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Looking Back to Quik Pulse Mindale (04/18/13)
Posted Thursday, April 18, 2013
By Mike Paradise
Quik Pulse Mindale
The former track record holder at Balmoral Park put together a memorable year as a sophomore for the Mike Arnold Stable, driver Tony Morgan and owner Lloyd Arnold in 2004.
Quik Pulse Mondale amassed over $702,000 as a 3-year-old when a won a dozen races in 19 trips postward, including nine consecutive starts.
During that torrid streak the colt captured both the $235,000 American National at Balmoral (see photo above), the $340,000 Provincial Cup at Windsor and the $100,000 Motor City at Hazel Park.
The son of Jenna’s Beach Boy followed his Hayes Memorial championship that summer at Du Quoin with a Balmoral Free For All triumph on September 25 in a blistering time of 1:48 flat, at that time a track record, bested two years later by Holborn Hanover’s 1:49.4 clocking.
Quik Pulse Mindale also won his Breeders Crown elimination before finishing second to Western Terror in the $555,700 Final at Woodbine.
Health issues limited Quik Pulse Mindale to13 starts the next two years and he was retired to stud duties in Pennsylvania.
Upset in Speedy Rodney: Longshot Fox Valley Camo came from next to last and rushed past in time to capture Wednesday night’s $12,000 Speed Rodney in his initial start of the season.
The win came in the first stake race of 2013 ICF for 3-year-old Illinois bred trotting colts and geldings.
Patiently driven by Jamaica Patton, Fox Valley Camo ($24) raced in seventh on a sloppy racing strip through the first half of his winning 1:59.2. The Nick Giberson trainee was still sixth at the top of the lane when he found his best stride and overtook the pacesetting Powerful Valor in the final yards.
Mike Oosting had five winning drives on the rainy night.
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