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What Else Is New Sums Up Winning Tradition of Smith in $35,000 Horseshoe Indianapolis Juvenile
What Else Is New, ridden by Juan Marquez, wins the $35,000 Horseshoe Indianapolis Juvenile on Saturday evening.

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What Else Is New Sums Up Winning Tradition of Smith in $35,000 Horseshoe Indianapolis Juvenile

SHELBYVILLE, IN–OCTOBER 22, 2022–What Else Is New pretty well sums up the winning tradition of Trainer Randy Smith. The track’s all-time leading Quarter Horse trainer and holder of numerous training records scored his third win of the night with What Else Is New in the $35,000 Horseshoe Juvenile Stakes. The colt broke his maiden in the effort with Juan Marquez aboard for the ride.

What Else is New broke strong from the inside and inched forward early on to battle with Three X a Ladie and L.D. Martinez for the early lead. Midway through the 350-yard dash, the Lota PYC colt took over and held on gamely for the win by a head over the fast-closing Rogues Last Game and Jose Ruiz. This Ladys On Fire and Francisco Quintero finished another neck back in third in the four-horse photo. The time of the dash was :18.224 seconds.

The winning connections of What Else Is New accept the $35,000 Horseshoe Juvenile Stakes Trophy at Horseshoe Indianapolis Saturday night. © Coady Photography

What Else Is New was making his fifth career start and had yet to hit the board. He paid $8.20 for his efforts in the Horseshoe Juvenile Stakes. Steve Whiting’s Whiting Ranch bred and owns the Oklahoma bred out of Ms Haulin Chic by Dominion, who now has more than $25,000 on his card.

“I’ve had a lot of Lota PYCs and they can be a little difficult to deal with,” said Smith. “But they always have a lot of talent.”

Smith now has 70 wins on the year and is on track to break his own record of most wins in one season. Last season, Smith scored 73 wins. The Challenge Championship night added another record to his credentials as he topped his own record of most purse earnings in one season. He now has more than $1.9 million this year to establish a new record. It was the 14th stakes win of the year for the eight-time leading trainer at Horseshoe Indianapolis.

The win also marked a new record for Marquez, who has set many milestones this season, including most wins on one program (6) and most wins by a Quarter Horse jockey in one season (47). Marquez is the first jockey in history to top $1 million in earnings in one season. The victory was the 8th of the season for Marquez, also a record.

Rogues Last Game paid $10.40 to show for his second place effort. Trained by Tim Eggleston, the son of Game Patriot just broke his maiden earlier this month and has $17,410 in the bank.

Breeder Triple M Farms of Louisiana sold Rogues Last Game for $40,000 in last year’s Heritage Place Fall Mixed Sale. J F Racing Stables, LLC currently owns the two0year-old gelding out of Miss Jess Rogue by Mr Jess Perry.

Third place finisher This Ladys On Fire broke her maiden earlier in the year and the juvenile  marks the second time she has lit the board with earnings of $14,015. Trainer Anthony Cunningham saddled the daughter of Highest Fire for owners Royal G Racing and Pattie Marshall, who also bred her. The Oklahoma bred filly is out of Lady Ellabella by Tres Seis.

Completing the order of finish is Three X A Ladie, Jess A Lit Bit Hero, O Seeyalater, Tbt Meter Reader, Rock On, Freedom Speaks and Jupyter. No Doubtt was scratched by trainer.

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The 20th season of live Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing extends through Wednesday, Nov. 23. Live racing is conducted at 2:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday with Thursday post times set for 2:10 p.m. A total of 12 Saturdays will feature live racing in 2022 highlighted by the 28th running of the Grade 3 $300,000 Indiana Derby and the 27th running of the Grade 3 $200,000 Indiana Oaks set for Saturday, July 9. For more information on live racing at Horseshoe Indianapolis, visit www.caesars.com/horseshoe-indianapolis.

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