SALES YEARLINGS ON SITE
Click on chronologicals 2005 for a complete listing of this
year’s Perretti Farms yearling crop and the sales
they’ve been assigned to. While most will be available
at our usual roost in Harrisburg, we do have a solid consignment
at the upcoming GARDEN STATE SALE at THE NEW JERSEY HORSE
PARK in September. For those who haven’t seen the
Horse Park lately it has undergone major renovations and
is a terrific facility to host a horse sale.
Rest assured Garden State General Manager Dale Welk and
his crew will have all the amenities super shipshape and
operational come September.
We’ll be prepping our 17 horse consignment to The
Garden State Sale at the New Jersey farm which is just 10
driving minutes from the horse park. Those yearlings featuring
Artiscape Life Sign and Matt’s Scooter pacers and
Dream Vacation and Enjoy Lavec trotters will be available
for inspection at the farm from mid-August to sales weekend.
The Harrisburg yearlings will be prepped here as always
KAREN TELLS IT LIKE IT IS
To quote a departed sports broadcasting legend famed for
“telling it like it was”, someone named KAREN
in direct response to TROT MAGAZINE’s state of the
industry issue has rather ominously spelled out like it
is in direct response to the question Where have all the
young people gone?
Basically she cited dismay after learning from “customer
service” that a rationale for certain non winners
races was for “owners to protect their horses”.
She went on to cite that while this policy may be understandable
but at “What expense to the handicapper?”
She stipulated that “You might get away with insulting
the older generations with your assine conditions but you
won’t with my generation”.
While Karen may or may not be an anointed spokesperson
for her generation she does an injustice to the older generations
whose numbers have dwindled so dramatically in the last
two decades. Obviously so many of the elders like Karen
and her “generation” have decided to take their
money elsewhere as well.
Can’t wait to read the rebuttals.
BLUE MAC LAD
Looks like Trond Smedshammer has himself a very nice trotting
colt prospect in Blue Mac Lad (Muscles Yankee-Vernon Blue
Chip) who won his New Jersey Sire Stakes edition by some
seven lengths in 1:58.1 on a very sloppy surface. He’s
got a ways to go before emulating his namesake Su Mac Lad
but off last week seems headed in the right direction. We’ll
monitor his progress
California ain’t the only place for Surfer Girls.
Didja notice the Dream Vacation New Jersey Sires Stakes
filly division winners the other day? Among them the aforementioned
COLOR SCHEMES (Dream Vacation-Paisley Yankee) who followed
up last week’s Landmark success with a 1:59.1 New
Jersey Sires Stakes win at The Meadowlands to remain undefeated.
Color Schemes a $2,300 yearling purchase by celebrated “bargain
hunter” John Wagner famed for his discovering Mr Muscleman
($2,000) and Elegant Man ($4,000) from the first crops of
Muscles Yankee and Malabar Man respectively.
The other Dream Vacation winner was WHERLEY (Dream Vacation-Cnivel)
a repeat stakes winner having also won a Landmark Stake
at Goshen last week.
Nice article by colleague Bob Pandolfo (Pandy) concerning
the state of affairs at Yonkers Raceway and harness racing
in general. Much of it has been said before but the message
has a nice touch of poignancy and one has to wonder just
how much comprehension and vision the decision makers really
had back when things were better. Good article. Worth reading
and worth repeating!
Great picture of a packed house at Freehold in 1968 featured
in this week’s Horseman magazine. Don’t know
whether or not I was there but the most striking aspect
of the photo is the sea of heads focused on the action about
to unfold on the racetrack. Which as La Streisand so poignantly
rhapsodized was indeed “The Way We Were”
Hey Jimmy Tolson. Got a good draw with MATTIOS (Matt’s
Scooter-Armbro Vamoose) in the Sires Stakes final on Wednesday.
She was very game last week despite getting nailed by the
impressive Mythical in last week’s second leg….
He might carry the Seelster name but MATTSCAPE SEELSTER
(Artiscape-Mattjestic) is indeed one of ours as he was in
the belly when we sold his dam at Harrisburg. Mattjestic
(Matt’s Scooter-Nadia Lobell) has a license to throw
a good one which Mattscape Seelster does appear to be…
Get ready Dave Palone your namesake PALONE RANGER (Western
Ideal-Mercy Mercy Mercy) looked good qualifying on Saturday
finishing with a good burst of energy.
On tap The Dancer and Delvin Miller finals and The Perretti
Matchmaker on Friday with The Meadowlands Pace on Saturday.
Hopefully DENNIS won’t interfere as the leftovers
from CINDY so obviously did last week.