RAPID RED RIVERS
Think you might like some of the Red River Hanover’s
slated for Harrisburg later on.. Interesting ones could
be # 46 DOCTOR HOLLOWAY (Hi Joe) the largest yearling DOC’s
GIRL has ever had.. Also #326 OLE RED RIVER (Art Sale) from
the only Artsplace sister to the great Mattaroni. Also #327
MISTER RED (Paulas Promise) from a daughter of Costly Power),
# 363 REDUCATIONAL (Capericorn) gorgeous filly from Doonbeg’s
family… #407 GET THE RED OUT (Makin Bucks) half brother
to this year’s Ontario golden boy MANAPITA and # 471
CLUB RED (Steamy Place) from a sister to The Firepan.
And at The Lexington Selected sale #691 CINCINATTI RED
ROSE (Odds On JP) (Hi Robin) turned in a great VIDEO….
Headliner McArdles should be #44 GENERAL McARDLE (Armbro
Terrace) From a $320,000 winning sister to the dam of millionaire
Georgia Pacific… #45 The McDONALD (Born To Be Best)
from a full sister to millionaire Cammibest… #325
McGAIN N McGAIN The McArdle brother to the great race horse
and sire Dragon Again and #403 OLD McARDLE (Nadia Lobell)
a brother to two 1:50 pacers in Whodunit and Odds On Dana…
Also #647 EMPTY McPOCKETS the first foal from the rugged
These McArdles and others will be waiting at Harrisburg
They can be seen at The New Jersey Farm and the videos
will be posted in early October,
Don’t like, absolutely LOVE those new camera angles
shown on the Red Mile transmissions this year. In this era
of simulcast specials it is absolutely imperative that the
TV action be clear and “FOLLOWABLE” which the
06 Red Mile certainly is…
Impressive opening day turnout for Chester Downs though
we’ve yet to see any follow up figures. Be curious
how they fared the next Sunday (September 17th) an absolutely
glorious day in the Northeast with Eagles and Giants playing
literally down the road at a 1PM kickoff…
Obviously one Midwestern track is not seeking too much
Eastern business scheduling attractive features at near
midnight Midwestern time….
SARATOGA’s NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS set new records for
both on track and simulcast handle. Testimony perhaps to
what a truly BANNER racing card is eligible to attract????
Noticed that some 7,500 turned out for TIOGA’s closing
night festivities. Kind of whets the appetite for how the
place might do next year. If the USTA does not have a man
of the year category it should and the first nominee had
better be one Jeffrey Gural…
SEPTEMBER HOOF BEATS
May have read a more informative and comprehensive horse
journal than the September Hoof Beats during my 40 and some
odd years on the scene but not sure I can remember when.
This issue stands as a hallmark until perhaps the next one?
What’s this a home and home million dollar plus challenge
from European sensation GOING KRONOS to be matched with
American leaders GLIDEMASTER and CHOCOLATIER… That
could set even the most jaded heart among us racing!
Going Kronos is by the outstanding European sire Viking
Kronos (American Winner-Conch) who like Credit Winner sire
of Chocolatier is yet outstanding siring son of American
Hopefully this proves doable as it would indeed prove a
worldwide fan magnet!
BREED N RACE
Further discussions are in order to discuss an idea advanced
by Tom Charters and Dr. David Meirs of Walnridge Farms that
might just pave the way for marquee horses to race and breed
simultaneously in New Jersey. Of course the candidates would
service on a limited book basis subject to availability
and pursuant to the rules of the various regulatory agencies.
Conceivably this could allow the likes of Artistic Fella
and Lis Mara currently the leading candidates for pacer
of the year this year to remain at the races in 07 and beyond
and when the schedule permits breed a mare or two along
Chris Ryder used to bring McArdle to get “collected”
at random times during his 4-year-old season after which
the horse would race like a virtual bearcat. With no eligibility
provisions for potential offspring no mares were inseminated
which in retrospect seems somewhat of a wasted opportunity.
Allowing horses to race and breed when conditions permit
seems a win-win situation, as anything that enables horses
to keep active longer has to be positive.
They do it in Europe. No reason why it can’t happen