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Breeders Cup 2015

Lucky Rag Doll Targeting Molly Pitcher

Monmouth Park 615 X 400
Photo: Eclipse Sportswire
Trainer Pat McBurney will send Lucky Rag Doll into Friday’s feature race, a $42,000 allowance optional claiming event set for a mile along Monmouth’s turf course.

In her last two races the versatile filly posted a second place finish in a six furlong optional claiming race on May 17, and a strong fourth place finish in a mile long optional claiming event at Monmouth on June 14. Since then she has worked once, breezing four furlongs at Monmouth in :49 3/5 on July 4.

“She’s been training really great,” said McBurney. “We’ll see how she’ll handle the turf on Friday.”

A 4-year-old filly by Silver Train out of Here Comes Chelsie, Lucky Rag Doll has finished in the money in six of seven races along Monmouth’s main track, including a third place finish in last year’s Grade 3 Monmouth Oaks. This Friday she will try grass for the first time, and McBurney says that this race is just a stepping stone for a bigger one in the future.            

“In the back of our mind we need her to run big,” McBurney said. “We need her to prove herself to be Molly Pitcher worthy.” 

Running in the colors of BDL Stable, Donnely, and Phantom House, Lucky Rag Doll will break from post-3 in Friday’s feature with jockey Angel Serpa aboard in Friday’s feature race, which will go as race 9 on the 10-race card.




Over 100 classic rides are set to roll into Monmouth Park this Sunday for the Haskell Classic Car Show.  The show will start as the gates open at 11:30 a.m. and continue until 5 p.m.

Fans can also meet New Jersey’s biggest disc jockey as Big Joe Henry broadcasts his Jersey’s Favorite Hits Show live until 3 p.m. for 101.5 FM.   

As always, fans can also enjoy a full card of live racing at Monmouth Park, with post time set for 12:50 p.m.




This Saturday racing fans can come to Monmouth Park to meet their favorite jockeys for Monmouth’s commemorative jockey poster signing and giveaway. Members of the Monmouth Park jockey colony will be in the paddock from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. to meet and greet their fans and sign the 2014 commemorative jockey colony poster, which fans will receive for free with the price of admission.

Gates open at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, with first post set for 12:50 p.m.




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