On June 2, 2012 trainer Yvon Belsoeur and owner Bruno
Schickedanz dropped a slip on My Place Anytime before a $5,000 claiming
event where their new horse
trounced the field, winning by nine lengths for the second win of her
career. Since that day My Place Anytime has won five out of eight races
for Belsoeur, good for earnings of $82,834, bolstering her career
earnings to $137,711. A 5-year-old mare by Don Six,
My Place Anytime’s next start will be in the $60,000 Blue Sparkler on
When asked about the secret to his horse’s new found
success Belsoeur said, “It’s because I have the best rider ever. Being a
former jockey that’s what it’s
about, jockeys day and night.”
Elvis Trujillo, who is currently the leading jockey
at Monmouth Park, has ridden My Place Anytime in all of her wins since
the claim, but Abel Mariano will
be aboard in the Blue Sparkler as Trujillo rides Geeky Gorgeous for
trainer Danny Lopez.
Although My Place Anytime broke well in her last
race, getting out on the pace and winning in a gate to wire effort,
Belsoeur is keeping his hand close to
the vest as far as tactics go for Saturday’s six furlong event.
“The pace, well that is our strategy,” Belsoeur said with a smile, “you’ll have to wait and see.”
The Blue Sparkler will go as the 11th race on a 12 race card on Saturday.
COARSEGOLD SET FOR HENNIG IN THE REVIDERE
Coarsegold, a 3-year-old filly conditioned by Mark
Hennig, is slated to run in the Revidere Stakes for fillies and mares on
Sunday. She will stay on the
turf as she stretches back out to a mile and a sixteenth after
finishing fourth in a six furlong stakes event at Belmont (May 19), and
second by ¾ of a length going a mile at Belmont in the race before
“She ran really well at a mile,” said Rob Raider, Hennig’s
Park assistant. “She was learning how to
rate and then we ran her in the sprint, but she didn’t like having to
give 100% for six furlongs. She likes going long, so we put her back in a
race with two turns.”
Thirteen-time leading Monmouth jockey Joe Bravo will
be aboard Coarsegold Sunday and Raider says he feels very confident
leaving the pace in his hands.
usually don’t say much when Joe’s on,” Raider said. “He rode her a few
times so he knows her. We can leave it to him since he always gets
a run out of her. We know we have the best aboard whenever he’s on.”
will be breaking from the fourth post as she tries to capture the
winner’s share of the Revidere’s $60,000 purse on Sunday.
BETHENNY FRANKEL AT
PARK THIS SATURDAY
N.J. -- Television star and entrepreneur Bethenny Frankel is visiting
the Monmouth Park Racetrack on Saturday, June 22, for an appearance
and live Skinnygirl® Cocktails demonstration. Frankel, who founded
Skinnygirl® Cocktails – which now offers a full line of low-calorie
vodkas, wines and cocktails – will make her first
on-track at 1:00pm.
“I am thrilled to visit
Park and help kick-off the exciting
partnership with Skinnygirl Cocktails,” Frankel said. “We’ve brought in
an exciting line-up of our newest products to the track, so I’m looking
forward to toasting the winners and enjoying a great
day at the races.”
Frankel’s day will commence with a private V.I.P event
in the Monmouth Café, followed by a cocktail demonstration on the first
floor of the Grandstand. She
will then present a trophy in the winner’s circle.“Bethenny,” Frankel’s new talk show, is slated to premier Sept. 9, 2013 on FOX.
WIN AND WINE WEEKEND AT MONMOUTH SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
Guests will be pouring into
Park Saturday and Sunday for Win and Wine
weekend where they will be able to sample and purchase delicious wines
as they enjoy a day at the races. For $10 patrons will receive a
souvenir glass and access to unlimited wine sampling
from vintners such as Cava Winery, Old York Cellars, Unionville
Vineyards and Renault Winery, among others.
Patrons will also be able to enjoy goods from
artisan crafters, and live music from The Larry Stevens Band on
Saturday, and The Kootz on Sunday.
Gates open at 11:30 a.m., with post time at 12:50 p.m. for both days.