Thoroughbred Horse Racing Back In Metro/Detroit Friday June 27th!

I’ve made no secret how I feel about Hazel Park Raceway’s group. From the owners to their pin up boy. But make no mistake it is the Michigan Horseman’s Benevolent and Protection Association who have paid for the racing surface conversion and barn area renovation. 350 stalls ain’t much but it’s enough to get the thoroughbreds back on the track.

Pinnacle should have went on, the State Of Michigan made sure it didn’t. Again Governor Snyder RE-INSTATE our Office Of Racing Commissioner.

Again to reiterate for the millionth time.

Before the word Lottery or Casino was ever heard it was Horse Racing that generated $400 Million dollars a year for the State.

Give this Industry not only the respect it Deserves but what it has Earned.

 

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Friday’s Entries at Hazel Park.

Race 1 – Post Time – 7:30 PM
Hazel Park CLAIMING $8,000

Purse $6,200. (Plus $400 – Other Sources). For Colts And Geldings Three Years Old And Upward Which Have Never Won Two Races. Three Year Olds, 118 Lbs.; Older, 123 Lbs. Non-winners Of A Race Since May 27 Allowed 2 Lbs. Claiming Price $8,000. Four Furlongs.
PP Horse Virtual
Stable A/S Med Claim $ Jockey Wgt Trainer

1 Cause a Scene (AR) 6/G L $8,000 A O Stanley 121 D Atwood
2 Senor Dominguez (KY) 5/H L $8,000 K R Spanabel 121 G A Iacovacci, Sr.
3 Danny’s Little Joe (IL) 7/G L $8,000 B A Vanden Berg 1165 M A Johns
4 Meadows Chance (MI) 4/G L $8,000 J Skerrett 121 R M Gorham
5 All (PA) 6/G L $8,000 O Bernal 121 D Atwood
6 Marshmello Martini (KY) 4/G L $8,000 R Rojas 121 D Cluley
7 Air It Out (OK) 4/C L $8,000 M Holmes 121 D J Evans
8 Sneak a Smile (MI) 4/G L $8,000 J Skerrett 121 R M Gorham
A – Coupled Entries – Cause a Scene, All
B – Coupled Entries – Meadows Chance, Sneak a Smile

Owners: 1 – Daniel Atwood ; 2 – George A. Iacovacci, Sr. ; 3 – Cynthia Johns ; 4 – Marion F. Gorham ; 5 – Julie Atwood ; 6 – Bobbie K. Gross ; 7 – Terrie Kisielewski ; 8 – Marion F. Gorham

Breeders: 1 – Jena Petro & Kara Petro; 2 – Jack A. White Jr. & Karen White; 3 – Maurine Scott; 4 – Deborah Arnold-Miley; 5 – Kate Goldenberg; 6 – Kenneth A. Ross & Rosilyn H. Polan; 7 – Center Hills Farm; 8 – Mast Thoroughbreds LLC & Robert Gorham

Equipment Changes: 6 – Marshmello Martini – Blinkers On

 

Race 2 – Post Time – 7:55 PM
Hazel Park ALLOWANCE

Purse $10,000. (Plus $2,500 – MBF – Michigan Breeders Fund) (Plus $400 – Other Sources). For Michigan Bred Colts And Geldings Three Years Old And Upward Which Have Never Won A Race Other Than Maiden, Claiming, Starter, Or State Bred. Three Year Olds, 118 Lbs.; Older, 123 Lbs. Non-winners Of A Race Since May 27 Allowed 2 Lbs. Four Furlongs.
PP Horse Virtual
Stable A/S Med Jockey Wgt Trainer
1 Stout (MI) 4/G L R Rojas 121 D Cluley
2 Montague Bay (MI) 5/G L A O Stanley 121 D R Barron
3 Laughinlolligagger (MI) 5/G L O Bernal 121 D Atwood
4 Ride That Ticket (MI) 6/G L A Hernandez-Lopez 121 R J Rettele
5 Catchthemorningsun (MI) 5/G L K R Spanabel 121 K Rappleyea

