Cotolo’s Harness-Weekend Review, 8-15-11We faired well as the second half of the harness season launched in North America, featuring success in the U.S.A. and Canada.
See You At Peelers scratched from a race at Tioga on Aug. 14, so she is still in pursuit of her 22nd-straight victory. The cause for the scratch was the condition of the track, which was labeled “sloppy.” Trainer Jimmy Takter said he didn’t think she liked the surface when she was warming up so he took her out of the event. She is scheduled to start at Chester on Aug. 21 in the $350,000 Valley Forge Pace as her campaign toward meeting the boys in The Little Brown Jug this September continues.
Aug. 21 is the fourth edition of Super Stakes Sunday at Chester. The Pennsylvania track will host $2 million in stakes, including sophs in the Battle of the Brandywine, trotters from the Hambo trail in the Colonial Trot and lucrative consolations for the main events. We will be on top of those events in our Thursday blog.
Due to the recent tragedy at the Indiana State Fair, the Grand Circuit racing program scheduled for Friday, Aug. 19, at the Indiana State Fair will now be held at Indiana Downs on Thursday, Aug. 18 with an 11 a.m. post time. The main events in that program include the Fox Stake, Hoosier Stakes, The Horseman and the Ralph Wilfong.
We are intensely following the second half of the season rolls toward the Breeders Crown events, this year at Woodbine in Canada. Our “Crown” Countdown will begin soon.