Crackers Hot Shot claimed her second 2013 Alberta Sires Stakes victory this past Saturday afternoon at Alberta Downs by capturing the $53,600 Alberta Diamond Final in a new lifetime mark of 1:54. Leaving the gate from post two the 2-5 favorite found a spot behind Emotions Run Wild (Hoerdt) and Blue Star West (Gray). The fillies stayed in those positions until the final turn where the sprint was on between Emotions Run Wild, Barona Lilac and Crackers Hot Shot. Crackers Hot Shot drove hard to the wire and scored to win by a head over Barona Lilac (second) and Emotions Run Wild (third). Cenalta Fireworks rallied up for fourth and Blue Star West faded to fifth.
Crackers Hot Shot is driven by Bill Tainsh Jr. and trained and owned by Rod Starkewski. The Camcracker-Shesahotshot filly now boasts earnings of $126,719 and has 6 wins in 11 starts this year. She was bred by Larry Thomas of Edmonton.
Premium Attaction once again was victorious in the highly anticipated Alberta Sires Stakes for 3yr-old colts and geldings. Facing a solid field in the $73,000 Alberta Marksman Final the talented young colt continues to roll for driver-trainer Kelly Hoerdt. With no eliminations needed last week this was the first start for the Clintons Cigar-Themaneattacktion colt since July 21st where he won the Final of the Brad Gunn Stakes. Premium Attaction stopped the teletimer in 1:53.2 over a length ahead of Play Me Right (Campbell). Outlaw Falcon (Gagne) was a close third while Blue Star Admiral (Tainsh) took the fourth spot. The winner paid $5.40 $3.00 $3.40
This was the fifth win out of seven starts this season for Premium Attaction and now has made $187,441 in lifetime earnings for co-owners Kelly Hoerdt and Blair Corbeil of Beaumont. Premium Attaction was bred by Allan and Kathleen Neurauter of High River.
The next Alberta Sires Stake for the 3yr-old Fillies will be the Alberta Marquis with eliminations on October 12th. The ABSS Glamour boys will compete in their elimination of the Alberta Maverick on October 13th. Finals for both events will be held on October 26th at Northlands Park.
NO FEAR TOP OF HIS GAME
No Fear took his second $8500 Open Pace this year on Sunday at Alberta Downs. The 4yr-old gelding out of No Pan Attended-Michelles Heart lit up the board in a new lifetime mark of 1:52. With a scratch of Trust The Artist and the field down to just five horses No Fear (Campbell) took advantage in being patient off the gate and sat fourth for the first three quarters of the race. Smooth Criminal (Tainsh) fired off the gate to set the pace putting up fractions of 27.3 -56.4 - 1:24.2. Flak Jacket (Gray) took the pocket trip while Cowboy Caper (Hoerdt) slipped in to the three hole. No Fear waited till the stretch to swing out and hunt down his foes winning by two lengths and posting his last quarter in 27 flat. Flak Jacket stayed second and a fast closing Mr Saratoga was right there for third. Smooth Criminal faltered to fourth and Cowboy Caper finished fifth. The winner paid $9.80 $4.10 $2.70.
No Fear is trained by Sanford Campbell and leased by Fun For Fans, George Rogers and Jim MacPhail of Calgary. No Fear was bred by Hanover Shoe Farms and purchased for $14,000 at the 2010 ASHA Yearling Sale. He now has 3 wins in 11 starts this year for his owners and boasts $85,216 in lifetime earnings.
Welook forward to another exciting three day weekend of racing at Alberta Downs. Post time 1:15pm. Please join us on holiday Monday September 22nd for FAN APPRECIATION DAY where an estimated total of $2000 in betting vouchers on the day with one lucky fan cashing a ticket every race! In addition, there will be a draw for an OGIO Bag filled with prizes plus $3.00 Hot Dog & Pop food special.