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Skyway Quinton gets big win at Pocono Downs

Skyway Quinton gets big win at Pocono Downs
Skyway Quinton gets big win at Pocono Downs
Driver Anthony Napoliitano guides Skyway Quinton to a first-place finish in race 10 at Pocono Downs on Saturday.

Saturday was a good day for the Conrad Stable, as its horses raced in three different states, Pennsylvania, Indiana and Kentucky. The best news came from Pocono Downs in Pennsylvania, where Conrad’s star pacer, Skyway Quinton, outpaced the field, coming from last and going four wide on the final turn to win the featured race for older pacing horses.

A 5-year-old pacing stallion by the noted Indiana sire and world champion Real Desire, Skyway Quinton won in 1:50:2 and pushed his lifetime bankroll to $199,477.

Also on Saturday, the Conrad Stable had two freshman pacing colts racing at the Red Mile in Lexington, Ky. Both RV’s Finale and Seaside Hill finished fourth in their heats. And, capping off a busy and productive day for the Conrad family, on Saturday night at Hoosier Park in Anderson, their 4-year-old pacing mare, Primo Extremo, collected third-place money in her race.

Three different tracks in three different states, four different horses and four paychecks make for a good day.

Also on Saturday at the Red Mile, the Brock Stable of Louisville, which trains at the Harrison County Fairgrounds, collected two second-place checks with 3-year-old pacing colt Herschel W and 3-year-old pacing filly Shakira’s Song.

On July 28, at Running Aces in Minneapolis, Lanesville native To the Limit was seventh in his race. The bay gelding was born and raised on the Alvin Walther farm south of Lanesville.

Last Wednesday at Hoosier Park in Anderson, Hayswood Ron was eighth in his race. After the race, it was decided to move the horse to a new trainer, Zach Miller of Converse, who will race him at Northfield Downs in Cleveland, Ohio. The bay gelding is owned by Hayswood Farm of Corydon and King Racing of Ohio.

Indiana Sire Fair Circuit racing moved to the Fayette County fairgrounds in Connersville last week, on the heels of racing just three days earlier at Shelbyville. Fewer horses entered those races with such a short turnaround time, but the Conrad Stable did collect second-place money with 2-year-old trotting colt Boom Pow and fifth-place money with 2-year-old pacing filly Catholic Girl.

Local trainee Aslar, a 2-year-old trotting colt owned by John Spotten of LaGrange, Ky., was fifth in his race.

Monday and Tuesday, the ISFC returned to Shelbyville for another full slate of racing with more local horses expected to compete.