The Darke County Agricultural Society will be presenting a Tapestry by renowned equine artist Ann Lufkin at the upcoming meet to the week's leading driver. The Tapestry features Sam "Chip" Noble III driving at Greenville where he dominated for so many years.
‘‘Chip was such a big part of our racing for so long, we just came to take his greatness for granted. It will be a fitting annual award,' said speed superintendent Richard Delk.
The winning connections of the Riegle Memorial will receive a Tapestry of the original painting by Ann Lufkin of Gene Riegle in the bike with Artsplace. The original painting now resides at its permanent home in Goshen, N. Y., at the Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame.
Racing returns to Greenville, Ohio, on Friday night, Aug. 15 for the Great Darke County Fair's annual weeklong race meet. Racing also takes place on Saturday, Aug. 16, afternoon and night, and on Thursday, Aug. 21, and Friday, Aug. 22, in the afternoons and nights. Afternoon post times are 1 p.m. except for Friday, Aug. 22, when it will be at 12 noon. Evening post times at 7 p.m.
Condition sheets can be found at http://www.generieglememorial.com/. (Darke County Fair)