|Date||Track||Type of Race||Finish||Earnings|
|Jan 10, 2017||Prx||Md Sp Wt 52k||3||$7,700|
|Feb 4, 2017||Prx||Md Sp Wt 52k||10||$250|
|Feb 27, 2017||Prx||Md 40000||9||$250|
|May 16, 2017||Prx||Md Sp Wt 46k||3||$7,100|
|May 28, 2017||Prx||Md Sp Wt 46k||3||$7,100|
|Jun 17, 2017||Prx||Md 30000||5||$900|
|Total Earnings for Hibiscus Stables||$23,300|
Ecliptical Jack (Claiming Partnership) is entered to run in Saturday’s 4th race at Parx which a Maiden $30,000 Claiming race going 5 furlongs on the turf for 3-year-olds and up. He drew post position 7 and jockey Jorge Vargas is named to ride. Vargas is currently ranked 5th in the Parx jockey standings with 34 wins and a 17% winning percentage.
Ecliptical Jack is currently the 3-1 Daily Racing Form morning line second choice in the race. One DRF handicapper selects him as his third choice in the race.
The purse for this race is $30,000.
First race post time is 12:55 PM and Ecliptical Jack's race is Race 4 which is scheduled to go off at 2:16 PM. As always we’ll be at the Hibiscus table in the clubhouse restaurant. Everyone is invited to join us at Parx for a fun day of racing.
Ecliptical Jack (Claiming Partnership) ran to a nice third place finish at Parx on Sunday chasing a runaway winner that drew off and won by almost 8 lengths. Ecliptical Jack chased the top three and responded well from the outside in the drive.
We spoke with trainer Steve Klesaris after the race and Steve said, “He ran a very nice race. Despite it being a short race he charged up nicely in the stretch and only missed 2nd by a neck.”
We also spoke with jockey Jorge Vargas after the race and Jorge said, “The front three horses ran away from us and that separation allowed Ecliptical Jack to get sprayed with the kickback. He didn’t like it and backed out a bit. Knowing that I knew I had to swing him wide in the stretch to keep him out of the kickback and he responded full of run. He ran very well today.”
We also spoke with Hibiscus Stables CEO Mike Oliveto after the race. Mike said, “No one was going to catch the winner today. Despite our horse getting a slightly uncomfortable trip he only missed 2nd by a neck. With the Pennsylvania-bred bonus the partners pickup over $7000. It’s a great program.”
Ecliptical Jack earned $7,100 for Sundays’ third place finish.
Steve will see how Ecliptical Jack comes out of the race and he’ll point him accordingly.