Anderson, IN — Indiana Sires Stakes action was in full swing at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino as the 14-race card on Wednesday (Sept. 2) featured two divisions for the 3-year-old trotting fillies and two divisions for the 2-year-old trotting colts. The sophomores were squaring off in round five of their seven round series while it was the fourth of six rounds for the 2-year-old competitors.
The divisional heavyweights in the 3-year-old trotting filly ranks drew away from each other and were decisive winners in their respective divisions.
May Baby and James Yoder looked every bit the part of a 1-9 favorite as they coasted to an open length victory in the $32,000 first division. Stopping the timer in 1:53, May Baby moved to the lead just after the half and never looked back in finishing 11-1/4 lengths in front of her next closest competitor.
Owned by Cheyenne Yoder and trained by James Yoder, the daughter of Guccio-Free Wheeling improved her lifetime record to 17-10-3-1 while pushing her lifetime bankroll to $307,865.
In the $32,500 second division, Rock Swan continued her winning ways to score in 1:54.4. Driven by regular pilot Trace Tetrick, Rock Swan made her game-winning move down the backside and held off a late surge from Queen Margherita late in the lane to get the win by a head and record her fifth consecutive victory.
With the win, the daughter of Swan For All-Jolly Jessica improved her seasonal record to 7-5-2-0. The Erv Miller trainee has never finished worse than second in 18 lifetime starts. Owned in partnership by S&R Racing Stables and Anthony Lombardi, Rock Swan has now earned $487,922 lifetime.
In the 2-year-old trotting colt ranks, Breckenridge and Dan Shetler also continued their winning ways to capture the $39,000 first division in 1:56.4. After a busy mile, Breckenridge dug in gamely late in the lane to hold off Brookview Bolt and Sam Widger to get the win by a half-length. The 1:56.4 clocking was a new lifetime best for the freshman gelding and his second consecutive victory in stakes action.
The homebred son of Class Included-Dazzling Miss is owned in partnership by Dan Shetler and Dojea Stables and has now bankrolled $67,132 in career earnings. Breckenridge has now won three of six lifetime starts.
In the $39,000 final division of stakes action for the night, King Felix and Doug Rideout turned in a near gate-to-wire effort to score in 1:58. Using a :28.1 final quarter, King Felix held off a late surge from Flying Swan and Jay Cross to get the win by 1-1/4 lengths. The 1:58 clocking was a new lifetime best for the freshman gelding.
Trained by Doug Rideout, King Felix recorded his fourth win from eight seasonal starts. The son of Pine Credit-Missy Hall is owned by Matthew Miller and has now earned $41,525 lifetime.
Indiana Sires Stakes action will continue at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Thursday (Sept. 3) with two divisions for the 2-year-old pacing fillies. The evening’s 14-race card will also feature a $10,000 guaranteed Pick-4 in races 3-6 and 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.