RACES AVAILABLE ON SITE SOON
Thanks to emerging technology. Through the courtesy of Mr
Dom Rebelo and his video wizardry we’ll be able to
show Revenue in his American appearances at The Meadowlands
and The Red Mile. We’ll also show you the 1990 and
1991 Internationals at Yonkers where you can see his champion
sire Reve De Udon in action.
Hey Robin Schadt… Odds On JP presented us with a
real nice Red River Hanover filly and she next goes to Western
Hanover.. And Mr. Jerry Silverman. be advised we got a gorgeous
Red River Hanover filly from Beach Crystal’s daughter
Jack Parker mentioned that his heralded Dream Vacation
colt Wildwood Days (Flash Of Dignity) is where he should
be and continues to impress…
Among the successful alumni, Art Director (Artiscape-Silky
Satin) took a 4-year-old open at Dover in 1:52.4 over Marchand
(Western Hanover-Angel Be Great) In that Silky Satin is
also the dam of the well regarded Speed Demon (Life Sign)
she’s eligible to become a broodmare of distinction.
If she’s not already… For the record Silky Satin
(No Nukes-Silkys Gal) is now owned by Mitch Skolnick’s
Bluestone farms, but we’re the breeder of record for
Art Director and Speed Demon…
Also Maltese Artist (Artiscape-Hula Dancer) won his division
of the Four Leaf Clover at The Meadowlands in 1:50.2.. Fortunately
he drew well for this week’s final…
CATCH A CALLING STAR
Always good to hear from Paul Vance so well known in the
music world for his compositions on “Catch A Falling
Star”, “Yellow Polka Dot Bikini” and some
of those magical Mathis numbers like “Gina”,
“Starbright”, and “What Will Mary Say”…
Keep in touch Paul and keep making beautiful music…
We’ll get One Dimension in foal to Matt’s Scooter
Speaking of Matt’s Scooter, his fastest and richest
son ROYAL MATTJESTY has started back after a slight sabbatical
and should be ready for those summer biggies.… Mattjesty’s
lookalike FULL sister MATTMOISELLE will sell a real nice
Real Desire colt named Marlon Rouge at Harrisburg and will
be dropping a Western Ideal next month..
Lasorda said it…. ENHANCEMENT enables what would
have been a routine fly ball to carry into the seats…
Come to think of it, Didn’t #62 clear the left field
fence like just barely?
Don’t know if I’ve ever seen a better broodmare
than Romola Hanover… Three divisional champions in
Romeo Hanover, Romulous Hanover and Romalie Hanover. Romeo
was certainly an all time great… Romalie not far behind..
Romulus could have been but he obviously had soundness problems..
Still his Messenger Sweep at Roosevelt was a indeed classic.
Then there was the excellent Dexter Hanover.. A good Torpid
son in Romano Hanover who sired one of everybody’s
all time Meadowlands favorites in Fight The Foe..
A daughter Romona Hanover in turn dam of Rodine Hanover
she responsible for son Real Artist and daughters World
Order and Perfect Profile they in turn responsible for Worldy
Beauty and Art Major…
Romola’s Lehigh Hanover son Nevele Romeo became the
first stallion and namesake for what is now New Zealand
colossus and our Down Under associates Nevele R Stud..
MUST BE MISSING SOMETHING
Let me get this straight. There are all sorts of indignant
screams when a suspended trainer is even suspected of using
a “beard” but yet but yet its perfectly acceptable
when a racetrack (A) sanctions, (B) condones or (C) induces
similar scenario in order to create the illusion of separate
betting interests which is precisely what happened at a
signature event at a Midwestern track last year.
The eventual winner with an unknown “programmed”
as trainer goes off at over 3-1 while the stablemate with
leading trainer programmed goes off at 7-5 and no one thinks
this might be even remotely disconcerting to bettors at
either the host track or in simulcast land?
In a subsequent release there was website mention that
this “beard” was actually employed by the real
trainer suggesting that the track did indeed sanction separate
trainer programming in order to avoid a “betting entry”
The fact that this might have confused the public never
occurred to anyone.??? As it was the winner with the unknown
listed as trainer for the first time was in the process
of winning his 5th straight yet was 3-1 on the board. The
stablemate went off at 7-5 and finished second.
And this is how we run a railroad????
Try something like this at the old Roosevelt or Yonkers
and they would have succeeded in burning it down…
Oh and get this in succeeding weeks as a postscript both
horses went postward in the Classics at two different racetracks.
In the first race they were listed as having the same trainer
but utilizing the rationale of bonafide separate ownership
were not coupled in the betting. In the next race at a different
track the two started as a common interest 1 and 1A entry.
The end result was that in three jurisdictions, the two
stablemates were programmed in three different ways and
nobody thinks this is upsetting to the public???
What is unfathomable is while “betting” does
indeed occur in other sports the proceeds from it are not
part of the purse structures therefore those sports do not
need to placate the public though some like pro football
are especially adept at disseminating information that could
impact betting movements. Harness racing while totally dependant
on the betting handle for its purse structure has been notoriously
lax in this area..
If we look at a yearling together the first question and
sometimes the only question you’ll hear me ask is
“What’s gonna stop him?
Looks like The Cheyenne Gangs “Gordy Freeman could
be in further hot water.. Not only is Don’t Tell Gordy
Pure Drama’s Cams Card Shark colt a talented youngster
but they say Pure Drama’s current yearling GORDY KNOWS
also by Cams Card Shark is one of the better looking youngsters
at the Kentucky Farm..
Commissioner Scotty Tickets is getting antsy for spring
already so he can declare Saturdays as official chair days
on the downstairs apron at Freehold where attendance is
FROM THE VOICE TO THE COACH
Frank Salive voice extraordinaire of Woodbine and Mohawk
and the Perretti Farms yearling videos has been named coach
of Trot Magazine’s “hockey” team…
Heard that Coach Salive was quite the accomplished goalie
in his pre announcing days….
Hey Dave Briggs.. Really enjoyed the March 17th Canadian
Sportsman issue…Especially Bill Heller’s piece
on Jeff Gural
If an embryo transplant product can race in the Hambletonian
why is it still not eligible to participate in the Jersey
Sires Stakes??? The logic eludes me on that one…
Yes I remember Keens Victorwin a Bobby Cherrix early season
Miss Dave Dolezal and his magazine… Say what you
want but the man was an innovator and a writers hall of
fame candidate for sure….
Got a gorgeous Real Desire filly from Scott’s Daisy
a Western Hanover from a Card Shark sister to The Panderosa
so she’s got a license to be a looker. And a performer
Kevin McDermott… You will be able to bid on Anklet
Hanover’s newly arrived Muscles Yankee daughter at
Harrisburg next year. Anklet’s first Achilles Heel
was medically unsaleable last year but he’s just started
with Gary Baker and hopefully will make a 3-year-old…
See ya next week.