Tellmeaboutit, last year’s Indiana Sires Stakes divisional sophomore pacing champion, was a winner in the $18,400 Horses and Geldings Open Pace Saturday, Dec. 5 at Hollywood Gaming Dayton Raceway. Driven by Trace Tetrick, the four-year-old gelding bested a field of 10 in a time of 1:50.3.
Starting from post eight, Tellmeaboutit left the gate with authority and settled in nicely in mid pack before being flushed to the outside before the halfway point in :54.4. From there, he had to endure a first over trip to chase down pacesetter Kiss of Terror and John DeLong.
In the stretch, Tellmeaboutit dug in gamely and paced home in :28.3 to grab the win. GD Western Joe, also an Indiana sired five-year-old son of Real Desire, finished one-half length back in second for driver Chris Page while Yankee Boots and Brett Miller rounded out the top three.
Owned by Twila Harts and Alvin Miller, who also trains, Tellmeaboutit earned his sixth win of the year in 19 starts. He is now 17 for 46 career-wise with a bankroll that is closing in on $500,000. He best time was taken in 1:48.3 as a three-year-old at Harrah’s Hoosier Park and his best time of 2020 was also recorded in Indiana at 1:49.0.
It was one of three wins on the card for Tetrick, who just earned his ninth driving title at Harrah’s Hoosier Park.
Later in the program, Indiana sired Fox Valley Hustler was a winner in the $20,000 claiming ranks. Driven by Brett Miller, the Time to Roll three-year-old gelding came from off the pace, moving three-wide in the final turn before pacing home in :27.4 for the win by one-half length over Cyclone Kiwi N and Tetrick. Bay Rum, former First Turn Stable horse for the fractional ownership program at Harrah’s Hoosier Park, finished third with Tyler Smith at the controls.
Fox Valley Hustler, bred by Fox Valley Standardbreds, is owned by Ryan Bellamy and Chris Bulak, both of Indiana. Bellamy also trains the sophomore.