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Duneside Perch in 1:52.4

June 21, 2007
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Trainer George Teague Jr. sent out a trio of winners in the New Jersey Sire Stakes (NJSS) for 2-year-old pacers on Wednesday night at the Meadowlands, winning with Duneside Perch, Cartniverous and Just Desserts.

Teague’s Duneside Perch was the fastest of the freshman colts on the card.  Driven by Ron Pierce, he romped by more than nine lengths in 1:52.4 in the fifth race NJSS division. Duneside Perch had two victories in baby races before making his pari-mutuel debut in the NJSS.
 
Teague and his sister, Brenda, share ownership of the colt with Patrick and Marianne Callahan, who race as Only Money Inc. of Hartly, Del. The son of Cam’s Card Shark-Duck Duck Goose was a $45,000 yearling purchase at the 2006 Lexington Selected Sale. He is a full-brother to the hard-knocking pacer Aba Daba Doo, a winner of 28 races and more than $500,000 in earnings.

“He showed right from the start that he had some talent,” Teague said. “He seems to do everything pretty easily. I was not surprised at the time. I’m looking forward to racing him this season.”

Teague also swept two of the NJSS divisions for fillies. He teamed with driver Brian Sears to send Cartniverous out to a 1:55.2 win in the second-race division. Cartniverous was a $20,000 yearling purchase by George Brem and Leonard Hubbard of Cambridge, Md., at the 2006 Standardbred Horse Sale at Harrisburg.

Teague’s other winner was Just Desserts, who got up by a head to win the sixth-race division in 1:57.1 with Pierce in the sulky. Owned by Teague and Thomas Janes’ Vip Internet Stable of Piscataway, N.J., Just Desserts was a $20,000 yearling buy at the 2006 Lexington Selected Sale. (Meadowlands)
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