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Massive Red Mile Card Set For Saturday

Published: October 8, 2015 5:14 pm ET

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The final program of the season at the Red Mile is set for this Saturday and it contains an absolute slew of stakes action, including the $527,000 Kentucky Futurity, the $262,500 Kentucky Filly Futurity and the $450,000 Tattersalls Pace.

The card also features two divisions of the $232,000 Glen Garnsey Memorial, the $148,000 Allerage Open, the $134,000 Allerage Trot, the $79,000 Allerage Mare Pace and the $66,000 Allerage Mare Trot.

The Kentucky Futurity, which has been carded as the final race on the program (Race 14), will be raced in one heat. Hambletonian winner Pinkman headlines the bunch. He is shipping in off of a 1:53.3 win in the Canadian Trotting Classic at Mohawk Racetrack on September 19. The Jimmy Takter-trained son of Explosive Matter-Margie Seelster has 10 wins in 14 starts this season and $1,486,965 in earnings. In his career, he has won 16 of 22 starts and earned $2,053,925. He’s owned by Christina Takter, John and Jim Fielding, Herb Liverman, and John Mc Clelland.

Takter has four other pupils set to start in the Kentucky Futurity (French Laundry, The Bank, Uncle Lasse, Canepa Hanover). The Ron Burke-trained Crazy Wow, the winner of a Bluegrass division, was supplemented into the Kentucky Futurity. He’s owned by Our Horse Cents Stables, Jt45, Jerry and Theresa Silva Stables, and Deo Volente Farms.

The post positions for the Kentucky Futurity appear below.

1 - Aldebaran Eagle – Corey Callahan – 20-1
2 - French Laundry – Brett Miller – 12-1
3 - Crescent Fashion – Scott Zeron – 20-1
4 – The Bank – Jimmy Takter – 6-1
5 – Crazy Wow – Tim Tetrick – 7-2
6 – Uncle Lasse – David Miller – 9-2
7 – Canepa Hanover – Dave Palone – 10-1
8 – Honor And Serve – Matt Kakaley – 20-1
9 – Pinkman – Yannick Gingras – 2-1
10 – Muscle Diamond – John Campbell – 10-1

The Kentucky Filly Futurity (Race 12) highlights a matchup between Mission Brief and Wild Honey, both of whom were Bluegrass winners on October 3. Mission Brief, a daughter of Muscle Hill out of Southwind Serena has won eight of 10 starts this season. She took her mark of 1:51.3 at the Meadowlands Racetrack in her Hambletonian elimination. She is owned by Burke Racing Stables, Our Horse Cents Stables, Jerry and Theresa Silva Stables, and Weaver Bruscemi. Wild Honey, the winner of the $500,000 Hambletonian Oaks, has won five races in 12 starts this year. Her mark of 1:52.2 came in the Hambletonian Oaks. She is owned by is owned by Christina Takter, John and Jim Fielding, and Herby Liverman and is trained by Jimmy Takter.

The post positions for the Kentucky Filly Futurity appear below.

1 – Wild Honey – John Campbell – 4-1
2 – Lilu Hanover – Jimmy Takter – 20-1
3 – Speak To Me – Brett Miller – 15-1
4 – Classical Annie – Aaron Merriman – 12-1
5 – Mission Brief – Yannick Gingras – 3-5
6 – Bright Baby Blues – David Miller – 6-1
7 – Im So Fancy – Matt Kakaley – 15-1
8 – Smexi – Corey Callahan – 20-1
9 – Gatka Hanover – Tim Tetrick – 20-1

The Tattersalls (Race 13) will feature a field 12, which includes Artspeak, Lost For Words and In The Arsenal. Artspeak, who finished fifth in the final of the Little Brown Jug, competes for Brittany Farms, Marvin Katz, Joe Sbrocco, and In The Gym Partners. He has only won four races in 14 starts this year, but has a mark of 1:48.2 taken at Mohawk Racetrack in a division of the Simcoe Stakes. Lost For Words, who was second in the Little Brown Jug, is a Well Said colt out of Thou Shalt Not. He is owned by Country Club Acres, W. Robinson, Richard Lombardo, and Strollin Stable. In The Arsenal, who will be returning off a 1:52.3 win in the Bluegrass, is owned by White Birch Farms and In The Arsenal Racing. Kelvin Harrison trains the American Ideal colt who is out of Ladyotra.

The post positions for the Tattersalls Pace appear below.

