Schedule of events: The second week of Grand Circuit action at The Red Mile kicks off on Thursday (Oct. 3) with three divisions in the $266,500 International Stallion Stake for 2-year-old filly trotters.
The Friday (Oct. 4) card features three divisions in the $260,500 International Stallion Stake for 2-year-old colt trotters and three divisions in the $223,900 International Stallion Stake for 2-year-old filly pacers.
On Saturday (Oct. 5), The Red Mile will offer the $600,000 (est.) Tattersalls Pace for 3-year-old colt pacers, the $400,000 (est.) International Stallion Stake for 2-year-old colt pacers and the $350,000 (est.) Glen Garnsey Memorial for 3-year-old filly pacers.
The week concludes on Sunday (Oct. 6) with the $600,000 (est.)
Complete entries for the races are available at this link
Last time: The opening week of Grand Circuit racing at The Red Mile featured many memorable moments, including a trio of world records.
Designed To Be trotted the fastest mile ever by a 2-year-old on a one-mile oval when she won her Bluegrass division in 1:52.2.
Designed To Be was the star of the opening night last Thursday as she won the $96,200 final Bluegrass division in a world record clocking of 1:52.2, breaking the previous mark of 1:52.4 for a freshman trotting filly on a mile track set by Snow White in 2007 at The Red Mile. Bred and owned by Al Libfeld and Marvin Katz, the daughter of
On Friday night in the $90,100 third and final Bluegrass division for the freshman trotting males, Outburst (
Arch Madness equaled his own world record for an older trotting gelding on a mile track by posting a 1:50.2 score in the $10,000 elimination for the Allerage Farms Open Trot on Sunday afternoon. Owned by Marc Goldberg and Willow Pond LLC, the 9-year-old -Armbro Archer gelding won for just the second time in 14 starts this year, while increasing his 2013 bankroll to $214,827. Trainer
The defending Pacer of the Year Captaintreacherous went past the $1.5 million plateau in 2013 earnings when he captured his $95,500 division of the Bluegrass Stakes for 3-year-old pacing males on Saturday night.
Here are the leaders following the past weekend:
Owners: 1. Burke Racing - 264.3; 2. Weaver Bruscemi - 246.6; 3. Frank Bellino - 198.5; 4. Brittany Farms - 187.6; and 5. WJ Donovan - 159.5.
Looking ahead: Grand Circuit action will take place next weekend at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs and Balmoral Park. Pocono will host 12 sets of Breeders Crown eliminations for 2-year-olds, 3-year-olds and older horses of both sexes and gaits. Balmoral will offer Hanover Stakes for 2-year-old colt and filly trotters.