Sophomores Shine In Indiana Sire Stakes

Tells On A Roll winning at Hoosier Park
Published: September 6, 2023 09:00 am EDT

The week of racing began on Tuesday, Sept. 5 at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino with a busy night of Indiana Sire Stakes action. Two divisions each for the three-year-old pacing and trotting fillies, along with a lone division for the three-year-old trotting colts and geldings highlighted the 14-race card.

Leading driver Trace Tetrick teamed up with Tyler George to sweep both divisions of the three-year-old pacing fillies, kicking off the stakes action with Tells On A Roll (pictured above) in the $50,000 first division. Tells On A Toll scored in gate-to-wire fashion, utilizing a :26.2 final quarter to open up by four lengths on the wire and score in a lifetime best 1:50.1. Owned by Engel Stable of Illinois and Louis Willinger, the daughter of Tellitlikeitis-Have Rock Willroll has visited the winner’s circle after four of seven starts in 2023 and now boasts a career bankroll of $163,066.

In the $49,500 second and final division for the pacing fillies, Rollin Rosie delivered as the 1-2 favourite for the Tetrick/George combination. Rollin Rosie stalked just off the hot pace in the early stages before taking command at the halfway point, utilizing a gutsy :28 last quarter to fend off an upset-minded Shadowrage and Jared Seekman at 77-1 by a head on the wire in 1:50.4. The victory was the fifth in six tries in 2023 for the JK Endofanera-Rock N Roll Baby filly, who is co-owned by trainer Tyler George along with Greg Samples and Scp Stable Inc. Rollin Rosie has now banked $328,520 in a career that has only seen the filly taste defeat twice in 13 starts.

Driver John De Long had a sire stakes sweep of his own on the card, taking both $49,000 divisions for the sophomore trotting fillies. Being saddled with the far outside post seven was no issue for Marys Magic as she delivered a front-end victory in the first division. Using a :28.1 final fraction, Mary Magic proved to be too tough on the lead, fending off even-money favourite Helpoftheseason by a head to seal the 1:53.4 victory. The Dover Dan-Marigold Magic filly is trained by Robert Reeser and picked up her sixth win in 16 starts in 2023. The victory pushed the career bankroll of Marys Magic into six-figures, now totalling $106,540 for owner Windy City Farm.  

In the second division, De Long teamed up with Swanya as she returned to her winning ways once again. Swanya catapulted off a second-over trip to get home in :27.4 and prevail in a three-horse photo on the wire in 1:53.3 as Swan Fancy and Yo Beth D dead-heated for the place position. The Missy Essig-trained Swanya scored her eighth victory in 12 seasonal outings of owner Jackie Beeman. Bred by Leonard Miller, the daughter of Swan For All out of the Lous Legacy mare, Tanyas Legacy, has banked $132,640 in lifetime earnings.

The biggest upset of the evening came in the lone $96,000 division of Indiana Sire Stakes for the three-year-old trotting colts and geldings. Driver Clint Coy sent Talent Scout straight to the front and never looked back at odds of 31-1, scoring the victory by open lengths in a career-best clocking of 1:52.3. Trained by Doug Rideout, the son of Swan For All-Prettysydney notched his third victory in 11 trips to the racetrack in 2023. The victory pushed Talent Scout’s seasonal earnings into six-figures and lifetime earnings to $343,662 for owners Julie Rideout, Alan White and Dave Gamble.

Indiana Sires Stakes continue on Wednesday, Sept. 6 at Harrah’s Hoosier Park, with two divisions of the penultimate leg for two-year-old trotting fillies highlighting the 14-race card. Guaranteed wagers will bookend the Wednesday night card, as a $12,500 guaranteed Early Pick Five ($3,180.18 carryover) kicks off the card in the opener, with the traditional $10,000 Hoosier High Five in the race 14 finale. First post for Wednesday is 6:15 p.m. 

(Hoosier Park)

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