Monday, July 07 2008
Monmouth Park Recap for Sunday, July 6, 2008
DYNA’S LASSIE TAKES MISS LIBERTY STAKES AT MONMOUTH; COLTS NECK HANDICAP TO WHO’S THE COWBOY
OCEANPORT, N.J. * Eldon Farm Racing Stable’s Dyna’s Lassie kept her 2008 record a perfect two-for-two in winning the $70,000 Miss Liberty Stakes at Monmouth Park on Sunday.
In the day’s other stakes event, Gerald Sleeter’s Who’s the Cowboy got back to his winning ways at Monmouth Park, taking the $60,000 Colts Neck Handicap, the 6-year-old gelding’s first win in nearly two years.
Dyna’s Lassie, a 4-year-old filly by Dynaformer from the Thunder Gulch mare Tortuga Lady, covered the mile and a sixteenth over “good” turf in 1:42 3/5 and returned $19.80, $9.40 and $6.80. Rasta Farian, who finished a half-length back in second, rallied up the inside to complete a $157.60 exacta and paid $8.20 and $5. It was another length and a quarter back to Bachata, the favorite, who returned $3.40 to show in the field of 12 fillies and mares.
Sunday, July 06 2008
Monmouth Park Recap for Saturday, July 5, 2008
PRESIOUS PASSION, NOTIONAL HEADING FOR CALIFORNIA AFTER UPSET VICTORIES IN BREEDERS’ CUP CHALLENGE AT MONMOUTH
OCEANPORT, N.J. * The band played “California Here I Come” at Monmouth Park on Saturday as Patricia Generazio’s Presious Passion scored a front-running upset victory in the $750,000 United Nations Stakes (G1) and J. Paul Reddam’s Notional captured the $300,000 Salvator Mile Stakes (G3).
Both the United Nations and the Salvator Mile are Breeders’ Cup Challenge “Win and You’re In” events, and the winners of both races earned automatic starting berths at the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park on Oct. 24-25. The U.N. winner, Presious Passion, is guaranteed a spot in the $3 million Breeders’ Cup Turf, and the Salvator winner, Notional, has a starting date in the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile.
Monmouth Park Barn Notes for Saturday, July 5, 2008
WHO’S THE COWBOY TOPS COLTS NECK; CZARINA’S GIRL IN GOOD SPOT; PARK AVENUE BALL KIN DEBUTS; BACKSTRETCH PICNIC SET FOR JULY 14
OCEANPORT, N.J. * Who’s the Cowboy looks for a win in Sunday’s $60,000 Colts Neck Handicap * Czarina’s Girl is well-placed in the $70,000 Miss Liberty Stakes * Half-brother to stakes winner Park Avenue Ball debuts Sunday * The 17th annual Backstretch Appreciation Day Picnic will be held Monday, July 14.
Saturday, July 05 2008
Monmouth Park Recap for Friday, July 4, 2008
J BE K, 2-5 CHOICE, EASILY CAPTURES JERSEY SHORE STAKES AT MONMOUTH; SILVER EDITION 2ND, INDY JOE 3RD IN GRADE 3 SPRINT
OCEANPORT, N.J. * Zayat Stable’s J Be K left no doubt about who was best in the $150,000 Jersey Shore Stakes (G3) at Monmouth Park on Friday as he assumed command at the quarter pole and rolled to a handy four-length victory.
Sent off the 2-5 favorite in the field of six 3-year-olds, J Be K stopped the timer in 1:09 flat over the fast main track and paid $2.80, $2.20 and $2.10 across the board. It was the fifth victory in seven lifetime starts for the son of Silver Deputy, who is trained by Steve Asmussen. Garrett Gomez came in from New York for the ride and registered his fourth victory on J Be K.
Monmouth Park Barn Notes for Friday, July 4, 2008
BACKPACK GIVEAWAY, DON MacBETH FUNDRAISER SET SATURDAY
OCEANPORT, N.J. * Bobby Frankel has both Champs Elysees and Sudan entered in Saturday’s $750,000 United Nations Stakes as he seeks a second win in the Grade 1 turf test * Joey P. faces a tough test in the $75,000 Mr. Prospector Saturday * Don MacBeth fundraiser all weekend at Monmouth * Backpack giveaway part of Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup Challenge Day activities.
Friday, July 04 2008
HOTSTUFANTHENSOME WINS MONMOUTH TURF FEATURE
OCEANPORT, N.J. * Main Street Stable’s Hotstufanthensome reaffirmed his love of Monmouth’s turf course Thursday afternoon, as he gamely withstood a challenge through the stretch to post a head victory in the $45,000 allowance feature.
The 8-year-old gelding, trained by Terri Pompay and ridden by Jose Lezcano, raced the mile and a sixteenth over the firm course in 1:42 1/5 and paid $6.20, $3.40 and $3.20 across the board as second choice in the field of seven older horses.
