Lebanon, KY — Fair racing returned to Kentucky Saturday (May 27) with the Washington County Fair, held at the Marion County Fairgrounds. The first Kentucky Proud Series of the season featured 19 races for 2- and 3-year-old Kentucky eligible horses.
Designated Freak stole the show for 2-year-olds, coming from off the pace to win in 2:01.3. The son of Freaky Feet Pete was trained and driven by Verlin Yoder for owner James Trnka.
Driver Mark Herschberger drove the fastest 2-year-old trotter of the day, winning a division of the colt trot with Mont Saint Michel in 2:05.2. The colt by Cantab Hall is owned by Derek Harmon and is trained by Bill Cottongim.
Mistertenahkey was the fastest winner of the day, besting a division of the 3-year-old colt pacers in 1:58. The Racing Hill colt is owned by Hollis Kendrick, trained by John Hughes and was driven to victory by James Stiltner II.
Cottongim and Herschberger teamed up once again to capture a division of the 3-year-old filly trot with Cessna Pride in 1:59. The Muscle Mass filly is also owned by trainer Cottongim.
Tyler Shehan picked up his 1,000th driving win after taking three races on the Kentucky Proud Series program. His victory in race 19 with Anette Lorentzon trainee Shopping In Paris was the milestone winner.
Kentucky Proud Series Racing continues next Saturday (June 3) in Mayfield.
Entries must be made by Wednesday (May 31) at 10 a.m. (EDT).