Genie Rockwell and driver Marlin Fry added their names to the list of impressive performances during the first week of action at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Thursday, June 18. The pair scored the win in a division of the Rick Dalton pacing series.
Starting from post four, Genie Rockwell rushed out for an early lead and never looked back, passing by the first quarter-mile marker in :26.4. Fry was able to let up off the gas pedal down the backstretch to get a breather for the final quarter.
In the stretch, Genie Rockwell accelerated again, posting a final panel in :26.2 to capture the win by four lengths in 1:51.2. Kickin Up My Heels and Trace Tetrick finished second followed by Western Sierra and Brandon Bates for third.
Genie Rockwell was making her first start of 2020. The three-year-old Always a Virgin filly is a homebred product for Fry, who co-bred the filly with Glen Hershberger. Her dam, Norma Rockwell, was also campaigned by Fry, winning 29 races and in excess of $92,000 with a mark of 1:54.2. Norma Rockwell has had five foals, including the swift filly Nora Rockwell, who has earned more than $333,000 and has a mark of 1:51.0. Fry now owns Genie Rockwell on his own and James Yoder serves as the trainer.
Genie Rockwell had nine starts last year at two, winning two of those with a best time taken in a qualifier in 1:54.2. She now has in excess of $36,000 and will return for the $20,000 Dalton Final Thursday, June 25 in the final race on the 14-race program. She has drawn post five in the 10-horse final.