Three-year-old colt and gelding trotters will step into action for the first time in Indiana Sires Stakes Thursday, May 30 at Harrah’s Hoosier Park. Leading the pack of two $48,500 divisions is freshman standout Swandre the Giant, who will be featured in the first division.
Slated as Race 10 on the 14-race program, Swandre the Giant has drawn post four in the nine-horse lineup. Now trained by Ron Burke, the Swan for All colt turned in two qualifiers at The Meadows to prepare for his 2019 racing debut, both with winning efforts. His quickest was in 1:56.4 with Burke aboard. In his first qualifier, Ricky Macomber Jr. ventured out to the Meadows to drive and will be reunited with him for the Indiana Sires Stakes. The duo has been tagged as the early morning line favorite at odds of 6-5.
Airman Kelly leads the second division at odds of 2-1. Trained by Erv Miller, the Swan for All gelding already has a win this season in 1:54.2. Trace Tetrick is set to drive Airman Kelly from post one. Airman Kelly, who is from the 100 percent producing mare Ladylike Volo, is a full brother to the swift Airman Batten, who has earned in excess of $342,000 during his career.