In what might be considered prime intercontinental happening,
Ruby Crown dam of Hambletonian champion SCARLET KNIGHT just
foaled a gorgeous Revenue sister to that near $3 million
dollar international winner. Revenue too is rather internationally
celebrated having distinguished on both sides of the pond.
Don’t forget the camera Stefan Melander, she’s
one for FOTO TARZAN
Ruby Crown is also the dam of the very familiar open class
trotter Mohammed Mali (Malabar Man).
Favorite YANKEELANDERS??? Muscles and Fresh of course but
how’s about trotting bred pacer Rowdy Yankee, Laverne
Hanover contemporary Tempered Yankee, his brother Sly Yankee,
and the hard hitting AA-JFA types Yankee Mick and Yankee
Express! Been a great run for the Yankee Dynasty!
NEEDED A GOOD RECAP SHOW
Years back John Henderson used to host an informative weekly
harness recap show via Hammond Productions that condensed
all the weekly highlights into one crisp half hour. That
may have aired on local Lexington television and tapes were
overnighted to assorted industry leaders.
It was a good idea then it would be a good idea now especially
in this racino-simulcast era when important feature races
are liable to go off at all hours of the day or night.
Canada’s HPITV offers something similar on Monday
Nights but it’s often rudimentary and tends to focus
on just Woodbine and The Meadowlands. Really would have
been better if this week’s edition also included The
Hempt from Pocono and perhaps American Ideal’s qualifier
from Mohawk seeing as how the latter next goes against speed
champion Primetime Bobcat at Woodbine on Saturday.
Perhaps our friends at HRTV could expand upon something
Speaking of Primetime Bobcat, can honestly say he’s
the first 9-year-old to emerge to world championship level
following a lifetime of anonymity that these eyes have noticed
in 45 years of observation.
Noticed NEW HOLLYWOOD (Cams Card Shark-Rich N Elegant)
was scratched “transport” from the 5th at Georgian
on Tuesday. Must mean the truck broke down.
Sorry but whenever stake ceremonies are called for, tracks
MUST have adequate staffing on hand so that drivers don’t
have deal with presentation blankets or other paraphernalia
while holding the reins as well. Not only is it cumbersome
for the drivers involved but also makes for rather awkward
Obviously the Ontario Racing Commission is convinced there’s
a need for unannounced blood testing.
Interesting that Plainridge is opting for a 10AM post time
How exactly does a trainer who owns a percentage of a horse
or is at least listed among the ownership have that horse
campaigning at a track he’s also campaigning at? You
mean the other guy can do something he can’t?
Even if there’s nothing sinister it won’t look
right to the general public.