Sunday, October 02, 2011
Indian Pond emerged from a tight pack at the head of the stretch to win the $150,000 Carotene S. on Oct. 2 at Woodbine Racecourse. The 3-year-old filly is the tenth stakes winner of the year for Speightstown, putting him in the top 10 among all stallions in North America in the category.
Going 1 1/8 miles for the first time in her career, Indian Pond was well off the pace in seventh for the first six furlongs. Despite a very slow pace of 1:14.61 for the three-quarters, she went wide to move past six foes in just a quarter mile. She went on to win by two lengths in 1:51.47 on the Polytrack.
The Carotene was the first main track win for Indian Pond, who broke her maiden and won an allowance race on the turf this summer at Woodbine. Her record now stands at 3-0-1 from six starts, with earnings of $175,831.
Owned by her breeder Eugene Melnyk, Indian Pond is trained by Mark Casse. She is the first foal out of the Gone West mare Schooner Bay, who took the 2005 Classy'n Smart S. at Woodbine.