Tuesdays With Mom To Pack It In

Published: November 23, 2011 01:20 pm EST

Tuesdays With Mom, a New York Sire Stakes champion and a top Open Trot performer, will end her racing career on Friday night (November 25) at Batavia Downs


The four-year-old Credit Winner--Princess Deanna trotter is being retired so she can begin her off-track career as a broodmare. She will start from Post 7 in Friday's second race, the $8,100 Open Trot.

Tuesdays With Mom has had a remarkable career for breeder/owner/trainer Peter Arrigenna. In 33 starts she sports a 19-9-2 race record with lifetime earnings of $466,281.

“We knew she was going to be a good one, she showed a lot of potential," Arrigenna said, "but we never expected her to be as good as she was."

She wasn't just good, she was terrific. She won the first two starts of her career as a two-year-old in 2009, taking NYSS events at Vernon and Buffalo Raceway. In her nine-race freshman season she won six times and finished second in the other three starts, which included a runner-up finish in the NYSS Night of Champions at Vernon Downs. Her two-year-old earnings were $187,040.

She came back even better to begin her sophomore campaign, winning at Monticello and Buffalo. She ended her three-year-old campaign by going gate-to-wire in winning the $200,000 Night of Champions in 1:56.3 at Yonkers, with George Brennan in the sulky. For the year she would make 10 starts with seven wins and three seconds and earnings of $246,186. After two years of racing she had never raced in an overnight event and not finished worse than second.

This year her 14 starts have all come during the summer-fall meet at Batavia Downs. She has six winner's circle visits, been second three times and third twice. She heads into her final start with earnings of $33,055.

“She’s simply worth more as a broodmare than as a racehorse," Arrigenna said. “I love the breeding part of the business and we plan on spending a lot of time on the road next year.”

"We have Archangel (Credit Winner--Michelles Angel) staked all over and three other two-year-old New York-bred colts that I really like, plus a Pennsylvania-bred filly by Donato Hanover that we purchased at Harrisburg, so we’re going to be busy next year.”

Arrigenna's plans are to breed Tuesdays With Mom to Donato Hanover.

“I really think she’s going to be an excellent producer; we’re very excited about the future.”

Win, lose or draw, Tuesdays With Mom will return back to the winner's circle for her final time as she bids farewell, giving Western New York race fans a last look at one of the best trotting mares this circuit has ever seen.


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