Tell All’s fast Social Network is “all the buzz”
Feb 2nd, 12
While the news buzz this past week has been about the initial stock offering of Facebook, the buzz around the Meadowlands backstretch has been, appropriately enough, about a 3-year-old named Social Network, from the first crop of the promising young sire Tell All.
Social Network p,2,1:52.4f has justified the hype. He became the new year’s fastest sophomore pacer when he zipped to an eye-opening 1:53.2 win in his qualifier on Jan. 26, and came back on Feb. 2 to win the opening leg of the Junior Trendsetter Series in 1:53.4. Watch video
Singled out by Meadowlands track handicapper Darin Zoccali as “the one to beat in the series,” the big-striding gelding went off at odds of 2/5 and didn’t disappoint his backers, drawing away just before the half and pacing off by himself to win by six widening lengths.
Social Network gave a hint of what was to come when he placed in the Bluegrass Stakes at The Red Mile last fall, timed in 1:51.3 behind 2012’s #1-rated sophomore pacer A Rocknroll Dance. He finished behind that champion again in his Governor’s Cup elim, but prior to that reeled off a 1:52.4 score, his 2-year-old mark, at Harrah’s Chester.
Social Network was bred by Brittany Farms in partnership with current owner Val D’Or Farms, and is trained by Joe Holloway. Best wishes for continued success to them in this series and in the year’s bigger stakes.
A first crop that has shown flashes of brilliance, coupled with his move to the rich Ontario program, has given those who have bred or booked to Tell All plenty of reasons to be optimistic about the future.
He stands the 2012 season at Tara Hills Stud at a new fee of $3,000 Cdn. Visit his web page for up-to-date information and a 2012 booking application.