Shadowrage earned her first career win Wednesday, July 6 at Harrah’s Hoosier Park. The two-year-old daughter of Riggins was a winner in her third career start with Andy Shetler in the bike.
Starting from post seven, Shadowrage was ready to go when the gate folded and was on top by the quarter in :27.4 by three lengths. From there, she continued the dominance on the lead, passing by the half in :57.1 and three quarters in 1:26.1. In the stretch, Martz Renee and Don Eash had followed along the entire way on the inside and had a good shot to catch them. Roknatninetythree and Jimmy Whittemore were first over but Shadowrage was strong on the front end, pacing home in :28.2 for the win in 1:54.3. Queen’s Reign and John DeLong turned in a big final panel of :26.3 to finish two lengths back in second over Martz Renee.
Shadowrage was an upset, paying $16.20 for the win. The homebred filly owned by Scarlett Stables LLC of New York is trained by Dan O’Mara. The filly used two qualifiers to prep for her first career race in mid-June. She has gotten a check in all three of her career starts for her connections.
Another impressive two-year-old filly winner on the card was in the first race as JKs Lucky Lou and Trace Tetrick earned their win by open lengths in 1:54.3. The JK Endofanera filly got away second behind Hynsaplaceonearth and Jared Seekman, who set the first fraction of :28.1 before JKs Lucky Lou moved to the lead. From there, she was well in hand, opening up to a four and one-half length victory over Hynsaplaceonearth. Luck Of An Angel and Michael Oosting finished third.
JKs Lucky Lou is trained by Erv Miller for Douglas Overhiser, Rocco Ruffolo and Rick Howles. David Yoder and Daryl Lehman bred the filly out of Patsys Luck, who earned a mark of 1:51.2 and made a quarter million dollars during her career. It was the first career start for JKs Lucky Lou, who won her qualifier in 1:54.1 to prepare for her career debut.