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Impressive Debut For 2YOs In Sire Stakes

Published: August 7, 2013 11:00 am ET

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Hoosier Park played host to a quartet of $30,000 Indiana Gold Sire Stakes dashes on Tuesday, August 6, as the 2013 crop of freshman pacing colts and fillies opened their series in impressive fashion.

The fastest mile of the night was produced in the opening round of the Indiana Gold Sire Stakes for two-year-old pacing colts, as Always B Miki stormed home a winner in 1:53.1, a lifetime-best performance. With Pete Wrenn at the lines, Always B Miki was able to overcome a miscue at the start to win by five and a half lengths in front of Next Thing Smoken and driver Tyler Smith. Trained by Joe Holloway, Always B Miki notched his second win from three seasonal outings while sending his bankroll over the $20,000 mark for his connections.

Doctor Carter followed suit in the second split of the Indiana Sire Stakes action for two-year-old pacing colts and was piloted by Trace Tetrick to a 1:53.4 lifetime-best score. Sired by Total Truth, Doctor Carter was able to take advantage of a pocket trip and hold off a late charge from Keiths Studio Art to notch his third victory of the season. Sent off as the public’s second choice, Doctor Carter returned $11.60 to his backers at the window. Trained by Steve Carter, Doctor Carter has now won three of four lifetime outings while earning $25,000 lifetime.

Indiana’s two-year-old pacing fillies were also out in full force and made a good showing through two $30,000 Indiana Gold Sire Stakes divisions. Always Dee One and Ricky Macomber Jr. rallied from well off the pace to score in the opening division in 1:54.3. Dismissed at 10-1, Always Dee One found her best strides late in the lane to win by two lengths over Victoria Ivy and pilot Jason Dillander. Trained by Ron Burke, the juvenile filly notched her maiden-breaking win from what was her third seasonal outing. Sired by Always A Virgin, Always Dee One has now earned over $19,000 for her connections --- Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi, and Frank Baldachino.

Colors A Virgin and Jason Dillander used a sharp, front-end score to pull the upset in the final division of the sire stakes action for two-year-old pacing fillies. Trained by Brian Brown, the daughter of Always A Virgin cruised around Hoosier Park’s seven-eighths mile oval in 1:54.4 to score her maiden-breaking victory. Using a: 27.3 final panel, Colors A Virgin held of a late charge from Tough Rose and driver Sam Widger to finish one length in front of her rivals. The filly has now earned over $18,000 from two starts for her connections at Emerald Highlands Farm.

The second leg of the Indiana Gold Sire Stakes for two-year-old pacing fillies will continue on Tuesday, August 20 at Hoosier. The second division for the two-year-old pacing colts will be the featured attraction on Wednesday, August 21. Both of the four-leg series will culminate with a $200,000 final slated for September 11 at Hoosier.

Live racing at Hoosier will continue on Wednesday, August 7 with a 14-race card, highlighted by one division of the Indiana Gold Sire Stakes for three-year-old trotting colts. The 160-day all-harness-racing meet will follow a Tuesday-Saturday schedule with a daily first-race post time of 5:30 p.m.


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