Indiana sired Whata Swan now has his name in the record books at Hollywood Dayton. The three-year-old son of Swan for All stopped the timer in 1:53.2 to establish a new time barrier for sophomore trotting colts and geldings.
Whata Swan began his journey in the $17,500 Open Trot from post one and was out by the half-mile marker. He trotted home in :28.3 to win by a head over Walter White and Jeremy Smith for the win, paying $9.00 to his backers.
Owned by John Barnard of Fiftydallarbill fame, Whata Swan rallied home a winner for driver John DeLong. Luis Quevedo trains the colt, who earned his eighth win for 2019 and bumped his career earnings over the $134,000 mark. Leonard Miller is the breeder. The old mark was established by Lane of Stone in 1:54.1.
In addition to Whata Swan, there were several other Indiana sired winners on the Thursday, Dec. 21 racing program at Dayton. Hoosier Shooter, an eight-year-old son of Sand Shooter, was a winner in a $10,000 claimer in 1:53.2 for Josh Sutton and trainer Toby Rolfes. Sher’s Speedyshark, a three-year-old son of Shadyshark Hanover, won the fifth race of the night in 1:52.4 for the team of Cameron McCown and Steve Livingston while the Guccio four-year-old trotter Northern Skyway scored a win in the conditioned trot in 1:55.0 for Smith and Michael Hitchcock. The six-year-old Rockin Image gelding A True Rock Star was the fifth Indiana winner on the 12-race card against conditioned pacers in 1:52.4 for Smith and Aaron Hamilton.