Down The Backstretch: Where did they go?

Nicholas Oakes
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Some of the three-year-old crop of 2013 have found new homes in the U.S.

The 2013 season is in the books and the three-year-old crop of 2013 have completely their stakes careers with the Atlantic Breeders Crown finals well in the past now.

This begs the question of where these stakes finalists have went.

Out of the three-year-old pacing filly final, winner Ramblinglily has not raced since her victory in the Turner stake at Truro in November. The Articulator mare is at home in Riverview, N.B., prepping for a season in the local open mares races.

Western Judy was sold to New York interests once her season was over. The mare has raced five times at Buffalo Raceway in New York with her last racing on Wednesday, finishing out of the money.

Whistys Paradise was sold to the U.S., taking a mark of 1:54.3 at Yonkers Raceway in December. Her last start was a third place finish in a $12,500 leg of the Petticoat series at Yonkers on Monday.

Putnams Kream is now Delaware owned and sports a mark of 1:56.2 at Dover Downs. She finished second in a conditioned race at Dover on Monday night.

Windemere Maggie is now owned by New York connections but has not made a start since December in Charlottetown.

Misssassy Attitude was sold to  New York, making a number of starts at Monticello Raceway. She qualified in 2:02.3 Thursday at Freehold Raceway in New Jersey.

Skip The Exam last raced in November at Charlottetown and is still owned by Mary Best and Elizabeth Barrett of Charlottetown.

Scootin For Joy is now owned in Illinois and is racing in Delaware at Dover Downs. She is undefeated in two starts since leaving the Island, taking a mark of 1:52.1 Monday night.

Out of the finalists in the three-year-old pacing colt Breeder’s Crown, Untouchable One is now U.S.-owned and has taken a mark of 1:52 at Harrah’s Philadelphia. His last start was sick scratch Monday at Yonkers.

Jacobs Jackpot is now Pennsylvania owned and boasts a mark of 1:55.1 at Yonkers Raceway. His last start was a fourth place finish in a $20,000 claimer at Yonkers.

Beach Paradise is still owned by the same Nova Scotia connections but has raced three times in Ontario for trainer Rheal Bourgeois. He is set to qualify today at Flamboro Downs.

The Rev is racing in Ontario, showing three starts in 1:52-1:53 at Woodbine Raceway in Toronto.

Scarlet Chaser is owned by the same connections, but is now trained by co-owner Charles Hall. The colt finished second in 1:57 Sunday at Flamboro Downs.

JB Bolt is still Inverness owned and has not made a start since the Breeder’s Crown final in Charlottetown.

Libertys Art was sold through the Meadowlands sale in New Jersey to New York owners. He has had three starts so far at The Meadows in Pennsylvania and Saratoga Harness in New York.

Watersides Kipper is now Ontario-owned and being trained by Tony O’Sullivan. He finished fourth in a leg of the Sagamore series Monday at Yonkers Raceway.

In the three-year-old trot, winner Oceanview Kate is now racing in Ontario for owner William Roloson of Belfast. She finished fourth in a $7,500 claimer Tuesday at Western Fair Raceway in London, Ont.

Ashotinthedark has not changed ownership and last raced in the Island Breeders Final in November in Charlottetown.

West River Xcel is now Ontario owned and is entered to qualify today at Flamboro Downs in Dundas, Ont.

Taliesin is still owned by Buntainwood Farm of Brackley Beach and is in training with Island native Harry Poulton in Ontario. He has yet to qualify after making his start in November in Charlottetown.

Irish Lullaby last raced in October in Summerside and has her registration cancelled by her owners so she is now ineligible to race.

Topway is still owned by Sandra White of Belle River and has not raced since October.

Northern Trapper is still Island owned and last raced in October at the CDP.

Rash Statement is now New York owned and made a break Wednesday at Buffalo Raceway in a conditioned class.


P.E.I. scene

My condolences to the family of Dorothy MacPherson, 87, on her passing Tuesday. The North Wiltshire resident is the mother of horse owners and breeders Gary and Blaine MacPherson.


Who’s hot

Top Brand, bred in Milton by Meridian Farms, was a winner in 1:51 last Friday at The Meadowlands in New Jersey for driver David Miller and trainer Virgil Morgan Jr. It is her second win from six starts in 2014.


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Organizations: The Meadowlands, The Meadows, Western Fair Raceway

Geographic location: New York, U.S., Ontario Iceland Riverview Pennsylvania Yonkers New Jersey.Skip The Exam Charlottetown New Jersey Illinois Philadelphia Nova Scotia Saratoga Harness New York.Watersides Kipper Belfast Charlottetown.West River Xcel Dundas Charlottetown.Irish Lullaby Summerside Belle River Milton

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