08/05/2004 11:00PM

'Hoedown' field's only 2004 winner


EDMONTON, Alberta - Moe's Hoedown, with Mike Iammarino aboard, will seek her second victory of the season Sunday at Northlands Park, when she runs against $28,000 claiming fillies and mares at 6 1/2 furlongs.

All five of Moe's Hoedown's opponents are winless this season.

Trained by Deanna Walper, Moe's Hoedown was second in her latest start, a race for $28,000 claimers July 22. Two of her rivals Sunday, Beausox and Tuktoyaktuk, were third and fifth in that race.

Craig Faine will be back aboard Beausox, and Real Simard will retain the mount on Tuktoyaktuk.

Tuppence, with Richard Hamel aboard, will be making her second appearance of the year after running fourth in an allowance Aug. 1.

Gleichen Reserve, who will be ridden by Leanne Painter, will be making only her third start of the year after a pair of fifths.

Completing the field will be Brass Pendant (Shannon Beauregard), who has drawn the rail. His best effort in four starts this year was a second to S.L. Charmer in an optional claimer.

Brass Pendant was fourth in her last try at this level.

Sly Lady retires at 5

Breeder and co-owner Vern Slywka has announced that the racing career of Sly Lady, who was beset by injuries that curtailed her 2002 and 2003 campaigns, is over at age 5.

Slywka said Sly Lady, last year's champion mare in Alberta, will move on to a new life as a broodmare.

Sly Lady, a winner of 9 of her 14 career starts and $220,440, finished second to A Shaky Start as the 3-5 choice in the John Patrick Memorial here July 23.