EWC v URC Challenge - Week 4120

by: Testbarn (hemarfarms)

Week 4120 saw a friendly competiton between EWC and URC (Universal Racing Club). The competition consisted of 4 races (all $50K Allowance races) and was held at North Korea. Points were to be allocated thus: win = 10 pts, place = 8 pts, show = 6 pts, 4th = 4 pts, 5th = 2 pts.

The first race, #4120.8013, was a mile and a quarter on the firm turf for horses 4yrs old and up. The starter was met by a field of 18 runners, with EWC being represented by 10 runners from 9 stables: cozzene99, stablebums, jockey20, denovo(2), bumofbums, tyedye, aj42, sara101, and zipchippy. stablebums' DREAM TAKER(KY) [10/1 c3f5] kept in touch, though well off the pace, and went for the lead from halfway, pulling clear coming into the stretch. His fellow-stable bumofbums' CONCEIVE(IRE) [also 10/1 c3f5] made a fine late closing effort, charging through the field to finish 1-1/2 lengths 2nd. The other EWC contenders finished 12th or worse.
EWC 18 - URC 12 -- WTG bums!

The second race, #4120.8014, was contested at 6 furlongs on the fast dirt and was for fillies & mares 3yrs old and up. From a total of 11 entries, EWC was represented by zipchippy, oddsman, sara101, ramo and tylorpride. This time, though, there was no rally to be seen and EWC was only saved from a sweep by sara101, whose SOUR GREENING(ENG) managed to get up for 4th at odds of 6/1 [j5f].
Thanks sara! EWC 22 - URC 38.

The third race, #4120.8015, turned out to be a speedy event. For 3yr olds, at 8 furlongs over the fast dirt course, this race saw EWC, with only 3 entries(jockey20, gonesurfin, tylorpride) out of the 9 runners, get swept. URC managed to get the first 5 home, all with SP#s over 99 and their 6th place horse running a SP#97. A very nice race for URC.
EWC 22 - URC 68.

The fourth and final race in the series, #4120.8016, was for 2yr olds at 6 furlongs on the main track. EWC was represented by 7 of the 12 entrants (whip2win, ufslfarms, themainman, booberry, nirobi32, mikesden and stablebums.) In this race URC got payback, with EWC managing a sweep of the top 3 positions and stablebums winning his second on the day. booberry's PHILLY PARK(ENG) [7/1 4f] led out of the gate, with mikesden's JUICE CONNECTION(KY) [9/1 6f], a URC horse and stablebums' THEADLIGHTLYTIGER(ENG) [5/1 j2f] all bunched a length or so behind. stablebums' horse started moving up from halfway and, with JUICE CONNECTION, made renewed effort in the stretch to make it a stablebums, booberry, mikesden EWC 1-2-3 !!!

In spite of the finishing flourish, the final scores ended up EWC 46 - URC 76, though the day was actually closer than the score indicates. If you could throw out the third race, EWC held its own and our young horses look to have a bright future. GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!!