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Saratoga and Del Mar 2017

Ruler On Ice, Pants On Fire Entered in Majestic Light

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It’s been nearly two years since George and Lori Hall’s Ruler On Ice and Pants On Fire faced off in the Haskell Invitational in 2011.  But this Saturday, the duo, collectively known as “Fire” and “Ice” are entered in Monmouth’s $75,000 Majestic Light Stakes at a mile and 70 yards.

“I’m not certain that Pants On Fire will go,” said trainer Kelly John Breen.  “He’s still possible.  We had to scratch on race day for the Westchester (April 27 at Belmont).  He sliced his foot on the stall at Belmont that day.  He’s coming along great, I’m just not certain right now whether we’ll run him on Saturday.”

As for his Belmont Stakes winning stablemate, “Ruler On Ice is a go,” Breen said.

After collecting his Classic trophy in the Belmont in 2011, Ruler on Ice went on to finish 3rd in the Haskell, 4th in the Travers, 2nd in the Pennsylvania Derby and 3rd in the Breeders’ Cup Classic.  It was a rough go for the gelding by Roman Ruler in 2012 where he was shut out of the winner’s circle.  He returned to the races on Jan. 30 this year, taking an allowance event at Aqueduct.  In his most recent try, he was fourth in a tough allowance contest at Parx.

“I’m just putting a line through that last race,” Breen said.  “He was back to his old ways of goofing off and just didn’t have his head on right that day.  Since he’s been back at Monmouth, though, he’s been terrific.  He put in a solid breeze of :59 and four the other day and looked great doing it.”

That morning move was on May 18, fastest of 13 workers that day.  Prior to that he sported another bullet work, going four furlongs in :48 1/5 on May 4, the best of 46 on the work tab.

Pants On Fire is coming off a third place finish in the Grade 3 Skip Away Stakes at Gulfstream Park on March 30.  The multiple graded stakes winner is quickly closing in on a million dollars in earnings, having banked $985,760 from 19 career starts.  The son of Jump Start is a two-time winner at Monmouth, having taken the Grade 3 Pegasus in 2011 and the Skip Away stakes here last year.

A full field of 10 entered the Majestic Light, which goes as race 11 on the 12 race program.




They’re back!  Food trucks from across the Garden State will roll into Monmouth Park this Saturday and Sunday for the second annual Food Truck Wars.

Fresh off the heels of last year’s successful debut, Food Truck Wars will pit the best food on wheels against one another in search of the people’s choice award for top food truck.  More than 30 trucks are slated to participate in this year’s event, which runs from gates opening at 11:30 a.m. through approximately 5 p.m.




Monmouth Park’s popular Survival at the Shore Contest returns on Saturday, May 25 and runs through Sunday, Sept. 2.

The rules for the contest are simple - the Challenge Commissioner will select three races on each live date from which players will select one horse from each and receive a mythical $2 across the board wager.  In order to “Survive” the contest and continue on to the next racing day, any one of the player’s three selections must finish in the top three.  As an added twist, players will get one “life preserver” which can be used to stay in the contest should the player fail to make their selections on any given race day or if the player’s selections fail to hit the board.

While prizes will be awarded throughout the contest, the Grand Prize winner will be the player with the highest mythical bankroll come the contest’s end on Sept. 2.  The Grand Prize winner will take home $2,000 in cash, while second place receives $1,000 and third gets $500.  In addition, the player who selects the most winners throughout the contest will receive $500.

To learn more about Survival at the Shore or to sign up for the contest, visit survivalattheshore.com.




Monmouth Park unveils a guaranteed $50,000 Pick 5 this Saturday, May 25.  The Pick 5, which has a 50 cent base wager, comprises races five through nine daily.  The guaranteed pools will be offered on Saturdays and Sundays through Sept. 1.




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Older Comments about Ruler On Ice, Pants On Fire Entered in Majestic Light...

Right there with you, notobsessed!
I'll keep routing for ROI, he'll get a win sooner or later...
Time for Ruler On Ice to get another win.
Agreed, lol.
Pants on fire scratched as did half the field, sloppy track and ROI is in heaven...

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