East Rutherford, New Jersey — The fashion schooner, which has been on the sidelines since posting a sensational 10-hole speed score at the $500,000 Hambletonian Oaks on August 6th, hit a few cobwebs at the Meadowlands on Friday night (September 2nd). Paid up and won the $30,000 featured 3-year-old easily. Open filly trot.
Unlike Humbo Day, where Jim Campbell’s trainee was sent to the gate at odds of 6-1, this time the daughter of the Walner Broadway schooner was bet 1-5 by the players and she delivered easily. , route 2-1/4 lengths before Lilbitalexis. Yanaba was third.
The fashion schooner sat down early on three holes, cleared the rails just before three-eighths, parked in the half to take the lead, and from there drove home, completing the mile in 1:52.1 with driver Tim Tetrick. did. .
His filly was almost a month away, but Campbell was confident heading into Friday’s race.
“I had five weeks off with her before Reynolds (July 1) and she had a good race (close second). She’s a very athletic mare, so It doesn’t take long to stay in shape.”
Campbell’s star student is a frontrunner for next week’s $300,000 New Jersey Classic final, an event debuting this year.
“With only eight fillies available and no eliminations tonight, I wanted to use this as a preparation,” Campbell said. I just wanted to use the New Jersey Classic is a very good program and gives us the opportunity to compete with these 2 and 3 year olds for big money and we need to travel It’s a bonus because there is no. This program provides a good incentive to purchase horses from New Jersey.”
What’s next for the fashion schooner?
“Let’s see what happens next week,” Campbell said. He became his third trainer to sweep both the Oaks and the Hambletonian (Coeur Pavel) on the same day. “Then maybe[October 9]Kentucky Philly Futurity. After next week, the Breeders[October 29]I think he’ll be one or two starts away from the crown.”
Owned by Fashion Farms, the Fashion Schooner racked up six wins from just 12 starts and earned $483,462. She returned $2.40 to win.
Niki Hill Report: Niki Hill won 9 out of 10 games in 2021, earning $904,557 while winning the Three Diamonds, Kindergarten and Breeders’ Crown, qualifying before the betting card and competing with Dexter Dunn. It went wire to wire at 1:52.1. driving.
The year-old two-year-old pacing mare, winner of the Danpatch Award, is about to start her 2022 campaign. In her only pari-mutuel start of the year, Always B Miki-Road Bet’s daughter, Harrah’s May 29, made a big breakthrough as the public her choice in the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes event in Philadelphia, going 1-5. and finished eighth.
“She didn’t handle the track that day,” said trainer Chris Ryder. “I’m happy. She was sweet and strong. Next week we hope to qualify again and race overnight in the Meadowlands before heading to the Red Mile for the bluegrass on October 1st.”
A little more: Tetrick finished the night at the top of the Driver Colony with three wins. Campbell had a training double.
All source handles for 11 race cards totaled $1,736,206.
Racing resumes Saturday at 6:20pm