Victory Alleged, who poked his head in front of the winner at the top of the stretch, raced well through the final furlong, but could never get his head in front again. He completed the $30.80 exacta and paid $4.60 to place and $5.40 to show. Murch was third and paid $6.20 to show.
Thursday, July 03 2008
ZULMIN, 7-5 CHOICE, WINS FEATURE AT MONMOUTH
OCEANPORT, N.J. * Zulmin, the 7-5 favorite, gained command at the eighth pole and rolled to a two and a half-length victory in the $51,000 allowance feature at Monmouth Park on Wednesday.
The winner, owned and trained by Eddie Broome and ridden by Eddie Castro, raced the one mile and 70 yards over a fast main track in 1:44 2/5 and paid $4.80, $3 and $2.20 across the board.
Fortunate Slew, who was off poorly, rallied to gain the place, paying $7.60 and $3.80, and completing a $39.60 exacta. Voluminous was third, three-quarters of a length farther back in the field of seven New Jersey-bred fillies and mares, and returned $3 to show.
This was the second straight victory for Zulmin, a 5-year-old mare by Stormin Fever * Zul, by North Prospect, who was bred by her owner-trainer. She won a similar race here on June 8.
Monmouth Park Barn Notes for Wednesday, July 2, 2008
LUKAS BRINGS SILVER EDITION FOR FRIDAY’S JERSEY SHORE STAKES; UNITED NATIONS, SALVATOR BOTH BREEDERS’ CUP CHALLENGE RACES
OCEANPORT, N.J. * Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas returns to Monmouth Friday with Silver Edition, who goes in the $150,000 Jersey Shore Stakes (G3), which kicks off the Fourth of July holiday weekend * Saturday brings Breeders’ Cup Challenge Day, with both the $750,000 United Nations Stakes (G1) and the $300,000 Salvator Mile Stakes (G3) having “win and you’re in” status for the Breeders’ Cup World Championships in October.
Wednesday, July 02 2008
Monmouth Park Barn Notes for Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Monmouth will celebrate the Fourth of July weekend with seven stakes races over three days, topped by the Breeders’ Cup Challenge Day events; a $100,000 guaranteed Pick 4 pool; a fundraiser for the Don MacBeth Memorial Jockey Fund; a backpack giveaway, and Family Fun Day activities all three days.
The stakes action gets underway on Friday, July 4, with the 17th running of the $150,000 Jersey Shore Stakes (G3), which features top 3-year-old sprinters, and the $65,000 Choice Stakes for 3-year-olds on the turf.
Monday, June 30 2008
Monmouth Park Recap for Sunday, June 29, 2008
DEVIL HOUSE GOES WIRE-TO-WIRE IN WINNING LIGHTHOUSE STAKES
OCEANPORT, N.J. * Glencrest Farm’s Devil House showed the most speed from her inside post and took her five foes wire-to-wire in winning the $70,000 Lighthouse Stakes at Monmouth Park on Sunday.
Trained by the meet’s top conditioner, Bruce Levine, Devil House covered the mile and 70 yards in 1:42 flat and returned $30.80, $14.40 and $6.60 after coming home a 10 ¼ length winner. For Kisses rallied from last to complete a $137.40 exacta and paid $5 and $4. It was another 4 ¼ lengths back to Prop Me Up, who returned $3.40 to show. Debbie Got Even, the 9-5 favorite, finished fifth.
Saturday, June 28 2008
Monmouth Park Barn Notes for Friday, June 27, 2008
NICKSAPPEALINGLADY SET FOR TURF DEBUT IN BOILING SPRINGS; TALKIN ABOUT LOVE TOPS SPRUCE FIR; JULY PASS GIVEAWAY SUNDAY
OCEANPORT, N.J. * Nicksappealinglady, who has won three times on wet main tracks, is scheduled to make her turf debut in Saturday’s $150,000 Boiling Springs Stakes (G3) * Talkin About Love looks to get back to her winning ways in Saturday’s Spruce Fir Handicap for New Jersey-breds * Weekend activities at Monmouth include a $100 handicapping contest on Saturday and a Miller Lite Month of July grandstand pass giveaway on Sunday.
Thursday, June 26 2008
Monmouth Park Recap for Wednesday, June 25, 2008
ARCH NEMESIS SETS COURSE RECORD IN MONMOUTH TURF WIN
OCEANPORT, N.J. * Brazil Stable’s Arch Nemesis got up in the final stride to capture Wednesday’s $45,000 allowance feature at Monmouth Park in record time.
The 4-year-old daughter of Arch, trained by Angel Penna Jr. and ridden by Eddie Castro, stopped the timer in 1:46.72 for the mile and an eighth over the firm turf course, beating the old mark by nearly three full seconds. The previous record for the distance, starting from the infield chute with the portable rail set out 36 feet, was 1:49.60, set by Greenery on June 14 last year.