Notorious Luck led the way to the wire with three longshots hitting the board in the final race of the night Tuesday, Sept. 19 at Harrah’s Hoosier Park. Driven by Clint Coy, the freshman pacer scored the win in a tight photo in 1:53.4.
Notorious Luck began his journey from post six and had a game plan from the start to head to the lead. He had accomplished his goal at the quarter in :27.0 and continued to lead the way at the half in :56.4. The outer flow of traffic began to form around the final turn but Notorious Luck was all business on the front end, keeping up the pace at the three-quarters in 1:25.4.
In the stretch, the late closers began to close in on Notorious Luck. However, the two-year-old was up for the task, pacing home in :28.0 to fend off Always B Ricki and Michael Oosting, who had followed along in the two-hole the entire way and closed gamely at the wire to finish second, just a head back of Notorious Luck. JN Dominator and LeWayne Miller closed in :26.2 to finish third in the mile.
Notorious Luck paid $41.80 for the win. The Luck Be Withyou gelding led some big prices coupled with two other longshots on the board, producing a trifecta that paid $19,631.80 and placing a carryover on the Pick 5 with $2,026.41 moving to the Wednesday, Sept. 20 card.
Owned by K & G Racing LLC, Notorious Luck is trained by Kevin High. He was bred by Martz Creek Farm of Monroe, Ind. He is now six for 11 this season and has only been worse than second twice in his career. His mile in 1:53.4 established a new lifetime mark for the youngster, who raced on the Indiana Sired Fair Circuit this summer and qualified for the Governor’s Cup Championship, finishing fifth in the final. He is from the third crop of Luck Be Withyou and sold under the name Lucky Step in the Hoosier Classic Yearling Sale last fall. He was purchased for $10,000. He already has more than $19,000 on his card.
Another Indiana sired horse from the Indiana Sired Fair Circuit was a winner on the Tuesday card as Classic Amy earned her 11th win of the year and a new lifetime mark of 1:56.2. Mike Peterson guided the freshman filly in the $6,500 conditioned claimer for two-year-olds and got away in mid pack, sitting patiently through fractions of :28.4 and :57.4 before picking up cover around the final turn.
In the stretch, the Riggins filly went to work, pacing home in :28.2 to score the win by one and one-half lengths over JKs Knockin’ rocks and Ricky Macomber Jr. M’s Magic and Jordan Ross closed in for third.
Classic Amy paid $7.00 for the win. She is owned by Linville Racing Stable and trained by Scott Linville. Willie Schwartz bred the filly, who now has more than $25,000 on her card. She also qualified for the Governor’s Cup Championships at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in August before returning to win the $6,925 Elite Series for two-year-old pacing fillies at the State Fairgrounds in early September.