Anderson, IN — Rollin Rosie made her Indiana Sires Stakes debut a winning one as she captured Thursday’s (Aug. 18) $134,000 Indiana Sires Stakes event for 2-year-old pacing fillies Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Thursday (Aug. 18), stopping the timer in a lifetime best 1:51.3 and giving driver Jordan Ross the biggest win of his young career.
Leaving from post six in the field of 10, Ross sent Rollie Rosie away from the gate for position but yielded the lead to Polks Image (Peter Wrenn) through the opening quarter in :26.4. Rollin Rosie was content with a pocket trip and when the field reached the second station in :55, Trace Tetrick had his undefeated filly, JKs Lucky Lou, on the front.
Turning for home, JKs Lucky Lou was still calling the shots, but Beauty N Grace (Atlee Bender) applied first-over pressure. With the top pair battling it out, Ross found late racing room and Rollin Rosie responded with a :27.3 final quarter to track down JKs Lucky Lou and Beauty N Grace. Rollin Rosie finished three lengths in front of Beauty N Grace while JKs Lucky Lou held on for third. Rollin Rosie returned $17.00.
Rollin Rosie, undefeated in three starts this season, pushed her lifetime bankroll to $76,500. Trainer Tyler George co-owns the daughter of JK Endofanera—Rock N Roll Baby with the SCP Stables and Gregory Samples.
“I didn’t give Jordan any instructions before the race,” George said after the victory. “I told him that she is a nice filly but don’t get her too excited and do whatever you think is best. He did a nice job with her and she raced great.”
Ross is currently among the top 15 drivers at Harrah’s Hoosier Park in 2022 with 25 wins on the season.
Indiana Sires Stakes action will return to Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday (Aug. 19) with two $68,000 divisions for 2-year-old pacing colts and geldings. The evening’s 14-race card also features a $22,000 Open Pace. For more information the upcoming live racing and entertainment schedule, visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com.