Not right time -- yet -- for Broadway Time

The time is not now -- but probably soon -- for Heather Sifert and Carl Sibiga's Broadway Time.

The three-year-old colt is expected to return to Fraser Downs from Ontario and Alberta campaigning but not to race this weekend in the Sandown Breeders Stakes for three-year olds. The son of Broadway Blue will likely appear in time to join the battle for the $100,000 purses on Breeders Classic Day Nov. 9.

Trainer Dave Hudon has Stakes winner Quarter Crack aimed for November and Bill Davis could return then from Alberta with Red Star Camelot, another Stakes winner.

In the meantime each gender will have two divisions this weekend.

For the colts,Rick White's Just Invincible is fresh from a win last weekend as is Paul Harrison's Haras Colta Cola.

Shrugging that off and aiming for the purses which are more than $13,000 is a list that includes Brother Brass, El Rosal, Mattevil Moss, Millbanks PI, Spider M, Red Star True, Red Star Bigosh, Red Star Ritzi, Furness Abbey, Southside Royal and Red Star Safeline.

On the filly side, Hudon's Papas Reflection and Rod Therres' Dal Reo Damsel, both Stakes winners who have duelled a few times, have drawn different divisions.

Their past success won't stop others from testing the waters in their first Stakes of the meet. They are Earth Angel and I Wish I Might in against Damsel along with Red Star Katie, Spirits Destiny, Hippie Chick and Red Star Dahling. Taking on Papas Reflection are Millbanks Counsel, Lunar Princess, Holy Doodle, Red Star Majesty, Red Star Muffin and Powerhouse Trixie.

HUDONATOR LEADS: Dave Hudon has moved into the lead for driver wins after six days at the Fraser Downs meet. Hudon picked up four wins last weekend to run his total to 13, two ahead of Tim Brown and four up on Jim Burke. Rick White and Dave Jungquist also had four victories each last weekend. Wayne Isbister and Larry Micallef -- among the busiest trainers at the track -- lead the meet with five triumphs apiece.

SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED: Four B.C. Standardbred Association/Jim Keeling Sr. scholarships have been awarded at Fraser Downs. The scholarships are awarded to backstretch employees and/or their immediate family members to help them continue with post high school education.

Jim Keeling was the founder and first president and general manager of the Downs, nee Cloverdale Raceway.

Winners this year are Janine Therres, wife of trainer/driver Rod Therres, for second-year studies at BCIT; Neal Roberts, son of groom Sandra Roberts, for first year at Concordia College in Edmonton; Jennifer Powell, daughter of trainer Laurie Powell, for second year at Camosun College in Victoria and Stefanie Godlien, daughter of groom Leslie Godlien, for first year at Kwantlen College in Langley.

CRUIZIN BETTER: Fast Lane Cruizin looks like she may be back on the beam. Making only her fourth start of 2002, the B.C. Monster Mare paced to a strong third-place showing recently in the fillies and mares open at Mohawk in Ontario.

Despite racing in the slop from a wide nine post with Rick Zeron in the bike, she charged to a three hole position at the quarter and held on despite some traffic problems.

Cruizin holds the track record for three-year-olds at Fraser Downs and the result helped push her career earnings over the $500,000 mark. The five-year-old, owned by Phil Coleman and Jerry Blanchet, has been plagued by a throat problem.

RAFFLE PLANNED: The B.C. Standardbred Breeders Society will hold a raffle at the 2002 Yearling Sale on Nov. 18. For $20 a person gets a ticket good for a chance to win a $3,500 credit (transferable) towards the purchase of a yearling. Only 200 tickets will be sold and the draw will be made at 6:15 p.m. at the sale which will be held in the Agriplex.

DATES ADDED: Fraser Downs has added two Sunday dates (1:15 post times) on Oct. 27 and Nov. 3. The meet now includes 88 days running into late April. The Downs will also change the post time for the first race for some Saturday cards in October and November. Changing to 7:20 p.m. will be Oct. 12, 19 and 26 and Nov. 2.

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