Friday, 04 October 2013 13:32

ABSS Alberta Stakes

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There were three divisions of the ABSS Alberta Shooting Star held on Sunday, September 29th at Alberta Downs for 2yr-old colts and geldings. In the third division Blue Eyed Cowboy (Tainsh Jr.) was victorious in a blazing time of 1:54.4 which is the fastest two-year-old gelding pacer in the history of Alberta Downs. Blue Eyed Cowboy enjoyed the victory by winning by a head over a fast closing Outlaw Last Chance. Pass The Port who led for the first three quarters wound up third. The fractions were 27.3, 57.2 and 1:26 at the three quarters. This was Blue Eyed Cowboy’s third lifetime win and now has earnings of $16,248. The son of the late Brandons Cowboy-Eicarls Blue Eyes is owned and trained by Rod Starkewski and bred by Kathy and Kurt Schmidt. The winner paid $6.40 $6.70 $3.80.

Comes Home First continues to do just that. Comes Home First (Marino) won the first division of the Alberta Shooting Star in fashion. Leaving from post six Comes Home First cleared to the front and was on top by two lengths by the first quarter in 27.3. He continued to control the pace with fractions of 57.4 and 1:27.2 at the three quarters. Comes Home First drew away from the field down the home stretch beating his competitors by over six lengths. The Brandons Cowboy-Cinderalla Cam colt is trained by Lance Ward and owned by the JJJ Stables. The colt now has five wins out of seven starts and $39,207 in lifetime earnings for his owners. Oh Yeah (Giesbrecht) took home second prize and Sonic Spark (Hudon) was third.

In the third division of the Alberta Shooting Star Incognito Cowboy (Clark) broke his maiden and posted a clocking of 1:58.1 winning by six lengths. Leaving hard off the gate from post six Incognito Cowboy went right to the front and never looked back. He continued to control the pace throughout the race with fractions of 29.1, 59.2 and 1:28.1. Driver/trainer Keith Clark shares ownership on the son of Brandons Cowboy with Verne Rea, Doris McDougall and Laurence Swalm. Donttelldaddy (Marino) was second while TJs Tiger (Redwood) was third.

ABSS Alberta Starburst – September 28th

Top 2yr-old Fillies took centre stage this past Saturday afternoon at Alberta Downs. The 1-9 favorite Triple Action (Giesbrecht) did not disappoint in the first division. The talented young filly had no problem defeating her competitors by over two lengths in a time of 1:57.3. Triple Action is trained by Joe Ratchford and owned by Raggs To Riches Stable. This was her third win in six starts and now has lifetime earnings of $42,500. Blue Monday (Kolthammer) was a solid second and Merlins Rocket (Redwood) an easy third.

Nighttraintovegas (Campbell) was victorious in the second division winning in an impressive time of 1:55. The daughter of Camystic-Midnight In Vegas has won five out of six races and earned

$42,764. Blue Star Escape (Hoerdt) took second money home while Make Three Wishes (Clark) took third prize. The winner paid $8.20 $2.40 $2.10.

In the last division of the Alberta Starburst Sweet Sugar (Giesbrecht) was golden and gave driver Phil Giesbrecht his second win on the day. The overwhelming 1-9 favorite crossed the line 1:58.3 winning convincingly by over three lengths. The daughter of Tajma Hall-Hide The Candy is trained by Tim Brown and owned by Sandra Brown and Archie Melnyk. A fast charging War Feather (Gray) came up for second while Mystic Return (Clark) settled for third.

Kelly Hoerdt turned in a driving/training triple on the day starting with My World in the fourth race, Emotions Run Wild in the fifth and Just Saucy in the sixth.

Alberta Sires Stakes action will continue at Alberta Downs with the AB Marquis for the 3yr-old Fillies October 12th and the AB Maverick for 3yr-old Colts and Geldings October 13th. The ASHA Stakes for both the 2yr-old Fillies and Colts and Geldings will be contested October 12th and 13th as well.

Racing resumes at Alberta Downs this Saturday and Sunday. Post Time 1:15pm 

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