Senator Beck first of two stakes winners for Artie Schiller on July 28
Saturday, July 28, 2012

Senator Beck closed with a rush down the straight to give the 3-year-old daughter of Artie Schiller a half-length victory in the $75,200 Desert Vixen S. at [VIDEO] Monmouth Park on Saturday. Artie Schiller, who also had Hammers Terror win the $150,000 Mystic Lake Derby at Canterbury Park on Saturday, is a top-10 Third Crop sire in both terms of earnings, with more than $1.8 million, and also with his 52 winners.


Senator Beck, a Tee N Jay Farm homebred, came from last in the final furlong with an eye-catching  finish to roll by the entire field and complete the 1 1/16-miles on the firm turf in 1:43.49.

“I liked where she was down the backstretch,” said winning trainer Tim Hills. “She kind of got bounced around in her last (Grade 3 Boiling Springs S. at Monmouth on June 23) so we ran her back here, and she ran huge.”

Senator Beck, named for New Jersey State Senator Jennifer Beck of Monmouth County, scored for the third time in eight career starts while winning her first stakes race. The New Jersey-bred has now banked $92,254 for her connections.

Senator Beck is out of the Benny the Dip mare Go for a Dip, a half-sister to multiple Grade 1 winner and millionaire Tizway.

Hammers Terror takes inaugural running of $161,250 Mystic Lake Derby

Hammers Terror was guided to a gate to wire victory by Lori Keith to win the richest race at Canterbury Park in 21 years. The Mystic Lake [VIDEO], run at the “about” one mile distance on the turf, went postward with a field of seven 3-year-olds.


Hammers Terror bounded right out of the gate to the lead, dictating the pace of :49.38 for a half-mile. Delegation pressured him on the turn, but Hammers Terror pulled away once again in the stretch to ultimately settle for a one-length win.

The win was the second six-figure purse captured by Hammers Terror this summer; he previously won the $103,000 Charlie Barley S. in June at Woodbine.

Owner Terry Hamilton of Alberta, Canada was understandably elated afterward. “The agreement between Mystic Lake (casino) and Canterbury Park is great for racing in Minnesota,” Hamilton said. “I plan to bring horses back to Minnesota – all different types. This is what it’s all about.”

Bred in Kentucky by Chad Austin Reed, Hammers Terror earned $96,750 for the victory pushing his lifetime earnings to $261,053.
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