MOUNT VERNON — It may have already been a hot day, but Ammon Hershberger managed to set the racetrack on fire. The area harness racing driver, who lives just outside of Mount Vernon, was a three-time winner in the Home Talent Colt Stakes at the Knox County Fairgrounds on Sunday afternoon.
It started to look like another Hershberger might rule the day. Ammon Hershberger’s older brother Jonas won the second race aboard the 3-year-old Dawn Of New Money. The 4-5 shot won out over Dangerous Forever with Mount Vernon’s Howard Mills driving.
Both Hershberger brothers faced off in Race 4 with Ammon getting the best of his older brother, who currently lives in Scioto. Ammon drove 2-year-old Howling Hannah to victory over Nightie Nite Gracie with Jonas aboard. Later in the day, Jonas would finish out of the money in the sixth race aboard Harper Marie as Keith Kash, Jr. drove Spirited Misty to the win.