ROAD TO THE MEADOWLANDS PACE
Week 1 - April 8, 2014
The Meadowlands Pace – Saturday, July 12
Driver, Trainer, Owner
Darin Zoccali’s Comments
($291,722 – 1:50)
J. Morril Jr. / D. Menary
D. Menary, B. Gray, M. Guerriero
Two year old champion was untested in New York as he dominated the NY Sire Stakes. Incredibly talented and incredibly fast. A World Champion at 2. Smaller horse will have to prove it against open stakes company.
($371,850 – 1:51.4)
B. Sears / R. Burke
3 Brothers Stable
Did not miss the exacta in 7 starts last year. Wrapped up his season impressively with a win in The Governor’s Cup. He paced in 1:51.4 on a cold night that evening. Talented with upside going forward.
Luck Be Withyou
($359,417 – 1:50)
R. Pierce / C. Oakes
The Breeders Crown winner really blossomed at Pocono and raced back to the talent he showed early in the season. He was 2nd in his Metro Elimination and won a Champlain Division.
($316,838 – 1:49.4)
Y. Gingras / N. Johansson
P. Soderberg / M. Katz
Clearly the cream of the crop in New Jersey as he dominated the NJ Sire Stakes. He also won his Metro Elimination and was 2nd in The Final. He paced in 1:49.4 at Lexington, showcasing his raw speed and ability.
($370,828 – 1:50.4)
S. Filion ./ R. Moreau
The Metro Winner from one year ago. That race had some serious bumping in the stretch as well. Raced entirely in Canada and that will likely be his path to The Meadowlands as well.
($137,137 - :1:49.2)
Y. Gingras / R. Burke
Burke Racing Stb / Weaver Bruscemi LLC / M. Yanek / L. Karr
Showed his talent early in the year and carried it with him to Lexington where he put up a monster mile. He won his Breeders Crown Elimination and was 3rd in The Final. Scratched from The Governor’s Cup.
($282,454 – 1:51.4)
C. Callahan / J. Butenschoen
VIP Internet Stb / M. Foti
Went 7 for 10 as a 2 year old. He is the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes Champion. Owns victories over Somestar Somewhere and So Surreal. The first on this list to qualify in 2014 pacing at Southern Oaks in1:55.3.
($291,611 – 1:52.4)
J. Campbell/ J. Campbell
Fashion Farms LLC
Only 1 win last year, but only missed the board once. Was a runner-up in both his Breeders Crown Elim and The Final. Has been facing and racing well with many of these. Has some upside going forward.
($219,494 – 1:50.3)
A. MacDonald / C. Auciello
Denarben Stables / R. Auciello
Won nearly half of his starts including the Ontario Sire Stakes Super Final. Seemed to blossom when he moved to the Auciello barn. Report is he hasn’t grown much but has been in 2:10 and is close to qualifying.
Let’s Drink On It
($174,601 – 1:51.1)
TBA / J. Seekman
T. Seekman / L. Bond / H. Hewitt / V. Boido Jr.
Raced well on the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes circuit. He won 5 of 12 starts last year. He won an Elimination of the Metro and was interfered with in the Final. Also won The American National.
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