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Gary Martin Wins First Stake Aboard Pushover’s My Papa



Coverage by Zanne Morris
Editorial by Stephanie Rose

SUMTER, S.C. - The Sumter County Walking Horse Championships was once again a success with many entries, beautiful weather and a huge crowd at Dillon Park in Sumter, S.C. Bobby Clark of Shelbyville, Tenn., marked the cards for the 32-classes and the ringmaster was Rob Shirley. The show was held on May 3, 2008, and benefited the Shriner’s Hospital Transportation Fund. They provide free transportation for needy individuals and their families to over 20 hospitals. The 5 C Catering Company provided delightful concessions for the event.

Gary Martin made a great performance in the Stake class on World Grand Champion Pushover’s My Papa to claim his first floral horse shoe and first stake class win for Jay McLaughlin. The Sure Thing and Chad Adams were reserve in the good class for Adams of Goldsboro, N.C. Neon Magic and Stan Tindal carried out the yellow streamer for Harold Stubbs of Goodlettsville, Tenn. Robert Kellett directed Major Gee Whiz for Paul Simmons and rounded out the top four of the Walking Horse Championship.

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