Foiled Again is expected to enter Saturday's (July 19) Battle of Lake Erie and will try to become the first horse in Northfield Park history to win the event three times. The 10 year-old son of(2000 Battle Champion) won in 2009 and 2011, joining (winner in 1988-89), (winner in 2002-03) and Maltese Artist (winner in 2005 and 2007) as the only four horses to win the Battle of Lake Erie twice.
Age does not seem to be slowing Foiled Again. He has paced all of his last three starts under 1:50. Foiled Again is trained by Ronald Burke and has so far garnered 80 career victories and earned $6,313,068. Those earnings make Foiled Again the richest pacer in the history of harness racing.
Other millionaire Battle of Lake Erie nominees include:
Horse Owner(s) Trainer
Bolt The Duer All Star Racing Inc.
Clear Vision Burke Racing, Bruscemi, Panhellenic, Koran
Heston Blue Chip Kenneth Jacobs
Michael's Power Jeffrey Snyder
Since its inception in 1986, the Battle of Lake Erie has drawn the best veteran pacers the sport has to offer. Past Battle Champions include racing greats, Quite A Sensation, , Dorunrun Bluegrass, , Riyadh, Gallo Blue Chip and Maltese Artist.
An impressive undercard featuring $40,000 divisions of the Ohio Sires Stakes for two and three year-old colt trotters and pacers will support this year's Battle of Lake Erie.
In addition, Battle night will also offer guests a sumptuous buffet in Lady Luck's clubhouse dining room. The special Battle of Lake Erie Buffet is just $15.95. Reservations are preferred and can be made by calling 330/467-4101.
Guests who want to be down close to all of the racing action can stop by the grandstand apron to sample some of northeast Ohio's most popular food trucks. Live music by Unknown Reason can also be enjoyed on the apron from 5 to 10 pm.
First race post time is 6:00 p.m.
by Ayers Ratliff, for Northfield Park