Local horses fare well in 2 states
Indiana Sired Fair Circuit harness racing for 2- and 3-year-old trotters and pacers, colts and fillies, went to the Shelby County fairgrounds Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons last week with several horses with local connections competing. On the same days, Kentucky county fair racing took place in Paducah, so the Charlie Conrad stable had to be in two places at once. In addition, Conrad had three horses racing at Hoosier Park last Wednesday.
When the dust settled, 10 horses with local connections raced last week and all picked up parts of the purse money in their races.
At Shelbyville, the Conrad 2-year-old pacing filly Zig Zag Zoom was second in her heat. At Paducah, the Conrad 2-year-old pacing colts La Parka and Universal came home to Indiana with some Kentucky money after finishing second and fourth, respectively.
Later in Paducah, the 3-year-old pacing colt Seaside Hill won his race for Conrad, while another colt of the same age and sex but in a different heat, Photo Image, was third with Charlie in the racing sulky.
At Hoosier Park last Wednesday, the Conrad stable picked up third-place money with the 3-year-old pacer Ultamaroca and a fifth-place finish from the older pacer Bludhaven.
Perhaps the most impressive mile of the week for a member of the Conrad stable was turned in by 3-year-old pacer Jack Wacker, who put on a furious closing rush to advance from last to fourth-place money in the last 1/8th of a mile in his race last Wednesday night at the Anderson oval.
Also racing at Paducah was the Brock stable of Louisville, which often trains its horses at the Harrison County Fairgrounds in Corydon. Brock’s beautiful 3-year-old pacing filly Shakira’s Song was third in her race, while her 3-year-old colt stablemate, Gimme Sunshine, also cashed a third-place check.