A big battle is set to ensue during the $12,500 Classic Pace at the Elkhart County Fair Saturday, July 20. A total of seven three-year-old colts will line up to race in the richest race on the card with E Mode’s Desire capturing the most early attention.
Owned, trained and driven by Mike Peterson, a native of the Goshen, Ind. area, E Mode’s Desire has won six of 11 starts this season, most of which have been recorded on the Indiana Sired Fair Circuit. However, a trip to the pari-mutuel ranks at Harrah’s Hoosier Park proved to be successful as the sophomore son of Real Desire scored a win in 1:52.2. E Mode’s Desire starts from post four and will see big competition from his outside from ER Sam and Don Eash.
Eash, also a native of the Goshen, Ind. area, will guide ER Sam from post six. The homebred son of Shadyshark Hanover has three wins in 13 starts this year with a career best time of 1:50.1 taken at Harrah’s Hoosier Park in early May.
In the sophomore pacing filly division of the Classic Pace, Tellawoman and Joey Putnam will see their seventh win of 2019 from post two. The Tellitlikeitis filly took her career best time of 1:58.3 at Shelbyville in late June. Tellawoman is trained by Joe Putnam and owned by the Putnams and Mike Lee of Michigan.
Eash’s Rockinattheryman has the best career time among the $11,400 Classic Pace for fillies. The Rockin Image filly took her career best time of 1:55.1 earlier this year at Harrah’s Hoosier Park. Rockinattheryman starts from post one in the six-filly lineup.
A total of 11 races are on the card. First post at the Elkhart County Fair is 11 a.m.