Some Big Dream kept her perfect record in tact in the $18,000 final of the Miss Windfall Series Thursday, April 20 at Harrah’s Hoosier Park. The filly swept the series to move her record to three for three in 2023 after winning her only start as a two-year-old last year.
Starting from post four, Some Big Dream and Joey Putnam let the field move out of the gate and settled in sixth as Tell Me You Loveme and Kyle Wilfong set the early fractions of :27.1 and :56.1. Some Big Dream picked up cover behind Layallyourloveonme and John DeLong and sat patiently until the stretch arrived.
At the top of the stretch, Some Big Dream took over and began to go to work, pacing home in :26.4 for the win in 1:52.1, a new lifetime mark. Tell Me You Loveme finished four and three-quarter lengths back in second over Little Addie and LeWayne Miller, who closed gamely for third.
Some Big Dream was the heavy favorite of the field, paying $2.20 for the win. The JK Endofanera filly is owned and trained by Aaron Stutzman. Stutzman also bred the filly, who is out of the mare Sallynsand. The granddam of Some Big Dream is the successful brood mare Summer N Sand, who has produced such greats as Shnitzledosomethin, who is closing in on $1 million in earnings and is still racing. The family also includes Somethingbeautiful with a half million on her card.
Some Big Dream is the first foal from Sallynsand, who was also campaigned by Stutzman. The mare has a yearling filly by Freaky Feet Pete named Sally’s Freak.
Some Big Dream had one qualifier last July for Stutzman with a win and won her racing debut a week later. She returned this year to win her qualifier and has reeled off three straight wins in the Miss Windfall Series. Putnam has been in the bike for all three wins.
Another Indiana standout kept her record perfect in the final race of the night as Polks Image scored the win in the $20,000 Kenneth Stohler Memorial. Post two gave Polks Image a nice start as Pink Ruby and Brandon Bates grabbed the lead at the quarter in :27.4 before Polks Image moved out and around to the lead. She continued to dominate the second half and pulled away in the stretch, winning by five and one-quarter lengths in 1:52.4. Madisons Angel and Joey Putnam finished second over Pink Ruby.
Trained by Jeff Cullipher, Polks Image is now four for four in 2023. She had nine starts at two with no wins, but has come back very strong in 2023. Kyle Wilfong steered the quick filly to victory for Cullipher and Pollack Racing LLC. The Rockin Image filly is the first foal from the Western Ideal mare Polk Dot Hanover, who had a mark of 1:52.3 during her racing career. She has a two-year-old filly named Polk Dotlady by Tellitlikeitis currently owned in Michigan.