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Local horses keep racing at Kentucky track

Local horses keep racing at Kentucky track Local horses keep racing at Kentucky track

All of the racing by horses with local connections last week was at the new Kentucky track in Christian County. Oak Grove Racing, Casino and Hotel is located just outside Fort Campbell, four miles from the Tennessee state line. The track’s fall race meet extends into December but, after this week, there is racing only on Sundays and Mondays.

The Conrad stable raced several horses last week at Oak Grove, and Charlie Conrad drove for other trainers as well. On Sunday, Oct. 31, Conrad drove the 3-year-old filly pacer Ahoy, owned and trained by Mike Hollenbeck of Converse, to a second-place finish. Driving for trainer Brian Georges the same day, Conrad won the race with 2-year-old filly pacer Lookatmyrapsheet. Driving his own horses, Conrad was fourth with both the 2-year-old colt pacer La Parka and the older pacer Bludhaven.

On Monday, Nov. 1, at Oak Grove, the Brock stable of Louisville sent its aged pacer Winyard Hanover to the gate and he got up for fifth-place money. Later that afternoon, the Don Brock trainee Hayswood Ron, owned by Hayswood Farm of Corydon, was driven by Conrad in his race to a fourth-place check. This is the first race where the two “Corydon boys” have teamed up. They both said they enjoyed the race so much they’re entered together again this week.

Later last Monday, the Conrad stable saw the 3-year-old pacers Seaside Hill get fourth place and Jack Wacker second place in their races. Conrad drove the 3-year-old colt pacer Seal O’Neil for Hollenbeck to a fourth-place check, and, in the Fillies and Mares Open Pace, he drove Rock it Out for trainer Donna Holt to third-place money.

At Hoosier Park, the 3-year-old colt pacer Caption This raced an impressive qualifier and was the favorite going into his race Friday night. Unfortunately, the horse, whose ownership group includes Hayswood Farm of Corydon, developed soreness in his knees so the decision was made to call it a year and the horse was shipped to a farm in northern Indiana where he will enjoy several months of rest and relaxation before resuming training in 2022.