TYPHOON SWEEPS AROUND COLONIAL AGAIN
Independence day was the first day of racing since heat, thunderstorms and a power outage disrupted racing last weekend at Colonial. Wednesday evening another Typhoon hit Colonial again when Guam Typhoon struck the track record on the dirt in the $50,000 Chesapeake Stakes for owner Midwest Thoroughbreds and trainer Jamie Ness. With jockey Daniel Centeno aboard, Guam Typhoon navigated six furlongs in 1:07.86 setting the new mark with little asked in the 4 -horse field.
Staged Affair surprised the Punch Line field with Richard Monterrey aboard for trainer Phil Schoenthal, who captured the trainer title at Colonial in 2004. Staged Affair blistered the tote board with a $49.80 winner.
In the hot dog eating contest on Sunday afternoon, several invaders are rumored to attempt to take the title from trainer "Fast Eddie" Schottroffe, who wins food sports contests at Colonial like Sheldon Russell wins races. Eddie saddles many horses for absentee trainers and is far more talented with the thoroughbreds than his 1 for 6 record at Colonial indicates. Sunday he looks for his 4th consecutive wienie trophy.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
A dog looks up to a man, a cat looks down on a man, but a patient horse looks a man in the eye and sees him as an equal.
The reigning Virginia Derby winner AIR SUPPORT, who finished with a rally in the Colonial Turf Cup last month is 3-1 in the $500,000 United Nations at Monmouth Park on Saturday. Illinois Derby winner and Kentucky Derby starter DONE TALKING starts Sunday in the $100,000 Long Branch at Monmouth Park with Sheldon Russell named for Hamilton Smith's colt.