Day At The Track

Racine Bell takes F & M Open again

11:10 AM 04 Nov 2020 NZDT
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Racine Bell, harness racing
Racine Bell and driver Jimmy Devaux
Melissa Simser-Iovino photo

Racine Bell (So Surreal) continued a super stretch for her connections at Saratoga Casino Hotel when on Tuesday afternoon the star distaffer won the Fillies and Mares Open.

Owners Chris and Dale Lawton won the ladies' Open with Racine Bell two weeks ago (Oct 20) before doing so with their Surreal Feeling last week (Oct 27).

The super sophomore sizzled in the backstretch and powered past her rivals to open up a commanding lead before stopping the timer in 1:54.3 to win by a resounding six lengths for driver Jimmy Devaux. Birch Island Betty (Mitch Cushing) was the runner-up to the Lawtons' Surreal Feeling last week and came closing in the final quarter to be second once again on Tuesday. Firstup (Shawn Gray) held on to finish third.


Racine Bell, a New York Sire Stakes star this summer, won for the seventh time in thirteen starts in 2020. Dave Dewhurst trains the star filly who now has just shy of $285,000 in career earnings in just 23 lifetime starts. Racine Bell paid $6.20 to win on Tuesday and led an exacta and triple that returned $24 and $67, respectively.

Live racing resumes on Monday afternoon at Saratoga with a first post time set for Noon.

by Mike Sardella, for Saratoga Raceway

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