Indiana trotters and pacers returned to the Indiana State Fairgrounds Tuesday, Aug. 28 for the Indiana Standardbred Association (ISA) Elite series, offering 14 races on the late morning racing program. Trainer-Driver Don Eash was the big winner on the day, picking up four wins.
Eash started his day off with a win behind two-year-old pacing filly Rockinattheryman, winning by a head over GD Stardust and Andy Shelter in a time of 1:58.3. Eash returned to the winner’s circle in the fourth race of the day, the second division of the two-year-old filly trot, winning the event by one and one-half lengths in a time of 2:03.0.
Following a pair of wins by the Alex Udell-Jack Myers partnership with J-S Swanman and J-S Power Chip in the two-year-old colt trotting ranks, Eash earned his third win of the day with ER Sam in the first division of the two-year-old colt pace in a gate to wire win in 1:54.3. Eash completed his four-win day with a victory behind Rose Run Toni in 1:58.3, scoring the win by a neck over Rail Desire in the three-year-old pacing category.
Other big winners on the day included a driving-training double from Doug Rideout with Mrs Darcy in a division of the three-year-old filly trot, scoring a gate to wire win in 1:58.0 followed by a win in the only three-year-old trotting colt division with Northern Skyway, who stopped the timer in 1:56.3.
The fastest mile of the day was turned in by Hilltop Ginger and trainer-driver Jay Cross. Cross sat right on the back of King Lil Joe and Andy Shetler before tipping out in the stretch and rallying home for the win in 1:54.2. Woodside Banjo (Don Eash) finished second over King Lil Joe.
Indiana Sired Fair Circuit racing continues Saturday, Sept. 1 at Portland at the Jay County Fairgrounds.