A power packed field of eight horses will complete the Indiana Sired Fair Circuit (ISFC) Championships Tuesday, Aug. 6 at the Indiana State Fair. The Jack Myers Stable will send out three in the final, including Jesse Popper, who set a track record at the Shelby County Fairgrounds earlier this year.
The entire field from top to bottom has shown talent this year, creating a wide-open race for the $20,000 final. Jesse Popper, a son of Sing Jesse Sing, has four wins in 12 starts this season. Including a win in 1:56.1 at Harrah’s Hoosier Park. He will be joined by stablemates J-S Swanman and J-S Power Chip in the eight-horse final. With Alex Udell the regular pilot behind all three horses, he has opted to drive Jesse Popper from post seven. J-S Swanman will be driven by Mike Peterson from post one while J-S Power Chip will be driven by Dan Shetler from post eight.
Another strong contender in the field is Golden Wheel from the Joe Putnam Stable. The Guccio gelding established himself at Harrah’s Hoosier Park this spring before heading out to the ISFC races. He scored wins at Converse and Portland to help move him into the final. He has five wins in 16 starts this season with a career best time of 1:57.2 taken at Harrah’s Hoosier Park. Golden Wheel starts from post five with Joey Putnam named on both him and his stablemate Dance Hall Brawler from post three for the Putnam Stable. The race, carded as the eighth and final on the program, has an estimated post time of 7:45 p.m.
Summit City Swan will be the one to catch in the three-year-old trotting filly ranks. The Swan for All filly has nine wins this season in 16 starts with a career best time of 1:55.0 for Byron Hooley. Derek Hooley will drive Summit City Swan from post eight in the seventh race of the night.
The ISFC Championships get underway at 6 p.m. The Hoosier Lottery Grandstand is free for both the consolation beginning at 11 a.m. and the championships at 6 p.m. with paid Fair Admission.