It was a stacked field for the only division of Indiana Sires Stakes Friday, July 14 at Harrah’s Hoosier Park for three-year-old pacing fillies. One filly had an eight race win streak earlier this year. Two fillies were undefeated in two starts, and everyone overlooked Queen’s Reign, driven by Peter Wrenn, who slipped through for the win in the $96,000 event.
Starting from post four, Queen’s Reign got away third with ease for Wrenn as It’s Corona Time and Ricky Macomber Jr. rallied out to the first lead, quickly passed up at the quarter in :26.1 by Rollin Rosie and Trace Tetrick. Rolling Rosie set the half way mark in :53.4 and was in full control around the final turn and by the three-quarters in 1:21.3.
At that point, Rollin Rosie opened up by three lengths on the field as Layallyourloveonme and Jordan Ross led the charge on the outside followed by Tell’s On a Roll and Joey Putnam. As they tried to gain ground on the outside, Queen’s Reign moved up the inside and grabbed the lead, winning by one and one-quarter lengths in 1:49.2, a new lifetime mark. Sleazy Mama and Michael Oosting used the biggest rally in the lane to finish second from the back of the pack with Rollin Rosie finished third.
Queen’s Reign was the second longest shot in the field, paying $94.20 for the win. The JK Endofanera filly is owned by Watermark Farm LLC of Florida, who also bred the filly. Ernie Gaskin trains the sophomore, who earned her second win of the season. Queen’s Reign led the trio of JK Endofanera fillies that hit the board in the race.
Queen’s Reign now has five career wins and boosted her bankroll to more than $230,000. She is the eighth foal from the Riverboat King mare Queen’s Gold, who is a 100 percent producer. She has four six figure winners and her two-year-old this season, Hungryforgold, a daughter of Stay Hungry, has already started. She also has a yearling filly by Always a Virgin named Immaculate Gold. Queen’s Reign is now her richest foal and also her fastest.
Earlier in the night, Major Attribute and Jared Seekman scored a win in the upper conditioned pace. The eight-year-old son of Fred and Ginger, owned and bred by Michael Letton, followed cover around the final turn and then kicked into another gear, gliding home in :26.3 for the win by one and one-quarter lengths. Rockie Got Framed and John DeLong finished second over Quik and Shady and Ricky Macomber Jr. for third.
Major Attribute was also an upset winner, paying $14.20 for the win. The Desirae Seekman trained gelding now has 18 career wins and more than $175,000 in earnings. The time of 1:50.2 in his win Friday establishes a new lifetime mark.