07/11/2012 2:15PM

Hastings: Del Mar Debutante becomes Marketway's objective


VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Marketway was a convincing winner over Ten Thirty in the $50,000 Boulevard Casino Stakes for 2-year-old fillies at Hastings last Sunday. Marketway’s owner, Glen Todd, was convinced enough to send her to Del Mar to point to the Grade 1, $300,000 Del Mar Debutante on Sept. 1.

Marketway has the pedigree to be a good one. She is a half-sister to Logic Way, who won the $150,000 Mohawk for New York-breds in 2008. He also placed in a Grade 2 stakes Calder and in stakes overseas in Quatar, where he has been racing since 2009. Including his foreign earnings, Logic Way has earned more than $1 million. All of his success has been on turf.

“A lot of horses with turf breeding run well on Polytrack,” said Todd. “There aren’t any races for her here, so we might as well find out just how good she is.”

Marketway, who is trained by Troy Taylor, is also a half-sister to Big Truck, who won the Grade 3 Tampa Bay Derby in 2008.

Taylor said he was going to send 14 horses to Del Mar, most owned by Todd. Joining the Todd contingent will be Prohibiting, who is going to run here in the $50,000 New Westminster on Saturday. Prohibiting, owned by sports radio talk show host Robert “The Moj” Marjanovich, will be one of the favorites in the six-furlong New Westminster.

Prohibiting is coming off a win over Lord Harlow in an optional $40,000 maiden claiming race June 23. He came back to work a strong five furlongs in 1:01 last Sunday.

“That was a good work for him,” said Taylor.

Taylor has also entered Bridge Jumper, who won his debut going 3 1/2 furlongs in an optional $30,000 maiden claiming race May 13. He has a string of solid works leading up to the New Westminster.

“They’re both pretty nice horses but Prohibiting has a race going around two turns and could have an advantage,” said Taylor.

Teriani bounces back after collision

Trainer Frank Barroby was in excellent spirits Wednesday morning. Barroby was feeling good about the world because a horse he trains, Terlani, not only survived a horrific accident Sunday morning, but may actually race again this year.

Terlani, who won the $50,000 Vancouver Sun for fillies on June 17, was pulling up on the backstretch after working five furlongs in preparation for Sunday’s $50,000 Strawberry Morn, when a loose horse, Epicurean, ran into her. She was flipped onto her back and anyone witnessing the accident was surprised and relieved when she stood up.

“I can’t believe she is doing as well as she is,” said Barroby. “When she came back to the barn she was shaking and I thought she may have broken something. Luckily the other horse hit her butt or I’m sure she wouldn’t have survived.”

Earlier this week Barroby had planned to give Terlani the rest of the year off, but she has bounced back a lot better than he could have imagined.

“I actually jogged her a bit this morning and she felt great,” he said. “Plus, she is eating everything we throw at her. It is pretty remarkable.”

Sunday was also a rough morning for jockey Jeff Burningham, who was aboard Terlani when the scary incident occurred. Earlier he had gone down when a 2-year-old filly he had just finished working three furlongs broke her shoulder pulling up. He couldn’t remember exactly what happened after Terlani was knocked over.

“All I can recall is rolling underneath the rail,” said Burningham. “I saw the horse running on the outside fence and moved her to the rail. I knew I was in trouble when the other horse swerved and headed on a straight line towards us. It all happened so quickly there just wasn’t anything I could do.”

Burningham booked off his mounts last Sunday and is happy to be back riding this weekend. His biggest regret is not being able to ride Terlani in the Strawberry Morn.

“I didn’t know how fast she went but she couldn’t have worked any better,” he said.

It was a very impressive move in 59.80 seconds.

Epicurean is trained by Barroby’s brother Harold Barroby. He was pleased to report Epicurean is also doing well.

Former racing commissioner dies

Peter Ellickson, a former B.C. Racing Commission commissioner and longtime Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association board member, died last Saturday. He was 83. One of his many accomplishments was maintaining a scholarship fund for the children of racetrack workers which is named after him. He was also instrumental in setting up a day care at Hastings. Ellickson taught Zoology at the University of British Columbia until he retired in 1994.

A memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Thursday at the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Vancouver.

He is survived by five sons, including local trainer Jim Ellickson.