DAYS DWINDLE DOWN
LAST SHOW DAY OCTOBER 31
Due to the immense preparation involved in getting this
99 head consignment ready to SHIP slightly after midnight
Friday November 3rd, our last yearling show day will be
TUESDAY October 31st, We will commence showing upon arrival
at Harrisburg Saturday November 4th in the morning.
Can’t help but be excited by the video on HIP # 121
WORLD OF HER OWN, first foal and almost replica daughter
of the great Worldly Beauty. Kind of looks like she’s
inherited her mother’s gait…
# 11 TWIRLAWAY has the power expected from an Artiscape
daughter of Stand Alone… You’ll like the McArdle’s
#44 GENERAL McARDLE (Armbro Terrace) #45 THE McDONALD (Born
To Be Best) and #325 McGAIN n McGAIN (Ever And Again). The
latter is a half brother to Dragon Again and has the look
of a stallion already..
#281 DYNAMIC DUELER is a grand looking, grand moving Dragon
Again… #s 594 BEACH BOY TOY (Good Vibrations), 402
COLD CAPE COD (Cold and Clear) 964 GET OUT OF DODGE (Dodge
Kitty) are Artiscape’s to indeed be reckoned with…
Lots of quality RED RIVER HANOVER’s including #s 46
DOCTOR HOLLOWAY (Doc’s Girl), 326 OLE RED RIVER (Art
Sale), 327 MISTER RED (Paulas Promise) #364 RED N BREAKFAST
(Lady JBB) who looks ready to pace :28 quarters right now-
as suggested on the video,
This year’s MATTARONI #230 by Western Hanover is
her best since Armbro Bombay… #363 REDUCATIONAL (Capericorn)
471 CLUB RED (Steamy Place) are Red River Hanover fillies
sure to pass any inspection list. The latter has the size
last year’s Western Ideal sister distinctly LACKED….
If you can think of a more apt discription for this year’s
Muscles Yankee offerings go for it… Collectively they
are rather reminiscent of equine Ruths, Gehrigs, Dimattgios
and Mantles. .
#122 GUIDA MUSCLE will be the only colt ever from My Starchip
as she was tragically lost in the fire. He was in Kentucky
at the time… #123 MUSCLE MASS has the white stockings
as you’ll see but he moves with the power long associated
with the great Keystone Profile’s…#125 BLUE
YORK YANKEE is bigger than Blue Mac Lad and according to
many the best one yet from Vernon Blue Chip… #126
ECHOLOGICAL looks and trots like his mother which can’t
be all that bad considering his mother is the very accomplished
Echo Hanover…. #233 MR MUSCLEMENCH (Madam Ambassador)
is more Muscle like than last year’s version…
# 234 YANKEE GOSPEL (Mallelujah) just floats over the ground
as do the better members of this storied tribe.. # 284 (PINE
AFTER PINE (Pine Nugget) by far the best from the well bred
dam… #285 TOSS THE BOSS (Toss Up) also the best and
biggest from the dam… #307 IRISH MUSCLE (Southwind
Emerald) can fly as the video so evidently displays…
#128 A STARLET BORN might be the nicest My Starlet since
My Starchip…#232 ANKLETS AWEIGH is the first saleable
product from Anklet Hanover. Her brother Achilles Heel had
bone cysts and was not saleable but has entered training
and will be heard from next year…# 463 MUSCOVITE (Armbro
Vitality) could be a candidate for that World Cup extravaganza
in Russia if her video is any indication… Can flat
out fly... #s 589 NO PAIN NO GAIN ( Spendthrift) and 1052
MALIBI (Malfalfa) also videoed very well as did #590 MUSCLE
SHIRT the largest yearling yet from Paisley Yankee.
And lest we forget the “bookend Dream Vacations #588
CLOUD CASINO (Getoffofmycloud) and #672 BRUISE CRUISE (Muscling
In)… Both showed lots of trot in the field and both
are strong individuals. In addition, remember many a fond
evening at the Cloud Casino when it was high atop Roosevelt
And this is just scratching the surface of what could be
our best ever consignment.
Nothing wrong with Ronnie’s wave as it least illustrates
vigorous COMPETITION especially to those watching on simulcast.
The last thing we need do is to present the impression that
we offer country club racing rather than vigorously competitive
THE UNCOUPLING CONTROVERSY
Noticed that nearly 60% of those responding to last week’s
the USTA poll regarding the splitting of trainer and owner
entries were in favor of complete uncoupling.
One would have to wonder about the demographics involved
with the responders in that it’s difficult to imagine
seasoned horse bettors sharing those convictions. Most would
probably echo sentiments that the uncoupling as it is now
is far too liberal and subject to the kind of confusion
that prevailed in two very major classic races.
In one race there was the controversy over a driver moving
other to allow a uncoupled stable mate stretch clearance
while in the other event two horses from common ownership
and common trainer ship visually acted as a team first by
scorching a competitor in one heat then in true tag team
tandem controlling the pace in the final.
In both cases, the public is protected if it’s an
entry. Otherwise it’s a total insult to those who
tore up tickets.
Not sure we totally fathom the logic in making horses re
qualify off a scratch in which the obvious reason for the
scratch is inclement weather. It would seem far more logical
to permit horses to scratch without malice in these situations
rather than to force them to race when those closest to
them are dead set against it.