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WPT Runners Locked and Loaded for Summer Meets

July 17, 2012 · By Erin Birkenhauer · Share

WPT Partners are locked and loaded for a fun opening week at the two premier summer meets--Del Mar and Saratoga.

Jeff Lifson arrived in sunny San Diego yesterday and saw the Dollase runners after they settled in at their summer base. Jeff tweeted some photos of them, click here to visit WPT on Twitter.

Terry, Debbie, and Erin Finley are en route to the “Spa” this afternoon.  Tom Bellhouse and Lindsey Heumann live in Saratoga year round. Aren’t they lucky!

Mr. Candy Bar kicks things off Wednesday afternoon in a 1 1/16 mile turf event at Del Mar. A two-time winner, our son of Candy Ride (Arg) is making his first start “where the turf meets the surf” for trainer OJ Jauregui.

On the East Coast, first 2012 juvenile West Point starter debuts on Friday at Saratoga. Toasting (pictured right), a 2-year-old daughter of Congrats was one of the fillies we had to have at the OBS March Sale and has been training forwardly for Tom Albertrani. Take a look at a video of her by clicking here.

Saturday should be an action packed day for Partners. Suns Out Guns Out, Bellamy, and Half Nelson will pass through the entry box on Wednesday and hopefully draw in.

Suns Out Guns Out is out to break his maiden for trainer Dale Romans after several solid efforts earlier in the year at Gulfstream.

Tom Albertrani trainee Bellamy is set to go postward for the second time on Saturday in a NY-bred maiden special weight on the turf. A strapping son of Bellamy, he should love the grass and a stretch out in distance.

The grey Half Nelson has hit the board in all five career starts. He’s set to compete in a NY-bred first level allowance as part of the opening weekend festivities.

Graham Motion trainee Gold Megillah is set to return to action in Sunday’s Duluth Stakes at Saratoga. A 3-year-old son of Purim, Gold Megillah had a solid spring finishing third in the Rushaway Stakes and fourth in the Lexington Stakes at Keeneland.

Good luck to all runners and their Partners this weekend! Click here to see race details for all runners.

Partners....Be sure to visit MYWPT for information on backstretch tours, raceday protocol, ticketing, restaurants, hotels, etc.

Check back regularly for blogs, updates, and videos from both coasts!


Top photo by Adam Coglianese


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