Five standardbreds win at Clinton Co. Fair
Five standardbreds with a Harrison County connection all found their way to the winners circle last week at the Clinton County Fair races at Frankfort, Ind.
Electric Queen won, taking a record of 2:03 3/5 for Don and Charlie M. Conrad of Corydon and Fred Schroeder and Robert Schnute of Evansville with Charlie M. Conrad driving.
Buff The Stuff also won for Barbara Bottoms of Frankfort, Ky., and driver Charlie M. Conrad while Sockfulalectricity placed first for Ken Torr of Greencastle, Don Gray of Mays and David Beanblossom of Laconia with Beanblossom in the sulky.
Dudly Death Drop was a winner in 2:06 1/5 for Barbara Bottoms and driver Charlie M. Conrad, who also trained and piloted Ninehundredsouth to a victory in 2:05 3/5 for Junior B. Dalyrumple of Oaklander.
Bubba Slide and Bubba Clyde both finished third for Jean Brown of Laconia, trainer Gordon Brown and driver Dwight Penrod.
Nitro Gal was second for Charles Conrad of Corydon and driver Charlie M. Conrad and Slip Slidin Myway was third for owner-trainer Alvin Walther of Lanesville and driver Ron Conrad of Corydon.
At Hoosier Park in Anderson, Fax Phone was second for Fred Schroeder of Evansville and trainer-driver Charlie M. Conrad of Corydon for the highest finish of the local contingency.
Rayjean Cruiser was third for Del and Betty Nelson of New Albany and trainer-driver Michael Neafus of Corydon as Del Nelson and Neafus also picked up a third from Falcon Midnight.
Chromallusion was third for Charles Conrad and driver Charlie M. Conrad.
At Bardstown, Ky., Lunar Lady chalked up another win in the 3-year-old filly trot for Wayne Cunningham, Jr., of Corydon and driver Randy Cunningham. Diaper Dandy also won for lessee-trainer-driver Dave Beanblossom.
But the finish that turned the most heads was by Stolen Love, who stole a new track record of 2:00 1/5 for Fred Schroeder and Robert Schnute of Evansville and driver Chris Conrad of Corydon.
The same trio had another reason to smile as Yeah Baby Yeah notched win.
Buff The Stuff finished second for Barbara Bottoms with Beanblossom driving and Ndana Whosier was third for Kenneth Gehlbach of New Middletown and trainer-driver Beanblossom.
At the Kentland Fair races, Royal Grit was third for Sarah Boggs, Charlie M. Conrad and Don Conrad with Charlie M. Conrad driving. Ninehundredsouth was also third last week.
At Raceway Park in Toledo, Ohio, three Harrison County trained standardbreds worked their way up to money finishes.
Tracker’s Gal was third for Virgil Phillips of Big Springs, Ky., Wayne Kessinger of Greenville and driver Jason Dillander.
Gigabite Bluegrass was third for Phillips and Dillander as well.
Beer and Bones wrapped things up with a third for Cliff Wilkinson of Louisville and Dillander.