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Indiana harness racing season winds down

Indiana harness racing season winds down Indiana harness racing season winds down

As the season winds down, most younger horses and many older horses are turned out to enjoy a winter vacation. Only six horses with local connections raced last week, at Hoosier Park in Anderson and the Red Mile in Lexington, Ky., and all six collected shares of the purse money.

On Sunday, Nov. 6, at the Red Mile, two fillies from the Brock stable competed and earned money. The 3-year-old pacing filly Misdinosis Blugrass was third in a stakes event, her last start of the season.

Another 3-year-old pacing filly, Girl Giggles, was fifth in an overnight race which was probably her last 2022 start.

On Monday, Nov. 7, the Brock stable sent their older pacers, Hayswood Ron and Winyard Hanover, best buddies who live in adjoining stalls, out over the red clay oval in the same race. For a while, it looked like they were going to decide who would win and who would be second, but several other horses passed them in the stretch so these two friends had to settle for fourth and fifth. Their races took place on the last day of 2022 racing in Kentucky.

At Hoosier Park in Anderson, the father/son duo of Conrads raced against each other again, with this race finally tipping in favor of the father after several head-to-head wins by the son. Charlie drove his 3-year-old pacer La Parka to second place, besting son Carson and his 3-year-old pacer, Zig Zag Zoom, who finished third.

A few more days of racing remain at Hoosier Park, and several horses with local connections may make starts there until the track closes for the year in early December.