Fresh on the heels of a national season’s best performance from Tellitsassymae in the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final for two-year-old filly pacers, Egomania and John DeLong rallied home to a national season’s mark for two-year-old pacing colts and geldings in the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final Thursday, July 12 at Hoosier Park. The duo stopped the timer in 1:51.4.
Egomania took the lead at the half and never looked back. The Always A Virgin gelding, trained by Shane Bowermaster, held off a late rally by Outloud and Peter Wrenn for the win by one-half length. Meadowbrook Crown and Sam Widger rounded out the trifecta.
Egomania is now two for two in his brief career. He is owned by Country Club Acres, Joe Sbrocco and Richard Lombardo all of Ohio alon g with John Fodera of New York. Egomania is out of the 100 percent producing mare Has An Attitude, who took a mark of 1:52.0 during her career. Other half brothers to Egomania include Mindset (1:49.2, $91,849), A Plus (1:51.0, $146,229) and Mindtrip (1:51.1, $115,895). All are by American Ideal. Has An Attitude is the final foal of the world champion pacing mare So Fresh, who was named Three-Year-Old Pacing Filly of the Year in 1992.
“He (Egomania) has been nice all winter,” said Shane Bowermaster in a press release from Hoosier Park. “But after his qualifier, we knew we had a nice colt. He’s really laid back, versatile, and easy on himself.”
Bowermaster oversees the training duties of the Brian Brown Stable on the Indiana circuit.