As the 2023 racing season comes to a close, several Indiana sired horses are still among the top five for wins on the year.
Coaches Corner from the Hooley Stable has earned 19 wins this year, which ranks him third among all horses for wins in 2023 in North America. The three-year-old pacer has earned more than $120,000 this season with his best time of 1:50.3 taken this summer. The top horse of the year is Dunkin’, who has 21 wins over Shark Week with 20 wins.
Little Rocket Man, the standout performer for Russ Beeman and Jack Freeman, is listed in a tie for fifth among all performers for the year with 17 wins in 27 starts. He has more than $431,000 for the year with his best time of the season taken in 1:47.3. Ken Rucker trains the standout older pacing gelding.
Two-year-old filly Classic Amy from the Scott Linville Stable is tied for second among all two-year-olds for 2023. She has won 11 of 16 starts with earnings of more than $25,000 on her card. A majority of her wins were on the Indiana Sired Fair Circuit (ISFC) this season with her best time of 1:56.2 taken at Harrah’s Hoosier Park. In the two-year-old pacing ranks, she is listed first on the list of freshman pacing winners for 2023.
Three-year-old filly Sure Do is ranked fifth among all sophomore trotting fillies this season. Trained by Jay Cross, the sophomore won 13 of 18 starts with a majority of her wins also recorded on the ISFC. Dashing Danny is also listed among the top contenders for two-year-old trotters, winning 9 of 17 starts for the Loney barn, which is tied for fifth in the freshman trotting ranks.