The second Indiana Sires Stakes $200,000 Gold finals for 2 year olds were contested at Indiana Downs on Saturday night and one horse, the filly pacer Always About Katey, picked up her second championship victory. The filly by Always A Virgin won her first on Sept. 8 in 1:54.4 and came back and picked up her second in 1:53.3. She has now earned $307,775 for owners William C. and William P. DeLong and Katey McClymont, all of Wisconsin. Roger Welch trains the filly while Peter Wrenn handled the driving.
The other winners included Natural Herbie, who won the event for 2-year-old colt and gelding trotters, with his 1:59 score after a two-hole trip. Russell Mania, who won the first $200,000 Gold final, broke stride at the start, which ended his chances. Finishing second was Sweet Justice, a son of Justice Hall (like Breeders Crown elim winner Intimidator), who started from post nine in the field. Sand Royal Blu was third.
Natural Herbie, a son of Here Comes Herbie, is owned, trained and driven by Verlin Yoder.
River Sport, a gelded son of Red River Hanover, won the final for 2-year-old pacing colts in 1:51.3 over Right Touch. Rick Farrington drove River Sport for trainer Brian Hauck and Hauck Racing Stable. He picked up his third win in six career starts.
The Gold final for 2-year-old trotting fillies was not a part of the card because the last leg for the gals was delayed when Indiana Downs lost a night of racing due to weather.