Owners: 1 – Kristine M. Kaufeld ; 2 – Hubel Farms LLC (E. J. Hubel) ; 3 – Daniel Atwood ; 4 – Carol Rettele ; 5 – Kelly Rappleyea

Breeders: 1 – Kristine M. Kaufeld DVM; 2 – Hubel Farms LLC; 3 – Daniel Atwood & Julie Atwood; 4 – Carol Rettele; 5 – Lori Bortles

Equipment Changes: 1 – Stout – Blinkers On;5 – Catchthemorningsun – Blinkers On

 

Race 3 – Post Time – 8:20 PM
Hazel Park CLAIMING $5,000

Purse $5,300. (Plus $400 – Other Sources). For Fillies And Mares Three Years Old And Upward Which Have Never Won Three Races. Three Year Olds, 118 Lbs.; Older, 123 Lbs. Non-winners Of A Race Since May 27 Allowed 2 Lbs. Claiming Price $5,000. Four Furlongs.
PP Horse Virtual
Stable A/S Med Claim $ Jockey Wgt Trainer
1 Fairly Fuzzy (PA) 4/F L $5,000 R Barrios 121 R T Gross
2 Jay’s Valentine (IN) 5/M L $5,000 J J Velez 121 N Funnell
3 Lisa Felicia (MI) 5/M L $5,000 B A Vanden Berg 1165 M A Johns
4 Speed Limit Ninety (MI) 6/M L $5,000 A Ortega 121 J R Jackson
5 Kearnie (PA) 4/F L $5,000 K R Spanabel 121 G A Iacovacci, Sr.
6 Fly Like the Wind (LA) 6/M L $5,000 O Bernal 121 D Atwood
7 B and B (NY) 5/M L $5,000 O Bernal 121 D Atwood
8 Kathleens Image (IL) 4/F $5,000 A O Stanley 121 J S Jones
A – Coupled Entries – Fly Like the Wind, B and B

Owners: 1 – Jenny Barbeau ; 2 – Harmon, Jr., Jan M. and Funnell, Nate ; 3 – Cynthia Johns ; 4 – Silverio Lopez ; 5 – George Iacovacci, II ; 6 – Daniel Atwood ; 7 – Julie Atwood ; 8 – Jeffery A Jones

Breeders: 1 – Joseph Besecker; 2 – C. W. Mullenix; 3 – Marilyn McMaster; 4 – Kenneth Charlick; 5 – Epona, LLC; 6 – Dr. Thomas Croley; 7 – Westerly Horse Farm, Inc.; 8 – John F. Haran

Equipment Changes: 7 – B and B – Blinkers On

 

Race 4 – Post Time – 8:45 PM
Hazel Park MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT

Purse $9,000. (Plus $400 – Other Sources) (Plus $2,500 – MBF – Michigan Breeders Fund). For Michigan Bred Maidens, Fillies And Mares Three Years Old And Upward. Three Year Olds, 118 Lbs.; Older, 123 Lbs. Four Furlongs.
PP Horse Virtual
Stable A/S Med Jockey Wgt Trainer
1 Out On Bail (MI) 3/F L A O Stanley 118 D R Barron
2 Tricky Strategy (MI) 3/F L J Skerrett 118 R M Gorham
3 Everinadream (MI) 4/F L R Barrios 123 S M Spiess
4 Heavenly Stripes (MI) 4/F L R Barrios 123 S M Spiess
5 Vixen’s Lil Lady (MI) 6/M L O Bernal 123 D Atwood
6 My Farewell (MI) 5/M L R Rojas 123 D Cluley
7 Nab the Gold (MI) 4/F L G W Mayhew 123 D R Barron
A – Coupled Entries – Everinadream, Heavenly Stripes

Owners: 1 – Hubel Farms LLC (E. J. Hubel) ; 2 – Marion F. Gorham ; 3 – Shane M. Spiess ; 4 – Shane M. Spiess ; 5 – Julie Atwood ; 6 – Kristine M. Kaufeld ; 7 – Frank Farnum

