08/29/2010 6:13PM

Unreachable Star successfully defends Brickyard title


Unreachable Star came from near the back the back of the pack early and wore down the leaders in the stretch to capture the $88,600 Brickyard Stakes for the second straight year at Hoosier Park on Sunday.

Trained by Tim Glyshaw, Unreachable Star ($4.20) was sixth in the field of 12 Indiana-breds going down the backstretch. Jockey Leandro Goncalves swung the 6-year-old Unreachable Star out into the stretch and rallied to draw clear late to a one-length victory in the six-furlong sprint.

Father John led from the turn until late stretch but settled for second, 1 3/4 lengths in front of Are N Aide in third. The winning time was 1:10.80.