Cotolo’s Harness Review, News And Notes
$22.00 MS Heather M, Buffalo
$14.20 Windsong Ingenius, Buffalo
$11.60 Artie’s Gift, Northfield
$9.40 Maddy’s Fantasy, Hoosier
$8.40 Mousseline Hanover, Cal Expo
$7.70 Cry For Cash, Buffalo
$5.80 Blissfull Jessie, Northfield
$4.40 Foreign Officer, Pocono
$3.40 Bullwinkle, Hoosier
$3.40 Our Ella, Vernon
$2.80 KD Amazin Spirit, Cal Expo
ER Sister (7-5), Hoosier; Nightinthebox (18-1), Maywood; Le-Sirenuse (8-5), Maywood; Tiger Would Too (6-1), Vernon
Upandover Hanover (18-1), Buffalo; Regil Millionaire (5-2), Hoosier; Mastermaker (9-2), Freehold; Newsam (1-1), Freehold; Best Magic (20-1), Freehold; Erikadikete (4-1), Northfield; Hurricane Hanna (5-1), Northfield; Pair Of Eyes (8-5), Northfield; Dollys Joy (9-5), Lebanon; Avantage (7-2), Pompano; Stettin Hanover (5-1), Vernon; Westridge Warrior (4-1), Fraser; Bell Valley Indian (5-2), Lebanon; Fish Tales (9-1), Vernon
Captaintreacherous, the most awaited sophomore pacer in years, qualified at the Meadowlands on April 27 in 1:52, going a final quarter of :26.2, breezing. The Somebeachsomewhere colt is the winter-book favorite for just about all of the major glamour-boy pacing stakes this year. The colt that defeated the “Captain” in the Breeders Crown, Rockin Amadeus, qualified that day in 1:51.3.
Last year’s great but disappointing equine pacing sophomore, Sweet Lou, returns at four this season. He qualified on April 27 in 1:51.3, pacing a final quarter of :25.4. Sweet Lou campaigns for Team Burke again this season.
Other stakes performers from last season qualified at Pocono last week. Bolt The Duer, Economy Terror, Waiting On A Woman are promising sophomore pacing colts among the winners.
The 2013 Ontario Sires Stakes (ONSS) schedule is now available. The schedule was drafted with the racing information known at this time and participants are advised that the dates and locations are subject to change. Draw dates and times will be added to the schedules and results section of the website in early May when that information has been finalized. To view the schedule, please click here.
A late-closing series for trotters racing under saddle features a $25,000 final on Hambletonian day, Saturday, Aug. 3 at the Meadowlands Racetrack. Monte racing, a hybrid of harness and thoroughbred racing is a popular pari-mutuel sport in Europe, especially in France, where trotters and drivers (who ride) compete under saddle races. The series presents two divisions (July 19 and July 26), each worth $10,000, to decide the field in the final.
Ray Cotolo contributed to this blog.
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