The Messenger Stake for 3-year-old pacers. Named for
the English-bred Messenger, progenitor of practically all harness horses racing
today, who died in 1808.
PLACE: Roosevelt Raceway, N.Y.
DATE: July 4
TELEVISION: 10-10:30 p.m. E.D.T., ABC (coast-to-coast except New
TOTAL PURSE: $150,000.
DISTANCE: 1 mile
QUALIFYING TRIALS: Friday, June 27. First leg of
pacing's Triple Crown, which also includes the Little Brown Jug and the Yonkers
THE FAVORED FIVE: Thorpe Hanover, O'Brien Hanover (Del
Miller entry); Shadow Wave, Raider Frost ( Joe O'Brien entry); Adios Paul
( Johnny Simpson).