Two Twenty and Paulines Tereva completed the second series of the Indiana Sired Fair Circuit Saturday, Sept. 30 in perfect order at the Jay County Fairgrounds in Portland, Ind. The two-year-old pacing colt and two-year-old trotting filly have won all legs of the event to head into the finals at the Clinton County Fairgrounds in Frankfort, Ind. next Saturday with a perfect record.
Two Twenty was the first to take the track with Mike Peterson in the bike. The Check Six colt had the rail and used that to his advantage, shooting out to the lead with an early fraction of :30.3. Heading to the half, Two Twenty was still well in command of the race as Bluebird Time and Doug Rideout move a move to the outside and began to inch up to challenge.
The challenge from Bluebird Time was still there on the outside of Two Twenty at the three-quarters in 1:32.1. From that point on, Two Twenty picked up the pace and scooted out to an open length advantage. Vel Trust in Time and Brad Ferguson closed up the gap on the inside while Bluebird Time was still game on the outside, but Two Twenty was well in hand to the wire in 2:02.0, a final quarter in :29.4. Vel Trust in Time finished second over Bluebird Time for third.
Two Twenty is owned by Linville Racing Stable and trained by Scott Linville. John Wagler, Adam Yoder, and Nathan Yoder bred the colt, who is now eight for 15. His career best time of 1:57.2 was taken at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in early September. Two Twenty is part of the second crop of Check Six and sold under the name Starlitchexinmail at the Hoosier Classic Yearling Sale for $4,000. He has a half brother named Starlit Millertime by JK Endofanera, who is selling in the upcoming Hoosier Classic Yearling Sale as Hip No. 127 for the RND Standardbreds consignment as agent for Starlit Stables.
In the very next race, Paulines Tereva was back to her trotting ways for driver Gerald Miller. The Major Athens filly had post one, went to the lead, and never looked back, opening up on the field around the final turn and striding out to a seven and one-quarter length victory in 2:01.3, a final quarter in :29.2. Jalepenowiner and Mike Peterson finished second over Double A Amber and Mike Hollenback for third.
Paulines Tereva is owned, trained, and bred by William Wagler. She is also perfect in the second series and heads into the final with 255 points. Overall, she has six wins in 16 starts and her career best time of 1:59.4 was also taken at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in early September.
Other winners on the day included Lickcreek Molly (Brad Ferguson) in 2:00.0 and Incredible Claire (Jay Cross) in 1:59.2 in the two-year-old pacing filly divisions. Molly’s Terry (Mike Hollenback) in 2:04.3 and Swanmoreboy (Michael Detweiler) in 2:04.3 won the freshman colt and gelding divisions while Incredible Luck (Jordan Ross) in 1:58.0 and Rockin Ruthie (Brad Ferguson) in 2:01.1 won the three-year-old pacing divisions. Some Happy Pacer and Jordan Ross won the sole sophomore pacing colt division in 2:01.0.
Three-year-old trotting fillies were led by wins from Don’t Look Ethell (LeWayne Miller) in 2:01.3 and Bia’s Melody (Mike Peterson) in 2:00. MB Lover Boy and Michael Detweiler won the three-year-old colt and gelding trotting division in a time of 2:01.0.
The ISFC Finals will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 7 at Frankfort. Each of the finals will be contested for $7,000.