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Hoosier Park, Kentucky host local horses

Hoosier Park, Kentucky host local horses Hoosier Park, Kentucky host local horses

While local harness racing attention was directed to the Harrison County Fair, horses with local connections also raced other places. The Conrad Stable had four starters at Hoosier Park in Anderson last week with aged pacer Bludhaven finishing sixth, 3-year-old trotter Boom Pow finishing eighth, 3-year-old pacer Jack Wacker finishing fourth and 3-year-old pacer Onoitsmymothernlaw finishing seventh.

On the Kentucky county fair circuit, racing moved to far western side of the state and the track at LaCenter on Saturday with several local horses racing there. The Conrad Stable recorded wins over the half-mile oval with 3-year-old pacing colt Seaside Hill and 2-year-old pacing filly Lookatmyrapsheet. Their 2-year-old pacing colts LaParka, with a fourth-place finish, and Universal, who finished sixth after a break at the start, also raced well.

After racing at Corydon, Charlie Conrad, who trekked about as far west in Kentucky as possible, looked good every mile at LaCenter, even recording wins driving for other stables when he did not have a horse in the race.

Conrad was holding the reins of Shakira’s Song, a 3-year-old pacing filly owned by the Brock Stable of Louisville, which trains in Corydon at the Harrison County Fairgrounds, when she circled the track. The daughter of Well Said paced her mile in an impressive 2:01:1, finishing second. That time was better than any similar filly on Friday at Corydon. Earlier in the day, Conrad drove Brock’s 3-year-old pacing colt Gimme Sunshine to a third-place check in his heat.

Born and raised at the Alvin Walther farm south of Lanesville, the 3-year-old pacing filly Soul Kitchen paced her mile on Saturday night at Northfield Park in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1:57.4, finishing eighth.