Indiana-sired three-year-old trotting fillies were the featured attraction at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Tuesday (June 14) as the evening’s 13-race card was highlighted by two $47,500 Indiana Sires Stakes divisions for the sophomore trotters.
M Ms Dream and Sam Widger were the first the find the winner’s circle in the opening division of the stakes action. Stopping the timer in 1:53.4, M Ms Dream trotted strong to the wire to fend off the pocket-sitting Luv Lorelei and prevail by a length. Luv Lorelei and Robert Taylor finished second while Swan Trixie and Peter Wrenn also rallied well for third. Sent off as the heavy betting favourite, M Ms Dream returned $3.00 to her backers at the betting windows. With the win, M Ms Dream established a new lifetime best and is now two-for-two this season.
Trained by Henry Graber, the daughter of Swan For All — Trading Places has now earned $315,462 lifetime while winning eight of 10 lifetime starts. M Ms Dream is owned in partnership by Eleven Star Stable, Hillside Stables and Frank Baldachino and was bred by Mervin J. Miller.
In the second division, Bluebird Dove also continued her winning ways and delivered as the heavy 1-5 favourite. With Peter Wrenn in the bike, Bluebird Dove kicked home with a :26.4 closing quarter to track down the tempo-setting Call Me Dani and Sam Widger to hit the wire nearly two lengths the best. Bluebird Dove stopped the timer in 1:52.3 and established a new lifetime best in the process. Jusmakinyalook and Jordan Ross rallied well for second while Call Me Dani held on for third. As the heavy betting favourite, Bluebird Dove returned $2.60 at the betting windows.
Trained by Melanie Wrenn, Bluebird Dove has now won three of six lifetime starts. The daughter of Swan For All — Goosebump Hanover pushed her lifetime bankroll to $62,200 for owners L&L Devisser LLC and David McDuffee. Bluebird Dove was bred by Daryl Miller.
Indiana Sires Stakes action will continue at Harrah’s Hoosier Park on Wednesday (June 15) with two divisions of stakes action for the three-year-old trotting colts and geldings.