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Horses with local connections post wins

Horses with local connections post wins Horses with local connections post wins

Harrison County horses racing the first week of March posted two wins and earned several paychecks at tracks in Pennsylvania, Ohio and California.

Veteran local horses racing at Miami Valley Raceway north of Cincinnati included Skyway Quinton from the Conrad stable who has recorded the fastest mile of the year by a local horse. Quinton picked up fourth-place money with a time of 1:51. Plans are for the Conrad Stable star to be shipped east where he will compete at Yonkers Raceway in New York City.

The 4-year-old pacer Hayswood Ron, owned by Hayswood Farm of Corydon and King Racing of Willshire, Ohio, was a winner March 2 with a 1:56:2 mile at Miami Valley.

Three horses born and raised near Lanesville, on the Alvin Walther farm, all recorded good efforts last week. A son of Walther’s mare Kieanna’s Angel, Enoch won his race at The Meadows in Pennsylvania in a time of 1:53:0. Another son of Kieanna’s Angel, Rockin TJ, was third in his race at Miami Valley in a time of 1:52:4. The gelded son of Walther’s mare Hoosier Vacation, To the Limit, was fourth in a time of 1:53:3 in his race at CalExpo in Sacramento. Following an eighth-place finish in her race at Miami Valley, the decision was made to retire the mare Northern Salina to the Walther farm in Lanesville where she will join the broodmare band.

The week prior, veteran local horses raced at Miami Valley Raceway north of Cincinnati, including Skyway Quinton. His 1:50:4 effort was good only for ninth place in a race where the top pacers on the grounds scorched the track with the winner going in 1:49:3. Quinton has been one of the stars of the Conrad stable for several years. He should be a contender in the older Free for All pacing ranks at Hoosier Park this summer if he is in this kind of form this early in the season.

The 4-year-old pacer Hayswood Ron failed to collect a check in his race two weeks ago at Miami Valley, finishing sixth. This was his first futile effort since October. He paced his mile in 1:55:1.

Two horses born and raised near Lanesville on the Alvin Walther farm did well two weeks ago. A son of the Walther mare Kieanna’s Angel, the older gelding Enoch was sixth in his race at The Meadows racetrack southwest from Pittsburgh in a time of 1:54:4. He is owned by the Burke Stable. A son of Walther’s mare Hoosier Vacation, To the Limit, paced his mile at Cal Expo in California in 1:53:1, good enough for the win. He is owned by California interests.

Reports from training centers throughout Indiana and in Florida contain good news for local horses who are just beginners. The Conrad Stable has several coming 2-year-olds in training at the Shelby County Fairgrounds. A daughter of Kieanna’s Angel, Angel’s Destiny, now owned by Brian Brown of Ohio, is in training at Spring Garden Ranch in Florida. Caption This, a 2-year-old pacing son of the first crop Indiana sire JK Endofanera, is in training at Pacesetter Farms near Anderson. Hayswood Farm of Corydon is part of the ownership group on this colt.

It was learned last week that the 2-year-old daughter of Kieanna’s Angel, now known as Soul Kitchen, has been sold to a large group of Ohio interests and a racing stable headquartered in Montgomery. She was purchased last fall at the Hoosier Classic Yearling sale by noted trainer Brian Brown, who will retain her in his stable. This young star-to-be has been turning heads in Florida during the winter. The terms and price of the sale were not announced.

Horses can be seen learning the ropes, including how to follow the mobile starting gate, during training on Saturdays and Sundays at the Harrison County Fairgrounds. On March 7, several horses trained here with stellar times being recorded by the 3-year-old pacing mares Hayswood Linda and Hayswood Pacifica. In addition to horses from Hayswood Farm, horses came from the Raber Stable of Loogootee, the Girod Stable of Salem, the Brock Stable of Louisville and the barn of John Spotten of LaGrange, Ky.

The first qualifying races are scheduled for Saturday at Hoosier Park in Anderson.