Dan Patch Drawn
Aug 9

A field of 10 will be sent post-ward in the $325,000 Dan Patch Stakes at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, August 11. Ten of the top rated older pacers in North America will take center stage as they go to post seeking glory in the 24th installment of Hoosier Park’s premier harness racing event.

Due to a supplemental entry completing the field of ten, the Dan Patch Stakes will boast an increased purse of $325,000 for the second consecutive year.

The 2017 installment of the Dan Patch Stakes will highlight the 14-race program that is set to begin at 6:30 p.m. and will be supported by an all-star undercard of racing action. The purse money to be distributed throughout the evening will be over the $500,000 mark.

With combined career purse earnings over $11 million, the talented field of ten includes five World Champions and five millionaires. North America’s leading money-winning trainer, Ron Burke will send out a strong contingent of three in the field as he looks to score his second training victory in the Dan Patch Stakes.

As the richest horse in the field with $2.4 million in lifetime purse earnings, All Bets Off will play the role of morning line choice at odds of 7-2 from post two. With Matt Kakaley listed to drive, the six-year-old son of Bettors Delight - Armbro Penelope will be looking to make amends for the Burke barn after a third place finish in the 2016 edition of the Dan Patch Stakes. Stablemates Rockin Ron and Check Six will start from post eight and nine, respectively.

World Champion Freaky Feet Pete will play the role of local fan favorite starting from post four at odds of 8-1 on the morning line. Hoosier Park’s all-time leading driver, Trace Tetrick, has been enlisted to drive Freaky Feet Pete for trainer Marty Rheinheimer.

Freaky Feet Pete, the winner of the 2015 Breeders Crown final for three-year-old pacing colts, is a winner of over $1.5 million in lifetime earnings and owns 26 lifetime wins over the Hoosier Park surface.

Also included in the celebrated field of ten, World Champion Wakizashi Hanover will make his way back to Hoosier Park for the first time this season and has drawn the trailing post position ten for trainer Jo Ann Looney-King. With over $1.4 million in lifetime purse earnings, Wakizashi Hanover has been tabbed 9-2 on the morning line with driver Tim Tetrick at the lines.

The 2017 Dan Patch field, in post-position order with named driver and trainer includes:

1. Dealt A Winner - Aaron Merriman
2. All Bets Off - Matt Kakaley
3. McWicked - David Miller
4. Freaky Feet Pete - Trace Tetrick
5. Manhattan Beach - Sam Widger
6. Dr J Hanover - John De Long
7. Rock N Roll World - John De Long
8. Rockin Ron - Ricky Macomber Jr.
9. Check Six - Yannick Gingras
10. Wakizashi Hanover - Tim Tetrick
(Hoosier)

 



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