10/28/2017 8:32PM

Breeders Crown: Fiftydallarbill looks like a million bucks in 2-Year-Old Colt Trot final

Derick Giwner
Fiftydallarbill strides to the wire in the Breeders Crown 2-Year-Old Colt Trot

Fiftydallarbill scored another big one for the Indiana-sired program by rallying to a 1:55 victory in the $600,000 Breeders Crown 2-Year-Old Colt Trot on Saturday night at Hoosier Park.

Driven by Trace Tetrick, Fiftydallarbill settled in fifth early on while Met's Hall (Andy Miller) went to the point and chopped out the opening quarter in 27 3/5.  Elimination winner Crystal Fashion (David Miller) then went on the attack out of third, and he would become the new leader before the 57 second half-mile marker went on the board.

The other elimination winner and 3-5 favorite Fourth Dimension (Brian Sears) was brought first-over out of the fourth position at the half, and that would give a perfect second-over trip to Fiftydallarbill to three-quarters, which was reached in 1:26 4/5.

In the stretch Tetrick fanned Fiftydallarbill three-wide to surge into the lead, and he would go on to defeat a passing lane-shooting Met's Hall by a length and a quarter.  Samo Different Day (Jimmy Takter) was a nose behind Met's Hall in third, and they were followed by 106-1 shot Skyway Torpedo (Peter Wrenn) and Fourth Dimension.

It was the second Breeders Crown win of the weekend for Tetrick, and he said things couldn't have worked out better.

"Sometimes this colt gets a little nervous getting out of the gate, but today he was really good," he said.  "I didn't push him, and I was able to get Brian's cover.  He was a good one to follow, and it just played out correctly.  Just lucky to be in the right spot at the right time."

A Swan For All colt, Fiftydallarbill is trained by Bill Crone for owner John Barnard.  Fiftydallarbill, a $16,000 purchase at the Hoosier Classic Yearling Sale, has seven wins from 17 starts, and he has now earned $458,950.  Bred by John Miller, Fiftydallarbill is out of the Royal Troubador mare CR Dixie Chick, a full sister to CR Commando ($378,602).  Fiftydallarbill, second to Crystal Fashion in their elimination, was sent off at 7-1 and paid $17.20 to win.

"He was good all week," said Crone.  "He came out of the race last week good, and he just was in the right spot at the right time.  I was actually hoping I could be at least third if I'm being truthful.  I didn't think I could beat Fourth Dimension, and I didn't think I could beat You Know You Do."

"There's a lot of people who've put in a lot of time in with this horse," added Barnard.  "Trace Tetrick got personally involved with this horse very early in the project.  He knew the horse had talent, and he spent a lot of time.  You've got Geraldo the groom, and you've gotTony who is back there working with him.  These guys are the guys that do the work every day of the week, and a lot of times they don't get all the recognition they should.  This horse was entered in the Breeders Crown because the Breeders Crown was in Indiana - that's the only reason.  The Indiana program is the best in the country.

"You can't say enough about these Swan For Alls - if you can't beat them you gotta join them."