Local harness racing family enjoys winning night at Logan County Fair

As he has done many times in the past, Lewistown’s Herb LeVan put his family’s stamp on the harness racing program Wednesday at the Logan County Fair.


Jack Dailey drives Hanky L, a horse trained by Lewistown’s Herb LeVan and owned by Melissa LeVan of Woodstock, to a win in the fifth race Wednesday at the Logan County Fair. It was one of four wins on the night for Dailey. (EXAMINER PHOTO | MATT HAMMOND)

Two of LeVan’s horses tasted a victory during the final evening of racing at the 2014 version of the LCF.

Setting the stage for the big night for the LeVans were the first two races.

Deanariffic, a horse trained by Jack Dailey and owned by Herb LeVan’s wife, Rosemary, finished second in the opening race.

Caramel Dumpling, trained by Herb LeVan and owned by his daughter-in-law, Melissa LeVan of Woodstock, followed with a third-place effort in the second race.

That was only a tip of the iceberg for the LeVan group.

In one of his four wins on the night, Jack Dailey drove Rosemary LeVan’s horse Blackhawk Lookout to the winner’s circle in the fourth race. The win, which was the 12th in the horse’s racing career, came in a 3-year-old colt pace. The winning time was 2:05 3/5.

The Dailey-LeVan connection proved to be a winning recipe again in the fifth race. Dailey guided Hanky L, owned by Melissa LeVan and trained by Herb LeVan, to the win in a Jim Ellis Memorial Signature Series Pace. The winning time was 2:01 3/5.


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