Anderson, IN — Swan In Motion continued his winning ways at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino after he captured the $31,500 second division of the Indiana Sires Stakes for 3-year-old trotting colts and geldings on Thursday (July 30). Stopping the timer in 1:54.3 over a track rated ‘sloppy,’ Swan In Motion claimed his third straight stakes win and remained undefeated in five starts this season for trainer Jamie Macomber and driver Ricky Macomber Jr.
Swan In Motion was unhurried from the gate and settled along the rail in third while Emma Town Bud and Michael Oosting did all the heavy lifting on the front. Emma Town Bud carved out fractions of :28.4, :58.4, and 1:27.3 before ever feeling a threat.
When the field turned for home, Macomber guided Swan In Motion out to the middle of the track and the colt found his best stride. Using a final panel of :26.1, Swan In Motion was able to track down Emma Town Bud and went on to win by 1-1/4 lengths.
The son of Swan For All-Keystone Sadie has won five of five outs for his sophomore season and seven of 16 lifetime. Owned in partnership by M & M Racing and Norbert Joseph Maza, Swan In Motion has now bankrolled $261,450 lifetime.
In the $31,000 split of the stakes action, Dude Included utilized a similar late stepping strategy to score in a new lifetime best of 1:53. With John DeLong in the sulky, Dude Included turned a pocket trip into a two length score to record his second win of the season.
TJ’s Top Pick and Trace Tetrick played the role of post time favorite and dictated fractions of :27.1, :56.4, and 1:25.2 while Dude Included waited patiently in the pocket. Tipping out from behind the tiring leader turning for home, Dude Included employed a :27.1 final quarter to win going away.
Trained by Trent Stohler, Dude Included now sports a 5-2-3-0 seasonal record and 14-3-7-1 lifetime. Owned by Benjamin Graber, Dude Included pushed his lifetime bankroll to $129,485 with the win.
Indiana Sires Stakes action will continue at Harrah’s Hoosier Park on Friday (July 31) with two divisions for the 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings. The evening’s 14-race card will also feature a $10,000 guaranteed Hoosier High-5 pool in race 14.
Live racing at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will continue to follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through Nov. 21. For more information on the upcoming live racing schedule at Harrah’s Hoosier Park, please visit www.harrahshoosierpark.com.