Saturday brought some major harness action north and south of the border, so we'll focus on that today.
First, Finley updates every race result with quotes in HRU, so you can read it here.
The biggest news of the evening might not be about a winner, but a horse who did not perform. Odds on Equulies faded to a poor sixth off stout but reasonable fractions. He seems to be really fighting his gait in the lane. After a mile like that - if not explained by something simple - a lot of barns would regroup and try and fight another day. I kinda figure that's what will happen here. If you are not 100% going into a North America Cup elim, you don't have a great shot to succeed.
Vegas Vacation looked good in his division of the
Over at the Meadowlands, I Luv the Nightlife was upset by a really sharp filly, but with fillies it is hard to make a judgement over only a couple of races. This division will sort itself out like it usually does I would suspect.
In the craziest race of the evening - a part of the TVG FFA series - Golden Receiver hung out Pet Rock in 52.4, setting things up for Sweet Lou and Fred and Ginger who ran one-two. Pet Rock somehow finished a close fifth, beating Golden Receiver. Those two horses will probably sleep for a week.
I watched Warrawee Needy and he looked suspect coming from off the pace - like he had no go at all. Hurrikane King Cole was scratched sick.
I don't think we learned a whole lot last evening, but we saw some interesting races and some fast miles. Next week the North America Cup elims are on tap, setting up the first Grade I type race in harness racing one week later.
Have a great day everyone!
In HRU today, 'Suggestions for a Commissioners Office' . Participants might not like it, but I expect fans of the sport, and those who want to see it grow, will (page 7 pdf)