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|Monday, July 22, 2013|
Only Have Eyesa for Lajolla Mr Shakem Diva upset in NDQHA Derby By Annise Montplaisir, HRND Website Prepare to Get Wild
Only Have Eyesa for Lajolla
Mr Shakem Diva upset in NDQHA Derby
By Annise Montplaisir, HRND Website
Prepare to Get Wild
Owner Dave Wisdom wins another big stake at the Horse Park
By Annise Montplaisir, NDHP Website
Good preparation and care were a winning combination that separated Separate Wild from the field in Sunday’s NDQHRA Futurity. The two year old bay gelding broke cleanly and powered to the front of the pack, proving that he was a worthy favorite in the race.
‘Wild was piloted by jockey Mark Luark, who came up from Canterbury Park to ride on the last day of the North Dakota Horse Park’s 2013 race meet. When asked how he thought the race played out, Luark responded “He broke sharp and just kept on running.”
Separate Wild came into the race with two starts under his belt; breaking his maiden at Fort Pierre in April, and taking ninth in a trial race for the $100,000 plus Northlands Futurity in June. ‘Wild, who is regularly trained at Canterbury Park, took well to the dirt at the North Dakota Horse Park. Luark commented that the transistion to the new track was a factor in the victory. “The track at Canterbury is really deep so when he comes here, yes, it’s a drop in class, but the track also has a lot to do with it.”
This year’s $5,000 NDQHRA Futurity was yet another to be added to the list of Dave Wisdom. The prominent owner has now won this race a respectable five times since 2003, with other impressive horses such as Mr Hawkin in 2006, and Shake Em Diva in 2008. When asked about Separate Wild’s fantastic win, trainer Hardy said “He didn’t run the best at Canterbury in his last start, but he ran great today.”
So what’s next for this flashy gelding? It seems that a future at the track is not likely, as sources say he will be retired from racing and turned into a different kind of racehorse: a barrel racing horse.
It’s safe to say, it’s just another wild yet exciting twist in the career of Separate Wild.