08/27/2011 4:38PM

Hoosier Park: Pass the Crown holds on in Brickyard


Pass the Crown was all out to hold on late and win the $84,000 Brickyard at Hoosier Park on Saturday.

Under jockey Chris Emigh, the 3-year old Indiana-bred took command in midstretch and began to draw clear in late stretch. Emigh went to work, and Pass the Crown would not let Liepers Fork, under Orlando Mojica, past in late stretch, holding on to win by a neck. Our Rock Star was two lengths back in third after setting the early pace.

Pass the Crown, part of the MC Roberts Racing Stable entry and trained by Merrill Roberts, ran the six furlongs over a fast track in 1.10.40. He returned $21.60 to win.

Hoosier Park: Linda’s Lace rallies to win Merrillville

Linda’s Lace came from near the back of the eight-horse field early to rally in the stretch and win the $87,200 Merrillville at Hoosier Park on Saturday.

Jockey Terry Thompson kept the 8-year-old mare to the outside of the field before asking her for her best entering the stretch. The Bob Zahl trainee responded, drawing off late to win by 1 3/4 lengths.

Eskimo’s Best rallied along with the winner on the turn, but could not keep up, finishing second by a nose over Whistlin Jean, part of the Penny Lauer entry.

The running time for the six-furlong statebred event over a fast track was 1.11.40. Linda’s Lace returned $18.60 to win.