Swandre The Giant and driver-trainer Brandon Bates slayed the competition in the third leg of the $24,000 Indiana Sires Stakes elimination Saturday, Aug. 18 at Hoosier Park. The freshman trotting sensation turned in a gate to wire performance, stopping the timer in 1:54.3.
Swandre The Giant began his journey from post three and was on top of the field of 11 by two lengths at the quarter in :28.2. The son of Swan For All continued his dominance through middle fractions of :57.2 and 1:27.0 before rallying home in the stretch, powering home with a :27.3 final panel to win by six and three-quarter lengths. Sign Here N Here, driven by Sam Widger, finished second over Swan Before All, driven by Peter Wrenn, for third.
Owned by Panic Stable LLC, Terry Ehardt, Brian Hochman and Richard Barone, Swandre The Giant is now six for six in his young career. He almost equaled his career best time of 1:54.2 with his latest Indiana Sires Stakes elimination win.