(BC) denotes Breeders Crown eligible
The $50,000 Monument Circle consolation went to Somestarsomewhere (BC-Somebeachsomewhere), who stalked the leaders and progressed to a 1:54.4 victory over a good track. Owned by Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi, Michelle Yanek, and Lawrence Karr, trained by Ron Burke, and driven by Ron Pierce, he paid $13.20 to win.
Color’s A Virgin led the two-wide charge for tempo-setter Katie Said and drew away from her foes by two lengths to claim the $176,500 Nadia Lobell in 1:55. She’s owned by Emerald Highlands Farms, trained by Brian Brown, and driven by Trace Tetrick. She paid $7.00 to win. The top money-earner in her division will likely supplement to the Breeders Crown.
E L Titan (BC-Muscle Hill) held Jimmy Takter’s star trotter Father Patrick (BC-Cantab Hall) at bay in the $230,000 Carl Erskine Trot, scoring in 1:57.2. Owned by Erkki Laakkonen, trained by Riina Rekila, and driven by Ron Pierce, he paid $12.20 to win.
Bettor’s Edge (BC-Bettor’s Delight) bested his four stable mates in the $211,500 Hoosier Park Pacing Derby, necking Sweet Lou (BC-Yankee Cruiser) in 1:53. Owned by Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi, and M1 Stables, trained by Ron Burke, and driven by Matt Kakaley, he paid $12.60 to win.
Always B Miki continued his rampage of the sophomore colt division, pacing to a two-length victory in the $275,000 Monument Circle and a 1:52 mile. Owned by Bluewood Stable, Val D’or Farms, and Roll The Dice Stable, trained by Joe Holloway, and driven by David Miller, the probable Breeders Crown supplemental entry paid $5.00 to win.
Vernon Downs hosted the finals for the Artiscape mare pace, Muscle Hill mare trot, and the Kindergarten Trotting Classics.
Rocklamation (BC-Rocknroll Hanover) swept by Somwherovrarainbow (BC-Somebeachsomewhere) to win the $178,000 Artiscape in 1:50.2. Owned by Our Horse Cents Stables, Stable 45, and Jerry & Theresa Silva, trained by Ron Burke, and driven by Yannick Gingras, she paid $7.30 to win.
Two-time Breeders Crown champion Maven (BC-Glidemaster) was victorious in near gate-to-wire fashion in the $178,000 Muscle Hill, traveling the mile in 1:52. Owned by William Donovan, trained by Ron Burke, and driven by Yannick Gingras, she paid $5.10 to win, with the exacta (over Classic Martine [BC-Classic Photo] at 12-1) returning $99.
French Laundry (BC-Muscles Yankee) took the $240,500 colt split of the Kindergarten final in 1:54.4 over Boots N Chains. Owned by Christina Takter, John and Jim Fielding, Marvin Katz, and Al Libfeld, trained by Jimmy Takter, and driven by Yannick Gingras, he paid $5.90 to win.
Lady Clarabella swept by Sarcy (BC-Donato Hanover) to win the $251,100 Kindergarten split for the fillies in 1:55.3. Owned by Paul Kinnear and Dreamland Farms, trained by Randy Beeckman, and driven by David Miller, she paid $7.10 to win.