Record performances in Circle City Stakes at Harrah’s Hoosier Park

Anderson, IN — The track was lightning fast on Friday (Oct. 25) at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino and the track hosted eight divisions of The Circle City Stakes for 3-year-old fillies and colts of both gaits. The night provided several impressive performances, including a track record-setting performance and two track recording-equaling performances. Pure Chance set the new track standard for 3-year-old trotting fillies, Tellmeaboutit matched the record for 3-year-old pacing geldings and Summer Charm equaled the record for 3-year-old pacing fillies.

Pure Chance and Trace Tetrick go gate-to-wire, lowering the track standard for trotting fillies to 1:52:2 in their division of the Circle City Stakes at Harrah’s Hoosier Park. Linscott Photography.

The evening’s racing action kicked off with Pure Chance and Trace Tetrick going gate-to-wire in their $32,000 division, lowering the track standard for trotting fillies to 1:52:2 in the first race on the program. Pure Chance clicked off fractions of :27:3, :56:4 and 1:25:2 before crossing the wire to best Meadowbrook Grace’s 1:52:3 track record time.

The Christopher Beaver trainee paid $2.40 to win. The daughter of Triumphant Caviar is co-owned by Beaver and Steven Zeehandelar.

The other $32,300 division of the stakes action for trotting fillies was won by Grand Swan who also went to gate-to-wire with LeWayne Miller, her conditioner, in the bike in 1:53:3.

Grand Swan paid $2.80 to win as the heavy favorite. The filly is owned by Grand Swan Racing, Go Fast Stable and Never 2 Late Stable.

The second record came from Tellmeaboutit with Michael Oosting holding the lines in the first $41,000 division for pacing geldings. The Alvin Miller trainee waited patiently with a pocket trip through fractions of :26:2, :53:2 and 1:20:4. Once the field turned for home, it was a cavalry charge to the wire, but Tellmeaboutit bested his competitors. Stopping the clock in 1:48:3, he tied the record set by Always A Prince last year.

Tellmeaboutit returned $2.40 to win at the betting windows. He is co-owned by Miller and Twila Harts.

The New York Sires Stakes champion Hickfromfrenchlick returned to Hoosier Park for the second time this season to score his eighth consecutive victory in the other $41,000 pacing colt division in 1:49:3 with Trace Tetrick in the bike. Trained by Ryan Miller, Hickfromfrenchlick paid $2.60 to win and he is owned by Ray Schnittker, Nolamaura Racing and Thomas Spatorico.

Summer Charm and Drew Monti turned in the second record-tying performance of the night when the Ron Burke trainee equaled the 1:49:4 pacing filly record set by Wisdom Tree in 2018 in her $33,100 division. The track record for 3-year-old pacing fillies is now co-held by Summer Charm, Wisdom Tree and Rockin Nola.

Summer Charm sat in the pocket seat through fractions of :26:3, :55:1 and 1:23:0 and dug in gamely late in the lane to best her rivals.

Summer Charm paid $13.00 to win in the slight upset. The filly is owned by Thomas and Scott Dillon.

The other pacing filly $33,400 division was captured by Fully A Virgin with Oosting in the sulky in 1:50:2. The filly is trained by Shane Bowermaster and is an Emerald Highlands Farm homebred.

Fully A Virgin paid $4.40 to her supporters.

The evening’s 13-race card also featured two divisions of the Circle City Stakes for the 3-year-old trotting colts and geldings.

Whata Swan and Robert Taylor were able to withhold all challenges and score in 1:55:2 to pull the slight upset in the first $38,000 division for trainer William Crone.

Whata Swan is owned by John Barnard and paid $19 to win.

Lucky Weekend with Peter Wrenn followed suit to pull another upset in the second $38,000 division of stakes action, scoring in 1:53:3 for trainer Melanie Wrenn.

The son of Lucky Chucky is owned by Amy Stoltzfus and Denise Williams. He paid $20.40 to win.

The lone $61,500 division of The Madison County Stakes for 2-year-old pacing geldings on the card was won by Odds On Osiris with Peter Wrenn, grabbing back-to-back stakes wins in 1:52:2 for trainer Melanie Wrenn.

The son of Rockin Image-Antigua Hanover paid $2.80 to win and is owned by Odds On Racing.

Grand Circuit racing at Harrah’s Hoosier Park will continue on Saturday (Oct. 26) with a 10-race card featuring divisions of the Madison County Stakes for 2-year-olds. In conjunction with the live racing action, Harrah’s Hoosier Park will host Fright Night at the Races, a family-fun Halloween event.

The 2019 live racing season at Harrah’s Hoosier Park will be conducted through Nov. 9. For more information on the upcoming entertainment or live racing schedule, please visit

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