GooGoo GaaGaa wins Colonial Trot Corey Callahan’s fist pumps and waves to the large crowd at Harrah’s Philadelphia following Googoo Gaagaa’s win in Sunday's (Aug. 19) $500,000 Colonial gave an indication how he felt about his horse’s victory...
RACE 11 - Harrah`s Philadelphia - PA - August 19, 2022
Conditions: The Colonial Final Detention Time 11:12 A.M
Gait: Trot Purse: $500,000 Class: Colonial F Distance: 1 Mile
N:r Plac. Häst Kön Härstamning Kusk Tränare Tid Dist. Odds Pris
2 1 Googoo Gaagaa h Cam's Rocket - Kora's Trotter Corey Callahan Richard Hans 1:52.1 1609 32 250 000
1 2 Market Share h Revenue - Classical Flirt Tim Tetrick Linda Toscano 1:52.1 1609 32 125 000
4 3 Little Brown Fox h Muscles Yankee - Malvictorian Yannick Gingras Jimmy Takter 1:52.3 1609 20 60 000
5 4 Beer Summit h Cantab Hall - Prime Mistress George Brennan Noel Daley 1:53.1 1609 352 40 000
7 5 My Mvp h Cantab Hall - Exceed Expectation Mike Lachance Tony Alagna 1:53.4 1609 143 25 000
8 Uncle Peter h Cantab Hall - Victory Treasure Ron Pierce Jimmy Takter 1:54.3 1609 20
6 Frost Bites K h Broadway Hall - American Frost Brett Miller Rich Gillock 1:56.0 1609 1027
3 Guccio h Yankee Glide - Southern Senorita Jimmy Takter Jimmy Takter 1:56.1g 1609 201st Googoo Gaagaa (3, H Cam`s Rocket - Kora`s Trotter - Veeba Rova)
Registered Owner(s)/Lessee(s): Richard Hans - MD
Breeder(s): Richard Hans - MD
2nd Market Share (3, H Revenue S - Classical Flirt - Yankee Glide)
Registered Owner(s): Richard Gutnick - PA, T L P Stable - NJ, William Augustine - NJ
Breeder(s): Hayley Moore - KY
3rd Little Brown Fox (3, H Muscles Yankee - Malvictorian - Malabar Man)
Registered Owner(s): Christina Takter - NJ, John Fielding - ON, Brittany Farms - KY, Jim Fielding - ON
Breeder(s): Michael Andrew - ME
RACE 6 - Harrah`s Philadelphia - PA - August 19, 2022
Conditions: The Colonial Consolation I Detention Time 9:15 A.M
Gait: Trot Purse: $200,000 Class: Colnl Con1 Distance: 1 Mile
N:r Plac. Häst Kön Härstamning Kusk Tränare Tid Dist. Odds Pris
6 1 Money On My Mind h Cantab Hall - Repititions Andy Miller Julie Miller 1:53.2 1609 44 100 000
4 2 Solvato h Donato Hanover - Solveig Trond Smedshammer Trond Smedshammer 1:53.4 1609 161 50 000
3 3 Upfront Billy v Andover Hall - Angel Pie Brian Sears William Zendt 1:53.4 1609 334 24 000
8 4 Magic Tonight h Andover Hall - Miss Possessed Ron Pierce Noel Daley 1:53.4 1609 358 16 000
1 5 Top Billing h Andover Hall - NY Starlet Dave Palone Julie Miller 1:54.0 1609 17 10 000
7 Banker Volo h Yankee Glide - Bank Of Newport David Miller Erv Miller 1:54.2 1609 46
2 Lightning Storm h Donato Hanover - Lightning Flower John Campbell Jonas Czernyson 1:56.4g 1609 119
5 str Gym Tan Laundry h Yankee Glide - Fresh Face George Brennan Noel Daley Struken
1st Money On My Mind (3, G Cantab Hall - Repititions - Muscles Yankee)
Registered Owner(s)/Lessee(s): Black Horse Racing - NJ
Breeder(s): Perretti Farms - NJ
2nd Solvato (3, H Donato Hanover - Solveig - Yankee Glide)
Registered Owner(s): Purple Haze Stables LLC - NY
Breeder(s): Solveig`s Breeders - NJ
3rd Upfront Billy (3, G Andover Hall - Angel Pie - Muscles Yankee)
Registered Owner(s): C Mullinax - OH, William Zendt - PA
Breeder(s): Hanover Shoe Farms Inc - PA
RACE 3 - Harrah`s Philadelphia - PA - August 19, 2022
Conditions: The Colonial 3 Year Old Open Consolation II
Gait: Trot Purse: $100,000 Class: ColnlCon2 Distance: 1 mile
N:r Plac. Häst Kön Härstamning Kusk Tränare Tid Dist. Odds Pris 5 1 Nothing But Class h Andover Hall - Bold Dreamer Jimmy Takter Jimmy Takter 1:53.3 1609 69 50 000
4 2 Lindys Jersey Boy h Cantab Hall - Ivory Lindy Brian Sears Frank Antonacci 1:53.3 1609 44 25 000
7 3 Appomattox h Yankee Glide - Courtney Hall Tim Tetrick Frank Antonacci 1:54.1 1609 18 12 000
6 4 No Frosting h Credit Winner - Maple Frosting Ron Pierce R Nifty Norman 1:55.2 1609 633 8 000
2 5 Fashion Astral h Broadway Hall - Armbro Astral Matt Kakaley Carlo Poliseno 1:56.0 1609 254 5 000
8 Muscolo h Muscles Yankee- Vernon Blue Chip Mike Lachance Ray Schnittker 1:56.1 1609 638
