The Red Bank Stakes drew a
full field for Saturday, but it was not the names on the entry page that drew
attention. It was the name that was not there.
For the past three runnings, the one-mile Red Bank has
belonged to one horse, Get Serious. Owned by the partnership of Dinan, Moore and Phantom House
Farm and trained by the partnership of John Forbes and Pat McBurney, Get
Serious won the race in 2009, 2010 and 2012.
So why is the 9-year-old not in the entries for the 2013
running of the Red Bank?
“He wrenched an ankle last month,” McBurney said. “We
haven’t been able to train him. “He’s 20 to 30 days away from being ready to
Get Serious, a son of City Zip, has won 13 of 27 starts
at Monmouth, including runnings of the Elkwood, Battlefield, Oceanport and
Monmouth Stakes in addition to three Red Bank renewals.