Trainer Alvin Miller knows a thing or two about training sons of Tellitlikeitis. His stable star Tellmeaboutit has more than three-quarters of a million on his card and is still racing at six-years-old. It appears Miller may have a new son of Tellitlikeitis that will garner some attention. In addition to sharing the same Miller-style maroon hood with cups as part of his equipment, Hetolditlikeitwas now shares the distinction of being an Indiana Sires Stakes winner with his older stablemate.
Hetolditlikeitwas has been racing in Indiana Sires Stakes legs all along with one second place finish. His status changed Friday, Sept. 3 as Driver Peter Wrenn guided him to his third win of the year. Starting from the second tier, Hetolditlikeitwas got away in mid pack as Art It Is and Brandon Bates rolled out toward the lead, getting by Glawbanera and Logan Loney just after the quarter in :26.0. Art It is settled in nicely on the lead and got a bit of a breather during middle fractions of :54.4 and 1:23.2. The outer flow began heading to the half led by Adam Twelve and Michael Oosting, who flushed out everal horses in front of him, including Hetolditlikeitwas in the far turn.
At the head of the stretch, Heltolditlikeitwas moved out to the center of the track and hit another gear, traveling to the wire in :26.4 to score the win by a half-length in 1:51.2. JB Gram and Trace Tetrick. David Allan Whoa, who has one of the best names of the freshman crop, rallied up late in the race for Joey Putnam to finish third.
Hetolditlikeitwas paid $12.20 for the win. Just like Tellmeaboutit, the gelding is owned by Twila Harts and Alvin Miller. Victory Hill Farm Inc. bred the gelding, who joins half sister Fancy and Fast as a sub 1:53.0 winner this year. Harts and Miller purchased Hetolditlikeitwas from the Hoosier Classic Yearling Sale last fall for $35,000.
It was a Tellitlikeitwas night for Indiana Sires Stakes as Coach Stefanos, driven by Trace Tetrick, was a winner in the other division. Trained by Erv Miller, the gelding moved to the lead after the quarter in :27.2 and never looked back, posting the win in 1:50.2 by one-half length over Joker Rockwell and Brandon Bates. Why Not Now and LeWayne Miller finished third.
Coach Stefanos paid $7.60 for the win. He is owned by Kenneth Duffy, D & M Trading II, and John Stefanos. He is also a product of Victory Hill Farm and was purchased out of the Hoosier Classic Yearling Sale last fall for $42,000.
Coach Stefanos is now five for seven in his young career. His latest mile was a new lifetime mark for his connections.