Brookview Bolt strikes again, this time in a lightning fast mile in the featured $22,000 Open Trot Saturday, June 17 at Harrah’s Hoosier Park. Driven by Trace Tetrick, the Indiana sired gelding stopped the timer in 1:52.0, a new lifetime mark.
Brookview Bolt shot out of the starting gate and headed for the lead, securing the top spot conveniently before the first quarter in :27.0. From there, the five-year-old called the shots, posting middle fractions of :55.1 and 1:24.0 before feeling any pressure at all from the outside. Talk About Valor moved to the outside to challenge for Travis Seekman and Brookview Bolt moved away from the field.
In the stretch, Brookview Bolt cruised under the wire in 1:52.0, one and three-quarter lengths ahead of Talk About Valor. Cassius Lane and Michael Oosting finished third.
Brookview Bolt earned his fourth win in 11 starts for 2023. He has only missed hitting the board three times this season. The Swan For All gelding has 20 career wins and more than $532,000 on his card. The former Indiana champion is owned by Burke Racing Stable, Knox Services Inc., J & T Silva-Purnel & Libby, and Weaver Bruscemi. Ron Burke trains the veteran trotter.
Earlier in the evening, another trotter turned in an impressive mile as Latet Nite Hawk and Kyle Wilfong scored a big mile in 1:51.1 in the $15,000 Four-Year-Old trot. The four-year-old Dover Dan gelding followed along in second behind Jusmakinyalook and Jordan Ross set fractions of :28.3, :56.1, and 1:24.0 before Late Nite Hawk began to close in and get the win by two and one-half lengths. Dans Credit and Matt Krueger finished second over Famous Father and Rick Plano for third.
Late Night Hawk was the favorite, paying $4.80 for the win. He is owned by Brett Wilfong and Goose Island Stable. Merle Yoder bred the gelding, who is trained by Brett. The four-year-old is a half brother to several Indiana standouts, including Satin Dancer (1:53.0, $739,000) and Predator and Prey (1:53.0, $337,000). Of six foals of racing age, all have records with five possessing earnings of six figures or more. The family has a two-year-old this year by Dover Dan named Topville Sebastian.