WE SEND GOOD ONES TO KENTUCKY TOO
Miss Scarlett (Red River Hanover-Odds On JP) perhaps the
most impressive of the Red River Hanover first croppers
to appear thus far was indeed a charter member of our first
ever consignment to the LEXINGTON SELECTED SALE at Fasig
Tipton last year.
This year’s Lexington crop should be every bit as
good and will feature a number of FIRST CROP trotting prospects
by Triple Crown champion Windsong’s Legacy and the
brilliant Franco-American REVENUE. One Revenue worth remembering
could be QUEEN THIRTEEN, the first ever Revenue sister to
$3milion plus winner SCARLET KNIGHT.
McARDLE IS EVERYWHERE
Like his globetrotting namesake, an abundance of McArdles
are visible at all points on the pacing globe including
many of our sales alumni..
McARTS N CRAFTS (Jardin Des Arts) a noticeable fast closing
third in the $175,000 New Jersey Sires Stakes final was
sold at last year’s NEW JERSEY CLASSIC. So too was
the impressive McARDLES CHARM (Eternal Sweetheart) a New
Jersey Sires Stakes winner in 1:54.1.
Over the years we’ve sold many good ones at The New
Jersey Classic venue including MALTESE ARTIST who’s
probably well over $1million in earnings by now..
And while we’re at it, we should mention that not
all of our HARRISBURG yearlings bring such staggering prices.
The great GEORGE TEAGUE plucked ARTCOTIC (Artiscape-Pumped)
from our 05 Harrisburg consignment for all of $5,000. Last
year crafty Carl Jamieson nabbed the impressive NEAL DIAMONIQUE
(Real Desire-Diamonique Mindale) for all of $10,000.
IS ANYBODY WATCHING?
Just curious if in this mass information age whether someone
is actually recording the betting and handle figures at
the various racetracks- especially the racinos and whether
or not it actually matters just when feature races go off.
For arguments sake, a pair of Sullivan Memorial eliminations
featuring a number celebrity trotters went off somewhere
between 2:30 and 4PM on Monday at Monticello.
Commensurately somewhat southwest that same day a number
Reynolds Memorials for freshman pacing fillies and sophomore
trotting colts were carded at Pocono between the hours of
2PM and 6ish or so…
At 3:30 that same afternoon, Chester reopened for it’s
2nd season. While there were no major stake races, there
were some pretty fine divisions of the Dana Irving sprinkled
throughout. Their Thursday card features three Valley Forge
divisions for the 3-year-old pacing fillies including divisional
leader Southwind Tempo who started in the vicinity of 6:30PM.
On Sunday superstars LIS MARA and ARTISTIC FELLA headline
the BEN FRANKLIN at Chester approximate off time 5:10PM
A track official was quoted as lamenting the dearth of
driver attendance at The Meadowlands Pace Press conference
slated for 12 noon on Tuesday but earlier that morning there
were qualifiers at Chester and later that same afternoon
a full slate of Reynolds Memorials at Pocono starting at
Later that same evening there were multiple New York sires
stakes divisions at Vernon Downs
Unfortunately Internet video streaming lessens the urgency
of actually attending these conferences though nobody’s
figured out how to do lunch over the web.
Where are you John Henderson with the Hammond Productions
FEATURE RACE VIDEO? It’s almost impossible to keep
up with all these features going off at all these times.
Don’t misconstrue! The additional racing opportunities
are wonderful whenever they occur though it would be nice
to determine just who else might be watching and/or wagering.
After all, most manufacturers generally research who’s
actually buying and using the product.
Might be the first time we can remember when the driver
of the pacesetter was taken down for keeping a trailer boxed
in behind. The official chart calling terminology is for
a horse unable to get through is “shut off”.
It’s early and already we’re hoping for a match
up between the talented DUNESIDE PERCH, RIGGINS etc. With
the Niatross and Wilson on the immediate horizon, sparks