Hearty congratulations to Wayne Whebby as his FEELIN FRISKIE
(Artiscape-NADIAS SISTER) exploded through the stretch to
win the $500,000 New Jersey Classic in 1:49.1. Actually
Artiscape’s daughter Future Destiny took the companion
Miss New Jersey the same night
Even though Artiscape is now in New York, we’ll have
a solid selection of quality New Jersey eligible Artiscape
yearlings at The Jersey Classic and Harrisburg this year.
Headliners could be BEACH BOY TOY (Good Vibrations), COLD
CAPE COD (Cold and Clear) and IN THE MORNING (OhI’llrespectyou).
Hope this makes up for your not getting MATTRICK EWING
at the end of that marathon Wednesday Harrisburg session
way back when.
ANOTHER OLDIE BUT GOODIE
On the heels of PRIMETIME BOBCAT the 9-year-old speed champion
at 1:47.2 who could have been foaled in the mid 80’s
given the age of his sire and dam- comes KHAKIS FEATHER
a winner at The Meadowlands last week in 1:48.3
Khakis Feather is by Armbro Khaki a first crop Jate Lobell
foaled in 1989 from DIE FEDER she foaled in 1984. Die Feder
is by Melrick a 1979 foal by Armbro Rick from Flashy Reed
she foaled in 1970 and sired by Waylay who was foaled in
Which adds even further credence to those convinced that
yesteryears greats would have managed contemporary speeds
given access to today’s nutrition, equipment and track
Terrific article by Sid Dorfman in Wednesday’s Newark
Star Ledger illustrating how monies earned by some Atlantic
City New Jersey casinos will enhance the Pennsylvania horse
industry as several of the AC based casinos will be participating
in the in the Pennsylvania gaming program via racino and/or
casino ownership. And in doing so adhering to the stipulations
mandated to attain operational licenses.
The gist is that the New Jersey horse industry cannot and
should not be left out in the cold as neighboring racing
states Pennsylvania and New York reap the benefits of slots
fueled purse structures.
We’ll follow could be a developing story.
Major kudos to Harold Howe for the comprehensive study
on “The Poison Killing Our Industry in the June Harness
Edge. It is a must read by all in harness racing and a frightening
and enlightening dissertation on the contamination that
seems more rampant as we go along.
Excellent piece on the Standardbred Canada website regarding
the Elitlopp experiences of Rick Zeron and Snazzy Millie.
Often wondered if that’s how European horsemen used
to feel when coming over here for those Roosevelt International
Also enjoyed the question and answer session with Stonebridge
Farms’ Angie Stiller on the USTA website. Certainly
an eloquent spokesperson for all that is good in the sport.
Noticed too the piece in the Blood Horse quoting the prominent
New York legislator who stipulated that racing must show
it can stand on its own and not just be carried by slot
relief. Sounds ominous!
WHY NOT RECIPROCATION?
How come racetracks don’t reciprocally honor each
others suspensions the way States do with motorists? Doesn’t
exactly send a message of confidence to the fans obviously
aware that an individual was cited somewhere else and must
now factor this into the handicapping process.