The Road to the Breeders Crown begins now!
Sept 27, 2016~Jugette, Buckette Heat Up Filly Divisions
By Frank and Ray Cotolo (BC) denotes Breeders Crown eligible
Sophomore fillies shipped into the Delaware County Fair for its annual meet, with the pacers competing in two heats of the $239,400 Jugette and the trotters racing in the $86,200 Buckette on Wednesday, Sept. 21.
Beginning her grind to the lead at the half, Miss Tezsla (BC-Andover Hall) bested pacesetter Naughty Iii and pocket-sitter Ultimate Shopper (BC-Yankee Glide) to win the Buckette in 1:55.1 Owned by Miss Tezsla Stable, trained by Jimmy Takter, and driven by Brett Miller, she paid $3.20 to win.
Call Me Queen Be (BC-Somebeachsomewhere) went wire to wire in the first heat of the Jugette, winning by four lengths over L A Delight (BC-Bettor’s Delight) closing for second and Pure Country (BC-Somebeachsomewhere) faltering from a first over trip and finishing third. Pacing a world-record mile of 1:50.1 and paying $8.80 to win, she’s owned by Let It Ride Stables and Mr. Dana Parham, trained by Ross Croghan, and driven by Scott Zeron.
With Darlinonthebeach (BC-Somebeachsomewhere) and Marty Party Two scratching out of the second heat, L A Delight drafted behind Call Me Queen Be, pulling out of the pocket and edging to a 1:51.3 win in the Jugette final. Owned by Robert McIntosh Stables, C S X Stables, and Al McIntosh Holdings, trained by Robert McIntosh, and driven by John Campbell, she paid $8.20 to win.
Sept. 12, 2016~Marion Marauder, Bar Hopping Win Canadian Trotting Classic Elims;
Betting Line Best Again
By Frank & Ray Cotolo (BC) denotes Breeders Crown eligible
Grand Circuit action continued at Mohawk Racetrack on Saturday, Sept. 10 with two $40,000 eliminations for the Canadian Trotting Classic (CTC) and the $204,040 Simcoe Three-Year-Old Pace.
Marion Marauder (BC-Muscle Hill) took command after the half and advanced to a 1:52 victory as the 1-5 favorite in the first CTC elimination over Winter Harbor (BC-Muscle Hill), Tony Soprano (BC-Kadabra), Waitlifter K (BC-Muscles Yankee) and Brooklyn Hill (BC-Muscle Hill). Owned by Marion Wellwood and Devin Keeling, trained by Mike Keeling, and driven by Scott Zeron, he paid $2.40.
Bar Hopping (BC-Muscle Hill) pounced by tempo-setter Southwind Frank (BC-Muscle Hill) to win the second CTC elimination over Bee In Charge (BC-Manofmanymissions), Warrawee Roo (BC-Majestic Son), and Dia Monde. He’s owned by Christina Takter, Hatfield Stables, Marvin Katz and Al Libfeld, trained by Jimmy Takter, and driven by Tim Tetrick. He paid $10.00.
Sitting off a torrid pace by Lyons Snyder (BC-Well Said), Betting Line won his eleventh-straight race this season in 1:49.1 as the 1-9 favorite, with Lyons Snyder finishing second and Voracity (BC-Sportswriter) third. Owned by West Wins Stable, Christine Calhoun and Mac Nichol, trained by Casie Coleman, and driven by David Miller, he paid $2.30.