The Rush County Historical Society, located in Rushville, Ind., will provide a look at Standardbred racing during the annual Spring Dinner/Program slated for Thursday, April 11, 2019. The program titled “Horsing Around in Rush County – Then and Now” will be presented by John Wilson, longtime Rushville resident and Standardbred owner.
Wilson, who currently has two horses in training with Brian Barnes at the Shelby County Fairgrounds, will present a program centered around the harness racing boom that landed in Rush County in the mid to late 1800’s. The program will take a look at several stars of their time from that area, centered around the success of Blue Bull 75.
The Spring Dinner will be held at the Posey Township Fire Department Community Room in Arlington, Ind. on U.S. 52. Dinner begins at 6 p.m. with the program following. The cost is $13 per person. Reservations should be secured by Friday, April 5 to Kevin Spilman at (765) 932-3810.