The rain caused many horses to scratch at Portland on Saturday, August 9 and miss valuable points needed for the Indiana Sired Fair Circuit Championship races at the Indiana State Fair.
Owner-trainer Charlie Kline of Bristol, Ind., did not let the rain deter him from racing his seven trotters and one pacer.
Kline was rewarded when all but one of his horses finished in the top five in their respective race.
Share The Secret continued her reign in the 2-Year-Old Filly Trot – Level A division.
Owned and trained by Kline, Share The Secret and driver Mike Peterson led the field from gate to wire.
The time of 2.07.2 tied the 2-Year-Olds lifetime best taken in Goshen, Ind.
Share The Secret’s stable mate, Sabrina’s Dream finished second in the race, and the pair were also first and second in the final point standings.
Riverbend Cindy and driver Mike Hollenback gave Kline his second win of the day.
The Mr. Bewitching filly won in 2.11.4 to secure second in standing in the 2-Year-Old Filly Trot – Level B division.
In race 16, Mike Peterson drove a Classic Maroon colt for Kline to a third place finish.
Classic Victor is now sixth in the 2-Year-Old Colt Trot – Level A final standings.
The next two horses that Kline raced are not in the top eight in their division, but they did give Kline more checks to take home.
Both Hoosier Boogieman and Pip Pop And G are in the Wallstreet Slugger headed 3-Year-Old Colt Trot – Level A division.
Hoosier Boogieman, a colt by Prince Pine, finished fourth for Kline and driver Mike Hollenback.
Pip Pop And G, an ISA Elite winner at Connersville, gave a fifth placed effort for driver Mike Peterson.
And in the last race, number 33, Bod A Bing gave Charlie Kline his third win of the day.
The Pilgrims Punch filly won in 2.08.1.
Bod A Bing did not make it into the top eight for a chance at the Championship title for 3-Year-Old Filly Pace – Level B, but she ended her ISFC campaign in style.
Racing at the Indiana State Fair takes place on Thursday, Friday and Saturday this week, August 14-16.
Post time is at 10.00 am all three days.
Thursday and Friday will be host days for the ISFC Championship races.
Saturday, however, hosts Grand Circuit racing, with the Horseman Stake #66, Horseman #94, Hoosier Stake #67 and the Fox Stake #77.
Courtesy Of Jessica Schroeder, The Indiana Racing Commission