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tt .... ...... .... Barr.i0000httrg Berall) 'i!: Harrodsburg, KY JULY 30, 2009 Page 8A 182nd Mercer Coun00 Fair Horse Show Horse she00v names two new Hall of Famers Donna Moore 2009 Mercer County Horse Show results Results are reported in order by class, finish, horse, owner, rider and trainer: Class 1 - Equitation 17 and Under: 1,. Can You Hear Me Now, Steven Chancellor, Hunt- er Chancellor, Lillian Shively; Class 2 - ASB Country Pleasure Adult: 1, Carolina Clay, Kaitlin Whatley, Kaitlin Whatley, Lillian Shively; Class 2a - Roadster to Bike Novice Driver: 1, Talledega Nights, Melinda Moore, Ralph Anderson, Melinda Moore; 2, Ninety Proof, David Crockett, Jennifer Shell, Deborah Koning; 3, Little Richard, Shane Sallee, Shane Sallee, Michelle Mcaffee; Class 3 - Amateur Five Gaited: l, Kalarama's Ultimate Choice, the Ultimate Choice Group, Deborah Visser, Larry Hodge; 5, Imperiaptor, Laurel Nelson, Laurel Nelson, Mitch Clark; Class 4 - AHHS Road Pony Under Saddle Medallion: 1, Si- lent Partner, Shamrock Farms, Kelsey Morgan, Rob Wilson; see Results, page 9A THE HARRODSBURG HERALD/Clay Bell Members of James Edward Martin's family are joined by Donna Moore, far right, with family at the 2009 Mercer County Fair and Horse Show Hall of Fame induction ceremony. The Mercer County Fair and Horse Show board wel- comed two of its most es- teemed competitors into its Horse Show Hall of Fame Fri- day evening,, James Edward Martin and Donna Moore. James Edward Martin For more than two de- cades James Edward "Jimmy" Martin trained horses on the Mercer County Horse Show grounds. Although he was best known for showing and training road horses and road ponies, through his 70-year career Martin had many top equitation riders, five-gaited winners and fine harness top performers. Martin schooled many top equitation riders and had success with five-gaited Mar- wood Little Fella, and the har- ness mare, Bluegrass Lady. In 1958, he won at Madison Sqiaare Garden with the har- ness horse, Mister G. Other horses during that period in- cluded the road pony Sneeker and the five-gaited horse Pat. Martin then trained horses on the Mercer County Fairgrounds for 22 years. He trained many horses during that span. including Bold Lad and Speed Zone. In the 1980s, he had Mer- cer County roadster success with Royal Flush, Macho Man, Smokin' and Delta Aire. In one year, he showed horse Delta Aire 96 times and earned 96 blues. James Edward Mar- tin passed away on Sept. 23, 2005. Family and friends attend- ing the Hall of Fame induction included daughter Mary Jane Bugg, her husband, Jeff, and son, John; son Neil, and Linda Gahwiler. Mary Jane's son, Lee, is in the army, stationed in California. Donna and Tom Moore raised horses on Knolland Farm m Illinois, building a stable of successful horses. Their success followed them when they moved to Kentucky in 1970. Donna Moore's success on her own came with CH Sea of Secre{s, a horse that she pur- chased for Irving and Marge Cowan's daughters. Otherhors- es for the Cowan family under Moore's leadership, training and care included Warchant, Summer Melody, Ahaerican Beauty and Wild Tempest. She later opened Donna Moore Stables in Versailles. Show stars through the years under her watch as trainer or owner include World Cham- pion Juvenile Gated Bella Mia, CH The Red Ferrari, CH O1- ivier, CH French Commander, Eternal Fire, High Rise March- es On, Another Melody and Country Music. Moore's long-time friend and associate, Don Brookshire, summed up Moore's contribu- tions. "When you can combine this daring with the great eye for a horse and the determina- tion to succeed, you have one successful business person. You have Donna Moore." "ly Haul in th faml By Clay Bell Herald staff sports@harrodsbugheraid.com It might be clever to take timeout for a family pun, but the Wilson family showed Thursday it doesn't joke around when it comes to mud track drags. In five events, the Wilsons placed eight times on the mud track. They made the 7,500 lbs. division a family affair with Paul Travis, Josh and Beau taking all three top spots. Thursday's Results: Dirt Drag Race First place: Josh Wilson Second place: Justin Seraji Third place: Evan Cocanougher Bumper-to-Bumper Pull-Off Class 2 6,500 lbs. First place: Keith Wofford Second place: Eddie Wiley Third place: Joe Wilson Bumper-to-Bumper Pull-Off Class 3 7,500 lbs, First place: Patti Travis Wilson Second place: Josh Wilson Third place: Beau Wilson Bumper-to-Bumper Pull-Off Class 4 8,500 lbs. First place: Justin Seraji Second place: Lee Wdson Third place: Paul Travis Wilson Bumper-to-Bumper Pull-Off Class 1 5,500 lbs. First place: Joe Wilsola Second place: Drew Mills Third place: Nathan Kenny Mercer Coun00 Fair ...... Demolition Derby ; HERALD/April Ellis Joe Wilson of Harrodsburg pulls his Chevrolet in the truck pull Friday night, Baker, Larguro smash competition in By Clay Bell Herald Staff sports@harrodsbugheraldxom The Mercer County Fair and Horse Show's 2009 demolition derby proved to be a subtle game of balance. Drivers kept a watchful eye on the condition of their cars, all the while using them as full-speed batter- ing,rams. In the end, large car driver Mark Baker and small car driver Chris Larguro came out on top of their divi- sions. Derby vehicles were split into the series in the large cars, and A.J. Curt- large cars and small cars. There were singer, tied for second with Barry four heats of demolition for the large Bandey in small cars, were eliminated cars and two heats for the small cars before the championship rounds. The four 'cars still running from each heat advanced to the champion- ship round, where a winning car and driver emerged from the mud and wreckage. Local contenders in the year long Harrodsburg Demolition Derby Point Standings also took part. Billy Barnes, who is currently leading the points in the feature derby, but gained valu- able points. There were 22 cars in centention for the large car crown and 20 cars trying to drive away with the small car title. Stomry forecasts threatened to cut the derby short, but the muddy track stayed just dry enough to finish the heats and championship rounds late Saturday night. derby at Mercer ............... Results: Large Car Feature First place: Mark Baker Second place: Noah Hulett Third place: John Howard Fourth place: Ronnie Devine Small Car Feature First place: Chris Larguro Second place: Brian Rose Third place: Chris Teachey Fourth place: Chris Shearer