10/16/2014 2:27PM

Hoosier: Indiana's best on display Saturday


The 2014 Indiana Sires Stakes program will culminate at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday, October 18 with the $200,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Super Finals. The 14-race card will showcase the best trotters and pacers in the state of Indiana.

With purses in excess of $1.8 million, the Indiana Sires Stakes Super night will be one of the richest nights offered in the history of the Indiana Sires Stakes program featuring eight $200,000 finals.  The two and three-year-olds competing in the Super finals have accumulated points throughout the season, based on performance in the previous finals, and the top point earners will return to seek ultimate glory on Saturday.

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Complimenting the program will be four divisions for the aged competitors carrying a purse of $70,000 with the exception of the aged mare pace which will offer a purse of $50,000.

After re-establishing the overall track record earlier in the season with a 1:47 2/5 score by Sweet Lou in the $250,000 Dan Patch Invitational, Hoosier Park has been the host of impressive stakes action all season. Revamped for the 2014 season, the Indiana Sires Stakes program has showcased the best horses in the state throughout the season.  The divisional stand-outs have not only taken the Hoosier state by storm but have also made a splash on the national scene this season as well.

The 2014 Jugette winner, Color’s A Virgin will look to keep her winning streak in-tact from post eight in the Final for three-year-old pacing fillies. With regular driver Trace Tetrick at the lines, the sophomore filly is currently riding a four-race win streak and has been enlisted as the 7-5 morning line choice.

Fresh off his win in a $218,300 division of the Tattersalls Pace at The Red Mile, Always B Miki will return to Hoosier Park’s seven-eighths mile oval seeking his third win in Indiana Sires Stakes finals action this season.  With driver Peter Wrenn at the lines for trainer Joe Holloway, Always B Miki currently holds the Hoosier Park track record for three-year-old pacing colts with a 1:48 4/5 score earlier in the season.

Freshman stand-out Freaky Feet Pete will look to continue his dominance in the two-year-old pacing colt ranks from post ten in his $200,000 final. The son of Rockin Image-Skyway Lori not only holds the track record at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino for two-year-old pacing colts with his 1:50 4/5 mark, but was also a national season’s leader earlier in the season.

The first race will line-up behind the gate at 5:15 p.m. 

-edited release (Hoosier Park)