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Local horses spend week racing at tracks in Kentucky and Indiana

Local horses spend week racing at tracks in Kentucky and Indiana Local horses spend week racing at tracks in Kentucky and Indiana

Harness racing stables with local connections raced at several different tracks last week in both Kentucky and Indiana.

The week began on Monday in Indiana at the Shelby County Fairgrounds in Shelbyville, where Carson Conrad drove horses from the family stable and also drove several horses for other trainers. Carson’s lone win for the day came with Check in Progress, a 2-year-old pacing filly from the family barn. Another family filly pacer, Momma’s the Queen, could do no better than sixth. Three catch drives saw Carson get a second-place check with Mickey Panther, a third-place check with Vel Straighten it Out and fourth place with Vel Tommy. All these horses are rookie pacers.

Also on Monday, the Kentucky Sire Stakes finals took place at Oak Grove Racing and Gaming in Kentucky with each division worth $100,000. Charlie Conrad couldn’t crack the payout places, finishing sixth with Lookatmyrapsheet in the 3-year-old pacing filly division. Ahead of him in second place in that division was Msdinosis Blugrass from the Brock Stable. She just missed the winning share and settled for second-place money with a time of 1:52:0.

Tuesday marked the second day of racing at Shelbyville, and Carson Conrad drove his 3-year-old pacing filly Zig Zag Zoom to a second-place finish. On Tuesday evening, traveling a farther north, to Hoosier Park in Anderson, Charlie Conrad finished third with Nadi All, a freshman trotting filly, and collected fifth-place money with his 3-year-old trotting filly, Sassy Babe.

On Tuesday at Oak Grove, the Brock Stable sent three pacers postward and two collected paychecks. Aged pacer Winyard Hanover was fourth in his race, and 3-year-old pacing filly Girl Giggles also came in fourth in her race. The 6-year old pacer Hayswood Ron got sixth place in his race.

At Hoosier Park on Wednesday, Charlie Conrad had two more entries. His older pacer Seaside Hill got fourth place in his race, and later in the card Charlie picked up a catch drive on a 2-year-old pacer named Premier Rocker and finished fifth.

The week closed out for local interests on Saturday at the famous Red Mile in Lexington, Ky., where $50,000 Kentucky Sire Stakes legs were contested. The Conrad Stable had three freshman race horses and finished third with their trotting filly Coffee n Donuts, third with their pacing colt Sandcastle and sixth with their pacing filly Waimea Bay. In the 3-year-old ranks, Charlie drove the trotting filly Loved by Lindy and finished sixth, while Carson collected fourth-place money by sneaking up the rail at the finish and closing with a rush behind La Parka, a pacing colt.

Once again Saturday, the 3-year-old pacing fillies Lookatmyrapsheet and Msdinosis Blugrass hooked up in the same race, another $50,000 KSS leg. The Conrad pacer got third-place money, while the Brock Stable star finished second again.

Racing is now complete at Oak Grove, and the rest of the summer Kentucky racing will be in Lexington at the Red Mile.