Will Carson and Jerry Pint’s Heza Wild Guy failed in his attempt to win his fourth consecutive A.J. Foyt Stakes at Indiana Downs July 13 but did earn enough money to become the all-time leading Indiana-bred money winner.
Trained by Bernell Rhone, Heza Wild Guy, a 10-year-old gelding by Wild Eventout of the Sunny’s Halo mare Hebe’s Halo, finished fifth in the stakes and earned $2,482. That pushed his career bankroll to $648,350; the previous state-bred record of $646,935 was set by Hillsdale in the late 1950s.
Heza Wild Guy, bred by Mari Hulman George’s Circle S Ranch, broke his maiden at 2 at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino in 2003 and has gone on to win 30 races, seven of them stakes.
This year’s A.J. Foyt for Indiana-breds was won by Herrell, Wexler, and Reed’s Hoosier Kingdom, a 5-year-old horse by Repent.