Driver Matt Krueger had a lot to celebrate Tuesday, Sept. 12. He not only had one big win, he had two on the racing program at Harrah’s Hoosier Park. Krueger’s biggest surprise came in the second race with Hail Broadway in the $7,500 Two-Year-Old conditioned claiming trot.
Hail Broadway started from post four and was in no rush to get in the early fray as Lady By a Nose and Brad Ferguson set the early tempo of :28.0 and :58.2. Lady By a Nose continued to lead the way with a comfortable margin into the stretch. Hail Broadway had moved to the outside at the half behind cover but didn’t make up much ground before the stretch.
In the stretch, Hail Broadway picked up the tempo and rallied home in :27.4 to win by one and three-quarter lengths in 1:57.3. First Option and Dan Shetler also closed well to finish second over Devine Swan and Trace Tetrick, who made it a Swan for All trifecta.
Hail Broadway paid $67.20 for the win. The freshman filly is owned by John Barnard and is trained by Luis “Tony” Quevedo. The filly is a homebred by Barnard, who has owned numerous Indiana champions during his racing career, including Fiftydallarbill, who is now standing at stud in Pennsylvania. Hail Broadway has a half sister by Fiftydallarbill named Pray for Dallars that is a yearling this year.
Krueger’s other big win was also in a two-year-old conditioned claiming event for trotters. She Has it Now sat patiently in the two hole behind Never Miss a Check and Brad Ferguson before finding racing room in the lane and trotting home in :28.4 for the win by a neck. Flying In the Wind and Dan Shetler moved up late for second followed by Never Miss a Check.
She Has It Now paid $49.80 for the win. The Big Stick Lindy filly is owned by Joe Yoder and Michael Fry. Michelle Finn trains the filly who was bred by Joe Hostetler.
She Has It Now was making her eighth career start in the effort. She was one of three yearlings sold at auction last year at the sale, fetching a price of $6,250 at the Northern Indiana Yearling Speed Sale. She is a half brother to Mr Knowitall, who was a champion last year on the Indiana Sired Fair Circuit for the Doug Rideout barn and now has more than $56,000 on his card.