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  Perretti Farms Stallions

 Standing at Cool Winds Farm of Ohio!
LUCKY CHUCKY 2,1:55.1 3,1:50.4 $2,099,973

Standing at Winbak Farm of New York!
MUSCLES YANKEE 2,1:56.3; 3,1:52.2 ($1,424,938)

Trotlines 116

IMPROVED

Since it’s probably impossible for something to actually be NEW AND IMPROVED, welcome to what we hope is the IMPROVED version of the Perretti Farms website that will prove more informative and easier to navigate than its predecessor.

 

MONMOUTH SO FAR SO GOOD

By all indications the opening weekend at Monmouth Park exceeded expectations as both attendance and handle were far up over last year’s comparable dates.

 

Hopefully it’s a trend that will continue.

 

For their part, Monmouth has cut the racing days considerably while upping the purses substantially in the hopes of producing competitive full field racing.

 

For example maiden special weights offered a purse of $80,000 as did a maiden race exclusive to New Jersey Breds.

 

We all know what maidens and/or non winners of two generally go for at the Harness tracks, which makes the Monmouth offering revelationary.

 

Also noticed that $5,000 claimers raced for something like $20,000, and $15,000 claimers went for in excess of $30,000.

 

Despite the historic purses, modest claimers and still modest claimers and it’ll be interesting if the bettors react as they might to higher class horses racing for big purses.

 

It was an excellent start and the racing world will have their collective eyes peeled on “The Shore’s Greatest Stretch”         

  

 

ROCKING AND ROLLING

No matter where you look there’s Rocknroll Hanover returnees dominating 3-year-old pacing races so much so we can hardly wait for the second crop now two to make their freshman debuts. With Memorial Day on the immediate horizon that shouldn’t be that far away.

 

Bruce Saunders Rocknroll Heaven (Artistic Vision) and Chris Ryder’s Put On A Show (Stienams Girl) have come back strong thus far and figure to headline their respective NJSS championship finals Memorial Day weekend.

 

Traditionally baby races get rolling the first week in June.

 

McARDLE

McArdle’s big boys ONE MORE LAUGH and MCARACAS impressed again on Preakness Weekend at Pocono and Flamboro.  Following last year’s brilliant freshman campaign it was expected that One More Laugh would be a major player in sophomore circles this year.  

 

McARACAS  a more modest  $19,000 yearling showed well at two last year but has been perhaps the most impressive early 3-year-old in Canada this year. His dam Smooth Latin N already has two good ones to her credit in McApulco p,4, 1:52.1 by McArdle and Morguns Romeo p,4,1:53 by Artiscape, and this year will consign MATTISTA her first by Royal Mattjesty to Harrisburg come November.

 

Given her North of the border prominence, Dr. Moore’s Shadow Play was chosen as Smooth Latin N’s consort this year and she’s presently in foal to that Panderosa son.

 

MORE MATTJESTYS

In addition to Mattista (Royal Mattjesty-Smooth Latin N)  we’ll be sending two additional Royal Mattjesty Ontario eligibles to Harrisburg in MIRACLE MATTS (Naraculous) and MATTPARAZI (Cameron D Art).

 

Miracle Matts is a brother to Articulator and the many splendored Hanover but Perretti bred broodmare MARY MATTGALANE   while MATTPARAZI is the first foal of Cameron D Art the sister to $$$$$4 from Lady Mattingly.  Thus foundation and hall of fame broodmare Lady Hathaway is on both sides of this star studded pedigree with Royal Mattjesty being a son of Lady Hathaway.

 

ANTHONY GETS THE HANG OF IT

He brought $20,000 as one of the last horses on the last day at Harrisburg for one reason and one reason only.

 

His video!

 

Despite being a grandson of Castleton immortal Flory Messenger, Anthony originally named Revfundable was from the second American crop of Revenue whose initial crop had yet to impress. Moreover, his dam Speedy Service, a sister to Express Ride and Harrys Bar had been rather disappointing despite being bred to a menagerie of leading sires.    

 

Thus apathy on the part of many buyers was understandable.

 

Still unlike many, the colt was a natural in the field and what you saw on the video was what was there.

 

So they bought him, trained him down to the tumultuous accolades of no one in particular as the colt did not race at two and showed nothing but breaks in a handful of qualifiers as an early 3-year-old.

 

Certainly not the colt we saw in the field to the obvious chagrin of his frustrated connections.

 

But as luck would have it, the colt got sent to trotting specialist Trond Smedshammer and lo and behold there’s our boy Anthony Boko trotting a mile in a Meadowlands qualifier against some pretty good 3-year-olds in 1:57.1.

 

Looks like Anthony is getting the hang of it. 

 

Bob Marks

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