It was a good night for the Tyler and Cassie George Stable. Their team won five races on the card, including the featured $22,000 Fillies and Mares Open Pace with Up Front Flor Ida.
Driven by John DeLong, Up Front Flor Ida got away in the two hole behind Mystical Carrie and Trace Tetrick as fractions of :26.4, :56.2 and 1:24.2 were put on the board. In the stretch, Up Front Flor Ida found room along the inside to advance and scored the win by one half length over Mystical Carrie. Rockin Nola and Joey Putnam traveled home in :25.3 to finished third on the outside.
A longshot on the board, Up Front Flor Ida paid $23.60 for the win. The Woodstock mare is owned by Kevin McKinney and Virginia McKoy of Ohio. The mile in 1:50.2 was a new lifetime mark for the six-year-old, who is just shy of $400,000 in career earnings. She now has 24 wins in 114 starts.
Other winners on the night for the George Stable included the early double with Always Windy and Trace Tetrick winning the first race in 1:52.3 followed by a win in Race 2 by M E Radar Girl and Tetrick in 1:52.3. Moneymakehersmile and LeWayne Miller scored a win for George in Race 4 in 1:50.3. Satdnite Jukebox and Tetrick won the seventh race of the night in 1:52.1.
George is currently ranked third on the list of top trainers at Harrah’s Hoosier Park this season. He is carrying a 27 percent win percentage. Jeff Cullipher is leading the standings followed by Walter Haynes Jr. in second.