The Indiana Sired Fair Circuit (ISFC) took on a different look Wednesday, June 21 with a stop at Harrah’s Hoosier Park. The event provided wagering on the card which featured 10 races for the ISFC, kicked off by another win by Sure Do from the Jay Cross Stable.
Sure Do sure has looked impressive this season. She came into the race on the bigger venue on a three-race win streak and earned her fourth win of the season in six starts, posting a new lifetime mark of 1:56.0.
Sure Do and Cross were able to get the early lead from post two and allowed Sea Surfer and LeWayne Miller to move to the top after the quarter in :27.4. After the half in :57.2, Sure Do was back out and rolling to the lead, taking over in the stretch and posting a three and one-half length victory. Swartz Bros Donna and Mike Peterson moved up in second over fashion for second followed by Night Speed and Doug Rideout for third.
Sure Do paid $3.00 for the win. The You Know You Do filly now has 10 career wins in 16 career starts and more than $40,000 on her card for owner Carl Hanes of Fairmount, Ind. John Bontrager Jr. is the breeder on the filly from the first crop of You Know You Do. She was a $10,000 purchase from the Hoosier Classic Yearling Sale.
Another standout on the ISFC this season is two-year-old pacer Where’s Drogon from the James Yoder Stable. Part of the first crop of Freaky Feet Pete, the freshman colt went straight for the lead and never looked back, winning by five lengths in a new record time of 1:53.4, a final quarter in :26.1. Notorious Luck and Clint Coy finished second over Vel Mr Backfire and Michael Oosting for third.
Where’s Drogon paid $2.20 as the heavy favorite of the field. He is owned by Cheyenne and James Yoder and trained and driven by James. He’s now a perfect three for three this season for the Yoders, who purchased him for $11,000 from the Northern Indiana Speed Sale last fall under the name of St. Road Fireball.
The Yoders also connected with two-year-old colt pacer Chocluck Chip. The Luck Be Withyou son led gate to wire, holding off Mister Hercules and Jordan Ross late in the race for the win by three-quarters of a length in 1:55.1, a final quarter in :28.3. Dr’s Yankees and Michael Oosting finished third.
Chocluck Chip, also owned by Cheyenne and James Yoder, was the heavy favorite, paying $2.60 for the win. He is also undefeated in three starts this year with his win at Harrah’s Hoosier Park a new lifetime mark.