Jordan’s On Quite A Roll As Leading Trainer At Hastings
June 20, 2006Things are going so well for trainer Terry Jordan that he has proven you can, indeed, be in two places at one time.
Jordan was in the winner’s circle at Stampede Park in Calgary last Saturday when Halo Steven won the $125,000 Alberta Derby. On the same day, Jordan was at Hastings Racecourse - at least in spirit - when he scored his 16th trainer’s victory of the season with Entregada in the 4th.
Back at work in person Sunday at Hastings, Jordan scored three more victories (Streak of Light, One Special Browny and How Bout Jose) to boost his lead to 19 in this year’s trainer standings. Barb Heads is second with 11 wins after nailing wins with Celtic Wisdom and Not Just Dreaming Sunday; Terry Clyde is third with 10.
Jordan, who joked with reporters in Calgary that he “likes to take a bit of that tax-free Alberta money”, watched Pedro Alvarado go wire-to-wire to win the 76th running of the Derby. Owned by Marta Racing Ventures, the California-bred 3-year-old made his Canadian debut June 4 by capturing the Jim Coleman Province Stakes at Hastings.
Heading into the Alberta Derby, Halo Steven had career winnings of $72,840. Saturday’s victory was worth $78,750.
Hastings Racecourse is now preparing for the birthday bash of the year: Sunday, June 25 marks the 117th season of thoroughbred racing dating back to 1889 when the track was known as Hastings East.
Friday night racing returns to Hastings Racecourse July 7 with parade to the post at 6:55 p.m.