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Tuesday, June 6, 2017


Week 3
The Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace – Saturday, July 15

Driver, Trainer, Owner
Justin Horowitz’s Comments
($766,016 – 1:49.0)

D. Miller, B. Brown
Country Club Acres, Joe Sbrocco, Richard Lombardo, Diamond Creek Racing
Returns to Canada this weekend for the first time since winning the Governor’s Cup over Huntsville to close out 2-year-old season. Has done nothing wrong during 3-for-3 start to 2017. Now gets to flaunt his talent on a big track against the division’s best in the NA Cup at Mohawk
Last Race: 5/27 – YR –Art Rooney Final– 1st (1:52)
($745,843 – 1:49.0)
T. Tetrick, R. Schnittker
Raymond Schnittker, Theodore Gewertz, Charles Iannazzo, Steven Arnold
Looked back to top form with another dominant win by 7 lengths in 1:49 in PASS last Thursday. Won the fastest division and did it as relaxed and comfortable as could be. Tetrick and Schnittker won the 2010 Pace with One More Laugh, this guy gives them a great shot at another one
Last Race: 6/1 – PHL – PASS – 1st (1:49)
Ocean Colony
($151,223 – 1:50.1)

Y. Gingras, J. Takter
Christina Takter, John Fielding, Hatfield Stables, Marvin Katz, Al Libfeld, Sam Goldband
A good second place finish in the PASS while no match for Fear The dragon down the lane, who is not Pace eligible. Still paced in 1:49.2 and looks to be progressing nicely after a decent 2-year-old campaign. Hall of Famer Takter is still looking for his first Pace trophy.
Last Race: 6/1 – PHL – PASS – 2nd
Hurricane Beach
($34,492 – 1:50.3)
L. Roy, L. Blais
The lightly-raced gelding took a new lifetime mark in winning the Somebeachsomewhere at Mohawk by 4 lengths from post 9. Obviously is giving up experience to his other Pace rivals, but the talent is here. $230,000 yearling is a ½ brother to 1:47.3 stakes winner Hurrikane Kingcole
Last Race: 6/3 – Moh – Somebeachsomewhere – 1st (1:50.3)
Filibuster Hanover
($158,055– 1:52.0)
Y. Gingras, R. Burke
Burke Racing Stable, Joseph Di Scala, Jr., J&T Silva Stables, Weaver Bruscemi
Couldn’t get past non Pace eligible Summer Side in a PASS last week from an outside post. Drew into the same NA Cup elim as Ocean Colony and Hurricane Beach. Looking forward to seeing his late kick on that long Mohawk stretch
Last Race: 6/1 – PHL – PASS – 2nd
Miso Fast
($277,954 – 1:52.2Q)
M. Kakaley, R. Burke
Burke Racing Stable, Our Horse Cents Stable, J&T Silva Stables
Got the week off after a tough trip in the Rooney Final and drew post 8 in his NA Cup elim against Huntsville. He’s a son of 2011 Pace champion Roll With Joe and the only son of his sire in the top 10
Last Race: 5/27 – YR – Art Rooney Final – 6th
Normandy Beach
($185,237 – 1:51.3)
T.B.A, R. Burke
W J Donovan
Still waiting for this one to take another step forward and has the chance to do so against Hunstville and stablemate Miso Fast in his NA Cup elim.
Last Race: 6/1 – PHL – PASS – 5th 
Mac’s Jackpot
($147,599 – 1:51.4)
D. Miller, J. Campbell
Jeffrey Snyder
Upset a division of the Somebeachsomewhere at 42/1 in a lifetime best 1:51.4. This is a son of $1.2 million earning mare who is a full sister to Little Brown Jug champion Michael’s Power. 20 career starts makes this one of the most experienced eligibles
Last Race – 6/3 – Moh – Somebeachsomewhere – 1st (1:51.4)
Boogie Shuffle
($171,880 – 1:51.4Q)
S. Zeron, M. Harder
Fox Hollow Farm
Has finished third in four straight starts dating back to last year, all in stakes company. Not eligible to the NA Cup. Another with speed to compete, but still in search of the signature win over the top ones
Last Race – 6/1 – PHL – PASS – 3rd
($102,948 – 1:51.1)

G. Napolitano, Jr., J. Bier
Daryl Bier, Charles Dombeck
Makes his first appearance in the top 10 after chasing Huntsville for the second time in the past three races. Has won 10 out of 13 races this year after making only 2 starts at 2. Still needs to go faster to beat the top ones but has the pedigree and toughness to compete
Last Race: 6/1 – PHL – PASS – 2nd