The qualifying session at Harrah's Hoosier Park on Saturday (Nov. 12) looked more like a snowglobe than a racetrack, but between the wet and heavy flakes there was a top colt getting ready for his final stakes test of the season.
Confederate, the public choice and runner-up in last month's 2022 Breeders Crown for two-year-old pacing colts, was making his first on-track appearance since that second-place finish. Track Tetrick guided the colt to a 1:56.1 score over the off going, coming home in :28.1 while hitting the wire more than nine lengths better than stablemate Bugaboo Lou (Lewayne Miller).
Brian Brown trains Confederate (Sweet Lou - Geothermal) for Diamond Creek Racing of Pennsylvania and Crossover Racing of Kentucky. In seven appearances, Confederate sports a 5-1-1 summary with $495,325 in earnings and a mark of 1:49.2 taken at The Red Mile. Brown told Trot Insider that Confederate will be headed to New Jersey for the Governor's Cup, with eliminations (if necessary) slated for Saturday, November 19.
The full video from Hoosier Park's qualifying session is available below.