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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

See You at Peelers Being Shown Respect

Obviously there is a lot of respect for See You at Peelers.  How much?  In the first Little Brown Jug Future Pool, See You at Peelers' morning line is 8-1, co-second favorite in the morning line.  Not bad for a horse that may go in the Little Brown Jug or the Jugette.  The 6-1 favorite for the Little Brown Jug is Meadowlands Pace winner Roll With Joe.  See You at Peeler's partner at second favorite is Big Bad John.

Will she or won't she race in the Jug? That is an interesting question and may depend on what is more important to her connections; the winning streak or the possibility to become the first filly to win the Jug since 1981 when the Jug was one by Fan Hanover. While Peelers has shown she can beat the boys, having to beat the boys twice in one day may be dipping into the well once too many, even for her.

Meanwhile, See You at Peelers will go for win number twenty-three Monday at The Meadows, racing in the $200,000 est. Nadia Lobell which formerly was raced at The Red Mile.  Based on her effort at Chester Downs, this should be an easy victory for her.

Michael A Schottland, the lawyer who went to court to get Crys Dream into the Hambletonian Oaks, is aiming higher this time on behalf of the New Jersey thoroughbred breeders, filing a notice of appeal with the courts, challenging Governor Christie's veto of the NJRC's meeting which allocated subsidy money to the racing industry for purses.  No doubt, the argument will be the Governor can not veto the minutes with regards to the subisidy as a law he signed approved the awarding of the subsidies.  Here is one battle I hope Mr. Schottland wins.  After all, who is the Governor to disregard a legally passed law which he himself signed?  Should the thoroughbred forces win, it is likely the standardbred industry would benefit.

I would be remiss if I did not mention that Xtreme Horsepower occurs this Saturday, at Georgian Downs, starting at 6pm.  For those of you unfamiliar with the event, it is an evening of horses racing 1/8 of a mile to 2 1/2 miles.  Horses racing from a standing start or racing in the opposite division.  For those who complain about not enough wagering opportunities, some fields will go with eighteen betting interests.  One thing for certain, the possibility for big payoffs is great.  If you want to get familiar with the types of races being offered, you can click on this link.  


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