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Saturday, October 4, 2014


By Carol Hodes for the SBOANJ

MANALAPAN, NJ – October 3, 2014 – Demons N Diamonds picked the $25,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes –Green Acres Final for two-year-old trotting fillies to post her first career victory on Friday, October 3, 2014 at Freehold Raceway.

The Muscle Hill – Half Ours filly trotted the  mile in 2:00 flat, passing the pacesetter Model Behavior [Muscles Yankee] in the stretch for a half-length victory in the non-wagering event.

Contraire [Muscles Yankee] was three and three quarter lengths back in third.

Demons N Diamonds, driven by Daniel Dube and trained by John McDermott Jr., improved her record to one win, three seconds and two thirds from 11 starts for a bankroll of $38,921.  The filly, bred by TLP Stable of Kearny , NJ, passed through the Lexington Selected Sale for $20,000.

She is owned by the partnership of Jonathan Klee Racing of Mineola, NY; Domenic Costanzo of Westbury, NY and Kuhen Racing LLC of Yardley, PA.

In the $7,000 third leg of the Green Acres for two-year-old pacing fillies, Cheyenne Robin [$7.60] was much the best, putting away 1-5 favorite Smart Zone in the co-featured sixth race. 

Cheyenne Robin, driven by Daniel Dube and trained by Robert Siegelman, was a seven-length winner in a stakes record equaling 1:55.4.  It was 11 ½ lengths to World Of Rock in third.  All three are daughters of Rocknroll Hanover.

The mile matched the Green Acres mark of 1:55.4 set by Happy Dreamer [McArdle] in 2007.

Cheyenne Robin races for The Cheyenne Gang of Port Washington, NY. 

In Green Acres action on Thursday, October 2, Jim Meittinis drove the winners of both non-wagering divisions for three-year-old trotters, both offspring of Chocolatier.  Shelikescandy won the filly split in 2:01.3 for a sweep of the three preliminary legs of the series.  The Dawn Anderson trainee, owned by George Beck of Freehold, NJ, won by 24 ½ lengths over Coin Collector [Chocolatier].  In the first leg of the colt division, Choco Sun was a half-length winner over Angels Ransom [Revenue] in 1:57.2.  The Orjan Torstensson trainee races for Eirik Djuve Inc. of Bordentown, NJ.