1 – The Wayfaring Man – Dave Palone – 20-1
2 – Artspeak – Scott Zeron – 6-1
3 – Penji Hanover – Yannick Gingras – 10-1
4 – Rock N Roll World – Aaron Merriman – 15-1
5 – Dudes The Man – Corey Callahan – 9-2
6 – Blood Brother – John Campbell – 15-1
7 – Split The House – Tim Tetrick – 4-1
8 – Paparazzi Hanover – Matt Kakaley – 15-1
9 – Trading Up – Luc Ouellette – 20-1
10 – Lost For Words – David Miller – 7-2
11 – In The Arsenal – Brett Miller/John Campbell – 6-1
12 – National Seelster – Andy Miller – 15-1

The first of two Glen Garnsey Memorial divisions will feature the return of Bluegrass division winner Wicked Little Minx. She will meet up with Bettor Be Steppin once again. Owned by Courant A B and trained by Nancy Johansson, Wicked Little Minx, a filly by Rocknroll Hanover out of Beachy Lady, will start from Post 6. Bettor Be Steppin, racing for the interests Val D’Or Farms, Rojan Stables, and Ted Gewertz and trainer Joe Holloway, will start from Post 1. She’s by Bettors Delight and is out of Two Steppin Sally.

The latter Glen Garnsey division matches up fellow Bluegrass winners Divine Caroline and Bedroomconfessions (trained by Joe Holloway and Tony Alagna, respectively). Devil Child is also entered. She will be making her first start for her new interests of Susan Oakes and Crawford Farms, as well as for trainer Chris Oakes. The American Ideal filly out of Kattimon finished second to Bedroomconfessions, owned by Riverview Racing and Alagna Racing, in her 1:54.1 win. Divine Caroline, winning her Bluegrass division in 1:53.2, is owned by Val D’Or Farms, Ted Gewertz, Rojan Stables, and Michael Ouriel.

The Allerage Mare Pace has gathered a field of four (Skippin By, Show Runner, Colors A Virgin, Inittowinafortune). Colors A Virgin, a daughter of Always A Virgin out of Full Color, is the most distinguished in the group, earning $853,598 in her career as well as winning 24 in 43 starts. She’s shipping in from Hoosier Park off a 1:52.1 win in an Indiana Sires Stakes elimination. She’s conditioned by Brian Brown for the interests of Emerald Highlands Farms.

European sensation D One will make her return in the Allerage Mare Trot after having broken stride in a Maple Leaf Trot elimination on September 12. While campaigning in the United States, she has won two races, the $181,450 Fresh Yankee on Aug. 8 at the Meadowlands and the $177,000 Muscle Hill on August 21 at Vernon Downs. The Donato Hanover mare is owned by Stall Kenny 23 and conditioned by Roger Walmann. An earner of $1,060,355, D One enters off of a 1:55 qualifier on October 2 at the Red Mile.

The Allerage Trot has attracted D One’s stablemate, Magic Tonight, who qualified in 1:55.4 on October 2 at Lexington. Since shipping to America, the Andover Hall trotter, out of the Self Possessed mare Miss Possessed, owned by Srf Stable is winless in three starts, yet has 20 wins in 58 tries on his resume and $1,362,296 in earnings.

Against Magic Tonight are Il Sogno Dream, who won the $137,500 Dayton Trotting Derby on Oct. 2, and Obrigado, who scratched sick from the Dayton Trotting Derby. Il Sogno Dream, a Cantab Hall trotter, out of the Fill V mare Le Rev, trained by Christopher Beaver for connections Bill and Dan Manes and Leonard and Randy Christopher, has four wins this season and a mark of 1:52.2 taken at Scioto Downs. Obrigado, a gelding by Boy Band out of Malimony by Malabar Man and is conditioned by Paul Kelly for owners Paul Kelly Racing Stable, L. Higgins, W. Weaver, and Stable 45, has three wins this season, one of them being in the $200,000 Crawford Farms Trot.

Pacing sensation State Treasurer faces nine foes in the Allerage Pace. A winner of 30 races in 87 starts, the Real Desire pacer foaled by the Western Ideal mare Ideal Treasure has $1,796,214 to his credit, as well as wins in the $138,500 Dayton Pacing Derby, $513,750 Canadian Pacing Derby, and the $150,000 Roll With Joe. Doo Wop Hanover, one of the few pacers to beat him this season, draws better than the horse trained by Dr. Ian Moore for owners Sally and Paul Macdonald.


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