Anderson, IN – Castle Flight recorded not only the fastest mile in the country thus far this season, but also tied the overall track record of 1:47.2 at Harrah’s Hoosier Park on Friday (May 31). The 1:47.2 was originally established by Sweet Lou in 2014.
Driven by LeWayne Miller, Castle Flight upset the competitive field of open pacers in Harrah’s Hoosier Park’s seventh race paying $58.20 to win for his betting backers. The Dylan Davis trainee recorded his sixth win of the 2019 season. The betting public had chosen Indiana Sires Stakes and Grand Circuit champion Always A Prince with driver Trace Tetrick as their winner. Always A Prince, trained by Tyler George, quickly settled into the second spot from the outside until the quarter in :26.2. Fan Of Terror, driven by John De Long, led the pacers until the half in :53.2. Always A Prince claimed the first position after the half and into the three-quarter 1:20.2, and remained there throughout the stretch.
As the horses approached the wire, Castle Flight passed the heavy favorite, stopping the clock in 1:47.2, followed closely by Breeders Crown champion Beckhams Z Tam and Ricky Macomber Jr. in second and then Always A Prince in third. With the win, the son of Panspacificflight-O Narutac Castle brought his lifetime bankroll up to $276,476. This was the gelding’s 27th lifetime win for owner Michael Cassalino.
Friday’s 12-race card also featured four divisions of the first leg of Indiana Sires Stakes action for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings. The division winners were Tellmeabout driven by LeWayne Miller in 1:49.2, Egomania driven by John De Long in 1:49.4, Rockin TJ driven by Michael Oosting in 1:51.1 and Feherty driven by Peter Wrenn in 1:50.
Indiana Sires Stakes action will continue at Harrah’s Hoosier Park on Saturday, June 1 with three $34,500 divisions for the three-year-old pacing fillies. The 14-race card will also feature a $20,000 Open Trot For more information on the upcoming entertainment or live racing schedule, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com.