Leg 2 of Sire Stakes for Two-Year-Olds take Friday, July 10 spotlight
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ (July 8, 2015) – Before fans turn their focus to Saturday’s eliminations for the $800,000 Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace, their attention will be on Friday night’s second round of New Jersey Sire Stakes for two-year-olds at the Meadowlands.
Friday’s thirteen-race program and Saturday’s fourteen-race program each begin at the special early post time of 5:30 p.m. to avoid traffic congestion with Taylor Swift concert goers at MetLife Stadium next door to the racetrack.
The Sire Stakes include two divisions for both the male and female trotters plus single divisions for both male and female pacers.
Round one winner Boston Red Rocks heads the fourth race for pacing colts and geldings. The colt by Rocknroll Hanover won last week’s opening round by two lengths over Katies Rocker, who is also back in Friday’s race. Boston Red Rocks, who is owned by Peter Blood and Rick Berks, scored in 1:53.2 for trainer Steve Elliott.
Southwind Frank turned in perhaps the most impressive round one performance by a trotter with his 1:56.3 win, sprinting home in 26.3 to prevail by a head over the highly regarded Brooklyn Hill. Those well-bred sons of Muscle Hill drew in separate divisions on Friday.
Race eleven features the pacing fillies and is headlined by Rock My Girl, a 1:53.3 opening round winner. She is shared in ownership by West Wins Stable, Adriano Sorella, and Ron Broadstone. John Campbell drives for trainer Casie Coleman.
Fans are invited to follow along with the online conversation leading up to the Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace by using #Pace15 on social media.