OWN A PIECE
OF THE ROCK
The syndication of world champion and likely horse of the
year Rocknroll Hanover is presently underway so anyone desiring
a “piece of the Rock” need only contact our
office and full details will be immediately sent.
Only a limited amount of shares will be available for purchase
and they are going FAST.
The USTA’s website had it all wrong concerning the
price on Rocknroll Hanover. First off the original deal
was NOT based on a $9.000.000 number as erroneously reported
and the ultimate syndication number will NOT be anywhere
near that figure. Interested parties need only contact our
office for the official term sheet. It should have been
officially retracted as it was brought to their attention
within hours of posting!
Good to see Pompano Park back in action. Equally gratifying
to note that special sessions are reconvening in Tallahassee
to discuss the already passed slots referendum for South
Florida. Hopefully that gets furthered along soon.
Will have an interesting quartet slated for the second
annual Sunshine State horses in training venue at South
Florida in late January. They’ll include trotting
prospects IN THE GYM (Muscles Yankee-Where’s The Bride)
and SOUTH BEACH TOY (Dream Vacation-Nina Toy Eden) plus
pacing prospects REAL DEJAVU (Real Desire-Once Again) and
CAMBALAYA (Cam’s Card Shark-Paris Bistro). The trotters
are with Bruce Nickells at Sunshine Meadows while Gary Baker
will prep the pacers at South Florida.
IT ALL COMES DOWN
Much as it all comes down to The Breeders Crown, one can’t
help but noticing some major divisional contenders are having
another go at it in The Matrons at Dover which could impact
a couple of the divisional races
Strong Yankee and Vivid Photo the two major contenders
for 3-year-old trotter of the year will have had another
go around as you’re reading this. Ditto sophomore
pacing filly stars Cabrini Hanover, Beloved Angel, and Chotat
Milk plus trotting distaffers Blur Flawless Bluestone and
Noticed that twice as many respondees to a Standardbred
Canada questionnaire felt that racing should marketed more
as a sporting venue as opposed to a gambling venue. The
problem is that it’s really BOTH and without mutual
balance it’s hard to see us regaining that much ground.
Kinda goes back to the question asked some weeks ago about
why anyone would purchase a racehorse unless they were already
fans of horse racing.
Mr. Muscleman will indeed get his shot at The Elitlopp after
all as Solvalla officials have extended what seems to be
an olive branch allowing for America’s dominant aged
trottter’s entrée next year. This is good for
world class Events should always be comprised of the best
fields in action at the time.
Congrats to old friend Mickey McGivern for his Trainer
Of The Year nomination at Saratoga.
Loved Dean Hoffman’s first over piece on Bill Weaver
on the USTA website. Speaking of inadvertent breeding “happenings”,
didn’t Meadow Skipper “happen” because
Delvin “sent” Countess Vivian to Dale Frost
that particular year (1959) due to the fact that her customary
consort Adios was under the weather?
What’s this? Inducing horses NOT to race well in
Indiana in lieu of cashing lucrative bets on future wake
ups? Where have we heard this before?