Dancin Yankee continued his dominance in 2014 at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs with a victory Saturday night in the featured Preferred pace. The race carried the night's top purse of $25,000.
Dancin Yankee (-Dancewiththebest), a 6-year-old stallion from the barn of trainer , left from the assigned outside post in the field of seven as the 2-5 favorite and sat fourth early on as Digital Z Tam set a fast early pace.
Pocket horse Domethatagain pulled to take the lead on the back stretch, allowing driverto grab some cover on the back stretch before urging Dancin Yankee past Domethatagain in the home stretch for the win by 2 Â¼ lengths in 1:48:4. Fat Mans Alley finished third.
The win was the sixth out of the last seven for Dancin Yankee, a stretch that includes five straight victories at Pocono. Owned by Baron Racing and Richard Lombardo, the stallion now has 13 wins in 20 races in 2014 and 37 lifetime victories for career earnings of $888,462.
By Jim Beviglia, for Pocono Downs