As temperatures plummet and tracks cancel racing in the Midwest, there is plenty of action down south as two-year-olds begin their training for racing in 2024. One place that is in full swing is Southern Oaks Training Center in Florida where Erv Miller is conditioning dozens of Indiana sired trotters and pacers for racing at Harrah’s Hoosier Park this summer.
Miller recently posted photos of different groups of two and three-year-olds training in packs. One pack included five two-year-old filly pacers led by Heart Song, a daughter of JK Endofanera and Plenty O’Rock, a daughter of Rockin Image. Heart Song was purchased for $29,000 from the Lexington Select Yearling Sale while Plenty O’Rock was a $21,000 purchase from the Yoder Standardbred consignment from the Hoosier Classic Yearling Sale. Both fillies seem to be thriving in the Florida atmosphere.
The Miller Stable also posted photos of two-year-old trotters, including freshman filly Swanda Adventure from the Ruddick Stable consignment at the Hoosier Classic Yearling Sale. The youngster is from the maternal family of Ponda Adventure and has two half sisters with records of 1:56 and change already.
Indiana Standardbred racing resumes in a little more than two months with opening night set for Friday, March 22.