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Greene County Fair to host the Downstate Classic

06:53 PM 17 Jun 2015 NZST
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For the second year the Greene County Agricultural Fair will host the Downstate Classic for harness racing three year olds. 

The Downstate Classic is a stake race for two and three year old harness horses. 

The three year old trotters and pacers will go to post on Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015 at 7:00 pm at the Greene County Agricultural Fairgrounds in Carrollton, Illinois. 

Each division (colt pace, colt trot, filly pace, filly trot) will each race for an estimated $16,000.00. 

There will also be an Illinois Department of Agriculture four year old and up pace for a purse of $7,000.00.  

These races make this racing card the premier racing event at the Illinois County Fairs in 2015.

The Downstate Classic would not be possible at the Greene County Fair if it were not for the support of the family of the late Al Jeffers.  The Jeffers family has, for the second year, made a significant donation in the memory of the noted Southern Illinois horseman. With this donation, and the support of the Greene County Fairboard, the Fair was able to win a two year bid with the Illinois Department of Agriculture and the Downstate Classic, Inc. to host the series of races.  

The 162nd Greene County Agricultural Fair will run from June 20th, 2015, to June 27th, 2015. 

The daily schedule shall be as follows:

Saturday - Volleyball/Captain Geech and the Shrimp Shack Shooters,

Monday  - Queen Pageant,

Tuesday - Harness Racing,

Wednesday - Harness Racing,

Thursday  - Tractor/Truck Pulls,

Friday  - Mud Drags/Doug Strahan & the Good Neighbors,

Saturday - Demo Derby/Lick Creek.  

All are welcome. 

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