A horse-racing tradition, the Labor Day Race for Utah Breeds, has been revived by the grandson of the race's original organizer.
The race will be one of the feature horse races held on Labor Day in Parowan.Sam Pritchard said the race was organized in the early 1900s by his grandfather, William Pritchard. It was very popular until it was discontinued during World War II.
The race was revived two years ago when Pritchard reorganized the annual event, which features only thoroughbred foals bred in Utah.
This year's race got started in October when horsemen nominated thoroughbred foals that were bred in Utah in 1986. Then in March and each month following, the nominated horses were sustained in their position or dropped from the competition due to injuries or other reasons, said Pritchard.