Four horses with Maritime connections will race at Yonkers

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Somebeachsomewhere and Shadow Play, two world champions with Maritime connections, will meet again when they headline a six-horse field in the $565,000 Messenger Stakes at Yonkers Raceway on Oct. 25. Dr. Ian Moore, who trains the Little Brown Jug winner Shadow Play, says he and partners RG_McGroup Ltd. and Serge Savard Sr., paid the $60,000 supplement to enter the Messenger Stake, one of racings triple-crown events. Somebeachsomewhere, who defeated Shadow Play in the final of the Confederation Cup in world record time of 1:48.2, was eligible to the Messenger as were two horses from the Carl Jamieson Stable of Princeton, Ont., -Santanna Blue Chip and Legacy N Diamonds. Jamieson, a native of Wallace, N.S., entered both colts, giving Maritime connections four of the six starters. The other entries are Dali and Brother Ray, who won the James B._Dancer at Freehold Raceway for Jason Bartlett on Monday. With only six horses entered, there was no need for an elimination heat. All six advance to the final. That suits me fine,_said Dr. Moore, who said it would give Shadow Plays injured hoof an extra week to heal. Asked what he felt his horses chances were against Somebeachsomewhere, Dr. Moore said he felt it could be an interesting race. Hes a great horse, but I think we can stay with him, for a while. he laughed. The draw for the Messenger is scheduled for next Tuesday. - Atlantic Post Calls

Organizations: McGroup

Geographic location: Yonkers, Princeton, Wallace

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