Foiled Again, harness racing’s richest pacer with $6,130,968 in career earnings, landed post position No. three for Yonkers Raceway’s $567,000 final of the George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series on Saturday night, April 26.
Foiled Again eyes a third Levy title, having won this event consecutively in 2009 and 2010. Foiled Again won his first four prelims legs this time around before finishing a non-factor sixth last week.
Yonkers Raceway’s million-dollar, stakes-laden Saturday night program shall also include military veterans demonstrating some newly-acquired horsemanship skills.
The veterans, accompanied by trainer Robbie Siegelman, are going to lead the post parades for the first few races on the12-race card, which features the $567,000 final of the Levy Memorial Pacing Series and the $371,400 final of the Blue Chip Matchmaker.
After their first taste of “catch-driving, “ the veterans, with the family and friends, are going to make winner’s circle presentations before enjoying the remainder of the evening at the races.
Prior to the 7:10 PM first post, a half-dozen Yonkers Police Department are going to present colors and perform the national anthem.
The special event is a culmination of efforts by Siegelman, a long-time successful New York-area trainer, HorseAbility of Old Westbury, NY, the Standardbred Owners Association of NY and Yonkers Raceway. Siegelman is a volunteer at HorseAbility, a Old Westbury, NY-based therapeutic center which offers a wide range of equine-related programs to children and adults with special needs.
More on the Levy: The 2014 final of the Levy offers the highest purse in the history of the event—named for the Hall of Fame founder of Roosevelt Raceway--and serves as the richest North American race of the season to the date.
The Levy goes as the 11th of Yonkers’ 12 races, with approximate post time of 10:55 PM.
The draw, with declared drivers…1-Sapphire City (Eric Carlson), 2-P H Supercam (Jason Bartlett), 3-Foiled Again (Yannick Gingras), 4-Texican N (Brian Sears), 5-Apprentice Hanover (Jody Jamieson), 6-Bettor’s Edge (George Brennan), 7-Dancin’ Yankee (Ron Pierce), 8-Mach it So (Tim Tetrick).
Note P H Supercam/Mach it So race as a Bamond Racing owned-P J Fraley trained entry, while Foiled Again/Bettor’s Edge race as a Ron Burke owned-trained entry, while Special Forces is the also eligible.