Indiana Horse Racing Commission

Ohio Stallion Kettle Corn Notches First Winner at Belterra Park

Kettle Corn (Photo by John Engelhardt)

Fans of food you’d find at the state fair probably had a good day on Saturday at Belterra Park as Funnel Cake, a colt from the first crop of Ohio stallion Kettle Corn, broke his maiden to become his sire’s first winner. The colt won the $22,300 maiden special weight for Ohio-bred 2-year-olds at odds of 7-1 with Perry Ouzts in the irons for trainer Tom Amoss.

Bred by John Hicks, William Hart and William Martin, Funnel Cake has earned $14,880 in two starts for owner Maggi Moss. He sold twice at Keeneland last year, first for $18,000 in January and then for $35,000 in September.

A son of Candy Ride (Arg), Kettle Corn got better with age on the track and ended his racing career with earnings of more than $850,000. He recorded his first stakes win at age 4 in the Grade 3 Native Diver Handicap, and then at age 5 placed in five stakes, including the Grade 1 Hollywood Gold Cup. In his final year on the track at age 6, he won the Grade 2 San Diego Handicap over Paynter and finished second to Game On Dude in the Grade 1 Pacific Classic and Hollywood Gold Cup.

Kettle Corn stood the 2017 breeding season for a fee of $2,500 at Kimpton E. & Lori Williams’ Fair Winds Farm in Waynesville.

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