Horse racing was always a highlight of the Fair from its earliest days. Trotters came from many neighboring eastern states. Races were run four days in a row, with as many as a dozen horses in a race. Currently there are 4 to 6 horses per race in an afternoon of 12 races.Unlike years ago, there’s no betting at these races which are exhibition and USTA (United States Trotting Association) sanctioned races. Horses are brought in from neighboring states, including our native NJ. Purses are awarded with support from Ocean Downs (MD)Racetrack which pledged financial support of the Great Pocomoke Fair to further promote harness racing in Maryland.
It was a fun afternoon. Luckily the threatened thunderstorms held off, but hastened the running of the final few races as seen above.
Any fun things happen on your weekend ?