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Week sees no local winners at Hoosier Park

Week sees no local winners at Hoosier Park Week sees no local winners at Hoosier Park

With several horses of local connections taking the week off, entries at Hoosier Park in Anderson from Harrison County were hard to find last week. The Conrad stable had four pacers and one trotter go postward.

The Conrad 3-year-old trotting colt Boom Pow competed well in his race last Wednesday but could only manage a fifth-place share of the purse money. His stable mate, Jack Wacker, a 3-year-old pacer, got up for fourth-place money in his race that same night. The 4-year-old pacer Bludhaven was over-matched and finished 10th in his race.

On Thursday night, Charlie Conrad drove the 3-year-old pacing colt Onoitsmymothernlaw to seventh place. But, in another race for distaff pacers, the Conrad filly Topville Celebrity finished 10th.

Lanesville alumni, graduates of the Walther farm south of town, raced at Hoosier Park and at Miami Valley Raceway in Lebanon, Ohio. The 3-year-old filly Soul Kitchen could do no better than ninth in her race in Ohio. But, at the Hoosier Park oval, her older brother, Rockin TJ, was sixth.

This week should see more local entries racing at Hoosier Park. A series of races for 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings honors the great Indiana sire Hal Dale, from whom many modern-day horses descend. It is expected that Caption This, a gray colt whose ownership group includes Hayswood Farm of Corydon, will enter an elimination heat of this series Friday night.

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