Indiana Sires Stakes Super Finals Held
Oct 18

Grand Circuit winners Always B Miki and Colors A Virgin were among the winners in Indiana Sires Stakes Super Final action on Saturday evening at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. Total purses for the championship night in the Hoosier State were over $1.9 million.

Driven by Peter Wrenn, Always B Miki moved into the lead before the 1:22 three-quarters in the $220,000 dash for sophomore male pacers. He pulled away from that point, eventually reaching the finish line eight and a half lengths to the good in 1:49.1. Always The Sun (Tyler Smith) and Tgs Divine Scene (Andy Shetler), a pair of 99-1 shots, were second and third, respectively.

"Anything below top speed with this horse and you feel like you're walking, Wrenn noted in the winner's circle. "When he is in against some top, top horses it would be scary to see how fast he would go. He's just a machine.

"If he raced well they said they were supplementing him to the Breeders Crown, Wrenn continued. "I think he has certainly earned his right to go. He deserves to showcase his talent against the best of the best.

Joe Holloway trains the victorious Always A Virgin colt for co-owner/breeder Roll The Dice Stable and co-owners Bluewood Stable and Val D'Or Farms. Always B Miki has won ten times from 17 tries this year, and he has 12 career victories. He has earned $654,707 in 2014 and $790,091 lifetime.

Colors A Virgin (Trace Tetrick), the Jugette winner, rallied into the lead at the :57.2 half in the $220,000 championship tilt for three-year-old filly pacers. From there she hit three-quarters in 1:25.4 on her way to a one and a quarter length tally in 1:52.4. Sand Tilly Lace (Ed Hensley) finished second and Candys A Virgin (Tyler Smith), the winner's stablemate, got third.

Brian Brown trains Colors A Virgin, an Always A Virgin filly, for owner/breeder Emerald Highlands Farm. She has 11 wins from 15 starts this year, and she is a 16-time winner in her career. She has put away $394,372 on the campaign and $606,072 lifetime.

"I've been in the business long enough to know this is a once in a lifetime kind of filly, winning owner Bruce Trogdon noted in the winner's circle. "Trace (Tetrick) has done a phenomenal job driving her and he always takes such good care of her. These kind of fillies don't come around everyday so we're just enjoying the ride.

Freaky Feet Pete (Tetrick) is now nine-for-ten in his career after winning the $220,000 event for rookie pacing colts and geldings by over 11 lengths in 1:50.4. Now an earner of $271,950, Freaky Feet Pete (Rockin Image-Skyway Lori-Pilgrims Punch) is trained by breeder Larry Rheinheimer for owners Mary Jo Rheinheimer and Marty Rheinheimer.

"I just wanted to make sure I didn't get locked in or have any traffic issues, Tetrick noted in the winner's circle. "He is an amazing animal who loves his job, he continues to impress me with every start he has.

Other winners for two- and three-year-olds were:

-Three-year-old gelding trotter Rose Run Parker (Jailhouse Jesse, 1:54.2). Ricky Macomber drove him for trainer Ron Burke and owners Burke Racing Stable LLC., Weaver Bruscemi LLC., and W. Haas Jr.

-Three-year-old filly trotter Hudson Jesse (Jailhouse Jesse, 1:56.3). Peter Wrenn steered her to the win in the $216,000 contest for trainer William Crone and owner John Barnard.

-Two-year-old filly pacer Rockin Good (Rockin Image, 1:53.3). Trainer Jared Finn also drove Rockin Good in the $216,000 test for owners Mark and Jared Finn.

-Two-year-old gelding trotter Quiet Hall (Justice Hall, 1:56.1). Ed Hensley was in the bike for the win for co-owner/trainer Roger Welch and co-owners William De Long, Wm Patrick De Long - IL, and Gordon Wright.

-Two-year-old filly trotter Churita (Airzoom Lindy, 1:56). Trace Tetrick had the call for trainer Matt Rheinheimer and owner Jackie Porter.

There were also Indiana Sires Stakes events for aged pacers, aged trotters, aged mare trotters, and aged mare pacers on the card.

Natural Herbie (Verlin Yoder), who won the Vincennes Trot at The Meadowlands on Hambletonian Day, took the $70,000 aged trot in 1:53.3. Yoder also owns and trains the victorious four-year-old Here Comes Herbie gelding.

E R Melvin (Lewayne Miller) pulled a 28-1 upset in the $70,000 aged pace, stopping the clock in 1:50 flat. Don Eash trains the winner, a five-year-old gelded son of Dontgetinmyway, for owner/breeder Eash Racing Stable Inc.

Allie Labrook (Dan Shetler) snagged the $70,000 aged mare trot in 1:53.1. Shetler also handles the training duties of the four-year-old mare by Here Comes Herbie for owner Sawgrass Farms LLC.

The aged mares went for a $50,000 pot and American Girl (Sam Widger) scored in 1:52.1. Ernie Gaskin trains American Girl, a five-year-old daughter of Arts Chip, for owners Darla Gaskin and Stanley Rosenblatt.

(with files from Hoosier Park)


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