08/31/2016 9:24AM

Hoosier: Nothing But Nice takes Indiana Sire Stakes


Nothing But Nice and driver Sam Widger used a valiant stretch rally to get up in the final strides of the featured event of the evening, the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final for 3-year-old trotting fillies at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Tuesday, August 30. The Robert Reeser-trained filly was able to overcome a tough, first-over trip to prevail in a tight photo in 1:56 over a sloppy rated track. After playing the bridesmaid in her last two outings, Nothing But Nice made amends this week to notch her second win of the season.

“She’s a very consistent filly,” trainer Bobby Reeser noted in the winner’s circle. “Every week she goes out and gives 110%. She may not be able to beat them every week but she’s a nice filly who tries really hard. She’s consistent and goes out and does her job no matter what. She’s a pleasure to have in the barn.”

The homebred daughter of Abc Garland-Eicarls Theresa has now won two of 14 seasonal outings and established a new lifetime mark with the win. Owned by Risto J. Vidgren, Nothing But Nice has now earned $168,885 while winning four of 23 lifetime outings.

Indiana Sires Stakes action will continue at Hoosier Park on Wednesday, August 31 with the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final for 2-year-old trotting colts and geldings. Wednesday’s 13-race card will also be highlighted by a $20,000 Guaranteed trifecta in the opening leg of the pick-5, race 9 on the card. 

--edited release (Hoosier)