After a 10-month layoff to recover from an injury, Freaky Feet Pete is back on the track. The World Champion six-year-old qualified at Hoosier Park Saturday, Aug. 25 in the first race, scoring a gate to wire win by four and three-quarter lengths in a time of 1:55.1 with Trace Tetrick in the bike.
Owned by Mary Jo and Marty Rheinheimer, Freaky Feet Pete has been training at the family farm in LaGrange, Ind. and has been well documented by Jacob Rheinheimer, who has shared photos of “Pete’s” return to the track. Rheinheimer is currently enrolled at Trine University north of Fort Wayne, Ind. and is a race marketing intern for Hoosier Park.
Freaky Feet Pete is trained by Marty. The Rockin Image horse enters his fifth season of action with 31 career wins in 51 career starts and more than $1.5 million in earnings. He grabbed the attention of the world when he scored the victory in the 2015 Breeders Crown at Woodbine in the three-year-old colts and geldings pace. Freaky Feet Pete took his career best time at Pocono Downs as a four-year-old in a time of 1:47.1.