Another year of harness racing in the books

McCown wins four of nine races contested Tuesday at fair

PHOTO BY JILL GOSCHE Dale Edwards and Abequa (left) and Carl Easterday Jr. and Bustle-N-Betty race around the track during harness racing at Seneca County Fair Tuesday afternoon.

Harness racing at the 175th Seneca County Fair came to a close Tuesday as nine races took place in the afternoon.

It was another beautiful day for racing, and driver Cameron McCown drove like it as he walked away with four wins Tuesday.

McCown won the 2-year-old filly trot, steering Here’s Jolene in 2:09 1/5, which was the second race of the day. He was quiet for the next couple of races before he won three in a row.

He took first in the 2-year-old colt pace driving Hereittiz (2:02 4/5), the three-year-old colt trot driving Dekeyser (2:02 2/5) and the 3-year-old filly pace steering Lila Rei (1:58 4/5), which was the best time of the day. McCown won the $8,953 purse in the 3-year-old colt trot.

Mark Headworth, who picked up a pair of wins Monday night, came away with just one Tuesday, which came in the opening race (3-year-old filly pace). He drove First Official to a win in 2:02 1/5.

Other winners included Art McIlMurray, driving Freaky Feeling Guy in the 2-year-old colt pace (2:01 3/5), Scott Altzer, steering Man The Keg in the 2-year-old filly trot (2:04 3/5), Pierce Henry driving Won For Gigi in the 3-year-old filly pace (2:01 4/5) and Evan Coblentz in the final race of the day, steering Oaks Of Paris in the non-winners $4,000 lifetime trot (2:05 1/4).

There was a total purse of $40,290 won Tuesday in the races.