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Friday, May 12, 2006

New Providence speed-fest

The New Providence Stakes, named in honour of Canadian racing's second Triple Crown winner, may be a restricted event for Ontario-sired sprinters, but there are some hotshot runners lining up at Woodbine for the $125,000, six-furlong dash.
It is the first stakes appearance by the highly regarded MAIN EXECUTIVE, a speedball from the Bruno Bros. Farms who has won five of seven races. The gelding won his second start of 2006 when he got away on a clear lead in the slop on April 22 and held off the returning Verne's Baby.
The latter, who will be equipped with blinkers for the first time, suffered his first career loss in four starts in that race but should give the Executive much more to handle.
Old-timer Barbeau Ruckus, now in the care of trainer George Newland, is better in longer races but should be charging through the stretch.

And from the Comments file, this was posted to the Blog today regarding Major Zee (see archives for post)

Major, you DO deserve better....

Quote from Jason Giliforte in the Racing Form for Saturday...

"I'm not a retirement home," said Giliforte. "I'm trying to make money. I'm looking to run him in two-furlong races and on the turf."


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