Breeders: 1 – Hubel Farms LLC; 2 – Opportunity Lane; 3 – Shane Spiess; 4 – Shane Spiess; 5 – Mike J. Morrison & Ruth A. Morrison; 6 – Kristine M. Kaufeld DVM & David E.Blickenstaff; 7 – Hubel Farms LLC

Equipment Changes: 6 – My Farewell – Blinkers On

 

Race 5 – Post Time – 9:10 PM
Hazel Park CLAIMING $4,000

Purse $4,600. (Plus $400 – Other Sources). For Fillies And Mares Three Years Old And Upward Which Have Not Won Two Races In 2013-2014. Three Year Olds, 118 Lbs.; Older, 123 Lbs. Non-winners Of A Race In 2014 Allowed 3 Lbs. Claiming Price $4,000. Six Furlongs.
PP Horse Virtual
Stable A/S Med Claim $ Jockey Wgt Trainer
1 Red Carpet Queen (OH) 7/M L $4,000 C Camaque 120 R Fiesman
2 Argue the Toss (KY) 7/M L $4,000 A O Stanley 120 J Uelmen
3 Antique Silver (KY) 6/M L $4,000 R Barrios 120 R M Gorham
4 Direct Breeze (IL) 5/M L $4,000 O Bernal 120 J S Jones
5 Highland Pride (KY) 7/M L $4,000 L J Martinez, Jr. 120 T M Beaudoin

Owners: 1 – Danielle Agnello ; 2 – Kala A. Crampton ; 3 – Marion F. Gorham ; 4 – Jeffery A Jones ; 5 – Thomas Strickland

Breeders: 1 – Cathleen Landis; 2 – Equus Farm; 3 – Twin Hopes Farm, Inc.; 4 – John F. Haran; 5 – G. David Shashura & Diane Shashura

Equipment Changes: 5 – Highland Pride – Blinkers On

 

Race 6 – Post Time – 9:35 PM
Hazel Park CLAIMING $5,000

Purse $5,100. (Plus $400 – Other Sources) (Plus $1,000 – MBF – Michigan Breeders Fund). For Michigan Bred Colts And Geldings Three Years Old And Upward Which Have Not Won A Race In 2014. Three Year Olds, 118 Lbs.; Older, 123 Lbs. Claiming Price $5,000. Four Furlongs.
PP Horse Virtual
Stable A/S Med Claim $ Jockey Wgt Trainer
1 Bubba’s Trouble (MI) 8/G L $5,000 R Rojas 123 J Uelmen
2 Sahmmy Falls (MI) 7/G L $5,000 R Barrios 123 S M Spiess
3 Bentley Red (MI) 7/G L $5,000 L J Martinez, Jr. 123 D Cluley
4 Easy Ernie (MI) 6/G L $5,000 J Skerrett 123 R M Gorham
5 Silinky Sky (MI) 5/G L $5,000 L J Martinez, Jr. 123 D Cluley
6 Equalway (MI) 7/G L $5,000 A Hernandez-Lopez 123 R J Rettele
7 Equal by Design (MI) 6/G L $5,000 A Williams 123 L Winchel
8 Great Facts (MI) 10/G L $5,000 J J Velez 123 N Funnell
9 Elusive Vision (MI) 7/G L $5,000 L M Quinones 123 J Uelmen
10 S S Victory (MI) 8/G L $5,000 R Barrios 123 R M Gorham
A – Coupled Entries – Bubba’s Trouble, Elusive Vision
B – Coupled Entries – Easy Ernie, S S Victory

Owners: 1 – Kala A. Crampton ; 2 – Shane M. Spiess ; 3 – Andrea Laney ; 4 – Marion F. Gorham ; 5 – Cluley, Denis and Cathie ; 6 – Harry Hawkins ; 7 – Amy Piper ; 8 – Nate Funnell ; 9 – Kala A. Crampton ; 10 – Marion F. Gorham

Breeders: 1 – Kirk Komejan; 2 – Shane Spiess; 3 – Andrea Laney; 4 – Dan J Sturgeon II & Julie L Sturgeon; 5 – Denis Cluley & Cathie Cluley; 6 – Harry Hawkins; 7 – Dr. Richard Hammer; 8 – James Arnold, Marcia Arnold &Deborah Miley; 9 – Raisin Tree Farms & Elaine Komorny; 10 – Byron K Schunk & Jennifer Schunk

