Another Chapter for Campbell, Farber
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"My plans are for him to return to being a stakes-level performer," Farber said. "I'm a very conservative guy. This business will make you a conservative guy. But I got a little taste of it with my father with Run The Table and got another little taste of it with Opening Night. The idea is to try to win some big races."
Farber and Campbell will take a look at Another Chapter this winter and determine how to stake him this year, with an eye toward events restricted to 4 year olds. The horse is eligible to the Hambletonian Maturity, which meets that condition.
"I basically go off what Jimmy tells me," Farber said. "The horse is going to tell us what we can do. The horse holds all the answers. If he earns it, I'll stake him."
Another Chapter, a half-brother to millionaire Spider Blue Chip, was purchased as a yearling under the name Orthodox Blue Chip for $125,000 and raced most recently for trainer Per Henriksen.
"I liked him as a yearling," Campbell said. "He was a racy-looking colt. He shows he's got some speed and he seems like the type of horse that will go around any size track."
Campbell first met Sandy Farber while stabled at the Meadowlands. The encounter eventually led to Sandy Farber buying Run The Table in 1987.
"He stopped by the barn and said he was looking to buy a horse," Campbell said. "I asked him how much he wanted to spend and he said he didn't care, just to find a nice horse. It took me several months before I bought him a horse. I told him about Run The Table and I still had no idea how much he wanted to spend. He said that if I liked him, he'd buy him. The rest is history.
"Sandy was a first-class gentleman. I was 27 or 28 at the time. I really learned a lot from him. He was a man of his word. And (Run The Table) was one of the horses that helped me along with my career."
Sandy Farber, who was an insurance broker and mayor of Palisades Park, N.J., died in 2004. Scott Farber continued the family's participation in harness racing and has a small stable of horses, all trotters, at the moment.
"My family has been with Jim since 1987 and Jimmy is the very best at what he does," Farber said. "If he were to leave this business, I'd be leaving with him. Once you have a taste of the best it's very difficult to top that." (Ken Weingartner/USTA)