MANALAPAN, NJ - June 25, 2014 - Hope springs eternal as two-year-old New Jersey-sired pacers and trotters make their first career starts on Friday night, June 27, 2014 at the Meadowlands Racetrack.
Eight trotting colts - five sons ofand three by - will make their debuts in the second race, the first leg of the New Jersey Sire Stakes, vying for a purse of $39,000.
Seven trotting fillies, all by, will go postward in the $38,500 fifth race.
Two divisions of pacing colts and geldings, each worth $27,000, are carded as the ninth and 12th races on the 14-race card. In the first split, there are six sons of, two by Cam's Card Shark and one by . In the second division, five are by , and two each by Cam's Card Shark and .
Two-year-old pacing fillies are competing in a pair of $25,500 divisions, races three and 11, and include seven byand five by .
Yearling prices do not guarantee great racehorses but expectations will be high for the six entrants who cost $100,000 or more as yearlings.
Among the trotters, they are French Laundry, a $115,000 Lexington Selected Sale purchase trained byand winner in both of his baby races, including a 1:57.3 clocking on June 14. The son of is out of the $927,169-earner and Hambletonian Oaks winner Creamy Mimi, who is also the dam of The Franchise and King City. French Laundry races for Christina Takter, John Fielding, Jim Fielding and co-breeders Marvin Katz and Al Libfeld.
True Blue Stride, ason of Sabrina Hall, cost $160,000 at the Harrisburg Sale. He is the three-quarter brother of He's A Demon, who banked more than $300,000. trains for Australians Emilio and Maria Rosati.
The filly Mission Brief, trained by, was a $150,000 Lexington Selected Sale purchase by Burke Racing, Our Horse Cents Stables, J&T Silva Stables and Weaver Bruscemi. The daughter of is out of Breeders Crown winner Southwind Serena and won her last baby race by 23 lengths in 1:57.4.
On the pacing side, Richard and Joanne Young have invested $180,000 [Lexington Selected Sale] in The Show Returns byout of Stienam's Place and turned her over to trainer . The Youngs campaigned her $2.4 million earning full sister Put On A Show.
is training Cashaway for Brittany Farms [co-breeder] and Marvin Katz, after the -CPA filly passed through the Lexington Selected sales ring for $105,000. She is the full sister to two who have won in excess of $250,000 each, Authorize and Act Now, and has won a baby race in 1:55.4.
Thecolt Sid Rock is the first foal of My Fantasy, who earned nearly $345,000. He was a $100,000 Lexington Selected Sale purchase for William Wiswell, Jean Goehlen and Eugene Schick and is trained by .
by Carol Hodes, for the SBOANJ