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Monday, September 7, 2009

Cane Pace Preview

With the World Trotting Derby in the books, it is time to take a look at the Cane Pace (1st leg of the pacing triple crown) being held today at Freehold Raceway. Unlike the WTD, the Cane Pace looks to be a far more interesting race. If I Can Dream, the elimination winner draws post position eight today which makes it harder for him to repeat. Vintage Master has a great closing kick, but the short stretch may compromise his ability to be there at the wire unless Dube decides to race him on the front.

My selections for the Cane Pace is: 4- Arctic Warrior, 2A - Mr. Wiggles; 1A - Vintage Master; 6 - If I Can Dream.

How come the USTA or Trackmaster does not offer a free program page for the Cane Pace? It would be nice if a free program for the whole card would be offered, but at a minimum a program page for the Cane Pace should be made available.

While we are talking about free program pages, the Daily Racing Form offers a race of the day feature where they provide their past performances for a specific race each day. Would it be too hard for Trackmaster to offer a race of the day? The USTA should pursue it; after all, the USTA provides Trackmaster with the past performance information that they sell.

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