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The 109th Lincoln County Fair Quarter Horse Pony & Mule Races were run on Sunday, Sept. 8. Nine races, including two classes of pacers under saddle, filled the day with exciting action.
Sara Tesch from Pulaski in her first race at the Lincoln County Fair won the one eighth of a mile on a three-year-old gelding named Diesel. Mike Claridy came in second on Reba, and Terry Moss was third on Sundance.
Kenny Thompson was the only contestant in the five eighths of a mile race on a team roping horse named Oakie.
Sara Tesch and Diesel came in first again in the quarter mile race with Sundance, followed by Terry Moss in second and Charles Ventress in third on a mare named Target.
Jed Dixon on his pony named Candy was the only contestant in the pony race. He has been a winner here for the past five years.
The traditional quarter mile Lincoln County Residents Race was won once again by Jedidiah English on Powerstroke. Tessia Sammons placed second on Roxy Carol, and Charles Ventress took third on Bitsy.
Breanna Johnson had the winning mare and foal in the dinner bell derby with Red Oak and her five-month-old filly, Oakie. Red Oak & Oakie have been raised by Jimmy English who was honored with a plaque presented by his family. He, his children and grandchildren have been participants in the Lincoln County Fair every year for the past 30 plus years!
The final feature of the day was the mule race. The Thompson family from Athens, Ala., swept the race with Kenny Thompson on Jacob, a 13-year-old gelding, as the first place winner, dad Terry on Joy, an 11-year-old mare, in second and brother Dwight on four-year-old Ruger in third place.