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Four Stakes at Indiana Downs

Breeder/owner Randy Thompson, jockey Harold Collins and trainer Thomas Mosley Jr. take two stakes.

July 6, 2013

Indiana Downs featured a full card of American Quarter Horse racing on Saturday with four stakes events, and breeder/owner Randy Thompson, jockey Harold Collins and trainer Thomas Mosley Jr. won the final two.

In the richest race of the night, Thompson, Collins and Mosley teamed to capture the $126,100 Blue River Derby (R) for Indiana-breds with Sum Fun For Magic. Sent off at odds of 5-1 as part of a two-horse entry owned by Thompson, the filly by Sum Fun To Bet drew clear to a two-length victory in :20.056 for 400 yards over a sloppy track. This marked the first stakes win and second career victory for Sum Fun For Magic, whose record now stands at 10-2-1-2 with earnings of $89,750.

Mark and Teresa Myers’ Sheza Glass Of Sass, a daughter of Achievement, took second with WH Johnnie Boy Red, a gelding by Jonathan Perry, in third.

Thompson, Collins and Mosley struck again in the Bob Woodward Memorial Classic Stakes (R) for older state-breds as Air Born Leader took the race for the second consecutive year. The 5-year-old gelding by Leader Of The Class prevailed by a nose as the even-money favorite and dashed 400 yards in :20.103.

Air Born Leader has now won five stakes with two wins in the Bob Woodward and three in the Born Runner Classic (R) at Indiana Downs. All told, he has won 11 of 26 starts with earnings of $374,543.

I Is It, an Executive Menace gelding running for Francisco Ramos, put in a game effort to take second. Dancing With Ducks took third.

In the first of two open races, Todd Antonuk’s homebred Chaos Reigns, a Texas-bred gelding by Dean Miracle, broke his maiden in a 6-1 upset in the $101,960 Heartland Futurity. Shanley Jackson rode for trainer Ron Raper and traveled 300 yards in :15.674.

Chaos Reigns started his career in Texas with a close third in a maiden claiming race at Sam Houston Race Park before shipping to Indiana Downs to run second in his Heartland trial. He has earned $57,300 in his three races.

Raper also saddled second-place finisher Fast Prize Man, a Louisiana-bred Fast Prize Dash gelding owned by Cynthia Allen. Third went to Bay Be Brooks, a Missouri-bred filly by Brookstone Bay.

The $80,800 Indiana Grand QHRAI Derby was won by Cesar Rosales’ Mi Angela, who held on to win by a nose in a time of :17.680 for 350 yards. Manuel Gutierrez rode for trainer Rolando Almanza.

Sired by Jet Black Patriot and bred in Texas by Michael Pohl, Mi Angela has raced in four states, making starts at Ruidoso Downs, Hialeah Park, Sam Houston Race Park and then Indiana Downs. The filly has compiled a record of 9-3-1-1 with a bankroll of $76,853.

Diamonds Edge crossed the wire second but was disqualified and placed ninth for interference. That moved up the Wave Carver colt Carverson to second for owner Jose Herrera. Habits Secret, who won the South Florida Derby at Hialeah, was moved up from fourth to third.