First Turn Stable, the fractional ownership program at Harrah’s Hoosier Park, is back for it’s eighth season of action. The program is popular with racing fans, providing them the unique opportunity to own a portion of a racehorse and receive special perks, such as visits to the stable to visit their horse and hopefully get into the winner’s circle for a photo.
The 2023 season will take on some changes. A new trainer, Cassandra Uppal, will take over as the conditioner of the First Turn Stable horse. Also, this season, the stable is bringing back two horses from last year, Bay Rum and Rock on Creek, who will be part of the ownership program.
Bay Rum, the Indiana sired son of Real Desire, has been part of the program off and on over the past few years. The horse rejoined First Turn Stable last year via a claim in early August. He will make his first start of 2023 when the season commences Friday, March 24 and heads into his 10-year-old campaign with 34 career wins in 177 starts and more than $221,000. His career best time of 1:50.2 was taken as an eight-year-old at Harrah’s Hoosier Park. His last start was when he was claimed and has rebounded from an injury that put him on the sideline, but ready to go for the new partnership in First Turn Stable in 2023.
Rock On Creek was acquired by First Turn Stable last April. He also has been rehabbing from an injury last season and will be ready to go for the Uppal Stable in 2023. The Ohio bred son of Pet Rock moves into his eight-year-old season with 20 wins in 99 starts and a career best time of 1:51.1 taken as a three-year-old at Northfield Park. Rock on Creek has more than $259,000 on his card.
Those interested in getting into First Turn Stable may do so now by contacting Jacob Rheinheimer at Harrah’s Hoosier park. The cost to participate is $250. The program also has an active Facebook Page at First Turn Stable.
To contact Rheinheimer, call (765) 609-4694 or by email at JRheinheimer@caesars.com.