That was a indeed a season’s record of 1:58.4 on the
half mile track turned in by BON VOYAGE a first crop Dream
Vacation filly who is starting to look like a very serious
young trotting lady. The Dream Vacations have been showing
up well in the New Jersey Sires Stakes action at Freehold
despite not being accompanied by gaudy auction price tags.
In fact we sold one named COLOR SCHEMES from Paisley Yankee
for all of $2.300 who has probably earned over $40,000.and
she’s really only just begun.
We’ll have a good selection of Dream Vacation’s
at the New Jersey Classic and Harrisburg including My Star
Trecker the three quarter sister to My Starchip from My
Just finished filming the classic yearlings and PRINCETONIAN
the Dream Vacation colt from Imageofaprincess couldn’t
help catching the eye.
NOVEMBER IN AUGUST
Gotta wonder if we’re not getting a glimpse into the
future with this impressive NELSON NOVEMBER an imported
son of Coktail Jet who while not billed as an “elite
European invader looks like he’ll do rather well in
these parts especially after Saturday’s powerhouse
fast classer at Mohawk.
Coktail Jet is bred in similar fashion as our own Revenue
being by a French stallion from a well bred American mare
In addition three of the Elitlopp starters this year were
by Coktail Jet indicative of the ability to get quantity
as well as quality. If Revenue is anything like this and
by all rights he should be things could get very interesting
come 2008 and beyond.
ASLEEP AT THE TYPEWRITER
Gotta wonder too sometimes whetherthe media in its seemingly
unending quest to be non-controversial tends to be asleep
at the switch.
We all heard about the Canyon Wind –Breeders Crown
controversy but only Harold’s Harness Edge site actually
reported the item as it occurred. Days went by with nary
a mention but those seeking the program via trackmaster
had to suspect something was indeed amiss as Thursday came
and went without the obligatory Mohawk program lines being
posted. And this on a card featuring Fan Hanovers Nassagaweyas
and Crown elims. Then Sports Eye’s SATURDAY Harness
program hit the newsstands Friday morning minus the Saturday
Mohawk lines About Mid morning Friday both Canadian sites
carried the news that the commission after deliberating
far into the night had declined to reverse the original
decision and that the Crown elims would go as scheduled
without Canyon Wind.
Yes this was a delicate issue which may indeed carry unpleasant
and long reaching ramifications but first and foremost it
was NEWS and should have been treated as such..
The sad news from Mohawk is that IDEAL NEWS the brilliant
Western Ideal-Whats New filly took sick and not only missed
the Fan Hanover but is likely done for the year.
Had to applaud the showing of Cabrini Hanover coming back
after a break to win the Fan Hanover final.
Be rooting for FEELIN FRISKIE p,2,1:55.4h, in the Battle
Of Freehold final on labor day. Looks like the best colt
from Nadias Sister in recent years and is owned and trained
by good friend Wayne Webby.
We’ll be selling his Real Desire sister REAL PROMISCUSIS
at Harrisburg in November. Like FRISKIE, she’s a looker!
The attendant spectators liked NJ CLASSIC bound ART HEARTED
(Artiscape-R G Hannah) ETERNAL REVENUE (Artiscape- Eternal
Sweetheart) PRINCETONIAN (Dream Vacation-Imageofaprincess)
and TASHABLANCA (Dream Vacation-Tahitian Tasha) during last
week’s video session.
Was that an omen or what? TOWN PRO’s Bettors Delight
daughter scorches the Freehold oval in 1:54.3 and one week
later her developer STEW FIRLOTTE is inducted into the Hall
Just had to do it! The name for the McArdle-Born To Be
Best colt will be THE McDONALD! Born To Be Best (Cambest-Mib
Hanover) is a full sister to millionaire CAMMIBEST affording
THE McDONALD ample license to star!
Yes indeed Mr.Tom (Red) Faulhaber. There will be a MISTER
RED and he’s the Red River Hanover colt from Paulas
Promise (Artsplace-Costly Power). No he’s not a chestnut!
Congratulations Fred Hertich! Saw the spread in Time Magazine
in which Toyota named you one of it’s elite dealers.
Also caught the Alan Kirschenbaum mention in Steve Rushin’s
SPORTS ILLUSTRATED column.
Enjoyed Jules Siegel’s sentiments as illustrated
in The Harness Edge!