Trainer Eddie Plesa Jr. will run both Yes I’m Lucky and Run for
Logistics in Sunday’s $60,000 Tyro Stakes for 2-year-olds. Both colts
are undefeated in their
three combined starts, but both will try the turf for the first time as
they sprint five furlongs in the Tyro.
A colt by Yes It’s True out of Whenthedoveflies, Yes
I’m Lucky was purchased at the OBS select 2-year-old sale in March 2013
for $105,000 by Trilogy Stable
and Laurie Plesa. Since then he is two-for-two, including a 2-year-old
stakes win last out in the Frank Gomez Memorial Stakes at Calder on June
22, where he went gate-to-wire and bested the field by an impressive
four lengths. Although both of his wins were
on dirt, Plesa believes that his success should continue on the grass.
“After winning a stakes race he doesn’t have a lot
of options,” Plesa said of Yes I’m Lucky. “His mother won a lot of races
on the turf so we’re hoping that
transfers over for him.” Since
his last outing, Yes I’m Lucky has posted two workouts, breezing four
furlongs in :50 flat on July 16, and was seventh best of 34 on July
24, when he breezed four furlongs in :48 4/5.
Run for Logistics is set to make his second career
start in the Tyro. In his only outing, Run for Logistics stepped five
furlongs in :58 flat after leading
the entire way, and opened up 5 ½ lengths on the field to win a maiden
special weight event over Monmouth’s main track (July 7). Since that
effort the 2-year-old son of Bernstein has worked once, breezing four
furlongs in :51 4/5 on July 21.
“As for Run for Logistics he’s by a sire who throws a
lot of turf horses,” Plesa said. “He needs to run. He’s doing good so
we’ll find out how good he is
on the turf.”
Jockeys Paco Lopez and Gabriel Saez will ride the
two Plesa entries as Lopez boards Yes I’m Lucky who drew the inside
post, and Saez gets the mount on Run
for Logistics who will break from the sixth post position.
“Both horses are coming into the race great,” said
Plesa. “We’re anxious to try them on the turf and see how they do.”
The Tyro Stakes will go as race 4 on the 12-race card Sunday at
HORSE PLAYER WORLD SERIES HANDICAPPING CONTEST SATURDAY AT MONMOUTH
Park will host a handicapping
contest as players bet for an estimated grand prize of $4,000 and an all
expense paid trip to the Orleans Casino in
Las Vegas for a seat at the 2014 Horse Player World Series on March 27 – 29.
Contestants will make win, place, and/or show bets on at least 10 races on the
Monmouth Park and
cards, and the contestant with the highest bankroll at the end of the
day will earn the grand prize. Cash prizes will also be awarded to the
top 10 finishers.
who wish to compete can register between 11:30 am and 2:00 pm at tables
inside the grandstand and clubhouse entrances, where they will
need to bring $100; $40 as an entry fee and $60 for their tournament
bankroll. For more information fans can visit www.monmouthpark.com or contact Brian Skirka at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FAMILY FUN DAY THIS SUNDAY AT
Park is set to host Family Fun Day this
Sunday, with a full schedule of activities for parents and children
alike. Family Fun Day includes face painting, pony rides, bounce houses,
and live music from the Larry Stevens Band who will
perform “On the Green.” All Family Fun Day activities are free with the
price of paid admission to the park.
General admission is $3 to the grandstand and $5 to
the clubhouse. Senior Citizens 55 and up can enter for the discounted
price of $2 to the grandstand and
$3 to the clubhouse, and children 12 and under receive admission for
Gates open at 11:30 a.m. Sunday as the first race is set to go of at 12:50 p.m.