Carson Conrad, a fifth generation driver from the famed Conrad family of Corydon, Ind., kicked off the Indiana Sired Fair Circuit program Saturday, Sept. 11 at the Fayette County Fairgrounds in Connersville, Ind. with a win behind Zig Zag Zoom. The duo completed the mile in 2:02.1.
Starting from post two, Zig Zag Zoom left for the top spot and had company as Brookview Cadillac and Jacob Fox also moved out for the lead. Brookview Cadillac was parked at the quarter in :29.3 and Zig Zag Zoom continued to hold on to the top spot on the inside at the half in 1:00.4.
Zig Zag Zoom remained in control down the backstretch for the second time and began to pull away from the field after the three-quarter mile marker in 1:31.0.
At the top of the stretch, Zig Zag Zoom was open lengths ahead of the field and drew away for the win by five and one-half lengths at the finish line. Pop Ofanera and Bradley Ferguson finished second over Rockstars Dynamite and Jordan Ross for third.
Zig Zag Zoom is owned by Sarah Conrad, Carson Conrad and Carder Conrad. The trio of Conrads also bred the two-year-old JK Endofanera filly along with Carson’s grandmother, Roselea. Bonnie Mattingly trains the filly who now has two career wins. The mile with Carson was a new career best. It was his 10th career start since receiving his qualifying/fair license. Carson will turn 17 this Saturday, Sept. 18.
Now a resident of Morristown, Ind., Carson helps his father, Charlie, and mother, Sarah, with the stable that is based at the Shelby County Fairgrounds. He is a sophomore at Morristown High School and active in several extra-curricular programs including basketball. He’s currently in pre-season practice to get ready for the basketball season that begins in November. He was recently featured in a story in The Shelby News penned by Hannah Gunnell on balancing basketball with racing.