Trainer Eddie Plesa Jr. will send Sailinginforthewin into
Saturday’s $60,000 Crank It Up Stakes, her first race since breaking her
maiden last out on May
18. Sailinginforthewin went gate to wire in a maiden special weight
event on Monmouth’s main track that day and will go 5 ½ furlongs in her
first try over the turf Saturday.
“I thought this was a good opportunity to try to get
her some black-type,” said Plesa. “I know she’s quick. It doesn’t
matter if it comes off, she can run
turf or dirt. The only question will be how many are in there and how
much speed will be to her inside.”
A 3-year-old filly by Mizzen Mast, Sailinginforthewin has already earned $32,400 in three starts for owner Live Oak Plantation.
Trujillo, who leads all jockeys in the standings thus far, will get the
call aboard Sailinginforthewin in the Crank It Up, which is scheduled
as the 10th race on an 11 race card Saturday.
JOCKEY CHRIS DECARLO TO MISS RACING THIS WEEKEND
While in the gate for the 8th race on May
25, Vizir, a 3-year-old gelding by Empire Maker reared in the gate
unseating jockey Chris DeCarlo. DeCarlo
hasn’t missed any time since the accident, but was recently diagnosed
with tenosynovitis in his left foot, an inflammation around the tendon.
He will miss this weekend of racing, but he hopes to be back this
“I hurt my foot in the process and was told to take
this weekend off,” said DeCarlo. “Basically it’s a better safe than
sorry type thing.”
DeCarlo has won 5 of 44 mounts this meet, good for earnings of $140,480 and a tie for eighth place in the standings.
MONMOUTH PAYS TRIBUTE TO DADS FOR FATHER’S DAY
A popular destination for many fathers, Monmouth
Park will be
buzzing on Sunday for Father’s Day. To show their appreciation for
everything that dads do, all gentlemen will receive free grandstand or
clubhouse admission at the track Sunday.
from all-day live racing, patrons will be able to take dad to a
Father’s Day brunch in the Turf Club, visit the MLB Strike Zone, and
in Monmouth’s Father’s Day Sports Ticket Giveaway. Over 30 pairs of
tickets will be given away for teams such as the Jets, Mets, Yankees,
Phillies, Devils, and many more. Family Fun Day will also be in full
swing on Sunday with pony rides, face painting, and
a bounce house for the kids, while Tim McLoone and The Shirleys perform
“On the Green.”
Gates open at 11:30 a.m. on Father’s Day, and the first race is set for 12:50 p.m.