(above courtesy Mercer County Fair)

(8-7-18) This Sunday will be a big day at the Mercer County Fair. High-profiled harness horse The Tao of Foiled Again will compete in the Trent Bates Memorial Race.

Foiled Again’s trainer Ron Burke told Harness Racing Update after he won his 100th race:

“It’s probably the last benchmark he will set. After that, there’s nothing else. He’s not going to reach $8 million… We’ll race him until the end of the year and it’ll be the end.”

So why is the richest harness racing horse  in history racing at the Mercer County Fair. Part owner Mark Weaver told Harness Racing Update:

“We shipped to the Gold Cup and Saucer where they race for a smaller purse. We have shipped to county fairs. It was letting people see him. Last year, I think he went to 15 different tracks or something. We sent him all over.”

Harness racing has been a big part of the Fair for many years, the 1/2 mile track has seen many quality races…this one will be one to remember.

Did you know….

  • Foiled Again as a yearling was purchased for $20,000
  • He is a gelding
  • He won his 100th race by 1 ½ lengths over Perseverant in 1:53 with a :27.3 final quarter
  • He has won $100,000 or $150,000 over the last several (per) years