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Curtain falls on 2021 racing for local horses

The last racing for the season by local horses has been taking place at Oak Grove race track in Christian County, Ky. This new 5/8th-mile race track with state-of-the-art paddocks and stalling is a popular late fall destination, and racing has been exciting. Several local horses are winding down their 2021 campaigns there.

On Nov. 28, the Brock stable of Louisville sent aged pacers postward. The mare Hey Hey Mahana finished fourth in her race, and Hayswood Ron, owned by Hayswood Farm of Corydon, finished seventh in his race. The Conrad stable scored a second-place check with 3-year-old pacing colt Jack Wacker that same day at Oak Grove.

On the next day, the Conrads picked up another second-place check with another 3-year-old pacer, Seaside Hill.

On Dec. 5, the Brocks scored second-place money with Hayswood Ron, who had Charlie Conrad in the racing sulky behind him. Conrad’s Seaside Hill improved over the previous Sunday to win his race, and Jack Wacker scored a third-place check.

So, quite a bit of Kentucky money went home to the Hoosier State.

Oak Grove will kick off 2022 racing in early May after all these local horses have enjoyed the winter months off to rest, relax, eat all they want and play in whatever snow falls on this area.