Show Me a Million showed a lot of talent in his win Wednesday, Sept. 14 at Harrah’s Hoosier Park. The freshman trotter, driven by LeWayne Miller, earned the win in 1:57.4 in the $16,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Eligible event.
Starting from post four, Show Me a Million responded to Miller’s urging to head to the lead from the start, but their arrival on top was delayed as Mr Knowitall and Doug Rideout set the first fraction of :30.1 before Show Me a Million went onto the front, clearing before the half in 1:00.2. At the half You Know Me and Richard Finn was out and moving to the lead and cleared in the final turn to lead the field past the three-quarters in 1:29.2.
In the stretch, Miller moved Show Me A Million to the outside and let the colt trot home in :28.0 to score the win by one and three-quarter lengths. You Know Me finished second over Topville Swift Dan and John DeLong, who moved up for third.
Show Me A Million paid $20.40 for the win. The Swan in a Million trotter is owned by L & S Racing, Fred Wittmer, George Kucik Jr. and Joni Beechy. Perry Coblentz bred the colt, who is trained by Susan Miller.
It was the first career win for Show Me a Million, who was making his third career start. He was one of 38 foals from the first crop of Swan in a Million to sell at public auction. He was tied as the second highest priced product of the stallion, bringing $20,000 at the Hoosier Classic Yearling Sale last fall. He is the latest foal from the Dream Vacation mare Horseshowmom, who has produced such standouts as Diamond Dagger, winner of $322,000 with a mark of 1:53.2, and ABC Show Time, winner of $47,000 with a mark of 1:55.2.
Another nice trotter on the night in Indiana Sires Stakes Eligible action was Muscledover from the Tabatha DeLong barn. The three-year-old son of Dover Dan sat in the two-hole before moving out in the stretch and striding home to a three-length win in 1:55.0, a final panel in :26.4. Nasey, who competed on the Indiana Sired Fair Circuit earlier in his career, finished second over Land of Freedom and Dale Hiteman for third.
Muscledover paid $28.40 for the win. Driven by John DeLong, the sophomore gelding is owned by Jesse, John and William DeLong. Black Creek Farm and Hickory Hollow Stables bred the gelding, who scored his third win of the year. His mile was also a new career best.