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Southwind Tempo to race in Jugette

September 13, 2007

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Trainer Steve Elliott told harnessracing.com Thursday afternoon that his top-ranked 3-year-old filly pacer Southwind Tempo will be entered in next week’s Jugette and not in the Little Brown Jug against her male peers.


“I talked it over with the owners and I don’t really think she should be in against the colts (in the Sept. 20 Jug). We discussed it and decided to go in the Jugette (on Wednesday, Sept. 19),” said Elliott by cell phone from Canada, where is he is preparing Donato Hanover for the Canadian Trotting Classic Saturday night at Mohawk. “It might be all right if you had to go one heat, but you have to go two heats, and maybe three, so I just didn’t think it made sense. I have always believed you race fillies against fillies and colts against colts.”


Owned by Toby Lynch Jr. and Wayne Chrebet, Southwind Tempo has won 14 of 17 starts this year, including a world-record 1:49.3 effort in the James Lynch Memorial final over the five-eighths mile oval at Pocono Downs, and a similar clocking in her Mistletoe Shalee elimination at the Meadowlands. The daughter of Bettor’s Delight is coming off a victory in the Shady Daisy at Freehold on Labor Day. Overall she has earned $782,904 this year.

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