ER Rocky was the first of three winners on the Friday, Nov. 10 racing program for the Trent Stohler Stable. Driven by Marvin Luna, the Indiana gelding was a winner in 1:51.0 in the upper conditioned pace to kick off the evening action.
Starting from post three assisted ER Rocky to get a spot up close in the two-hole as Shadyjake and Trace Tetrick took over the top spot. Fractions of :26.3, :55.1, and 1:24.1 were placed on the board with ER Rocky tracking Shadyjake around the track.
In the stretch, ER Rocky moved to the outside and went to work, pacing home in :26.2 for the win by three-quarters of a length over Shady Jake. Veteran Indiana standout Goldie’s Legacy and Kyle Wilfong rallied up late to finish third.
ER Rocky paid $4.40 for the win as the race favorite. The five-year-old Aracache Hanover gelding is owned by the Trent Stohler Stable, Ben Graber and Tim Graber. Eash Racing bred the gelding, who earned his fourth win of 2023. Overall, he now has 17 wins and is just shy of $200,000 in career earnings. His career best time of 1:49.2 was taken last year at Harrah’s Hoosier Park. He has been with the Stohler stable since the fall of 2021.
Stohler was back in the winner’s circle in Race 4 with Bible Thumper, a three-year-old son of Luck Be Withyou. After getting away fifth for driver Trace Tetrick, Bible Thumper was flushed out around the final turn first over and took off, pulling away to a six and one-quarter length advantage at the wire in 1:53.1. He paced home in :26.3 to earn the win over Sonic Star and Jordan Ross followed by Vel What a Star and LeWayne Miller.
Bible Thumper paid $2.20 as the heavy favorite of the field. He is owned by Trent Stohler Stable, Ben and Tim Graber, and Ruddick Stables. Ira Steinberg bred the sophomore gelding, who earned his third win of the season. His career best time of 1:51.4 was taken earlier this year at Harrah’s Hoosier Park.
The final winner on the night for the Stohler Stable came in a division of the Rocket Fuel for conditioned pacers. Pekeson N and Marvin Luna were the longest shot in the race at odds of 44-1 but came rolling with cover into the stretch and scored the win in 1:53.4. Town Gossip and Michael Oosting finished one and one-quarter lengths back in second over Puzzling and Trace Tetrick.
Pekeson N paid $90.20 for the win. The eight-year-old gelding by Bettor’s Delight is owned by Trent Stohler Stable, Tim Graber and Lacey Wyant. The New Zealand bred gelding has been in the United States since the summer of 2020 during the COVID-19 epidemic and earned his second win of the season. His career best time of 1:51.0 was taken as a six-year-old at Harrah’s Hoosier Park.