Anderson, IN — Trainer Erv Miller made a clean sweep of the stakes action at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Wednesday (July 13) and had a total of four training wins on the evening’s 14-race card. Two $70,000 divisions of Indiana Sires Stakes for the 2-year-old pacing fillies were featured in the opening round of the series.
Beauty N Grace, with Atlee Bender in the bike, made her pari-mutuel debut a winning one as she captured the opening division impressively in 1:51.2.
Beauty N Grace left alertly to grab the lead from post three and led the field through splits of :26 and :56.1. Just as the field approached the half, Trace Tetrick had the heavy favorite, Sleazy Mama, up to take command and she would lead the field through the three-quarter clocking in 1:24.1. Sleazy Mama appeared to be up to the task but Beauty N Grace wanted to have the final say. Employing a :27 final quarter, Beauty N Grace surged past Sleazy Mama to get the win by 1-1/4 lengths.
The daughter of Tellitlikeitis-Safta Perry is owned by Rocco Ruffolo, Bowie Racing, Louis Willinger, and Rick Howles and was bred by Victory Hill Farm.
Not to be outdone by her stablemate, JKs Lucky Lou turned in an impressive performance of her own to capture the second split of the stakes action in a new lifetime best of 1:51.4 with Tetrick in the bike. JKs Lucky Lou is now undefeated in two starts this season.
Tetrick wasted no time and sent the heavy betting favorite to the front from post three. JKs Lucky Lou clicked off fractions of :27.1 and :55.3. Turning for home, JKs Lucky Lou was on top by three but Tetrick would have to ask for a bit more as Plan To Tell and Jimmy Whittemore staged a big rally late in the lane. JKs Lucky Lou dug in gamely to get the win by a neck over Plan To Tell. Shadowrage and Andy Shetler utilized a ground saving trip to capture third.
JKs Lucky Lou returned $3.00 at the betting windows. With the win, the daughter of JK Endofanera-Patsys Luck has now bankrolled $40,000 lifetime. Owned in partnership by Douglas Overhiser, Rocco Ruffolo and Rick Howles, JKs Lucky Lou was bred by David Wayne Yoder and Daryl Lehman.
Indiana Sires Stakes action will continue at Harrah’s Hoosier Park on Thursday (July 14) with two divisions for the 2-year-old pacing colts and geldings. For more information on the upcoming entertainment or live racing schedule, guests are encouraged to visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com.