Next year, the Marshfield Fair will turn 150. Planning has already begun for the milestone, but its organizer says there will be no reprisal of a favorite event from the past: horse racing. Leonard LaForest, president of the Marshfield Agricultural & Horticulture Society, which puts on the fair, said state regulators in the early 1990s gave permission to a commercial track to hold races during the Marshfield Fair, telling the town to move its races to September. That didn’t work for organizers, as attendance would have suffered and the noise from the races would have disrupted nearby schools, LaForest said. So they opted to end horse racing in Marshfield, with the last race taking place in 1991.
This would be an enormous … enormous win. WFAN host Mike Francesa’s horse Mongo Nation, named for his faithful listeners and unofficial fan club, will make his anticipated debut in Wednesday’s sixth race at Saratoga. Trained by David Fawkes for JEH Racing; the two-year-old colt arrived at the Spa late last month and has put in four works; two of which were outstanding. He’s sired by Breeders’ Cup sprint champion Speightstown and drew the hedge as well as the services of the always dangerous rider Joe Bravo. Tough spot for an opener, and he will be priced accordingly. Morning line is 12-1. Post time, Mongo Nation, is set for 3:48 p.m. — so no further calls, please. Francesa also owns House Of