A trio of Indiana horses finished on the board in the final race of the day Monday, Nov. 6 at the new Cumberland Run, located in southern Kentucky in Corbin. The horses finished together at the wire with two-year-old So Into You leading the way.
So Into You and Atlee Bender were the first names mentioned by Track Announcer Steve Cross as they rallied out to an early lead from post seven. Santastic Cruiser and Josert Fonseca moved into the second spot as Fix Ur Makeup and Don Harmon got away third. As the field came out of the first turn on the five-eighths mile track, Fix Ur Makeup was out and rolling to the lead. Bender had a big hold on So Into You and was more than willing to let Fix Ur Makeup set the tempo of the race through fractions of :28.0, :58.1 and 1:26.4.
In the final turn, So Into You moved back out to have racing room which prompted Sparkling Diva and Joey Putnam to also move three-wide so they had racing room down the stretch. So Into You picked up the pace and rallied home for the win by one and three-quarter lengths over Sparkling Diva, who also had good momentum at the wire for second. Fix Ur Makeup finished third in the mile timed in 1:55.4.
It was the second win for So Into You, a son of Rockin Image. He paid $6.62 for the win. Erv Miller trains the freshman gelding for owners Shim Racing LLC. Luckiana Farm bred the two-year-old, who was making his 10th career start. His career best time of 1:53.3 was taken in September at Harrah’s Hoosier Park. So Into You was a $28,000 purchase at the Hoosier Classic Yearling Sale last fall.
Earlier in the day, another Indiana sired horse, Shakeanera, was a winner for driver John MacDonald in a time of 1:55.2. The four-year-old daughter of JK Endofanera is owned and trained by Robert Laffoon. Orla Bontrager bred the mare.
Cumberland Run is located south of Lexington, Ky to the east of I-75 on the way to Tennessee. The Mint Gambling House includes electronic gaming, simulcasting, and sports betting at the facility in addition to a racetrack. The facility has held 12 racing days and will conclude Tuesday, Nov. 7. A daily purse structure of $110,000 has been established for the racing programs.