Ladner takes 4th stakes victory Rides Mixed Appeal to 1st stakes win

April 11, 1993|By Ross Peddicord

Clarence "Jo Jo" Ladner barely cracks the top 10 among the state's winningest jockeys.

But his cadre of live stakes mounts -- Chip's Dancer, Broad Gains and the stable of well-bred horses owned by Israel Cohen and trained by Dean Gaudet -- have made him a power this year in added-money races.

Yesterday he scored his fourth stakes win of 1993 when he won the Primonetta Handicap at Pimlico Race Course on the Cohen-owned Mixed Appeal.

The hard-knocking mare has been stakes-placed on numerous occasions, but had never actually won an added-money race until she collared Singing Ring near the eighth pole yesterday and drew off to 1 3/4 -length victory.

Pre-race favorite Silver Tango was scratched about an hour before the race after her trainer, Gary Capuano, expressed concerns about the sloppy track conditions.

"I saw how Ibex [the Capuano-trained beaten favorite in the sixth race] came out of his race, and I thought I just wouldn't take a chance with Silver Tango," Capuano said. "He [Ibex] never touches [with his heels], but when he came back after the race his bandages were shredded and he had run down. The horses were running right down to the base of the track."

Cohen, who had won the Hirsch Jacobs Stakes on opening day with Montbrook, is one of only a handful of owners, trainers or jockeys to win more than one stakes in Maryland this year.

The Primonetta was the 25th of about 100 Maryland stakes races.

Dewald turns 84

Trainer Charles Dewald Sr., a lifelong Baltimore resident, celebrates his 84th birthday tomorrow. Dewald is second only to year-old Henry Clark as Maryland's oldest active trainer.

In The Curl retired

Trainer Donald Barr reports that In The Curl, the 9-year-old Shelter Half mare that has run in all seven runnings of the $H Maryland Million, has been retired and sold to Frederick County breeders, Daniel and Alison Lucas.

The mare, who earned more than $800,000 and won last year as an 8-year-old, has been bred to Smarten.

Miscellaneous

The Daily Racing Form has reported that Irish Swap, champion Maryland-bred older horse of 1992, was destroyed last week after snapping a foreleg in a workout at Keeneland Race Course. The horse finished second to Pistols and Roses in the Donn Handicap in his last start. . . . Alan Foreman, attorney for the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association and Cloverleaf, the organization representing the state's harness horsemen, has returned from lecturing for three days at the University of Arizona racetrack management program. Foreman was chosen as a Joe Hirsch Fellow and was one of the first in a series of industry leaders asked to speak at the school. The lecture series is endowed by the Daily Racing Form and is named after its longtime columnist.

MARYLAND STAKES LEADING WINNERS

Jockeys

Name .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. Wins

Mike Luzzi .. .. .. .. .. .. 8

Clarence Ladner .. .. .. ... 4

Edgar Prado .. .. .. .. . .. 4

Albert Delgado .. .. .. .. . 2

Seven others have 1 win each)

Trainers Ron Cartwright .. .. .. .. . 4

Gary Capuano .. .. .. .. ... 3

Jerry Ferris .. .. .. .. ... 3

Carlos Garcia .. .. .. .. .. 2

Dean Gaudet .. .. .. .. .. . 2

Luigi Gino .. .. .. .. .. .. 2

(Nine others have 1 win each)

Owners Marathon Stables .. .. .. .. 3

Charles J Reed .. .. .. .. . 3

Calgary Stables .. .. .. ... 2

Constance Capuano .. .. .. . 2

Israel Cohen .. .. .. .. ... 2

Thirteen others have 1 win each)

Horses Chip's Dancer .. .. .. .. .. 3

Cormorant's Flight .. .. ... 3

Majesty's Turn .. .. .. .. . 2

Silver Tango .. .. .. .. ... 2

Wolf Prince .. .. .. .. .. . 2

(Thirteen others have 1 win each)

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