StandardBRED breeders & owners association of New Jersey

Representing the drivers, trainers, caretakers, breeders and owners of New Jersey

64 Business Route 33

Manalapan, NJ 07726

Phone: 732-462-2357

Fax: 732-409-0741

Reminders:

2021 RACE DATES

MEADOWLANDS

March 19 - August 6

Friday & Saturday

Post Time 7:15 pm

 

August 7 - Hambletonian Day

First Post 12 Noon

 

September 3 - September 25

Friday & Saturday

Post Time 7:15 pm

 

October 22 - December 31

Friday & Saturday

Post Time 7:15 pm

 

No Racing December 24 & 25

 

Freehold

February 5 - May 29

Friday & Saturday

Post Time 12:30 pm

 

August 27 - December 18

Friday & Saturday

Post Time 12:30 pm

MIKALA, ALWAYS B LAUGHING SQUARE OFF AT FREEHOLD SATURDAY
 
Freehold Raceway Website

-- Freehold Raceway

FREEHOLD, NJ -- September 8, 2021 -- The first of many New Jersey Sire Stakes- Standardbred Development Fund finals will be held at Freehold Raceway this Saturday (September 11), when a field of five will contest the $56,000 final for 3-year-old filly pacers.

The headliner of the field, and likely favorite, is Mikala, for trainer Nik Drennan and driver George Brennan. She won the first leg of the series in impressive fashion on August 28, pacing the mile in a sharp 1:53.3. Last out, she lost the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes final at Pocono Downs by 2 1/2 lengths. She's been installed as the 8-5 morning line favorite.

Her stiffest competition figures to come from post position four, in the form of Always B Laughin. She finished third behind Mikala in the first leg, then crushed the second leg field by thirteen lengths while pacing in 1:54. Tyler Miller will be at the controls for trainer Julie Miller.

Podium Girl, who drew post position three, is a track record holder. Last year, she paced in 1:54.3 en route to victory in the NJSS-SDF final for 2-year-old filly pacers, tying the all-time Freehold mark for freshman fillies. This year, she's placed in several stakes races, and looks to put it all together here. Dan Dube is between the wheels for trainer Chris Ryder.

Incaseyoudidntknow and Major Houlihan round out this sophomore quintet. The race is scheduled as the seventh of twelve on the card, with a listed post time of 2:30 PM.

The program also features the second leg of the NJSS-SDF series for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers. Trainer Bill MacKenzie sent out the top two finishers in the first leg last week, Captain Fancy and Ideal Beach, and both loom large once again. Dan Dube and Jim Marohn Jr will drive from posts three and one, respectively. That race will be the third on the card, scheduled to go at 1:10 PM.

Post time for the first race on the card is listed for 12:30 PM.

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