In an early racing program due to the first concert of the year at Harrah’s Hoosier Park, Brooklets Desire and Dale Hiteman took a new lifetime mark in the sixth race of the night. The event was held prior to the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band concert.
Starting from post five, Hiteman sent Brooklets Desire straight to the lead and never relinquished their position, pacing home in :28.2 for the win by three-quarters of a length ahead of Eternal Bliss and LeWayne Miller. Kak’s Rev It Up and Trace Tetrick finished third with a late closing effort. The time of the mile was 1:54.1 to establish a new mark for Brooklets Desire.
A mild surprise, Brooklets Desire paid $9.60 for the win. She is owned and trained by Gary Wilcox of Urbana, Ind. The Armbro Dynamic five-year-old mare was also bred at Wilcox’s farm. It was her third career win and first of 2021. Although she has paced in 1:51.3 in previous efforts, she has not been able to lower her career best mark until the mile Saturday, Sept. 11.
Gary Wilcox is a longtime horseman in the state of Indiana. He has a training track and breeding operation at his farm and also raises and delivers hay and straw to area horsemen each year. He also stands stallions at his facility and his horses are recognizable from the Brooklet’s name to represent his farm.
Brooklets Desire is second quickest performer by Armbro Dynamic. The quickest is Layer Cake, a full sister, in best beaten times for foals from Armbro Dynamic, who is a son of Western Hanover out of the great race mare Bruce’s Lady. Wilcox breeds a handful of mares each year to the stallion and Brooklets Desire is only one registered the year she was born.