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Wrenn dominates at Hoosier's Night of Champions

July 11, 2010

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Peter Wrenn was the star of the show Saturday, July 10 during Hoosier Champions Night at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. The track’s leading driver brought home six wins on the 14-race program, including three Indiana Sires Stakes finals, two of which came from his stable.

Msnaughtybynature and Earl’s Glider, both trained by Wrenn, kept their records perfect for the year, each earning their fifth win of the season. Msnaughtybynature led gate to wire in the $200,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final for three-year-old trotting fillies. The Scramble Ranger filly won in a time of 1:56.4, defeating the field by six lengths. Ideal Secret and Verlin Yoder finished second over Sally and Mark O’Mara for third.

Earl’s Glider polished off another top effort in the $200,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final for three-year-old trotting geldings. The son of Earl Of Stormont had a different route, moving to the lead before the half and then cruising home to a five and three-quarter length win in a time of 1:56.4. Dakota’s Final and Sam Widger finished second over ABC Photo and Lemoyne Svendsen for third.

Wrenn was also victorious in the older pacing mare division of the $100,000 Indiana Sires Stakes with Francie’s Dream. Starting from post five, the six-year-old Dream Work mare got away toward the back of the pack and maneuvered through traffic to find a seam late for the win. Francie’s Dream earned her sixth win of the season for trainer Ron Otto in a time of 1:53.0, one length ahead of Go On BB and Ricky Macomber. Ms Rush and Elliott Deaton finished third.

“It’s just one of those nights,” said Wrenn. “I thought I was in real trouble with this one (Francie’s Dream) and then all of a sudden, it worked out perfectly. I could stand here and analyze this race all night but it didn’t matter. It seemed like whatever I did I came out smelling like a rose. Ron (Otto) and I have teamed up for a good meet. He always has his horses ready to go and does a good job in prepping them. I hate to see the season end.”

Wrenn, who earned his 8,301 career win during the night, is now stabled at the Indiana State Fairground assisted by his wife, Melanie. They currently have six horses in training and will move to Indiana Downs for the upcoming season that begins in a few weeks.

Other wins on the night for Wrenn included Gale Warning in the $17,500 Open Trot, Dollys Joy in the $30,000 Sandra Lil Series final for two-year-old pacing fillies, and Firstclassallthway in the $30,000 Indiana Sires Stakes consolation for three-year-old colt pacers. In all, Wrenn guided home winners with purse earnings totaling $577,500.

Other winners for the evening in Indiana Sires Stakes finals included ABC Mercedes and Joe Putnam in the older trot for horses and geldings, Royal Woods and Ed Hensley in the $200,000 three-year-old pacing colts and geldings division, and Dark Alley Sally with Josh Sutton in the $200,000 three-year-old pacing fillies division. Total purses for the evening were more than $1.2 million, the second largest pari-mutuel horse racing program ever contested in the state of Indiana for any breed. (Hoosier)
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