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Foiled Again is now the $5 million Horse!

03:08 AM 30 Jun 2013 NZST
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Foiled Again
Foiled Again - Capturing the $500,000 Ben Franklin Free-For-All Pace

Wilkes Barre, PA - Foiled Again once again showed his heels to his younger rivals and became the first pacer ever in the history of harness racing to earn more than $5 million with another impressive victory in capturing the $500,000 Ben Franklin Free-For-All Pace at Pocono Downs Saturday.

Parked out first-over from the half way point in the race, driver Yannick Gingras was able to keep the "Iron Horse" well rated against race leader Razzle Dazzle (Brian Sears) and dig in and grind it out down the stretch to hold off a late closing Pet Rock (Dave Miller) and win by a nose in 1:49.2 over the off-track. Razzle Dazzle was third.

Betterthancheddar (George Brennan) and Dynamic Youth (Andrew McCarthy) both left from the far outside to start the 11th race co-feature with Betterthancheddar winning the early dogfight to the opening quarter mile in :25.4. But John Campbell wasted no time moving on the outside with Modern Legend to take command but just like that Sears came out with Razzle Dazzle, giving cover to Foiled Again but Razzle Dazzle cleared to the lead at the half in :54.1.

That sorta left Foiled Again hung out to dry with Up The Credit (Jody Jamieson) following their outside flow to the three-quarters in 1:21.1, but Foiled Again had the final say in the race as he posted his fifth win of the season after winning out in the photo finish.

Trained by Ron Burke for Burke Racing Stable of Fredricktown, PA, Weaver Bruscemi of Clarksburg, NJ and the JJK Stables of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Foiled Again is a nine-year-old gelded son of Dragon Again - in A Safe Place - Artsplace and with the victory now has career earnings of $5,170,444, making him the richest pacer of all time and the only pacer to have surpassed the $5 million mark. Only two trotters, Varenne ($5.63 million) and Moni Maker ($5.58 million) have made more money in harness racing and if Foiled Again continues to race as he has he could well surpass both of them. Foiled Again was bred by Barbara Matthews of South Carolina.

Steven Wolf


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