Along with the Trakus debut at Hoosier Park on Tuesday night, the 14-race card was highlighted by the $30,000 Indiana Gold Sires Stakes action for 2-year-old pacing colts and fillies, as well as one $30,000 division for 3-year-old pacing fillies.
Next Thing Smoke'N and Tyler Smith stole the show with their 1:53 track record performance for 2-year-old pacing colts and geldings in their split of the sire stakes action. Using a sharp front running effort, Next Thing Smoke'N notched his second win of the season for owner, trainer Roger Cullipher. The 1:53 victory marks the 14th track record that has been lowered over Hoosier Park's seven-eighths mile oval in 2013.
"It was a great night all the way around,” Hoosier Park's vice president and general manager of racing Rick Moore noted. "Hoosier Park could not be more pleased to announce the introduction of Trakus for our racing fans viewing and enjoyment and I think racing fans really liked what they saw tonight. Whether a seasoned veteran or a novice when it comes to horse racing, Trakus will heighten the excitement of our video presentation.” (Hoosier Park)