Freshman filly pacers debut at Mohawk
June 21, 2012
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Canary Island, a daughter of Somebeachsomewhere out of the Goalie Jeff mare Duck Duck Goose, won an $18,000 conditioned pace for 2-year-old filly pacers Thursday night at Mohawk Racetrack in 1:59.4 over a "sloppy" racetrack. With trainer-driver Rick Zeron, Canary Island held on by a nose over Rachel Welch (Real Desire) with Glinda Good Witch (Mach Three) third.
A $42,000 yearling purchase, Canary Island is owned by Rick Zeron Stables, Joe Arcaro and Hutt Racing Stable. She is a half sister to the stakes winners Duneside Perch, Aba Daba Doo and Elusive Pray.
Also winning an $18,000 contest restricted to Ontario-sired first-year filly pacers on the card was Raise Your Glass, a daughter of Santanna Blue Chip who scored in 1:59.1 for driver Scott Zeron and trainer Anthony Monica. Modern Image (Modern Art) was second with Mach Star (Mach Three) third. Monica shares ownership of the homebred with Mike Timpano.
A post-parade collision prior to the race caused the scratch of Mary Legatto and driver Jack Moiseyev to the sidelines. Moiseyev and his charge collided with the Mario Baillargeon-driven Good Luck Kathy, which led to Moiseyev being sent to the track and Mary Legatto off galloping into the infield. The filly was caught and appeared uninjured, while Moiseyev was tended to at the track after complaining of a sore back.