|September 2 – Del Mar|
|Mc Hottie||Wgt-120||Race 4||Maiden Special Weight|
|Tribal Roar||Wgt-120||Race 6||Maiden Claiming $40,000|
|Over Par||Wgt-120||Race 7||Allowance Optional Claiming $20,000|
|Wild in the Saddle||Wgt-123||Race 8||Tranquility Lake S.|
|Dressed to a T||Wgt-120||Race 9||Maiden Special Weight|
|September 3 – Del Mar|
|Maibaby (IRE)||Wgt-119||Race 2||Claiming $40,000|
|Seeking the Sherif||Wgt-121||Race 7||Allowance Optional Claiming $62,500|
|Tizmatic||Wgt-120||Race 8||Maiden Claiming $20,000|
|September 4 – Del Mar|
|Found Money||Wgt-120||Race 5||I’m Smokin S.|
|Pipedreams||Wgt-124||Race 7||Maiden Claiming $20,000|
Extra Races For Monday, September 7, 2015
(Entries Close on Thursday, September 3, 2015)
X4 EXTRA RACE NO 4 CLAIMING
Purse $10,000. (Plus up to $1,800 in Participation Money)(Plus up to $2,500 for BC Breds) For Three Year Olds and Upward. Three Year Olds 117 lbs. Older 122 lbs. Non-winners of a race since August 7 2 lbs. A race since July 7 4 lbs. CLAIMING PRICE $4,000 SIX AND ONE HALF FURLONGS
X5 EXTRA RACE NO 5 CLAIMING
Purse $10,000. (Plus up to $2,100 in Participation Money)(Plus up to $2,500 for BC Breds) For Fillies And Mares Three Years Old and Upward Which Have Never Won Three Races. Three Year Olds 117 lbs. Older 122 lbs. Non-winners of a race at a mile or over since August 7 2 lbs. Such a race since July 7 4 lbs. CLAIMING PRICE $4,000 ONE MILE AND ONE SIXTEENTH
X6 EXTRA RACE NO 6 MAIDEN CLAIMING
Purse $11,000. (Plus up to $2,500 for BC Breds) For Maidens, Two Years Old. Weight 120 lbs. CLAIMING PRICE $12,500, if for $11,000, allowed 3 lbs. SIX FURLONGS
X7 EXTRA RACE NO 7 MAIDEN CLAIMING
Purse $11,000. (Plus up to $1,800 in Participation Money)(Plus up to $2,750 for BC Breds) For Maidens, Fillies And Mares Three Years Old and Upward. Three Year Olds 117 lbs. Older 122 lbs. CLAIMING PRICE $12,500, if for $11,000, allowed 3 lbs. SIX AND ONE HALF FURLONGS
|Friday, September 4||Overnight|
|Race 1||Maiden Claiming – $12,500||$10,000|
|Race 2||Maiden Claiming – $12,500||$11,000|
|Race 3||Claiming – $4,000||$10,000|
|Race 4||Maiden Claiming – $8,000||$10,500|
|Race 5||Claiming – $4,000||$10,000|
|Race 6||Claiming – $4,000||$10,000|
|Race 7||Claiming – $4,000||$10,000|
|Friday, September 4||Overnight|
|Race 1||Maiden Claiming – $16,000||$20,000|
|Race 2||Claiming – $40,000||$39,800|
|Race 3||Maiden Claiming – $10,000||$18,000|
|Race 4||Claiming – $8,000||$17,000|
|Race 5||Claiming – $32,000||$39,500|
|Race 6||Claiming – $10,000||$20,000|
|Race 7||Optional Claiming – $40,000||$39,800|
|Race 8||Allowance Optional Claiming – $62,500||$62,300|
Thank you for all the calls concerning my health. I’m fine and well but I apologize for not being able to send out the daily newsletter.
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Onto Every Track, A Little Rain Must Fall
Friday night at historic old Hastings Racecourse saw the second “off” track of the season, although it was no more off than “good” and it played pretty quick compared to the times permitted by the fast tracks of the last few weeks. We ran 36 horses in the last four races and the public bet $336,000 on them. The first three with 17 head handled about $139K for a total of $475,000. Another graphic illustration of the connection between good field-size and doing good business.
Field size and off tracks are also likely contributors to big prices, and there were plenty of those on Friday night. The average win payoff was just shy of $18.00 a race. No favorites won and only one ran as well as second.
Antonio Reyes won three races on the evening and Silvino Morales won his first ever at Hastings. Congratulations to jockey Morales.
El Capone Muscles In On The Win
The feature was the third, an open $25,000 claimer for older horses at a mile and a sixteenth, and it was won by El Capone ($38.80) in a photo with Senor Rojo. Off the Top persevered for third after dueling on the front end with Devil in Disguise for most of a trip that took the winner a very minimal 1:43.36 over a track labeled good that was, regardless, very fast. Last time this bunch hooked up (August 7) they went about eight lengths slower than they did over tonight’s track.
Many times when the photo sign goes up, it goes up because that it is what is supposed to happen, but 9 out of every 10 people at the track know who won, photo sign or not. This was not one of those. This one required a camera to be sure.
Off the Top and Devil in Disguise gave each other no peace from soon after the break until late in the stretch when Senor Rojo and El Capone finished off runs from back and way back to hit the wire a nose apart, with El Capone prevailing after coming from last.
The front running duo of Off the Top and Devil in Disguise ran credible races, but the winner and runner-up ran large races, no matter how fast the track. A minute-forty-three and small change is not a lot of time for 25K types to take to cover a mile and a sixteenth.
El Capone was bred in British Columbia by Chad Purdy, as well as Rod and Ursula Bolivar who are the owners. John Snow trains the gelded son of El Corredor.
Jockey Antonio Reyes had a triple on the card, winning three of the last four races. He took the fourth with Lady At War ($17.80) for owners Grayross Stable and David and Sylvea Gregory, she also being the trainer. Reyes won the next race with Cadeo ($24.80) for Dr. Kenneth Walters. Tracy McNeil trains. Reyes concluded his evening with a victory aboard Authority Taken ($14.00) for owners G. Matkovich, R. Munro, and J. Lazazzera and trainer Brian O’Connell.
The stallion Cause to Believe had a daddy double. Cadeo, as reported, won the fifth race, and Pas Believen ($12.70) took the sixth with Silvino Morales getting his initial Hastings win for owner Clint Wilson and trainer Rob VanOverschot. Cause to Believe stands at Road’s End Farm.
Richard Hamel extended his lead over Pedro Alvarado (who did not win on the evening) to 9 wins by taking the opener on Zanita Rosae ($7.60) for Sapphire Stables and breeder, as well as trainer, Sandra Loseth. The winner went as the second choice and it was the shortest price of the day.
Second shortest price on the card came in the second race when Majestic Mark ($9.40) won as the third choice for kay and Sue Ohashi and trainer Patty Leaney. Alex Marti rode.
Folks with an inclination to make a little wager now and then will want to think about the Pick 6 that has now carried over to the tune of $22,520. One winning ticket could take that and some more home on Monday night. With the way that they bet out in simulcast land last Monday evening, a carryover this big could generate some serious play from near and far.