Lets Go Endofaera has been knocking on the door in the Indiana Sires Stakes series and finally got the elusive win Thursday, Aug. 31 at Harrah’s Hoosier Park. The two-year-old pacing filly had the quickest time of the two divisions with Teelatini, also a product of DeLong racing, winning her division.
Jada Caroline and Atlee Bender used their inside post to get good positioning early and Ponda Superb and LeWayne Miller went right with the top pair to the quarter in :26.3. Lets Go Endofaera and John DeLong got away in fourth and maintained that position through the half in :55.1. Ponda Superb had the lead at that point and moved around the final turn still in control of the race. Lets Go Endofaera moved to the outside and unleashed a final quarter in :26.3 to secure the win in 1:51.4. Specialandiknowit and Jordan Ross finished a one and one-quarter lengths back in second over Flirtin Fanera and Ricky Macomber Jr. for third.
Lets Go Endofaera paid $3.60 for the win. The JK Endofaera was bred by Jesse DeLong and is now owned by Jesse, John, and William DeLong. Tabatha Delong trains. Although it was her first win in Indiana Sires Stakes, she is now three for six this year with two second place finish. Her earnings now tally over $100,000. Lets Go Endofaera is from the quick mare Let’s Go Higher, an Illinois bred who raced in all the major stakes there with a mark of 1:50.3, earning more than $566,000 for the DeLongs. And, she gets her speed honestly. She is the daughter of the Abercrombie mare Ten Speed, who was also a tough race mare during her time and a full sister to the standout millionaire racehorse Misfit.
Teelatini, the top two-year-old pacing filly in the series this year and undefeated in Indiana Sires Stakes action, won the second division. Now five for six, the Rockin Image homebred sat in third for driver Peter Wrenn before also turning in a big final quarter of :26.2 for the win in 1:52.4. All JK and Trace Tetrick, who cut the mile, finished a neck back in second over Lyin’ Eyes and Joey Putnam for third.
Teelatini paid $3.40 for the win. She is owned by William and Wm. Patrick Delong who also bred her. Her career best time of 1:51.1 was taken in the last round of Indiana Sires Stakes action. She is closing in on $200,000 in earnings with five wins in six starts.
Teelatini, trained by Roger Welch, is the first foal from the Sweet Lou mare Nightcap. The family has a yearling colt by Rockin Image named Space Hog and a weanling filly by Rockin Image named Whoomp.
Indiana Sires Stakes for two-year-old fillies will be back in action Sept. 15 for the fifth leg followed by the final preliminary leg on Wednesday, Oct. 4. Teelatini has won all four legs with All JK earning two wins so far. Lets Go Endofaera joins them now as the only other freshman filly with a win in the series.