Weekend meet draws 2,245 to race track
While the temperature outside may have reached near triple digits over the weekend, the pace at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds on Saturday and Sunday was a busy one for the Gillespie County Race Meet.
Sponsored by the Gillespie County fair and Festivals Association, the third of four live pari-mutuel horse racing meets saw 14 races run on Saturday and 12 on Sunday at the Class III five-eighths mile oval.
Activities were also taking place in the Show Barn on Saturday and Sunday with the Meat Goat Futurity, Lamb Futurity and Gillespie County Race Day Classic Steer Show.
(Photos of the winners from the livestock shows, held as part of the upcoming 125th Gillespie County Fair, can be found elsewhere in this issue of the newspaper.)
A total of 2,245 racing fans attended the two-day meet including 1,414 on Saturday and 831 on Sunday.
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