Swandre the Giant, the two-year-old Indiana sired trotting phenom, has captured the hearts of Indiana racing fans this season, winning all seven of his starts under the direction of driver-trainer Brandon Bates. The Swan for All freshman was sold last week and will make his first start outside of Indiana in an elimination of the William Wellwood Memorial Stakes at Woodbine Mohawk Park Saturday, Sept. 8.
Now under the guidance of Trainer Jimmy Takter, Swandre the Giant will begin from post two in the second elimination on the racing program. Yannick Gingras climbs aboard behind the trotter. The top five from each elimination will then return for the Wellwood final slated for Saturday, Sept. 15.
Swandre the Giant is now owned by Diamond Creek Racing, J & T Silva Stables and Howard Taylor. In addition to the remainder of the Indiana Sires Stakes races at Hoosier Park, he is eligible to the Breeders Crown.
The second elimination of the Wellwood Memorial is slated as race seven on the card with a 9:10 p.m. estimated post time. Swandre the Giant has been tagged as the favorite of his elimination at odds of 9-5. Green Manalishi S driven by Tim Tetrick is the favorite of the first elimination from post six at odds of 5-2.