Anderson, IN — Two Indiana Sires Stakes divisions were contested for 2-year-old trotting colts and geldings on Wednesday (Aug. 26) at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. It was the third round of the six-leg series for the freshman competitors.
Breckenridge turned in an impressive front-stepping effort to score his second lifetime victory and second score in stakes action, stopping the timer in 1:57.2 in the $39,000 opening division. Driven, trained and co-owned by Dan Shetler, Breckenridge was able to overcome post position eight to get the win by four lengths and establish a new lifetime best in the process.
The homebred son of Class Included-Dazzling Miss is owned in partnership by Dan Shetler and Dojea Stables and has now bankrolled $47,632 in career earnings. Breckenridge has now won two of five lifetime starts.
After making a costly break in his last start, Brookview Bolt rebounded gamely to pull the 14-1 upset in the $39,500 second division of the stakes action.
Driven by Sam Widger, Brookview Bolt left alertly, yielded the leaded and then trotted strong to the wire to get the win by two lengths in 1:57.2. Trained by Ron Burke, the son of Swan For All-Witty’s Winner scored his third win from five starts this season.
Owned in partnership by Burke Racing Stable, Knox Services, J&T Silva-Purnel & Libby and Weaver Bruscemi, Brookview Bolt has now earned $52,400 lifetime. The 1:57.2 clocking was also a new lifetime best for the freshman gelding.
Indiana Sires Stakes action for the freshman competitors will continue at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Thursday (Aug. 27). The evening’s 14-race card will feature two $41,000 divisions for 2-year-old pacing fillies. The card will also feature a $10,000 guaranteed Hoosier High-5 pool in the last race of the program.
The 2020 live racing season at Harrah’s Hoosier Park will feature 111 racing programs and follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule throughout the season. With a daily post time of 6:30 p.m., live racing will be conducted through Nov. 21. For more information on the live racing schedule, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com.