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Mastery paced a mile in 1:56.3 Sunday afternoon in the Illinois Topline Stakes at the Jasper County Fair, making him the fastest harness horse in the fair’s 151-year history.
Owned by Lane and Wyatt Avenatti of Chrisman and trained by their father, Dave, Mastery led every step of the way and drew clear in the stretch to win by 10 lengths. Wyatt
Avenatti had the winning drive, as he broke the former track record of 1:57 set one year ago by Drivin Me Crazy. Ironically, Wyatt Avenatti was also the driver in last year’s record mile.
In other action, reigning Illinois Big Ten Colt Stakes champion Aqua’s Bud won the Big Ten race for three-year-old trotters, cruising by nearly 40 lengths for trainer-driver Darla
Lohman of Effingham. Owned by Larry Longnecker of Sumner and Lacy Longnecker-Motch of Effingham, Aqua’s Bud got the mile in 2:10.4.
In the day’s final race, trainer-driver Alan Finn of Greenup got the victory with Stylish Grace in 2:12.1, going wire-to-wire to cop a maiden trot by seven lengths. The winning, three-year-old filly is owned by Karen Lamkin and Joyce Gambrell of Indiana.
Harness racing concludes today at the fair, with the first of 10 races scheduled to go to the post at 1 p.m.
Gary Gorrell will serve as superintendent of speed for the program, with assistance from stakes and racing coordinator LeAnn Shinn.
Jasper County Fair
Big 10 3-Year-old Filly Trot
1. On Glide (Jerome Daniels), 2. Windingcreekspirit (Jordan Patton), 3. Ima Cheaten Girl (Cornelius Cavett)
Time — :35, 1:08, 1:40 2/5, 2:12 2/5
Big 10 3-Year-Old Colt/Gelding Trot
1. Aqua’s Bud (Darla Martin Lohman), 2. Balance Bean (Freddie Patton Jr.), 3. Hidalgo Howie (Harold Finn Jr.), 4. Madesignersiegend (Cornelius Cavett)
Time — :33 4/5, 1:06, 1:38 1/5, 2:10 4/5.
Big 10 3-Year-Old Pace
1. Illini Storm (Wyatt Anenatti), 2. Judge For Yourself (Cornelius Cavett), 3. Getaway (Jordan Patton), 4. Royale Ryan (Jill Brown), 5. Ataway Bombay (Freddie Patton Jr.)
Time — :32, 1:02 4/5, 1:33 4/5, 2:02 3/5.
Topline 3-Year-Old & Up Trot
1. Just Nother Bag (Wyatt Avenatti), 2. Tucked Away (Jordan Patton), 3. Electric MIst (Clay Simpson), 4. B Lisa (C. Alan Finn)
Time — :32 2/5, 1:04, 1:34 4/5, 2:05 2/5.
Topline 3-Year-Old & Up Pace
1. Mastery (Wyatt Avenatti), 2. Fox Valley B Gump (Freddie Patton Jr.), 3. Dash Around (Clark Fairley), 4. Wild Eyed Girl (Randall Finn)
Scratched — Ariatta Rose.
Time — :29 3/5, :59 3/5, 1:29, 1:56 3/5.
IHHA 3-Year-Old & Up Filly/Mare Trot
1. El Oh Govner (Wyatt Avenatti), 2. Loussolataire (Jill Brown), 3. Lous Livia (Harold Finn Jr.), 4. Bbr Lady (Cornelius Cavett), 5. Lou Lou Lamour (Chris Brown)
Time — :32 3/5, 1:02 3/5, 1:33 4/5, 2:04 3/5.
IHHA 3-Year-Old & Up Colt/Gelding Trot
1. Frontier Manard (Freddie Patton Jr.), 2. Freddie Da Fox (Matthew Avenatti), 3. Lous Barbossa (Chris Brown)
Time — :33 3/5, 1:06 3/5, 1:35 3/5, 2:05 3/5.
1. Stylish Grace (C. Alan Finn), 2. Stormato (Cornelius Cavett), 3. Frontier Cheryl (Freddie Patton Jr.), 4. Fox Valley Toto (David Martin), 5. Gumcorner Raven (Delbert Burkett)
Time : 34, 1:07 1/5, 1:40, 2:12 1/2.
Monday, June 20 Entries
Big 10 2-Year-Old Filly Trot
1. Rnkslittlemissanne (Cornelius Cavett); 2. Lulling City (Jerome Daniels), 3. Credit App (Wyatt Avenatti), 4. Afterhoursjoin (Cordarius Stewart), 5. Lous Rona (Jill Brown)
Big 10 2-Year-Old Colt/Gelding Trot, Division I
1. Smoknonpazazz (Cornelius Cavett), 2. Zions Realy Chilly (Allan Petri), 3. Rnk’sJustbelesse (Jacob Roedl), 4. Luos Diablo (Harold Finn Jr.), 5. Illini Chrome (Archie Buford)
Big 10 2-Year-Old Colt/Gelding Trot, Division II
1. Doc’s Bunny Barn (Harold Finn Jr.), 2. Lt’s Lucky Lad (Darla Martin Lohman), 3. Master Approach (Jacob Roedl), 4. Youain’tnofool (Cordarius Stewart), 5. Victory Assured (Ray Gash)
Big 10 2-Year-Old Filly Pace, Division I
1. Runaway Delight (Matthew Avenatti), 2. Ashlee’s Amanda (Wyatt Avenatti), 3. Stellabystarlight (Chris Brown), 4. Lots Of Sass (Archie Buford), 5. Somehopesomewhere (Matthew Avenatti)
Big 10 2-Year-Old FIlly Pace, Division II
1. Ashlee’s Gone (Wyatt Avenatti), 2. Travel Strong (Darla Martin Lohman), 3. Fox Valley Reagan (Archie Buford), 4. Lilmslandshark (Archie Buford), 5. Ashlee’s Nikki (Jordan Patton)
Big 10 2-Year-Old Colt/Gelding Pace
1. Brian’s Rockndawg (Freddie Patton Jr.), 2. Telstar (Wyatt Avenatti), 3. Mystic Revenge (Archie Buford), 4. Foxman (Cornelius Cavett)
Topline 2-Year-Old Trot
1. Charming Wall (Jacob Roedl), 2. Swan American (Dossie MInor), 4. Hershey King (Jacob Roedl), 5. Rumbleinthevalley (Jamaica Patton), 5. Crazy Awesome (Jordan Patton), 6. Slatevalleydiamond (Jacob Roedl); 7. Kelleys Dream Boy (Jacob Roedl)
Topline 2-Year-Old Filly Pace
1. Delicate Thoughts (Freddie Patton Jr.), 2. Partymode (Freddie Patton Jr.), 3. Lisa Rocks (Matthew Avenatti), 4. Delightful Donna (Jamaica Patton), 5. I Can Have Mercy (Tony Kimbrough)
Maiden Pace, Division I
1. Jake The Jet (Jamaica Patton), 2. Cole Did It (no driver listed), 3. Lucky Cora (Cassidy Whitton), 4. Debbie’s Roman (Cordarius Stewart)
Maiden Pace, Division II
1. Sure Thing Lena (Thomas Graham Jr.), 2. The Pretty One (Jamaica Patton), 3. Mad Man (Randall Finn), 4. Rockin Fave (Freddie Patton Jr.)