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Harness Racing

When: Tuesday, Aug 10, 2021 at 4:00PM

Where: Grandstand
Race Info:

Coming Soon
Tickets: FREE Admission


Come on out for Harness Racing at the Cuyahoga County Fair on Tuesday, August 10th, 2021.  Pick a pony, then pony up for some pari-mutuel wagering.

 So long as the track is safe for racing, this is a rain or shine event!

And if you're attending the Cuyahoga County Harness Races on Tuesday, August 10th, be sure to visit with MGM Northfield Park's Bob Roberts from 2:30PM-4:00PM at the Grandstand for Handicapping 101, in which Bob will offer insights on how to read a race program, while providing pari-mutuel wagering tips.

Betologist Bob Roberts

Bob Roberts is a native Clevelander who grew up in Willowick. He knew he wanted to be a sportswriter when his father took him to an Indians game and he asked who those guys were typing on a countertop behind home plate in the upper deck of old Municipal Stadium.

"They're sportswriters," said his dad. "That's their job." 

Roberts began his career at the Mentor Morning Monitor before heading over to The Willoughby/Lake County News-Herald where he was named sports editor in 1970 at the age of 22. Roberts was hired by The Cleveland Press in 1973 and returned to The News-Herald when the Press folded in 1982. The Cleveland Plain Dealer hired Bob in 1985 and he remained there for over 20 years before accepting a buyout in 2006. 

Roberts has won numerous awards. They include best harness story in North America, best Preakness story, a Golden Quill for feature writing in western Pennsylvania, and more than 10 state-wide writing awards in Ohio.



Draft Horse Pull

Draft Horse Pull

When: Wednesday - 7:30pm

Some horses just don't pull their weight, but these ones do.  You never hear anyone say a draft horse is strong as an ox for one good reason.. because they're stronger.  So come on out and watch these magnificent animlas show what they can do.



When: Fri, Aug 13th & Sat, Aug 14th 2021

The Cuyahoga County Fair will be holding fireworks spectaculars Friday, Aug 13th, & Sat, Aug 14th 2021, so be sure to bring the kids out to catch one of the shows!  The shows should start around 10:00pm. Times are approximate, so get there a little early to make sure you don't miss anything.


Horse Show

When: Saturday, Aug 14th at 8:00am

Show Bill, Entry & Sponsorship Forms: Click Here

Love horses?  Well don't miss the Cuyahoga County Fair Horse Show, featuring Academy, Halter, Showmanship, and Equitation classes.  The CCF Horse Show is a qualifying competition for the 2021 ASHBA High Point Awards and the 2021 Region 5/6 ASHBA National Select Series Regional Championship Horse Show.  And even if you're not a serious horse enthusiast, don't miss the Open Costume Class, which usually begins around 1pm, just after the lunch break, where you'll see horses and riders dressed up as everything from pirates, to princesses, and from smurfs, to the Headless Horseman.  Definitely a fan favorite!