Four stakes featured on closing night card
Indiana Grand Racing & Casino will close out its 13th season of Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing Saturday, Oct. 29 with four stakes. The evening features more than $500,000 in purses over 10 races.
Lady Fog Horn, 2015 Indiana Horse of the Year, will try to duplicate her title in the 20th running of the $150,000-added Frances Slocum Stakes in race seven. The four-year-old daughter of Zavata has won three of her five starts in 2016 and will be looking for her sixth career stakes win in the Slocum Stakes. Trained by Tony Granitz and owned by Stuart Grant’s The Elkstone Group, Lady Fog Horn will begin her final Indiana race from post eight at odds of 8-5. Albin Jimenez will ride the filly, who could secure her second Horse of the Year title with a win in the Slocum Stakes.
Joining the Slocum Stakes as one of the features is the 19th running of the $150,000-added To Much Coffee Stakes, slated as the eighth race. Bucchero, with 2016 leading jockey Fernando De La Cruz aboard, has been tagged as the early morning line favorite at odds of 5-2 from post one. The flashy four-year-old son of Kantharos is also seeking to win his second straight To Much Coffee Stakes. A win in the To Much Coffee would be his third stakes win at Indiana Grand. The four-year-old is trained by Tim Glyshaw and owned by Ironhorse Racing LLC.
Other stakes on the program include the 19th running of the $100,000-added Miss Indiana Stakes and the 17th running of the $100,000-added Indiana Futurity, carded as races five and six, respectively. Whistle Stop, ridden by Marcelino Pedroza from post 12, is the early morning line favorite at odds of 7-2 in the Miss Indiana Stakes while Ron, with De La Cruz in the irons, has been selected as the early morning line favorite of the Indiana Futurity from post 10.
First post for the final night of racing is 6:05 p.m. All year-end awards for both Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse leaders will be distributed throughout the night and guests will be treated with $1 programs. Also, Club Centaur Rewards members may stop by the Club Centaur Rewards booth to pick up a free Indiana Grand cap while supplies last.
Dates for the 2017 racing season will be approved and announced soon by the Indiana Horse Racing Commission.