Day At The Track

Freaky Feet Pete blows them away in 1:48.4

04:35 PM 26 Jul 2015 NZST
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Freaky Feet Pete equals the track record for three-year-old pacing colts in Ind Freakyiana Sires Stakes action at Hoosier Park
Freaky Feet Pete equals the track record for three-year-old pacing colts in Ind Freakyiana Sires Stakes action at Hoosier Park

After winning the opening round of the 2015 Champion Drivers Series at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday, July 25, Trace Tetrick would find the winner's circle once more on the evening as he guided Freaky Feet Pete to a stunning 1:48.4 score in the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Final for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings.

With the win, Freaky Feet Pete extended his win streak to five, established a new lifetime best, and equaled the track record at Hoosier Park for three-year-old pacing colts in the process.

The previous mark of 1:48.4 was established by Always B Miki and Peter Wrenn in Indiana Sires Stakes action in 2014.

Freaky Feet Pete was unhurried off the gate through opening splits of :26.1 and :55 set by Gallipolis and Tyler Smith.

Tetrick gave Freaky Feet Pete the green light down the backside and the three-year-old colt quickly took command just past the half.

As the rest of the field struggled to stay within striking distance at the three-quarter-clocking in 1:22.1, it was clear the race belonged to Freaky Feet Pete as he effortlessly opened up on the field with a six length lead turning for home.

Freaky Feet Pete used a :26.3 final quarter, under no urging from Tetrick, to overpower his competition by nine lengths

"He's an amazing animal," trainer Larry Rheinheimer said of his star pupil.

"He amazes me every time he is on the track."

"We always knew we had a nice colt but I don't think any of us dreamed of him being this nice."

Freaky Feet Pete notched his fourth win from five outings this season with his only defeat coming from Wiggle It Jiggleit in the opening round of the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes finals earlier in the season.

The homebred son of Rockin Image-Skyway Lori has now won fourteen of sixteen lifetime outings while amassing $387,100 for his owners Mary Jo Rheinheimer and Marty Rheinheimer.

Live racing at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will continue on Tuesday, July 28.

With a daily post time of 5:15 p.m., live racing at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 14.

Emily Gaskin

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