Fall racing continues at Hoosier Park
Several horses with local connections raced last week at Hoosier Park with only one earning money.
On Tuesday night, the 2-year-old pacing gelding Preston Your Luck, who was born and raised on the Alvin Walther farm south of Lanesville, proved that incorrigible youth have trouble succeeding. Leaving the gate, the driver Sam Widger had his hands full keeping the colt from charging to the lead too early, and finally Sam had to give up going down the backstretch. Preston then opened up a big lead on the field, which eventually disappeared when he tired in the stretch and finished last.
Next week, Preston Your Luck will race in a field of 2-year-old pacers which will include Always A Way, whose ownership group includes Hayswood Farm of Corydon. Harrison County supremacy in the age group is on the line.
On Wednesday night, Charlie Conrad’s stable had two seventh-place finishes with the aged pacer Seaside Hill and the 3-year-old colt pacer La Parka.
On Thursday night at Hoosier, Conrad picked up second-place money with his 3-year-old pacing filly Zig Zag Zoom. Earlier in the day at the Red Mile in Lexington, Ky., the Brock Stable had minimal results to show from three horses racing. The stable’s 3-year-old filly pacer Girl Giggles finished fifth in her race. However, the aged pacers Hayswood Ron and Winyard Hanover both failed to get any money in their races.
At the Jay County Fairgrounds in Portland on Saturday, the fall series of fairgrounds racing concluded. Carson Conrad had four “catch drives,” races where a driver steers a horse owned and trained by someone else at their request. The young Conrad picked up two checks for owners Duane and Carrie Hollomon of Milan in two drives and two more checks for Larry King of Wilshire, Ohio, in two drives.