Going to Corydon every year for Indiana Sired Fair Circuit action is a trip home for the Conrad Stable. It makes it extra nice when they can pull in a win in the process, Ultimaroca was a winner for the stable in the first division of two-year-old colt and gelding pacers Wednesday, Aug. 19 at the Harrison County Fairgrounds.
Trainer-drive Charlie Conrad got Ultimaroca out of the gate quickly and placed the freshman colt on the front through fractions of :30.3, 1:01.4 and 1:29.4. There was movement to challenge at their backs but no one could ever get close as the duo crossed the finish line two lengths ahead of their opponents in 2:00.4. Vel Letsroll South and Mike Peterson finished second followed by Timenmoney and Clifton Bell for third.
Owned by Sarah Conrad and Michael Allen, Ultimaroca scored his fifth win in seven starts this year. The Rockin Image son just missed tying his career best time of 2:00.3 taken at Portland earlier this summer.
Another big winner on the day was driver Mike Peterson, who scored six wins on the 20-race card. Five of the wins came from the Larry King Stable, including Vel Edith (two-year-old filly pace in 2:03.4); Vel Gorgeous Sammy (two-year-old colt and gelding pace in 2:05.2); Alvins Cookie (three-year-old filly pace in 2:01.4); Vel See Em Panther (three-year-old colt and gelding pace in 2:01.0); and Fast Freddy Jo Jo (three-year-old colt and gelding pace in 1:59.3). Peterson also scored a win with the Enos Lengacher-trained Back Road Kiss in a division of the three-year-old filly trot in 2:05.1.
Driver-trainer Lester Raber dominated the trotting ranks with six wins on the card as a trainer, five of which he drove. Raber picked up wins with Hi Janet (two-year-old filly trot in 2:10.0); DC Mr Lance (two-year-old colt and gelding trot in 2:09.1); Jessies Aleah (three-year-old filly trot in 2:06.1); Azor Ahai (three-year-old colt and gelding trot in 2:09.3); and Andy Over (three-year-old colt and gelding trot in 2:07.3). Raber was also the trainer of Molly’s Joan, who was a winner in two-year-old trotting filly action with Jay Cross at the controls in a time of 2:08.2.
The ISFC is back in action Tuesday, Aug. 25 with racing set for the Converse Fairgrounds. First post is 11 a.m.