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News And Notes
Frosh-pacing-superstar Captaintreacherous got a taste of The Red Mile on Sept. 20 in a morning qualifier. The colt is in preparation for Grand Circuit stakes engagements in Lexington, Kentucky.
Tim Tetrick sent the Tony Alagna-trained-Captaintreacherous to the lead from post 4 and rated the colt through fractions of :29.4, :58.2 and 1:27, sending him home in :26 for a 1:53 mile. Stablemate Emeritus Maximus and Sir Richard Z Tam were 3 lengths behind.
Captaintreacherous is aiming to wipe out another field, this time in the Bluegrass Series on Sept. 29 and the International Stallion Stakes on Oct. 6. After a second in his career debut on July 20 at the Meadowlands, the Somebeachsomewhere colt won five races, including three in sub-1:50. He has banked $741,337 at two so far, well on target to make it a million-dollar season and hope to come back sound at three.
Pompano Park opened its 48th season of live harness racing on Sept. 19. Racing has a 7:05 p.m. post time. The south Florida oval’s racing schedule includes 140 programs from mid-September through the end of June. Programs will be conducted on Wednesday and Saturday nights for the first three weeks with Mondays being added beginning Oct. 8.
From Nov. 20 through April 6 Pompano will race four nights a week (except Christmas Eve, Christmas and New Year’s Day) with the addition of Tuesday evenings. The balance of April and the month of May will revert to a three-nights-a-week schedule with the season ending in June with programs two nights each week.