Oneshotatthetitle and John DeLong turned in an impressive outing Friday, April 28 at Harrah’s Hoosier Park, scoring the win in a $12,500 conditioned pace. The duo covered the one mile distance in 1:50.4, a new lifetime mark for the Indiana sired gelding.
Starting from post three, Oneshotatthetitle was able to work out a good spot up close from the gate, settling in the two hole as Ifudntnomebynow and Brandon Bates, who took the field to the quarter in :27.0. Oneshotatthetitle tracked the leader to the half in :55.3 as Bugaboo Lou and Trace Tetrick moved up on the outside to challenge. Heading into the stretch, Oneshotatthetitle found the room he needed to advance and kicked into another gear, pacing home in :26.3 for the win by three lengths. Creekside Johnny and LeWayne Miller finished second over Bugaboo Lou.
Oneshotatthetitle paid $11.80 for the win. The four-year-old son of JK Endofanera is owned by Desyllas Racing and William Beck. Ernie Gaskin trains the gelding, who was bred by Jeff Jones and Scott Lester in Illinois.
It was the second win in the last three starts for Oneshotatthetitle. Overall, he has five wins and more than $60,000 in earnings. He is the latest foal from the 100 percent producing mare Kat’s Treasure, who has produced such standouts as Inforce (1:50.4, $367,000), Candell (1:53.0, $278,000), and What’s Your Beef, a full brother to Oneshotatthetitle with a mark of 1:51.3 and more than $239,000 and still racing. Overall, the mare has produced five six-figure winners in eight foals.
Earlier in the evening, Quik and Shady was a gate to wire winner for Brad Ferguson. The five-year-old Shadyshark Hanover gelding had an open length advantage until the stretch, Scootnroll and Rick Plano gave it their best shot to run down Quik and Shady, but the gelding dug in gamely to fend off Scootnroll by a neck at the wire in 1:53.4. Roll with Jr finished third for John DeLong.
Quik and Shady paid $10.40 for the win. The gelding is owned by Heather Haimes of Mississippi and trained by Terry Haimes. Phillip Wittmer bred the gelding, who picked up his fourth win of the year and 10th overall. He equaled his career best time of 1:53.0 earlier this year at Harrah’s Hoosier Park.
The Friday card also included the featured Open Pace with Little Rocket Man earning another victory for his connections. Trained by Ken Rucker, the seven-year-old Rockin Image gelding was a winner by two lengths with John DeLong in the bike. The time of the mile was 1:50.0 with Primary Colors and Sam Widger finishing second. Sure Thing Herman and Tyler Smith finished third.
Little Rocket Man is owned by Russ Beeman and Jack Freeman. The mile was his fifth win in seven starts for 2023 and his best time to date this season. Overall, he has 42 wins and more than $746,000 in earnings. His career best time remains at 1:47.2 taken as a four-year-old.