07/18/2013 8:02AM

Indiana Downs: Lauer takes 3 of 4 Indiana-bred stakes


Dreamin Big came from way off the pace in the $89,500 Florence Henderson and drew off to an 8 1/2-length win in course-record time Wednesday night at Indiana Downs. The Florence Henderson was one of four Indiana-bred races on Wednesday's card, and trainer Mike Lauer saddled the winners of three of them, including Dreamin Big.

Dreamin Big was seventh early in the 12-horse field of older Indiana-bred fillies and mares. Dreamin Big was asked for her best by jockey Fransisco Torres and he rode her out to the victory. Ain't She a Saint was second, a 1 1/2 lengths in front of Ms. Smitty in third.

Dreamin Big returned $6.60 to win and set a course record for 1 1/16 miles over a firm turf course of 1:39.70

Lauer sent out Sneakin Away to win the $89,650 A. J. Foyt, a 1 1/16-mile turf event for older horses. Sneakin Away rallied from eighth place early in the field of 11 to win by a length under Orlando Mojica in 1:41.27. Sneakin Away returned $29.60 to win. Flashy Kid was second, 2 1/2 lengths in front of Prince of Time in third.

Lauer completed his hat trick with Joint Tenant, who paid $61.80 after winning the $150,000 Governor's, a mile and 70-yard main-track race for 3-year-old statebreds. Joint Tenant needed every inch of the Indiana Downs stretch to get up in time, finishing a neck in front of Country Minister, with Dread the Pirate another three-quarters of a length back in third. The running time for the one mile and 70 yards was 1:45.46 over a fast track.

Rivertown Belle led from flagfall to that's all to win the $150,000 Indiana First Lady for statebred 3-year-old fillies. Trained by Bob Gorham, Rivertown Belle ran the one mile and 70 yards in 1:44.63 over a fast main track under Fernando De La Cruz and paid $20.40. Colony Crossing was second and Higher Logic was third.