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Corydon hosts Second Series racing

Corydon hosts Second Series racing
Corydon hosts Second Series racing
Jordan Ross, on Mercy Rock (in front) leads Carson Conrad, on Vel Big Stevie, for second place in race 5 Saturday at the Harrison County Fairgrounds as Indiana Fair Racing came to Corydon. Conrad ended up third. There were enough entries for 14 races for the day. Photo by Jo Ann Spieth-Saylor

The fall season of county fairgrounds harness racing in Indiana came to the Harrison County Fairgrounds on Saturday, in one of the final sessions before the championship round Oct. 8 at Converse.

The 2-year-old pacing filly Momma’s the Queen, from the Conrad Stable, picked up fourth-place money with her mile. Carson Conrad, who just turned 18 years old last week, was in the sulky. Carson also picked up six different drives on the day for other trainers, including a third-place finish for a horse trained by Scott Linville, second-, third- and fifth-place finishes for horses trained by Larry King and third- and fourth-place finishes driving trotters from the stable of Duane Carrie Hollman of Milan.

Charlie Conrad also drove horses over his home track for other trainers. He won with the 2-year-old pacing colt Atta Boy Lloyd and was second, third and twice fourth for other trainers.

Jumping in the truck when the Corydon races were over, Charlie made it back to Anderson in time Saturday night to pick up a third-place finish driving for trainer Bonnie Mattingly. Several other drivers burned up Interstate 65 on Saturday, driving at Hoosier Park on Friday night, Corydon on Saturday afternoon and back to Hoosier Park on Saturday night.

Leading the drivers with three wins was Clay Craig of Anderson. Doug Rideout of Winchester had only one win on the day but recorded five second places and one third. Jay Cross and Michael Deitweiler had two wins, and Brad Ferguson, James Reed, Clint Coy, Charlie Conrad and Gerald Miller all had one win on the day.

The most colorful winning drive on the day came in the second race where Lexi Sarkine of Anderson picked up a victory with her 2-year-old filly pacer Check Point Six. Her long blonde hair flowing from under the helmet and pink driving colors are impossible to miss out on the track. It was her only drive on the day, after working Friday night at Hoosier Park and then driving to Corydon Saturday morning.