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Its All About Speed wins again in $70,140 Alberta Bred Futurity


October 20, 2006     E-mail this page to a friend!

(photo by Christie Drader/Coady Photo)
by Phyllis Tryon
Shady Lane Stable’s Its All About Speed returned to the RMTC oval for the $70,140 Alberta Bred Futurity on October 15 after capturing the $102,526 Canada Quarter Horse Cup Futurity at the track on September 17.

Proving his Cup Futurity win was no fluke, the bettors’ favorite and son of Streakin La Jolla out of Rosas Special, by Special Task, broke fifth from the 1-hole and streaked down the lane to lead in the stretch and win by a half length. Its All About Speed covered the 350 yards in a time of :17.790 to post a speed index of 97 with Angelle Wilson on board. Stan Webb is the trainer.

The win garnered the sorrel colt $31,563 of the total purse ($27,747 U.S.) and brought his earnings to $75,455 (U.S) with 4 wins (2 stakes), 2 seconds and a third in 7 starts. His best speed index is 103.

Shady Lane Stables in Lesleyville, Alberta is owned by Darren and Marilyn Pollitt.

“It was a nice win, a nice way to finish the year off,” said Darren about the race. “I guess you get lucky once in a while, eh?”

“Stan and Chris (trainer and assistant trainer) had him real prepared, but he didn’t break that well,” Pollitt explained about how the race set up. “He loaded first, and he stood in there a long time. They had trouble loading a couple of horses, and he leaned back a bit when they popped the gate. Then he popped out a little behind them all, and then started pouring it on, and it was a good clean race. Everybody stayed in their lanes, and he just started stretching it out.

“Angelle said he felt good and just came a running. She had some competition on the outside, one horse, and then she knew she was by him and she just sat on him and rode him.

“After the race, the trainer said he came back well, so we’re pretty happy.”

Its All About Speed won his trial to this race with the fastest qualifying speed of the trials. The second fastest qualifier, Eyesa Bout Covers It (Eyesa Special-Stated Purpose) was also bred by the Pollitts and sold to Reid McLaughlin. Eyesa Bout Covers It finished last in the finals after apparently spooking at something on the track, Pollitt said. The two horses are related on their dam’s side.
“We had two of them in there that we raised, so we were happy about that,” Pollitt said.

Its All About Speed will be turned out shortly – after spending another week at Whoop-Up Downs to keep his half-brother Mezoomn company until the Horsemen’s Derby runs. Mezoomn was second in the $37,730 Canada Quarter Horse Cup Derby on September 17.

Mezoomn is destined to be the first stallion that stands for Shady Lane Stables. When Rocky Mountain Turf Club handed out year-end awards for 2005, Mezoomn garnered honors as Champion 2-year-old, Leading Alberta-bred Colt, Champion Alberta Bred, and along with Heza Hot Hit, Grand Champion Running Horse. The son of Shazoom out of the Pollitt’s mare Rosas Special has a full stud career ahead of him.

“It’s been a nice fall and we’ve enjoyed it. We do all the work ourselves – we raise them, I break them, and my wife does all the chores and the feed program, so it’s a really great reward when they do well.”