10/08/2016 10:25PM

Hoosier Park: Erv Miller captures both Indiana Sires Stakes finals

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This was the second time Hah Chachacha had won an Indiana Sires Stakes final this year

After winning a trio of International Stallion Series stakes events at The Red Mile earlier in the day, trainer Erv Miller swept the pair of Indiana Sires Stakes finals for 2-year-old pacers on Saturday night at Hoosier Park. 

In the $75,000 contest for filly pacers, Amazing Arya (John De Long) was the leader at the 26 3/5 opening quarter and the 55 4/5 half, but Hah Chachacha (Trace Tetrick) went on the attack first-over out of four past the half, and she was half a length in front of Amazing Arya at the 1:25 1/5 three-quarters.

Hah Chachacha would clear to command past three-quarters, then open up 2 1/4 lengths on her nearest competition at the eighth pole.  She was shut down from there, coasting home to prevail by a length and a quarter in 1:53 4/5.  Always Giggling (Andy Shetler) finished second, followed by Amazing Arya.

Hah Chachacha, a daughter of Always A Virgin-Miss ATM (Dragon Again), is trained by Miller for owner-breeder Shim Racing LLC.  This was her seventh win from 13 starts this year, and she has now earned $133,701.  Sent off as the 7-5 favorite, Hah Chachacha paid $4.80 to win.

Miller sent out three colts in their $75,000 final, and it would be Rock N Tony (Tetrick) coming out on top.  He worked out a second-over trip off fractions of 26 3/5, 57 2/5, and 1:25 2/5, then powered into the lead in the lane.  Ponda`s Prospect (De Long) gained ground late, but Rock N Tony held sway to win by half a length in 1:53 1/5.  Limited Edition (Sam Widger) checked in third.

The victorious Rockin Image-Pandemonious (Cole Muffler) gelding is trained by Miller for owners Anthony Lombardi and Rocco Ruffolo.  Rock N Tony is now a six-time winner from 11 trips behind the gate, and he has banked $140,750.  The 8-5 choice, Rock N Tony returned $5.40 to win.