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A peek into the future of the Meadowlands

A Peek Into The Future Of The Meadowlands


The Classic Series At The Meadowlands

The Classic Series resumes at The Meadowlands.  We’ll take a look at the Trotting Classic as it looks to be compelling on paper.

Here are the horses –

  1. Four Starzz Speed
  2. Misterizi
  3. Michaelrowyourboat
  4. Holiday Credit
  5. Arch Madness
  6. Enough Talk
  7. In Focus
  8. Corleone Kosmos
  9. Digital Image
  10. Lanson

Arch Madness is the one to beat in here after drawing post #5 with Sears aboard and coming off a super 1:51.4 mile last week.  That being said, if he has traffic problems or goes to the lead and isn’t sharp he could get beat.  There is a ton of top talent in here. 

Lanson draws post #10 so it will be tough for him to repeat. Corleone most likely will need a start to be ready for this level.  Misterizi needs to return to last year’s form but has the talent on the right night.  Four Starzz and Enough Talk have the speed to mix it up and will be in the hunt.

It looks like a 5-6-1-8.

56 with 56 with 128 with 128 

We’ll see Friday night.

Impressive debut for Salutation Hanover


This was an impressive debut for Salutation Hanover this morning at The Meadowlands.  He went wire to wire in 1:57.3 with a closing quarter of 28.2.  

The focus is about to turn to stakes season for many of these and it will be interesting to see what great 2 year olds return to form.  It is only April 16th, so they all still have some time before the stakes.  We’ll keep an eye on these for you though and will focus weekly on the big stakes on the calendar for the 3 year old trotters.  Should be fun to watch and handicap….

If you see any 3 year olds that merit some attention, please forward their names and we’ll check them out.

The Classic Series at Dover Downs – Monday, April 6

Unharnessed talent

TeagueESPN did a great piece about the unharnessed talent of George Teague. Their work ethic and team is as good as it gets in this business and to have the likes of Foreman and Chrebet on their ownership side is a great marketing tool for this sport. A big 2009 is undoubtedly on the horizon.

One specific point that stands out to me from this article is their 50% ownership in each horse they train. That is a fantastic model to follow for those who have that opportunity. George Foreman