YOU DO NEED MUSCLES TO WIN FUTURITIES
STRONG YANKEE (Muscles Yankee- So So Chic) victim of a disputed
call in his Canadian Trotting Classic elimination and World
Trotting Derby filly queen HER CULESE (Muscles Yankee-Flirty
Two) made for a Muscles Yankee sweep in the Kentucky Futurity
colt and filly divisions.
In doing so, Strong Yankee established a new standard of
1:51.2 for a third heat winning the race off in decisive
fashion. Her Culese meanwhile was up at the wire in the
conclusive second heat and was strongest overall in the
We’ll offer TORREOGRAPHY the full brother to Her
Culese and this year’s solid stakes 2-year-old Double
Player at Harrisburg in November.
Looks like the combination of sales was a good idea given
the attendance and excitement of the opening session. Some
eye catching prices too.
Gotta wonder what the number actually was to successfully
land CONSTANCE HALL given the $375,000 RNA ticket
Don’t know about you but have no problem whatsoever
with the RNA concept as horses are commodities and as commodities
DO have value. Wouldn’t expect to obtain a LEXUS for
a COROLLA level bid.
One thing to keep firmly in mind is that they didn’t
just wake up the day after the Tattersalls sale with divine
inspiration and decide to disperse at Harrisburg. That had
to be meticulously planned significantly in advance and
was obviously as clandestine a secret as the identity of
Ron Luniewski and Dan Zucker of Magna conducted an interesting
seminar regarding the prospects of additional Harness Racing
coverage on HRTV. The key here is that HRTV is not only
channel 10 on your RTN dish but is already included on many
Dish Network and Cable TV packages. Which provides us additional
outlets to appeal to the unconverted assuming we can get
the message across.
Furthering last week’s item about GRAPHIC SCREENS
flashing zero minutes to post for what seems like an eternity
comes the scenario about being unprepared for the inevitable
MURPHYISM. There will be an incident like the Strong Yankee
interference in the second Futurity heat and its far better
to visually replay while judges deliberate rather than leave
an “unofficial” finish screen for what must
have been 10 minutes. The captive audience on track have
no other choice than to endure but the simulcasters can
and will channel surf if left hanging indefinitely.
SALIVE MOVES ON
Frank Salive announcer extraordinaire at Woodbine entertainment
all these years will become the new voice of Western Fair
Raceway in London, Ontario. Fortunately for us THE VOICE
will continue to provide his audio mastery for our yearling
videos and on air presentations.
On a personal basis have scripted for many announcers over
the years including some prominent voices but never one
with the vocal flair of Frank Salive. He provides to a script
what another famous FRANK provided to a song lyric.
ECHOLOGICAL PUT DOWN
Yes it’s accurate that potential Harrisburg salestopper
HIP # 96 ECHOLOGICAL (Muscles Yankee-Echo Hanover) had to
be put down following complications from a splinter like
substance he had ingested. He was as impressive a colt as
we’ve ever raised and in the words of those potential
purchasers who had seen him “ truly a showcase trotting
RACE OF THE YEAR
The Tattersalls Pace shapes up as potentially the race of
the year especially if Rock N Roll Hanover, American Ideal,
P Forty Seven and Stonebridge Regal wind up in the same
More next week