09/24/2010 1:20PM

Calder: Where did those blinkers come from?


Stop the Wedding just ran an unbelievable race to win her maiden in the third event, rallying from nearly 25 lengths off the pace to run down the leader and win going away in her local debut. The question I have is how did this filly get to race in blinkers. A ship in to trainer Bill White's barn from Delaware Park, she never wore blinkers in her four previous starts, was not listed with blinkers on in the program or DRF and she did not  wear blinkers when she worked out of the gate here last Sunday.  Track announcer Bobby Neuman did make an announcement that Stop the Wedding would be wearing blinkers when giving the changes a half hour until first post but unless one was here early and listening to those changes, or actually watched the filly warm up on the track, it was impossible to know this key change had been made.