WH Kenny G Sings Winning Tune in Woodard Trials at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino
Wh Kenny G, under jockey Harold Collins, drive to victory in the Bob Woodard Memorial Classic trials Saturday night at Indiana Grand.

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WH Kenny G Sings Winning Tune in Woodard Trials at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino

SHELBYVILLE, IN—AUGUST 12, 2017—Former Indiana Quarter Horse champ WH Kenny G used his long stride to rally home first in his trial and also record the fastest time of two trials for the Bob Woodard Memorial Classic, set for Friday, Aug. 25.

Ridden by Harold Collins, the four-year-old son of Gold Medal Jess stopped the timer in :19.859 seconds for the 400-yard dash.

Starting from post five in the reduced field of six starters, WH Kenny G had a clean start and was close throughout. In the final steps, the gelding’s strides were visibly longer as he overtook his competition to win by an easy one and one-half lengths at the wire. Beach Bum Eddie and Cesar Esqueda did not give up without a fight, finishing second by a neck over WH Design By Dash and Oscar Macias.

Stinkin Rich, under a condiment ride by jockey Rolando Pina, easily wins the second Bob Woodard trial at Indiana Grand Saturday. © Linscott Photography
Owned by Robert Ray and Ron Brown, WH Kenny G earned his ninth career win and boosted his career earnings to more than $205,000 with the win. He is trained by Brown, who recorded his second win of the night with Collins during the third all-Quarter Horse racing night of 2017 at Indiana Grand.

Ken and Reba George bred Wh Kenny G from the Dash For Cash mare Designer Dash.

In the second trial, Stinkin Rich was all business for Rolando Pina, dominating his trial in a time of :19.961 seconds, the third fastest heading into the final.

The grey son of leading sire One Famous Eagle stepped out of the gate with no issues, using the first few strides to find his quick gear halfway through the race. In the end, Stinkin Rich, a former Indiana Quarter Horse of the Year and track record holder, was a winner by one-half length over Beach Birdie and Juan Pulido, who stuck close to the leader the entire way. Pistolpacking Pepsi and Harold Collins rallied up for third.

Owned by Carolyn Bruce of Lawrenceburg, Ind., Stinkin Rich now has eight career wins in 15 career starts. The majority of his $335,000-plus earnings have been recorded on the Indiana circuit. He is trained by Matt Frazier. He is out of the Sc Chiseled In Stone mare Miss Scarlet.

For a list of the top 10 qualifiers to the Bob Woodard Memorial Classic, with times, sires, dams, owners, breeders, trainers and jockeys CLICK HERE.

The 15th season of Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing continues through Saturday, Oct. 28. Racing is held Tuesday through Friday at 2:05 p.m. EST with Saturday racing beginning at 6:05 p.m.

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