Horses will be back in action for the fifth set of qualifiers at Harrah’s Hoosier Park since the return to the track following Covid-19 restrictions. A total of 10 races are slated for the Noon program and the card will feature new horses now allowed on the grounds from out of state locations.
Several familiar names are on the sheet including 2019 Indiana Sires Stakes Three-Year-Old Pacing Colt Champion Little Rocket Man. Trained by Missy Essig, the now four-year-old son of Rockin Image completed his sophomore season with 11 wins in 17 starts. Unraced at two, Little Rocket Man heads into his 2020 debut with more than $200,000 in purse earnings and a mark of 1:49.0 taken at Harrah’s Hoosier Park last year. He is owned by Russ Beeman and Jack Freeman.
Four qualifiers are slated each week until racing resumes Tuesday, June 16. Horses involved in Tuesday’s program that have not qualified yet at Harrah’s Hoosier Park were given preference for a spot to qualify over horses that have already qualified once at the track in May. Due to Covid-19 regulations and safety procedures, qualifiers are limited to 90 horses total.