Undefeated 3-year-old filly pacer See You At Peelers, the top ranked harness racing horse in the weekly Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown Top 10 poll, has been named June's Horse of the Month by the United States Trotting Association.
See You At Peelers was perfect in three starts in June, beating the boys in the Art Rooney at Yonkers before sweeping her elimination and the final of the Fan Hanover at Mohawk. She has five victories in 2011 and 18 in 18 career starts. She now boasts career earnings of $1,205,713 for owners Christina Takter and John and Jim Fielding.
See You At Peelers opened up her month on June 4 by winning the $307,734 Art Rooney Pace for 3-year-olds in convincing fashion. With Marcus Johansson driving for his father-in-law, trainer Jimmy Takter, See You At Peelers made short work of the 21st edition of the Rooney. She was the first filly ever to race in the Rooney since the event's inception in 1989. See You At Peelers was a 3-1/2 length winner in 1:53.1. Line Officer was second, with Rollwithitharry third.
She extended her winning streak to 17 with a 3-1/4 length win in a $35,700 elimination of the Fan Hanover Stakes for 3-year-old filly pacers on June 11 at Mohawk. Brian Sears drove the Bettor's Delight filly to the 1:50.3 victory over Idyllic and Live Inspired.
The undefeated miss took the $613,020 Fan Hanover final in a stakes record equaling time at Mohawk on June 18, winning in gate-to-wire fashion in 1:50, three lengths ahead of Krispy Apple. Idyllic was third. The sophomore filly now shares the stakes record with the 2009 winner, Not Enough.
See You At Peelers will make her next start at Vernon Downs on July 9 in a division of the New York Sire Stakes.
by Paul Ramlow, USTA Internet News Manager
See You At Peelers - Art Rooney Final