March 20, 2005


O.K. Blair you asked for it.. Here’s a quick look at some first crop Real Desire’s we’ll be sending to Harrisburg in November…

First and foremost has to be MODERN DESIRE from Wendy M Hanover her first foal since Modern Art whose book has just been declared full and closed… This guys a looker…

Then colt MARLON ROUGE the first foal of Mattmoiselle (Matt’s Scooter-Lady Hathaway) she a full sister to Matt’s all time fastest and richest Royal Mattjesty. Then there’s MATTDULTERY from The Mattican (Matt’s Scooter-Angel Be Great) p,2,1:57.4 she a sister to last year’s fast and durable Marchand p, 3,1:51

Other headliners could be POLARIZATION (Cold And Clear) a half brother to the well remembered Tss Poseidon p,1:48.4,,, Also ALL DUE RESPECT (Oh Illrespectyou) from a sister to the Ontario star Ifihadyourluck p,4,1:49.2 ($402,325).

There’s also REAL DEJAVU from Once Again, the full sister to hot Hanover stallion and double millionaire Dragon Again. Also DESIFINADIA the first Real Desire from Nadia Lobell. Noticed that Nadia’s Artiscape son Odds On Dana p,1:50 has made the free-for-alls in Chicago…

And here’s one for you… Mr. Christoforou… Got an interesting Artiscape from Astreos’ sister Special Addition (The Panderosa-Lucky Tune)… Of course he’s named ARTSTREOS and the mare will go to Artsplace this year….

Speaking of Artiscapes we’ll offer NARACULESE (Naraculous) the first full brother to Articulator p,4,1:49.2 who just qualified and could be set for a big year….


Noticed that a total of 50 Muscles Yankee colts and fillies have been declared for the Hambletonian later this year. A total of 27 colts were nominated via the Feb 15th payment and 23 fillies were nominated to the Oaks. Muscles Yankee leads all trotting stallions in the Hambletonian nomination capacity.

Just WHERE was that Beach scene adorning the cover of USHWA’s 2005 yearbook??? Last I looked Palm Trees were not native to Atlantic City… Mountains either…


Revenue’s book is starting to fill and those who’ve yet to return contracts should do so promptly. In addition to all his other attributes, Revenue could be that long awaited major supplement to the trotting gene pool on our side of the ocean… He’s also a sure fire breeder who gets his mares in foal…


The Falcon Seelster son ELSU swept the final leg of The Interdominions at Auckland increasing his earnings to slightly over $2 million. There’s talk Elsu will get an invite to The Breeders Crown’s aged pace in Canada in September. Elsu at age 5 would have been conceived when Falcon shuttled back down under after siring McArdle up here.

Roman Art p,3,1:52.2 our choice Artsplace-Romanticize matron from the immediate family of Worldly Beauty just delivered a sensational Western Hanover filly… Roman Art’s first foal ARTRIVERDERCI by Western Ideal sells at Harrisburg later this year..

LIKE the NEW location of The NEW JERSEY CLASSIC yearling sale to The Horse Park of New Jersey.. In case you haven’t seen it lately, the Horse Park has become a state of the art facility with ample parking, a sales area and room to properly showcase yearlings..

Hey Dave Briggs your Canadian Sportsman sentiments about other things being more screwed up than Harness Racing would have more conviction if betting were allowed on those “other things”..

You can always spot a racetrack guy by his mode of egress.

When you gotta make the double.. You don’t linger… You leave… Like out the door.. In the car. And GO….

Forget statistics the true measurement of a sire is the ability to move up common mares…

Is it that surprising when bad gaited stallions throw bad gaited offspring???

Here’s whats in a name… Sold this colt MATTONINETAILS (Matts Scooter-Lady of The Sea) at the successful South Florida Sunshine sale and a guy after noting the name sympathetically taps my shoulder with a condescending “You must have had a rough childhood”.

Another guy. Insurance maven Lynn Jones to be specific calls and says “great name”..

Actually Earl Lennox gets an honorable mention for that one as many years ago on the auction stand at Harrisburg in between cadences, Earl who was pedigree reading cited Mattoninetails as a good name for a Matt’s Scooter…

Won’t be at all surprising if Mattoninetails goes on to amount to something….

Been told PACEY DEUCEY (Cams Card Shark-PAULAS PROMISE) is a promising prospect for Eddie Hart which is hardly surprising in that the dam is an Artsplace daughter of the well remembered Costly Power p,3,1:52.2. Paula’s Promise will consign a Western Ideal colt named WESTAVERDE to Harrisburg in November. She’ll also foal a Red River Hanover sometime in April and is booked to Cams Card Shark thereafter….

Thanks Cal Stiller for sending along that picture of the McArdle-Reona Hanover colt Real sharp looker and kinda like what we’ve been getting from the Falcon Seelster-Lilting Laughter son up here.. Always good to hear when a colt pleases the discerning eye of Mr. Bart Glass.. A welcome endorsement indeed..,,

Quik Pulse Mindale has qualified impressively and will have raced by the time you read this… Picked up his Artsplace sister Joyeaux last season and she’s booked to McArdle this year.

Last year’s $350,000 mixed sale topper Mars Bar (Malabar Man-Piece A Pie will see Muscles Yankee this year… After she drops her Angus Hall..

For once and for all, is it actually feasible to build a bigger track at Yonkers??

What if there was a bigger track at Saratoga and some of those vagabond stakes races got located there during the Month of August. Could we possibly attract any of those horsey set hordes already ensconsed at the thoroughbred mecca across the street?

The downstairs apron at Freehold has to be the warmest spot in New Jersey on any sunny afternoon.

There can be at least a 10 degree temperature differential between upstairs and downstairs at The Red Mile on a sunny day

Said it before but I’d call The Red Mile clubhouse restaurant THE RED MILESTONE

Congratulations Allen Skolnick.. Artoonist (Artsplace-Vignette Childer) looked good winning a Jersey Girls event the other night…. She’ll make a nice broodmare

Never thought Race Time’s “year” was as strong as the year before which featured Overtrick Meadow Skipper and Country Don….

Saw Lee Broglio at The Sunshine Sale and as expected his shirt collar was UP…

Mention Larry Nelson and I think of Murfreesboro, Tennessee and Mighty Indian

Someone ought to remind the thoroughbred trainer who referred to bettors as idiots just who pays his salary. Purses still come from the betting handle last I looked… And if the handle is “dwindling” could it be even remotely possible that ANY dwindle is reflected by public perception of THE PRODUCT….

See ya next week

Bob Marks.




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