UPDATE – 11 A.M.- CHOREOGRAPHY (see below) has been euthanized..
All eyes are on FORT ERIE this weekend as BIG RED MIKE heads down the QEW HIGHWAY to race in the second leg of Canada’s Triple Crown, the Prince of Wales Stakes.
Thanks for everyone’s notes and comments – thank you to BARB MINSHALL who informed us that old-time RAW POWER has been retired and is looking for a happy home.
ROLPH DAVIS has written in about his former horse TWISTED WIT and Thoroughblog thanks you – re: famous, fast horses vs. the not-so-fast,
The only reason horses like Twisted Wit, Verne’s Baby, Wake at Noon etc. get mentioned more often is that they did make someone a lot of money and they have probably earned a retirement instead of moving around from barn to barn in the claiming ranks. All horses are important to be sure…thanks to the commenter who gave us some Harlem rocker NEWS (SEE BELOW)
AND TWISTED WIT is on Alex Brown’s Forum, the money is flooding in!! http://forums.delphiforums.com/alexbrown/messages/?msg=49722.
The PRINCE OF WALES 1 3/16 mile, Sunday…
Can he do it again? BIG RED MIKE either duels Golden Moka or chases him as a speedball is entered in the Wales…DAVE LANDRY PHOTO
POSSIBLE FIELD (last 3 Beyer Figures)
BIG RED MIKE 91, 92. 82
CAPTAIN CANUCK 84, 87, 65
DARK CLOUD DANCER 78, 79 84
GOLDEN MOKA – Panama
HOTEP 89, 90. 84
MOBIL UNITL 70, 65, 68
MOBTHEWARRIOR 83, 88, 70
WHO WE GUNNA CALL 73, 74, 72
AND WHO IS GOLDEN MOKA?
For $12,500, the Good Friends Stable is supplementing GOLDEN MOKA to the Wales on Sunday. This is a chunky, chrome-laced chestnut who has not lost in 3 sprints in Panama and he is very fast.
This guy has been in ONtario for some time and there were thoughts of the Queen’s Plate before he got sick.
He is trained by Brian Lynch. The colt, by Golden MIssile from the family of ARZI, cost only $8,000 at auction.
Read more at this site: http://www.horsesales.com/goldenmoka.htm
SPEAKING OF THE PRINCE OF WALES…
HARLEM ROCKER, who won the Wales in 2008 for Adena Springs Racing Venture and Stronach Stables, has returned to Canada and is in training at Woodbine. The son of Macho Uno – Freedom Come was recently 4th in a minor stake at Delaware and he is 0 for 3 since winning the Cigar Mile in 2008.
He has his own web page… http://harlemrocker.com/news.htm
CHOREOGRAPHY PULLS UP
It’s been a tough summer for old-time horses from Canada. Yesterday, 10-year-old CHOREOGRAPHY pulled up in a $5,000 claiming race at Fort Erie and early reports had the situation as dire. (Note: It has been reported that the horse has been euthanized)
The son of Foxtrail – Princess Nita, bred by Darlene Kutynec, has been raced by owner and trainer Ted Knight since 2005. He was stakes placed twice in his career and was a winner already this year with earnings of $14,000.
His career record is below:
LIFE – 87 – 14 – 23 – 8 – $450,556
CANADIAN-BRED MARLANG RIDES INTO SUNSET
Gus Schickedanz’s homebred 5yo MARLANG led all the way to win the Grade 3 Sunset Handicap on the last day of the Hollywood Park meeting on Sunday. The Langfuhr – Marienburg horse, who last won the Saranac Stakes in 2008, also won the Breeders’ Stakes at Woodbine.
He was trained by Debbie England but is now trained by Neil Drysdale.
His winning Beyer Figure was 93.
QUIET APPROVAL LIKES STEEPLECHASING!
Ontario bred QUIET APPROVAL (Quiet American – Agolo, by Alydeed romped in a 2 1/16 mile allowance steeplechase race at Saratoga on Sunday to kick off the Spa’s summer meeting. The 4yo gelding was a Queen’s Plate contender only last year but has transformed nicely since he left Woodbine last fall when racing for $10K claiming. He has two wins in his 4 jump races for Move Up Stakes and trainer Katherine McKenna.
Quiet Approval was bred by Kingfield Farms.
BELOW – ROXY GAP, Eugene Melnyk’s unbeaten 2yo filly, ran an 84 Beyer to win the Shady Well on Sunday