Grand Swan and driver LeWayne Miller rolled to their sixth straight victory in the third leg of the $85,000 Indiana Sires Stakes (ISS)for two-year-old trotting fillies Tuesday, Aug. 21 at Hoosier Park. The Swan For All filly is now six for eight in her brief career with earnings in excess of $145,000.
“She always fools me a little bit,” Miller noted in a press release from Hoosier Park. “She’s so laid back so it’s hard to tell how she feels but she loves to fight them off. I had to ask her a little bit when we turned for home but I knew she would fight them off if she could. She’s getting better and stronger with every start.”
Grand Swan is owned by Grand Swan Racing, Go Fast Stable and Never 2 Late Stable. She has never been worse than second in any of her career starts, and it was her third $85,000 ISS final win this summer. Her best career time was 1:55.4 taken in the previous $85,000 ISS final in late July. The blanket was presented by the Indiana Standardbred Association.
The now 19-year-old dam of Grand Swan, Queen Mum, has produced 12 foals since 2004. Grand Swan is the 11th in the line of trotting machines, including Lord Darby who is the quickest and the richest with a mark of 1:55.1 and earnings in excess of $325,000. Six of the 12 foals have marks under 1:58. Grand Swan has a yearling brother, Queen’s Chuckie, by Pilgrims Chuckie waiting in the wings.
According to the Hoosier Park press release, the Pick-4, Pick-5 and Hoosier High-5 will all have carryovers for Wednesday’s program, which also features Indiana Sires Stakes finals action. The 10th race Trifecta and the Pick 5 will both feature a $20,000 guarantee with the Pick 4 beginning with a carryover of more than $3,800. The Hoosier High-5 in the final race has a carryover of more than $4,000.