With regular driver Corey Callahan at the Little Brown Jug in Delaware, Ohio, and Googoo Gaagaa needing a race, owner-trainer Richard Hans got to do his favorite thing--drive "Goo" in a race. It wasn't the Open at a big track or a 4-year-old stake, it was in the FFA race at the local Frederick County, Md. fair.
Hans has always supported the fair races, bringing two or three most days, doing his own driving and having a great time. There are four to six races a day, some going two heats and it lets the local people enjoy our sport the old fashioned way.
While most of the racing world was glued to the Little Brown Jug card the locals young and old were watching Googoo Gaagaa in race 4, the FFA trot at the Great Frederick Fair. Veteran reinsman John Wagner took Cool Colby to the front as the gate closed and as they say, did't look back. Hans and Goo got away third keeping out of trouble and when they all settle he move up to the pocket behind Cool Colby, when they reached the last turn Hans looked like he was going to challenge Wagner's lead but Cool Colby still had a little reserve in the tank. Cool Colby, owned and trained by Arlene Cameron stopped the clock in 2:00.
A quote from Hans after the races: "I guess I still need a little more practice before I try for Corey's win record” (Cheri Stambaugh)