Sunday afternoon featured the first leg of the Jim Derue Memorial Trotting Series at Saratoga Casino and Raceway.
The series for young trotters had three divisions each going for a purse of $7,500.
Jimmer () was the fastest and most impressive winner of the first leg of Derue Series. piloted Jimmer to a victory despite while overcoming a difficult first over journey. The four year old trotter’s fifth win of the season came in 1:59.3, two seconds faster than either of the other two leg one winners.
Live racing resumes at Saratoga on Wednesday afternoon with a first post time of 6:45pm.
by Mike Sardella for Saratoga Raceway