Indiana Sophomore Fillies Shine In Sire Stakes

Jada Caroline winning at Hoosier Park
Published: June 16, 2024 12:40 am EDT

Three-year-old pacing fillies brought the week of Indiana Sire Stakes action to a close at Harrah’s Hoosier Park with two divisions of round two highlighting the 12-race Saturday, June 15 card. Making the most of a lighting fast Hoosier oval, Lets Go Endofaera and Jada Caroline each secured new lifetime marks.

Last year's divisional Super Final winner Lets Go Endofaera left from post two as the 2-5 favourite in the first of two $66,438 splits and driver John De Long secured the pocket position early as All JK (Trace Tetrick) protected the rail position and led to the first quarter in :27.2. The order of the field of six remained unchanged on the backstretch, with All JK taking the field to the half in :55.1.

Entering the final turn with Defining Moment (Marvin Luna) looking to move from third, De Long edged the bettors' choice off of the rail as All JK took the field to three-quarters in 1:23.2.

Lets Go Endofaera quickly came to call spinning for home, pulling within a half-length of All JK as the fillies hit the top of the stretch. All JK refused to go quietly in the lane, but Lets Go Endofaera surged home with a :26.2 final quarter to grab the victory by three parts of a length on the line in 1:50.1. Ponda Superb (Mike Oosting) rallied for the third spot at big odds.

The daughter of JK Endofanera-Lets Go Higher was bred by Jesse De Long, who co-owns with John and William De Long. Trained by Tabby De Long, Lets Go Endofaera remains perfect through two Sire Stakes starts at three and has banked just over $350,000 lifetime following the seventh victory of her career in a dozen starts.

She paid $2.80 to win.

In the second division, Jada Caroline (pictured above) shot off the gate from post five to take the field of six to the quarter in :26.3 with Atlee Bender in the bike. The pace remained hot on the backstretch with 4-5 favourite Lyin Eyes (Joey Putnam) moving from third to take charge at the half in :54.2.

After Lyin Eyes cleared entering the far turn, Teelatini (John De Long) took her shot first-over and pulled alongside the leader at three-quarters in 1:23 while Jada Caroline stalked from third.

Turning for home, Lyin Eyes turned away the challenge of Teelatini with Jada Caroline swinging wide off the pylons from third. Storming home in :26.3, Jada Caroline powered to the front of the field, crossing the wire 1-1/2 lengths clear of Lyin Eyes in 1:49.4. Teelatini held sway for third.

Trained by Erv Miller, Jada Caroline is owned by Ervin Miller Stable Inc., Louis Willinger and Never 2 Late Stable. A winner in two of three starts in her three-year-old campaign, the daughter of Tellitlikeitis-Ideal Plan now sports a career bankroll topping the $100,000 mark with four victories from 14 career outings.

Jada Caroline paid $4.40 as the 6-5 second choice.

Racing returns to Harrah’s Hoosier Park on Wednesday, June 19 with a 14-race card featuring the first of three nights of Indiana Sired Fair Circuit action mixed into the evening’s racing. Wednesday will also include a $25,000 guarantee on the Hoosier High 5 in the race 14 finale following a carryover of $4,564.20.

(With files from Hoosier Park)

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