While Indiana Sires Stakes were going on for three-year-old pacing fillies, there was a two-year-old trotting colt making his own mark Saturday, July 22 at Harrah’s Hoosier Park. Dashing Danny and Logan Loney rallied home to an impressive win in 1:56.4 in the $17,500 Indiana Sires Stakes Eligible event.
Dashing Danny started from post six and left the gate for the lead but was relegated to the two hole as ABC Dream Big and Robert Taylor set the first fraction of :28.4. Dashing Danny moved out to challenge at the half in 1:00.0 before taking over and putting open lengths between himself and the field.
In the stretch, Dashing Danny was well in hand as he trotted home in :28.1 to score the win in 1:56.4, one and three-quarter lengths ahead of CS Flying Co-Pilot and Doug Rideout. ABC Dream Big finished third.
Dashing Danny paid $7.60 for the win. The Dover Dan freshman is owned by Mark Wright and trained by Donna Loney. Steve Stewart and Black Creek Farm bred the talented colt, who is now seven for eight on the year. His win at Harrah’s Hoosier Park is a new lifetime mark and all of his other wins this season have been on the Indiana Sired Fair Circuit (ISFC).
Dashing Danny was a $7,500 yearling purchase at the Northern Indiana Yearling Speed Sale last fall. He is the last of seven foals from the Yankee Glide mare Sashay, who has a mark of 1:54.3. He is the only foal to make it to the races as her first three are now brood mares.
Dashing Danny is leading all two-year-old colt and gelding trotters on the ISFC. He is undefeated there in six starts with 306 total points over Woodside Hank, who is in second with 210 points. Pilot Heir is the only other one with more than 200 points this season at 205 as the ISFC winds down toward the Governor’s Cup at the Indiana State Fair in August.