The Weekly Wire – May 26, 2021

May 26, 2021

May 26, 2021 – As a horse racing fan, it can be difficult to keep up with all the major stories and excitement from around the world – that’s why we’ve gone the distance and done the leg work for you, curating the top news and notes from the horse racing industry to keep you in the know.

Thoroughbred Links

Mr. Jagermeister Sets Stakes Record, Becomes Richest Minnesota-Bred of All Time

Mr. Jagermeister won the $50,000 10,000 Lakes Stakes on Wednesday night at Canterbury Park by 4 3/4 lengths, covering six furlongs in a stakes record 1:08.54. The 6-year old earned $30,000 and became the richest Minnesota-bred money earner in the history of racing with lifetime earnings of $645,434. (PaulickReport.com)

https://www.paulickreport.com/news/thoroughbred-racing/mr-jagermeister-sets-stakes-record-becomes-richest-minnesota-bred-of-all-time/

Jason Beem Hired as Track Announcer At Tampa Bay Downs

Jason Beem, who has called races at numerous Thoroughbred tracks since 2006, has been hired as the announcer at Tampa Bay Downs. He will begin on June 30, the first day of the track’s two-day Summer Festival of Racing. (PaulickReport.com)

https://www.paulickreport.com/news/people/jason-beem-hired-as-track-announcer-at-tampa-bay-downs/

Prized Possessions: Godolphin

Go behind the scenes with Brianne Sharp of Godolphin to see some of the Lexington operation’s prized possessions. (BloodHorse.com)

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/videos/246942/prized-possessions-godophin

Firecrow Joins Stablemate Whitmore on Path to Breeders’ Cup

Firecrow, trained by Moquett for Robert LaPenta and Harlow Stables, established himself as a top-rank turf sprinter when earning a 100 Beyer Speed Figure in a record-setting triumph last weekend in the Jim McKay Turf Sprint on the Preakness undercard at Pimlico. (drf.com)

https://www.drf.com/news/firecrow-joins-stablemate-whitmore-path-breeders-cup

‘Always’ in Control: Malibu Moon Filly Romps to Rising Stardom at Belmont

Just two days after her superstar sire died at the age of 24, Three Chimneys Farm’s Always Carina (Malibu Moon) followed up a highly-graded debut victory with a facile allowance/optional claiming romp at Belmont despite a troubled start, earning ‘TDN Rising Star’ honors. (ThoroughbredDailyNews.com)

https://www.thoroughbreddailynews.com/always-in-control-malibu-moon-filly-romps-to-rising-stardom-at-belmont/

Standardbred Links

No Quarter Smashes Track Record

Since coming to Massachusetts from Ohio’s Miami Valley Raceway, No Quarter has been a formidable foe finishing second and first in two starts. (HarnessLink.com)

http://www.harnesslink.com/International/No-Quarter-smashes-track-record-

Giggle Monster Still on Top in North America

Giggle Monster picked up his tenth win in twelve starts on the Thursday (May 20) harness racing program at Running Acesto remain the winningest horse in the sport in 2021. (HarnessLink.com)

http://www.harnesslink.com/USA/Giggle-Monster-still-on-top-in-North-America

Multi-Sport Athlete Marianna Monaco has Powerful Emotions When it Comes to Her Pacing Mare

The emotion in Marianna Monaco’s voice is unmistakable. With each word she speaks, the more tears – happy ones – the 25-year-old New Yorker sheds. The reason behind the heartfelt reaction comes in the form of a brown mare, a pacer by the name of Powerful Pulse. (HarnessRacingUpdate.com)

https://harnessracingupdate.com/2021/05/21/multi-sport-athlete-marianna-monaco-has-powerful-emotions-when-it-comes-to-her-pacing-mare/

You Have to Start Somewhere

No matter how successful a driver you become, there’s always that first season — usually at age 16 or 17 with a few fair starts here and there. Like your high school freshman yearbook photo, there’s always someone who will remind you of it from time to time. Here’s a look at the best of the best and that (forgettable?) first-year total. (HarnessRacingUpdate.com)

https://harnessracingupdate.com/2021/05/21/you-have-to-start-somewhere/

Meadowlands: Road to the 2021 Meadowlands Pace

Each week Meadowlands handicapper and TV personality Dave Little breaks down his top contenders for the 2021 Meadowlands Pace. Below is how it shakes out as of May 20.Each week Meadowlands handicapper and TV personality Dave Little breaks down his top contenders for the 2021 Meadowlands Pace. Below is how it shakes out as of May 20. (drf.com)

https://www.drf.com/news/meadowlands-road-2021-meadowlands-pace

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