3 Go Tapaigh v Andover Hall - Armbro Gaelic Tony Hall Danny Collins dg 1609 60
1 Dandover h Donato Hanover - Maryanne K David Miller Don Swick dg 1609 188
1st Nothing But Class (3, H Andover Hall - Bold Dreamer - Donerail)
Registered Owner(s)/Lessee(s): Christina Takter - NJ,
John Fielding - ON, Louie Camara - ON, Jan Hoibye - NO
Breeder(s): Valley High Stable - NJ
2nd Lindys Jersey Boy (3, H Cantab Hall - Ivory Lindy - Buvetier D`aunou)
Registered Owner(s): K R Breeding LLC - CT
Breeder(s): F Antonacci & Co Racing - CT
3rd Appomattox (3, H Yankee Glide - Courtney Hall - Garland Lobell)
Registered Owner(s): Lindy Racing Stable - CT,
Adam Victor & Son Stble LLC - NY, John Fielding - ON, Brittany Farms - KY
Breeder(s): Erkki Laakkonen - FI
GooGoo GaaGaa and Corey Callahan win the - $500G Colonial at Harrah's Philadelphia in a record 1:52.1
USTA/Ken Weingartner photo
GooGoo GaaGaa wins Colonial Trot Corey Callahan’s fist pumps
and waves to the large crowd at Harrah’s Philadelphia following
Googoo Gaagaa’s win in Sunday's (Aug. 19) $500,000 Colonial gave an
indication how he felt about his horse’s victory.
Afterward in the winner’s circle, the driver said he was happy to show harness racing’s fans that the 3-year-old trotter was back in form following breaks last month in the Yonkers Trot at Yonkers Raceway and a division of the Stanley Dancer Memorial at Meadowlands Racetrack.
“It’s a little bit of redemption,” Callahan said after Googoo Gaagaa held off Hambletonian champion Market Share in a stakes- and track-record 1:52.1. “There were a lot of naysayers the last time we were walking back from the front paddock at the Meadowlands. A lot of people have been betting a lot of money on this horse, he’s been the favorite every time he’s raced up until today, and with those couple breaks a lot of people lost their money.
“I don’t blame them for saying some of the comments that they did, but he’s the best 3-year-old trotter out there. I don’t think you can take anything away from him.”
The Colonial was part of a Super Stakes Sunday card worth a total of $2.7 million at Harrah’s Philadelphia. Other major stakes winners were A Rocknroll Dance in the $500,000 Battle of the Brandywine, Romantic Moment in the $350,000 Valley Forge and Chapter Seven in the $150,000 Maxie Lee Memorial Invitational.
Googoo Gaagaa was bred by Richard Hans, who also owns and trains the colt. Googoo Gaagaa was sired by a pacer, Cam’s Rocket, but has found success on the trot, setting multiple world records and winning 13 of 16 lifetime races.
In the Colonial, Googoo Gaagaa was sent off at 2-1 odds, tied for second choice with Market Share behind the Jimmy Takter entry of Little Brown Fox, Guccio and Uncle Peter.
Little Brown Fox and driver Yannick Gingras took the early lead from post 4, with Market Share second and Googoo Gaagaa third. Callahan moved Googoo Gaagaa to the outside on the second turn and gradually worked his way alongside Little Brown Fox as the field reached the top of the stretch.
Market Share, driven by Tim Tetrick, came with late trot on the inside, but Googoo Gaagaa fought off the challenge after taking the lead from Little Brown Fox.
“My plan was just to let Goo do what he wanted,” Callahan said. “He was just kind of taking his time there early; I felt Yannick was going to leave out of there and try to control the race. I was perfectly content getting away where I did and not really rushing him. I didn’t really have to move until the second turn, so that helped a lot.
“I thought I was kind of in the clear (in the stretch) and then Tetrick came with a pretty good move. I gave Goo a couple extra taps and away he went. I think he thought he had it won too because he had his chest puffed out like, yeah I got this.”
Callahan was unconcerned about Googoo Gaagaa spending time parked first over.
“Goo has such a long stride and he does it so effortlessly that, to be honest, I really didn’t want anybody to be in my way,” Callahan said. “I just wanted to be able to let him trot and do his thing. It worked out good today.”
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