Old McArdle changes farms
E I E I O
On this farm he found some slots
Tarnation what a show
Logan Dickerson and David Prushnok principals of Lindwood
Farms in Western Pennsylvania have secured an interest in
young McArdle thus the soon to be seven year-old pacing
stallion will now stand alongside S J’s Photo effective
the 2006 breeding season and beyond in the slots fueled
Keystone State. McArdle’s fee remains at $6,000 and
all breeding calls will be handled by the Perretti Farms
office in New Jersey.
McArdle’s initial crop will reach the sales next
season and they are a universally imposing and impressive
Don’t know if anyone actually computed the numbers
but our newest stallion ROCK N ROLL HANOVER wound up uncovered
in the Matron final through a :26.3 third quarter leading
to a :54.4 final half which meant his individual fractions
had to be :26 or better for the third panel and :54 or close
for the final half. Don’t know if its possible for
a horse to go much more parked out on a tight turned five
furlong track like Dover..
While the overall numbers may have held at Harrisburg,
there was a noticeable thinning of the customary crowd and
that seems rather alarming. Try as they may even the most
persuasive auctioneer will have difficulty coaxing a bid
from an empty seat.
Speaking of Harrisburg it never ceases to amaze, the extraordinary
efforts by sales company personnel like Dale Welk and Viv
Jewitt who somehow make the experience happen. ‘Bout
time this industry considers those behind the scenes performers
who most assuredly deserve their corner in Goshen!
Nicole Kraft Editor of the year? With an absolutely sensational
November Hoofbeats on the heels of the extraordinary October
issue, one would have to think so! Brilliant work and superb
journalism! Liked the enlightening spotlight on John Campbell!
SIMPLFYING THE PROGRAM
While simplifying the past performance program might sound
like a noble idea at first glance, one has to wonder about
the overall practicality of the idea seeing as how the handicapping
procedure is intensely intricate and complex requiring comprehension
in incremental stages much like one would advance from elementary
arithmetic to advanced calculus and beyond.
Furthermore the concept of betting is serious business
and should be treated as such given the inevitability of
loss factor that accompanies the early stages of wagering
Better yet, lets teach the novices how to do it just as
we learned from the old pros back then!
Best of luck to all purchasers of Perretti Farms or Perretti
Farms agent yearlings and rest assured we’ll be monitoring
the progress of each and every one.