Day At The Track

JK Letitgo is ready for the Meadowland's Artistic Vision

02:11 AM 14 Mar 2014 NZDT
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JK Letitgo, harness racing
JK Letitgo and driver Corey Callahan
Straight off five convincing wins at Dover Downs JK Letitgo will be racing next at the Meadowlands Racetrack.  
Starting next week JK Letitgo will be stepping up in class racing in either the B-2 or Fillies & Mares B-1/A-2 Handicap Pace at the Big M.  She will race in that class leading up to the Artistic Vision that starts on April 4th. The first two legs of the Artistic Vision race for $22,500 on April 4th and 11th. The final on April 19th goes for $75,000.
JK Letitgo is coming off an impressive uncovered victory in the $20,000 Mares Open/Handicap Pace at Dover Downs. Since starting her four-old-year-old campaign on Feb. 3rd, she has been perfect this year. The four-year-old daughter of Western Ideal-JK Getoutofmyway is co-owned by trainer Joshua Parker with Kevin Evans, Bud Spedden and Naniticoke Racing.
"We are really looking forward to racing at the Meadowlands," said Parker. "I think she is going to be very competitive up there. I think she is the kind of mare that can go one quarter after another. She is more of a grinder rather than a sprinter. so I think she will do real well at the Meadowlands. The bigger the track the more she will be able to open up.
"We were entered in Petticoat at Yonkers but decided against it," said Parker. "We can race for more money at Dover and don't have to pay for shipping to Yonkers. She is a big horse so the bigger the turns and longer the stretch the better she is going to be.
"I've been watching some of the horses that will be racing against JK Letitgo in the Artistic Vision who are in the Petticoat at Yonkers," added Parker. "At Yonkers if you have the 5 post or are further out you are behind the eight ball. Some of them went in 1:55 and 1:54 in the Petticoat. She could do that. I didn't want to take a chance of racing her on a 1/2. I think she belongs on a big track.
"She was racing last year against some of the best fillies in I Luv The Nitelife and Jerseylicious," said Parker. "She did not embarrass herself against them. She only had $43,000 earned. Dover Downs has a class for $45,000 up to $100.000 life. She fit that class perfect. We thought we could get back most of the $65,000 we spent to buy her this winter.
"I own the horse with Les Givens of Nanticoke Racing, Kevin Evans, and Barry Spedden," said Parker. "Les and I have had a partnership for a long time.  I've got some of our horses at my place and he has some at his place. This is Kevin's first horse with me. This is Barry's second horse with me. Barry is pretty much ruined. The first one we had together won five in a row and now this one has won five in a row.
"She going to race against the open mares after the Artistic Vision," explained Parker. "She going to have to show me something to race her against the top stakes mares. She's only four-years-old. We are going to take it one day at a time."
If all goes according to plan the ownership of JK Letitgo could have earned most of the purchase price after the Artistic Vision. If she continues to improve we could see her on the bigger stage against the top mares sometime next year.
by Brian McEvoy, for
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