Two divisions of New Jersey Sire Stakes – Green Acres are featured on the opening day program at Freehold Raceway on Thursday, Aug. 29.
The two-year-old trotting colts and geldings were divided into a pair of seven-horse divisions, carded as the first and fifth races on the ten-race program. Each division carries a purse of $7,000. The colts are competing in three weeks of preliminary legs for a spot in the $25,000 final on September 20.
The top contenders this week include two sons of Chocolatier, Chocolate Day from the barn of trainer Julie Miller, and Hot Type, conditioned by DR Ackerman. They both drew into the fifth race.
Chocolate Day has a win, four seconds and a third in eight starts, banking $28,555. In recent starts, he was second in both the Historic Trot and the Kindergarten division.
Hot Type has a win, three seconds and a third in six starts to his credit. He races for his owner-breeder, Doug Ackerman Stables of Aberdeen, NC, earning $14,851.
Live racing for the 48-date meet takes place on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays plus a special holiday card on Labor Day, Monday, September 2. Post time remains 12:30 p.m.
Attendees on opening day will receive a free t-shirt with the purchase of a Freehold live program [while supplies last].(Carol Hodes for SBOA New Jersey)