The first of two days of action at the Harrison County Fairgrounds in Corydon got underway Thursday, June 20 with two-year-old pacers and three-year-old trotters on display. Tropical Tracey turned in the fastest mile for two-year-old filly pacers and gave the trainer-driver combination of Curtis Rice and Clifton Bell a double for the day.
Starting from post three, Tropical Tracey rolled right out to a big lead early on, passing the quarter mile marker in :30 seconds. The Always A Virgin slowed the tempo down during the middle fractions before taking off again, pacing home in :29.4 for the 15-plus length victory in a time of 2:04.4. Vel Bundle and Mike Peterson finished second over ER Rachel and Don Eash for third.
Owned by D and R Racing Stable, Tropical Tracey has two wins in three starts this year for her connections. The freshman filly, who was purchased from the Hoosier Classic Yearling Sale for $6,500, was bred by Devon Beechy.
Rice and Bell also connected for a win with Rock It Out in the first division of two-year-old filly pacers. The Rockin Image filly, made a break just after the start before rallying back for the win in 2:06.2. Saltwater Gospel and Charlie Conrad finished second while Vel Miss Fire and Peterson was third. D and R Racing Stable of Kentucky also owns Rock It Out.
Other big winners on the day included trainer-driver Don Eash, who scored four wins on the day as well as driver Mike Peterson, who earned a driving double for trainer Larry King.
Racing continues at the Harrison County Fairgrounds Friday, June 21. First post is at 1 p.m.