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Brothers finish 1-2 in Indiana Downs feature

September 20, 2008

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It’s not often that siblings compete on the same card, let alone in the same race. Brothers Rebelman and Freddyscooter not only battled in Indiana Downs featured contest, a $20,000 invitational pace, Saturday evening, September 20, but only a neck separated the two at the finish. Seven year old Rebelman, driven by Trace Tetrick, held off the late-charging Freddyscooter and Ricky Macomber in 1:51.1.

Tetrick and Rebelman left from post five when the gate folded, reaching the lead after the :27.4 opening panel. The gelded son of Electric Yankee cut the mile while his sophomore sibling raced mid-pack in the field of seven. In the lane, Macomber picked his way through traffic, and the I Scoot Hanover three year old closed with a lightning-fast :26.1 last quarter to fall just short at the wire. Rocket Fuel and Dan Shetler were third.

With the victory, Rebelman pushed his career earnings to more than $450,000. Freddyscooter, a winner of the $100,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final for sophomore pacing colts earlier this month, possesses earnings of just over $155,000.

Both Rebelman and Freddyscooter are foals from Artsplace mare Precious Sarah. Trainer Steve Brannan bred the geldings, and he owns both pacers. Fred Shiery co-owns Freddyscooter with the Ohio horseman.

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