09/02/2016 11:13PM

Hoosier Park: Seventimesavirgin continues Indiana dominance

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John De Long was smiling from ear to ear after Seventimesavirgin's latest romp

Seventimesavirgin posted her sixth straight win when she took the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final for sophomore pacing fillies on Friday night at Hoosier Park.

Driven by trainer John De Long, Seventimesavirgin was positioned third at the 26 2/5 opening quarter, but then she attacked leader Can't Touch This (Dale Hiteman) in the backstretch, taking the lead before the 55 second half-mile marker.  Seventimesavirgin opened up a two length advantage on Can't Touch This at the 1:24 three-quarters, and a 27 second final kicker got Seventimesavirgin to the finish line 5 1/4 lengths to the good over a rallying Dalianna (Ross Leonard).  Endeavors Fantasy (Sam Widger) finished third.

Seventimesavirgin, an Always A Virgin filly, is owned by breeder Jesse De Long.  This was her 14th victory from 22 career starts, and she has now earned $277,240.  Sent off at 1-9, she paid $2.10 to win.

In other action on the card, Freaky Feet Pete (Trace Tetrick) returned to Hoosier Park to compete in the $21,000 invitational pace, and after a second-over trip and a 25 2/5 final quarter, he would get up to defeat Night Pro (Sam Widger), who had posted fractions of 26 3/5, 54 4/5, and 1:22 4/5, to win by a neck in 1:48 4/5.  Ontario Success (De Long) finished third.

It was the 30th lifetime triumph for Freaky Feet Pete, a 4-year-old son of Rockin Image trained by Larry Rheinheimer for owners Mary Jo and Marty Rheinheimer.  Freaky Feet Pete, who has now banked $1,469,781, returned $2.40 as the 1-5 public choice.

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