'Fire' and 'Ice' To Work In Company Between Races Sunday

Saturday, July 23, 2011

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 The locally-based duo of Pants On Fire and Ruler On Ice, better known as ‘Fire’ and ‘Ice’ will have their final respective works for the Grade 1, $1 million Resorts Haskell between races on Sunday.

 The pair will breeze a half-mile in company following Sunday’s fifth race, the Tyro Stakes.  Jockeys Elvis Trujillo (Pants On Fire) and Jose Valdivia Jr. (Ruler On Ice) will be aboard for the works.

 “When we worked Pants On Fire between races [on Friday, June 10], even though he went a little faster than we expected, we were able to work over an ideally-conditioned racetrack,” trainer Kelly John Breen said.  “It was perfect racing conditions.  The amount of water of the track was almost identical to what it is on raceday.”

 Both Fire and Ice are owned by Rumson residents George and Lori Hall.

 Pants On Fire is exiting a win in Monmouth Park’s Grade 3 Pegasus Stakes on Saturday, June 18.  Ruler On Ice hasn’t raced since upsetting the Grade 1 Belmont Stakes.