Equipment Changes: 7 – Equal by Design – Blinkers On

 

Race 7 – Post Time – 10:00 PM
Hazel Park CLAIMING $4,000

Purse $4,800. (Plus $400 – Other Sources). For Colts And Geldings Three Years Old And Upward Which Have Not Won A Race Since January 27. Three Year Olds, 118 Lbs.; Older, 123 Lbs. Claiming Price $4,000. Four Furlongs.
PP Horse Virtual
Stable A/S Med Claim $ Jockey Wgt Trainer
1 Old Smoothie (IN) 7/G L $4,000 A O Stanley 123 D Atwood
2 Classy Wonder (KY) 8/G L $4,000 A Williams 123 L Winchel
3 Casper the Cat (KY) 4/G L $4,000 C Camaque 123 G R Fiesman
4 Tsunami Warning (CA) 7/G L $4,000 J J Velez 123 N Funnell
5 Beyond My Control (ON) 4/G L $4,000 A Ortega 123 J R Jackson
6 Nateman (KY) 7/G L $4,000 R Diaz 123 L Winchel
7 Sooner Shaker (MD) 6/G L $4,000 O Bernal 123 D Atwood
8 Ticketo Kickit (MI) 7/G L $4,000 A Hernandez-Lopez 123 R J Rettele
9 T J’s Folly (OK) 4/G L $4,000 M Holmes 123 D J Evans
A – Coupled Entries – Old Smoothie, Sooner Shaker
B – Coupled Entries – Classy Wonder, Nateman

Owners: 1 – Daniel Atwood ; 2 – Amy Piper ; 3 – Cathy Kelly ; 4 – Nate Funnell ; 5 – Laura Jackson ; 6 – Amy Piper ; 7 – Julie Atwood ; 8 – Cabin Valley Farm ; 9 – Terrie Kisielewski

Breeders: 1 – Janice H. Strain; 2 – Hopewell Investments, LLC, LiberationFarm & Oratis Thoroughbreds; 3 – Diane Harrington; 4 – Betty L. Mabee & Larry Mabee; 5 – Jennifer Koster; 6 – Nancy Winchel; 7 – Phyllis M. Browne & Richard L. Golden; 8 – Cabin Valley Farm; 9 – Harmony Stables, LLC & Center Hills Farm

Equipment Changes: 2 – Classy Wonder – Blinkers On;6 – Nateman – Blinkers On;7 – Sooner Shaker – Blinkers On

 

Race 8 – Post Time – 10:25 PM
Hazel Park ALLOWANCE

Purse $9,500. (Plus $400 – Other Sources). For Fillies And Mares Three Years Old And Upward Which Have Never Won Two Races. Three Year Olds, 118 Lbs.; Older, 123 Lbs. Non-winners Of A Race Since May 27 Allowed 2 Lbs. Four Furlongs.
PP Horse Virtual
Stable A/S Med Jockey Wgt Trainer
1 Midniterequisition (MI) 6/M L O Bernal 121 J Tucker
2 Stronghearted Lady (MI) 5/M L J Skerrett 121 J Uelmen
3 Sister Josephine (MI) 6/M L B A Vanden Berg 1165 J Tucker
4 Black Sea Girl (IL) 5/M L A O Stanley 121 D Atwood
5 Afternoon Prayer (MI) 3/F L R Barrios 116 R M Gorham
6 Annie Lou (KY) 7/M L L M Quinones 121 D Atwood
7 Katherine’s Luck (MI) 4/F L A Hernandez-Lopez 121 R J Rettele
8 Uwaga (IL) 4/F L R Rojas 121 J S Jones
9 T for Tammy (KY) 4/F L K R Spanabel 121 G A Iacovacci, Sr.
A – Coupled Entries – Midniterequisition, Sister Josephine
B – Coupled Entries – Black Sea Girl, Annie Lou

Owners: 1 – Brenda Tucker ; 2 – Clifford Compton ; 3 – Jim Tucker ; 4 – Julie Atwood ; 5 – Robert M. Gorham ; 6 – Daniel Atwood ; 7 – Red Riding Hood Stables LLC ; 8 – Jeffery Scott Jones ; 9 – George A. Iacovacci, Sr.

