Passion, a close second in the Breeders’
Cup Turf in 2009, is among the 11 talented turf specialists entered for
Saturday’s featured event, the $75,000 Elkwood Stakes, which will be run at one
mile over the turf course. Patricia
Generazio’s nine-year-old gelded son of Royal Anthem has won $2,639,452 and
made 46 career starts but hasn’t found the winner’s circle since February 28,
quite well, training well and he seems to still like racing. He’s sound and he
doesn’t have a pimple on him.” trainer Mary Hartmann said.
Passion has plenty of early foot and there is a lot of other speed in the race,
so a quick pace is expected and that may prove to his disadvantage.
is not really his distance. He used to rate, but I don’t think he will
anymore,” Hartmann said. “This is a tough race. I was surprised at how tough it
takes on added significance as it may be the final time that the horse will line
up in the starting gate.
on Saturday. If he doesn’t fire, we’ll probably retire him,” Hartmann said.
“I’ve had a great time with him. I’ve been all over with him and it’s been a
to Presious Passion, another Monmouth
Park favorite has entered
the Elkwood, James Dinan and Phantom Horse Farm’s Get Serious, who hasn’t been
out since he last raced at Monmouth on September 4. However, his affinity for this turf course is
unquestionable, having captured a trio of Grade 3 stakes (the Red Bank,
Oceanport and Monmouth) on it.