M-M’s Bud got back on the winning track during the fourth round of the Indiana Sires Stakes Friday, Sept. 1 at Harrah’s Hoosier Park. The freshman pacer won the first leg and is now in third for points behind Martz Telly, winner of the other division and three for four so far in the series.
M-M’s Bud and driver Jay Cross were not deterred by post seven and rallied right out of the gate to secure the lead, posting the first quarter in :27.2. Horses settled in behind him through the half in :55.4 before a second line of challengers formed around the final turn.
In the stretch, M-M’s Bud had a good strong lead by two as everyone kicked into a big final gear. Every horse in the race paced home in :27 seconds or faster, but the late closers could not make a dent in the lead M-M’s Bud had. Prestigious Prince and LeWayne Miller got the closest, finishing three-quarters of a length back in second over JD’s King James and Jordan Ross for third.
M-M’s Bud paid $9.20 for the win. The Tellitlikeitis gelding is owned by Ted Comerford, Alvin Miller and Marvin Schwartz. Mervin Miller bred the freshman, who carries his signature farm name of M-M.
M-M’s Bud was a $24,000 yearling purchase at the Hoosier Classic Yearling Sale last fall. He now has four wins in eight starts with more than $85,000 on his card. His career best time of 1:51.0 was taken in his Indiana Sires Stakes win Friday.
Martz Telly continues his dominance in the two-year-old pacing ranks. Guided by Ronnie Wrenn Jr., the Tellitlikeitis gelding left the gate for the lead, and got his goal accomplished after the quarter in :28.0. He took over from Rolling Image and never relinquished his lead, pacing home in :26.3 for the win in 1:51.2. Rolling Image and Michael Oosting finished one and one-quarter lengths back in second over Tellmeitmatters and John DeLong for third.
Martz Telly, a three-time winner in the ISS, paid $4.00 as the favorite. The Ron Burke trained freshman is owned by Burke Racing Stable, Knox Services Inc., Frank Baldachino, and Weaver Bruscemi. Martz Creek Farm bred the pacer, who was the ninth highest yearling sold by Tellitlikeitis last year at the sales. He brought $50,000 through the ring at the Hoosier Classic Yearling Sale.
Martz Telly is the latest foal out of the Allamerican Native broodmare A and Gs Finest, who is a 100 percent producer. She has six already with six figures in earnings and Martz Telly is her latest, going over $100,000 with his win in Friday’s ISS. Overall, he is five for six with his win Friday his career best time. His family has some impressive racehorses, including Rose Run Uriah, a son of Jereme’s Jet with a mark of 1:50 and more than $400,000 on his card. Rose Run Vision is close behind, also with a mark of 1:50 and more than $400,000 on her card. Both horses are still racing.
The next round for the ISS for two-year-old pacing colts and geldings is set for Sept. 15. One more preliminary round is set for Oct. 5 before Hoosier Champions Night in mid-October.