for 117 yards in the first half, and finished with 158 yards and four touchdow

    August 22, 2014

  • Strong second half carries Concord to win DUNLAP — The rain held off during the season opener at Concord. But the Minutemen took care of that, as they rained points in the second half. Concord scored three touchdowns after halftime to break open a close game, and the Minutemen cruised to a 2

    August 22, 2014

  • Raider defense earns shutout to start season |MIDDLEBURY — In Payton Carson’s first career start at quarterback, it was his legs, not his arm, that was the difference for the Northridge Raiders Friday night. Carson took a quarterback keeper 47 yards for a touchdown on third and 14 in the second

    August 22, 2014

  • Kevin Love Trade Basketball [GOSHEN NEWS] Source: Wolves get Young as part of Love trade MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Timberwolves secured the final piece they wanted in a blockbuster Kevin Love trade. A person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press that the Timberwolves will receive Philadelphia 76ers power forward Tha

    August 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Lindley, Tom.jpg Is this a commercial for batting gloves or a baseball game?

    Major league baseball desperately needs to speed up the action. Here's a place to start: Nix the mind-numbing ritual of hitters who first adjust the right batting glove, then the left one, after every single pitch.
     

    August 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPT GN140822 Nick Martin ND Player to Watch: Nick Martin For the past three years, he’s simply been “Zack’s brother.” It’s always been about Zack. Upon arriving at Notre Dame as a freshman, Zack Martin started every single game of his four-year career. But he’s departed to the NFL now, and it’s not-so-little brother Nick’s time to shine.|Each week leading up to the start of the Notre Dame football season, beat writer Robby Howard will showcase a key Irish player to watch, previewing 10 players in total. Three players will be featured next week leading up to the season-opener against

    August 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • WNBA MVP Basketball [TGN Online] Lynx's Moore wins WNBA MVP award Minnesota's Maya Moore has won the WNBA most valuable player award after leading the league in scoring. The WNBA announced that Moore will receive the award before the Lynx host San Antonio in the opener of the Western Conference semifinals on Thursday night.

    August 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • 120928 GHS-NR FB 05 H.S. FOOTBALL: Week 1 looks to be a scorcher GOSHEN — During the Elkhart County 4-H Fair I had a chance encounter with Bob Miller, coach of the Fairfield Falcons.

    August 21, 2014 1 Photo

Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
AP Video
Furry Roommates: Dorms Allowing Cats and Dogs Chase Rice Defends Bro-Country 'Jersey Shore Massacre' Pokes Fun at MTV Series Raw: Wash. Mudslides Close Roads, Trap Motorists DC's Godfather of Go-Go Honored Ukraine Calls Russian Convoy a 'direct Invasion' Girl Meets Her 'one in the World' Match Coal Gas Boom in China Holds Climate Risks Japan Landslide Rescuers Struggle in Heavy Rain Raw: Severe Floods, Fire Wrecks Indiana Homes Endangered Red Wolves Face Uncertain Future Raw: Russian Aid Convoy Arrives in Ukraine Okla. Policeman Accused of Sex Assaults on Duty Dominican Republic Bans Miley Cyrus Concert Raw: Israeli Air Strike in Gaza Raw: Bodies of MH17 Victims Arrive in Malaysia Attorney: Utah Eatery Had Other Chemical Burn
Poll

Three Goshen elementary schools — Chandler, Chamberlain and West Goshen — are providing free meals to all students during the school year as part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Community Eligibility Provision of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. Nearly 80 percent of students at Chandler, 89 percent of students at Chamberlain and 78 percent of students at West Goshen already qualify for free or reduced-price lunches based on their family income. How do you feel about the new lunch program?

I think it’s a good idea to feed all the students free of charge
I think those who can afford it should pay for their school meals
I think all students should be required to pay for their school meals
     View Results