Zyler Maxwell just started driving last year. The 17-year-old earned his first win on the Indiana Sired Fair Circuit Thursday, June 15 with He’s Lost in Time, who won his first career race in the two-year-old colt and gelding pacing ranks.
He’s Lost in Time took advantage of his rail post and shot out to the lead as soon as the gates folded, leading the field to the quarter by four lengths in :30.4. He’s Lost in Time was able to take a breather during the second quarter but was still leading the way in 1:05.0. Once again, down the backstretch, Maxwell let the two-year-old a notch again and he was off to the races, opening up on his opponents by four lengths and rallied under the wire in 2:05.3, three lengths ahead of Extortion and Robert Taylor. Vel Ed and Carson Conrad finished third.
He’s Lost in Time was making his third lifetime start. The victory was a first for the son of first crop sire Lost in Time. He has not missed hitting the board during his brief career. He is owned and trained by Pravi Maxwell, who purchased the colt for $1,700 out of the Northern Indiana Yearling Speed Sale last fall. He’s Lost in Time is part of the only Indiana crop by the sire, who moved to Ohio after standing only one season in Indiana. He had 18 yearlings sell at auction last fall.
Maxwell, who just turned 17 years old, is a native of Macon Miss. He made his driving debut last year at age 16 at Shelbyville behind Jingle’slittlelady, trained by Terry Skinner. His first win was a few starts later at Philadelphia, Miss. behind Rockin Ella Mae, who he also won with later in the year at Fayetteville, Tenn. The win was the first of the year for Maxwell and it was his fifth career win.