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By Pierre Bibbs

Nelson Named Top Trainer at State Fair


August 24, 2022

Buckshot Nelson gets Afleetasha ready for a race after jockey Dakota Wood helps warm the gelding up. Courtesy Photo.

If you happened to be at the Horse Racing event at the 2022 Montana State Fair in Great Falls on July 31, there is a chance that you heard a familiar name over the speakers.

Buckshot Nelson, son of Judy and Dan Simonson, was awarded the Leading Trainer (and Owner) trophy for his stable of horses, named B Flying Star Racing Stables, at the conclusion of the three weekend Great Falls Turf Club event which started in Great Falls on Saturday, July 16 to Sunday, July 17, continued the following weekend from July 23-24, and concluded after three days (July 29-31) at the State Fair.

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