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Saturday Baby Races Complete

Published: June 22, 2013 3:42 pm ET

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Summer is here and the two-year-olds are out in full force preparing for the 2013 stakes season. Between The Meadowlands and Mohawk Racetrack, a total of 42 baby races were contested on Saturday morning at those two tracks alone.

Hope For Justice logged the quickest qualifier for trotters at Mohawk Racetrack with a speedy 1:59.1 mile over the track listed as good with a one-second allowance. The Windsong Espoir - Truth And Justice gelding was a gate-to-wire winner for driver Luc Ouellette and trainer Bjorn 'Bernie' Noren, who co-owns with the trotter's breeder Mary Katz of Kentucky.

Trotting filly Demanding Sam looks to be living up to the pedigree of her stakes-winning parents. With Paul MacDonell at the controls, the daughter of Donato Hanover out of Whitesand Samantha tripped the timer in 1:59.3 in her qualifier for trainer Scott McEneny, who co-owns with Michelle McEneny of Waterdown, Ont. McEneny trained the dam of Demanding Sam before she retired to the broodmare band at Hanover Shoe Farms.

On the pacing side, Twin B Speedo was extremely revealing with a tight 1:56.1 mile. Phil Hudon was at the lines of the homebred Art Major-Beach Bound colt for trainer Blake MacIntosh and owners Twinbrook Ltd. of Embro, Ont., who bought the colt back from the Black Book sale.

Pacing filly Take That Hanover was the fastest for age and gait, clicking off a 1:56.4 eight-plus length score for driver Jody Jamieson and trainer-owner Jack Darling of Cambridge, Ont. The daughter of Well Said - Transfer Hanover was a $58,000 yearling purchase last Fall.

To view the full charted results from Mohawk, click the following link: Saturday Results - Mohawk Two-Year-Old Qualifiers.

Saturday’s two-year-old baby races at The Meadowlands began with two very impressive trotting colts both winning in 1:57.1 from different angles.

Nuncio, an Andover Hall colt from the Jim Oscarsson barn, away close and then shuffled, rolled by under no urging from young Kevin Oscarsson to win impressively to win the first. The second saw Southwind Spirit lead all the way to win by open lengths for Yannick Gingras with a 27.4 close to his mile. This Muscle Hill is from the Burke barn, owned in partnership with Weaver Bruscemi LLC and Stable 45.

Derby won the third after an up close trip for Ray Schnittker in 1:59. This Deweycheatumnhowe colt is owned by Ray with Kelk’s Inc, Ted Gewertz and the breeder, Jeff Gural’s Little E LLC.

The highest price trotting yearling sold last fall, a Muscle Hill colt named Trixton, won this morning in 1:59.2. Gingras held him third behind a gapper and closed up nicely to get the win. He is from the Takter barn and is owned by Brixton Medical and Christina Takter.

Shake It Cerry won for the third time in these morning sessions and she looks like something special. Today’s romp was a front end tour for Ron Pierce in 1:56.4 with the greatest of ease. Another Takter pupil, she is owned by her breeder, Solveig’s Racing Partners.

Pacers began in race 10 and Avalanche Hanover was an impressive 1:57.1 winner in his first outing for Tim Tetrick and Linda Toscano. He is a Somebeachsomewhere colt that required only one bid by Myron Bell to secure him for Brittany Farms, Katz, Libfeld & Goldband, Sbrocco and Little E LLC; granted the amount of that single bid was $200,000.

Tetrick and Toscano came right back with the filly JK Molly, an Art Major filly who finished her 1:56 mile in 27.3. She’s owned by the 3 Brothers Stables.

Put On A Display charged home from well back for Tetrick to win in 1:58.3 for the Put On A Show connections of trainer Chris Ryder and owners Richard and Joanne Young. She’s a $175,000 Somebeachsomewhere filly from the Lexington Select Yearling Sale.

Ideal Magic zipped to an effortless 1:53.3 win for Tetrick and Tony Alagna. He’s an impressive American Ideal colt owned by Cheap Speed Stable, Joe Sbrocco, Eagles Soar Partners and Louis Willinger.

Tellitlikeitis is the Well Said from Kikikatie, who has thrown nothing but fast horses, and this colt is no exception. He was a geared down 1:53.3 winner for Yannick, never asked for speed. Takter trains for Lothlorien.

West Matters romped in the finale for Andy Miller in 1:53.4. He's owned by Andy and Omer Miller and Julie Miller is the trainer.

To view the full charted results from The Meadowlands, click the following link: Saturday Results - Meadowlands Two-Year-Old Qualifiers.

(with files from The Meadowlands)

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