Talent Scout, the consistent trotter from the Doug Rideout Stable, gave young Clint Coy his biggest driving win to date in the $96,000 Indiana Sires Stakes Tuesday, Sept. 5 at Harrah’s Hoosier Park. The duo dominated in the sixth leg of the event and boosted them up the standings toward Hoosier Cup Night in mid-October featuring the multi-million-dollar finals of the series.
Starting from post five, Talent Scout and Coy navigated their way to the lead, posting the first fraction of :27.0. The outer flow began at the half in :55.4 but did not reach Talent Scout, who was solid on the front end.
In the stretch, Talent Scout began to put more distance between himself and the rest of the field, trotting home in :28.1 for the win in 1:52.3, a new lifetime mark. Helpfirstedition and John DeLong finished second over Texsong Soprano and Michael Oosting for third.
Talent Scout was a longshot in the field, paying $65.80 for the win. The sophomore son of Swan for All is owned by Julie Rideout, Dr. Alan White, and Dave Gamble. Atlantic Trot Inc. and Steve Stewart bred the gelding, who was purchased by his connections at the Lexington Select Sale as a yearling for $14,000. Overall, the three-year-old is 10 for 27 and has nearly $350,000 on his card.
Earlier in the evening, Dan Shetler guided another Swan for All to victory in a freshman trotting event with a purse of $7,500. Winslow, who is out of Shetler’s former standout race mare Allie Labrook, got away in fifth as Hail Broadway and Michael Oosting set the first fraction of :29.4. By the half, Winslow was out and moving toward the leaders, which had changed hands to Devine Swan and Atlee Bender in 1:00.4. Winslow ended up first over around the final turn and was up to the task, trotting home in :28.1 to win by one and one-quarter lengths. Devine Swan finished second over Hail Broadway to make it a Swan for All triple.
Winslow paid $4.80 for the win. The gelding is owned by Dan Shetler and Dojea Stables. Shetler bred the gelding.
It was the fifth start for Winslow and the first career win. His dam, Allie Labrook made more than $300,000 for Shetler during her racing career and took a mark of 1:52.0. Winslow is her first winner. She has a yearling filly named Twilight Hour, also by Swan for All, that will be in training for Shetler this fall.