|So Shay scored a 49-1 upset in the Indiana Gold Sire Stakes|
Harmony Oaks Quike and Mike Micallef were well placed second-over with Crazy On You and LeWayne Miller next in line and in hot pursuit of the leader. The pace began to quicken and the field began to tighten as they approached the three-quarter mark in 1:24 with Always About Katey still calling the shots. Bliss Hanover and Pete Wrenn were able to wear down the tiring leader midway through the stretch as So Shay and Tetrick loomed large in the background. Steering through traffic, Tetrick asked his filly for more and she responded with a :27.3 final panel to pull the upset and win by two lengths. Always About Katey held on for second while Crazy On You got up for third place.
Dismissed at 49-1, So Shay returned $100.00 to her backers. The trifecta including So Shay, Always About Katey and Crazy On You lit up the tote board and returned $1,158.05.
Trained by Marty Rodgers, So Shay notched her second win of the season from 11 outings. Sired by Gunthatwonthewest, the sophomore filly has now won four of 18 lifetime outings while banking more than $30,000 for owner Marla Bednarsh. So Shay bested her prior mark by nearly four seconds with the 1:52 score.
The fourth and final round of the $30,000 Indiana Gold Sire stakes for 3-year-old pacing fillies will be raced on Tuesday, Sept. 3 at Hoosier Park. The four-leg series will culminate with a $200,000 final, slated for Wednesday, Sept. 11 at Hoosier Park as part of the annual Hoosier Champions Night.
Live racing will continue at Hoosier Park Racing and Casino on Wednesday, Aug. 21 with a 13-race card that will be highlighted by two $108,050 divisions of the Kentuckiana Stallion Management Stakes for 2-year-old trotting fillies.