A total of 14 races have been established and after the dust settles, eight new Indiana Sires Stakes champions will be crowned. The first race will line up behind the starting gate at 5:30 p.m.
All 2- and 3-year-old Indiana Gold Sires Stakes finals will go for purses of $200,000 while the older pace and older trot will race for $50,000, respectively. Also, four $40,000 Indiana Silver Sire Stakes finals will be contested on the evening.
The Verlin Yoder-trained trotting duo of Lady Blitz and Natural Herbie head the list of entrants in the $200,000 finals for 3-year-old trotters. Lady Blitz, a Hoosier Park track record holder for 3-year-old fillies on the trot, has scored three wins from the four Indiana Gold Sire Stakes preliminary legs. She will start from post 6 with Verlin Yoder in the sulky in the $200,000 final for 3-year-old filly trotters. Natural Herbie, also a winner in three of the four preliminary legs, will look to score his eighth win of the season in the $200,000 final for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters. The son of Here Comes Herbie will start from post 7 in the 10-horse field with Verlin Yoder at the lines.
Sophomore standout Night Pro will look to sweep the Indiana Gold Sire Stakes final in the 3-year-old colt pacing division. The Pro Bono Best—Midnight Jewel colt has dominated the 3-year-old pacing colt ranks, winning the first $200,000 final at Hoosier Park and reeling off 14 wins for trainer Dale Decker while bankrolling over $200,000. Owned by Dale Decker, Night Pro has drawn post 2 in the seven-horse field and will be guided by Pete Wrenn.
Always About Katey will look to score back-to-back wins in the $200,000 final for 3-year-old pacing fillies. An Indiana Sire Stakes champion at 2, Always About Katey posted an impressive 1:52.2 score in the fourth preliminary leg at Hoosier Park. Always About Katey, trained by Roger Welch, has drawn post 4 and will be driven by Ed Hensley.