Yo Beth D, the richest foal from first crop sire Helpisontheway, just got a little richer. The freshman filly unleashed a big effort to win the third round of $66,500 Indiana Sires Stakes for Two-Year-Old filly trotters Wednesday, Aug. 17 at Harrah’s Hoosier Park.
Under new connections from a recent sale, Yo Beth D teamed up with Trevor Smith for the first time and didn’t miss a beat. She went straight to the lead and was on the lead by open lengths through fractions of :27.1, :57.4 and 1:27.3 before extending her legs and picking up the tempo. Yo Beth D trotted home in :27.0 for the win by 11 lengths in a time of 1:54.3. T’s Pride and Trace Tetrick finished second over Meadowbrook Rose and Sam Widger for third.
Yo Beth D is owned by Black Magic Racing LLC and now trained by Todd Luther. The filly was bred by John Schmucker and is now four for five. Her winning time also makes her the fastest foal by Helpisontheway. She is just shy of $100,000 in earnings this year.
Yo Beth D is one of three foals from the mare Scented Roses, who took a mark of 1:55 during her career and make over $150,000. She is the only filly and the only one to take a race record. A total of 58 foals by Helpisontheway sold at public auction last year. Yo Beth D was purchased out of the Blooded Horse Sale by Verlin Yoder for $14,000 under the name Smell the Roses.
The other division of Indiana Sires Stakes was won by Stella Rose and Michael Oosting. The Dover Dan filly got away last as Five Star Photo and Trace Tetrick set the tempo up front. In the stretch, Stella Rose got into gear and passed them all, winning by two lengths in 1:56.4. Swan Fancy and Peter Wrenn finished second over Helpineedsomebody and John DeLong for third.
Stella Rose paid $6.20 for the win. She is trained by Byron Hooley for his Summit Pacing Acres. Ernie Lambright bred the filly, who was purchased out of the Hoosier Classic Yearling Sale for $32,000.
Two divisions of Indiana Sires Stakes for freshman trotting colts and geldings was also contested later on in the card.