There will be 14 baby races contested this Saturday morning at the Meadowlands featuring some very well bred colts and fillies.
The second foal of Peaceful Way, shown above winning the Maple Leaf Trot, will make her first start on Saturday. (New Image Media)
In the first test the second foal of the much celebrated trotting mare Peaceful Way, a winner of $3.2 million during her very successful racing career, will make her racing debut. Peaceful Ez Feelin, a daughter of Muscles Yankee is owned by breeders Angie Stiller, Marvin Katz, Al Libfeld, Sam Goldband along with Linda Worrell.
The filly has drawn post five in the first event with trainer Jimmy Takter listed to steer. She is one of a dozen rookies Takterís team will harness for the races Saturday morning.
In the third race Takter sends out Morningstar, a filly by Cantab Hall from his former stable star Passionate Glide ($2.1 million). Owned by her breeders Brittany Farms, Morningstar will leave from post four.
In the next race Takterís starter is from another of his top trotting mares, Solveig ($930,000). Dontyouforgetit, a son of Cantab Hall, is owned by his breeder Solveigs Breeders of New Jersey. Heís drawn post two.
In the sixth race Takter sends out Corky, a son of Muscles Yankee from the former Ontario Sires Stakes star Clarice Marie, a winner of more than $313,000 during her career. A $100,000 yearling at last yearís Lexington Select Sale, the colt is owned by Toronto brothers John and Jim Fielding.
The next event sees Max Andover carrying the Takter colours. The Andover Hall colt owned by breeder Tom Lund of Norway is the first living foal from the $337,000 winner Merles Pearl. Takterís other starter in that race is Bluto, a son of Donato Hanover is the fourth foal from millionaire Blur.
Switching to the pacers, in the eighth race Takterís starter is Wherethegirlsare, a filly from the first crop of Somebeachsomewhere from his former champion Cabrini Hanover, a winner of $1.4 million in her career. David Willmot and Clay Horner of Ontario share ownership of the filly as well as her dam.
The two-year-old full brother to Heston Blue Chip starts Saturday. (Tom Berg photo)
Race 10 finds Sunfire Blue Chip leaving from post five for Takter. The American Ideal colt is a full brother to top NYSS colt Heston Blue Chip ($409,000).
In the final schooler of the day, Takter sends out a son of $1.4 million winner Kikikatie. Rockin Amadeus is a son of Rocknroll Hanover owned by breeder Lothlorien Stable of Cheltenham, Ontario. The colt is a full brother to $903,000 winner Rockin Image.
Another trainer with numerous entries in Saturday morning is Ray Schnittker who will start a bakerís dozen of freshmen. Among those is Shes Nutz in the second race. The Credit Winner filly is a full sister to millionaire Crazed.
The Somebeachsomewhere half-brother to Rock N Roll Heaven, above, starts in race 12.
Another blueblood pacer in the 12th race is Bigrisk, a son of Somebeachsomewhere from Artistic Vision. The colt is a half-brother to Rocknroll Heaven ($2,774,478) and Clear Vision ($1,062,022). A $450,000 yearling purchase, the colt is owned by Frank Bellino of New York and trained by Bruce Saunders, the same connections who campaigned Rock N Roll Heaven.
George Teague sends out a pair of pacing fillies from top mares in the ninth race. Somwherovrarainbow is a daughter of his former stable star Rainbow Blue, a winner of $1.6 million in her career. Keystone Shaye is a Dragon Again filly from the former OSS star Style.
In the eighth race the Teague stable has another pair of starters including Lloyds Lady, a daughter of Quik Pulse Mindale from the $1.6 million winner Sanabelle Island.
The complete list of entries may be viewed through the link below.
Meadowlands Baby Races - June 9