David Zebrowski rocked on Saturday, July 2 to win the second annual Fishing Derby held at Horseshoe Indianapolis. A total of 95 people participated in the event which took place after the program of 16 Quarter Horse races.
Zebrowski was quick to take the lead in catching a catfish weighing 4.94 pounds. The fish was the biggest catch this year and last year in the free competition open to the public.
“I caught this fish within the first 10 minutes of the contest,” said Zebrowski, who makes a career out of auto body and paint. “At the time, I used bait mainly for catfish. It’s the first time I’ve taken part in this contest, but I fish a lot. As far as I can. This is definitely the biggest catfish I have ever caught.
A close second was a bass caught by Michael Bailey, also of Indianapolis, who weighed in at 4.72 pounds. Bailey finished third in last year’s event, also pulling a bass that weighed under four pounds.
The third largest fish was caught by Emmanuel Cosme, who also caught a bass weighing 3.02 pounds. Cosme, a former Indiana jockey, is now a practice rider and was the rider aboard California Angel last year from the George Leonard III barn in their campaign that took them to the Breeders Cup.
Zebrowski took home a trophy and $250 cash for his win. Bailey picked up $150 while Cosme received $100.
The 20th season of live Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing runs through Wednesday, November 23. Live racing takes place at 2:30 p.m. Monday to Wednesday, with Thursday posting times set at 2:10 p.m. A total of 12 Saturdays will feature live racing in 2022 was marked by the 28th running of the Derby the $300,000 3rd-Year Indiana and the 27th Annual 3rd-Year Indiana Oaks $200,000 scheduled for Saturday, July 9. For more information on live racing at Horseshoe Indianapolis, visit www.caesars.com/horseshoe-indianapolis.