Trials Dominate All-Quarter Horse Program at Indiana Grand
Three sets of trials are set for Saturday.
August 10, 2017
Three sets of trials are on top on Saturday at Indiana Grand, the fourth of seven all-Quarter Horse cards scheduled at the track this season.
Post time for the first of nine races is set for 6:05 p.m. (EDT).
A total of 41 2-year-olds has been entered in five 350-yard QHRA of Indiana Stallion Service Auction Futurity (R) trials. Patrick Richardson’s Stone Cold Leader, a gelded son of Brookstone Bay trained by Erin Thompson, will be ridden by Rolando Pina from the rail post in the fourth heat. Stone Cold Leader has earned $115,880 from four starts this season, and his three wins include a convincing 2 1/4-length victory as the 1-5 favorite in the 300-yard, $184,000 Gordon Mobley Futurity (R) on June 17.
Stone Cold Leader’s seven opponents in the fourth trial include Sr Shambles. A son of Desirio trained by Jeannette Hoover for owner Cynthia Allen, the gelding has won three of his last four outs, including the 300-yard, $109,000 Heartland Futurity on July 29.
Sr Shambles has banked $77,127 from eight outs. The gelding drew post 3 and will be ridden by James Flores.
The 10 fastest qualifiers will meet in the August 26, $100,000-added QHRAI Stallion Service Auction Futurity.
Saturday’s 400-yard QHRAI Stallion Service Auction Derby (R) trials have drawn 26 3-year-olds, topped by Zoomin B Cartel. A stakes-winning homebred son of The Louisiana Cartel trained by Randy Smith for owners Vicki Lundstrum and Gordon Timm, Zoomin B Cartel has banked $131,304 from nine races, and he ended his 2-year-old campaign with a neck victory in the 350-yard, $191,000 Miss Roxie Little Futurity (R).
Zoomin B Cartel drew the rail post and will be ridden by Berkley Packer in the second of three trials.
The 10 fastest qualifiers will face off in the $50,000-added final on August 26.
Carolyn Bruce’s Stinkin Rich, a homebred gray 5-year-old son of One Famous Eagle, will make his season debut in the second of two 400-yard Bob Woodward Memorial Classic Stakes (R) trials.
Stinkin Rich ended his 2016 campaign with a three-race win streak that included a one-length victory in the $91,000 Bob Woodward Memorial Classic on August 27, and a one-length score in the 400-yard, $82,000 Hoosier Park Classic (R) on October 8. The gelding drew post 3 and will be ridden by Rolando Pina for trainer Matt Frazier.
The 10 fastest qualifiers will meet in the August 25, $75,000-added Bob Woodward Memorial Classic final.
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