Breeders: 1 – Adam Hover & Melissa Hover; 2 – Patrick John Powers & Clifford Compton; 3 – Jim Tucker & Brenda Tucker; 4 – Ben Barnow; 5 – Dallas Titus & Deborah Miley; 6 – Ash Tree Farm; 7 – George Michael Kutlenios; 8 – Joel Zawitz; 9 – Calumet Farm

 

Race 9 – Post Time – 10:50 PM
Hazel Park CLAIMING $4,000

Purse $4,500. (Plus $400 – Other Sources). For Colts And Geldings Three Years Old And Upward Which Have Not Won A Race In 2013-2014. Three Year Olds, 118 Lbs.; Older, 123 Lbs. Claiming Price $4,000. Four Furlongs.
PP Horse Virtual
Stable A/S Med Claim $ Jockey Wgt Trainer
1 Ghost Hill (KY) 6/G L $4,000 A O Stanley 123 D Atwood
2 Leroy’s Deputy (WV) 6/G L $4,000 L J Martinez, Jr. 123 D R Barron
3 Ubetimfast (KY) 8/G L $4,000 K R Spanabel 123 G A Iacovacci, Sr.
4 More Than a Reason (KY) 9/H L $4,000 A Williams 123 L Winchel
5 Bamboo Gap (FL) 11/G L $4,000 O Bernal 123 D Atwood
6 Rockin in Dixie (KY) 6/G L $4,000 J Skerrett 123 R T Gross
7 M. J.’s Commander (KY) 9/G $4,000 L M Quinones 123 J S Jones
8 Mt. Fugi (KY) 7/G L $4,000 B A Vanden Berg 1185 M A Johns
9 Rollin Bonez (MI) 12/G L $4,000 R Rojas 123 J Skinner
10 Coolride (KY) 7/G L $4,000 R Barrios 123 M A Johns
A – Coupled Entries – Ghost Hill, Bamboo Gap
B – Coupled Entries – Mt. Fugi, Coolride

Owners: 1 – Daniel Atwood ; 2 – Hubel Farms LLC (E. J. Hubel) ; 3 – Skyler R. Spanabel ; 4 – Amy Piper ; 5 – Julie Atwood ; 6 – Jenny Barbeau ; 7 – Jeffery Scott Jones ; 8 – Cynthia Johns ; 9 – Gary Skinner ; 10 – Cynthia Johns

Breeders: 1 – Prairie Star Racing; 2 – Williams Racing Corp; 3 – Scott E. Ricker & Richard S. Kaster; 4 – Ron Kirby & Tom Kirby; 5 – Eugene Melnyk; 6 – Lothenbach Stables Inc.; 7 – Robert C. Durr & Mary Jo Budig; 8 – Gaines-Gentry Thoroughbreds; 9 – Diana L. Skinner; 10 – Donato Lanni

 

Understand something:

It is the money, work and the sweat of the Thoroughbred Horsemen & Women that is the reason why they still exist and no one else but them deserve the credit.

We our of one tribe, we disagree, argue, laugh, enjoy and celebrate. It is what it is.

I will always fight for what I was a part of for all of my life and career working as a groom with this magnificent breed of horse. We deserve to exist.

MICHIGAN NEEDS THOROUGHBRED HORSE RACING.

LET THE TRADITION CONTINUE!

 

And spend some $$$ Hartman, Tyner and Adkins and get some ads on TV, like the casino’s do on the local news at 5:00, 6:00 & 11:00 every single day of the week.

You wanted us, advertise us.

 

On hand opening day.

Welcome Home Mr. Jack Van Berg.

 

The Thunder is Back.

 

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Fugue for Tinhorns aka Horse Right Here from Guys and Dolls.

 

I wish a very successful meet to all the T.B. Horsemen & Women.

God knows you deserve it.

 

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