Carrie Hollman, longtime trainer-driver from Milan, Ind., scored a training double on the program Friday, June 21 at the Harrison County Fairgrounds in Corydon. Known for her work with trotters, Hollman sent out two winners in the two-year-old colt and gelding trotting ranks during the 15-race card.
Hollman’s first win came in the second division as JLComeon Ketchup and Doug Rideout rallied home for the win, despite a break in stride around the final turn. The Mr Cantab colt led the field gate to wire with the win in 2:16.1. Teach Me To Dougie and Michael Detweiler finished second followed by Mr Wildman and Matthew Avenatti for third.
JLComeon Ketchup is owned by Hollman and her husband, Duane, who is a welder by trade. He now has two wins in three starts this season.
The second win for Hollman came in the sixth division of the freshman colt and gelding trotting ranks as JL Coochootrain coasted to victory by more than 28 lengths in a time of 2:20.2. The Andover’s Son gelding is owned by Hollman and was driven by Rideout.
The afternoon proved successful for Rideout, who scored four wins total among the two-year-old trotting divisions. In addition to two wins for Hollman, Rideout had a training double, scoring a win with freshman trotting filly Cominghomeinstyle in 2:17.0 and freshman trotting gelding Exconvict in 2:12.4, who is a son of Jailhouse Jesse.
Other big winners for the day came from the Eash Racing Stable. Driver-Trainer Don Eash had four wins as a trainer, driving three of those to victory.
Heavy rains plagued the Corydon area all week long, and although the track was a little heavy with moisture and listed good, all 27 races were held over the two-day racing period.