The man who sold Foiled Again

02:51 AM 07 Dec 2013 NZDT
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Foiled Again and Yannick Gingras Foiled Again, harness racing
Foiled Again and Yannick Gingras
Foiled Again was a $20,000 yearling purchase
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There's a forgotten part of the Foiled Again story, buried under the mountains of money he's made these last several years and the many big races he has won. It's the first few chapters of his career, a story that begins well before Ron Burke and Yannick Gingras arrived on the scene, well before Foiled Again got his first headline. And it's the story of maybe the most lopsided sale in harness racing history.

Foiled Again began his career for owner Patrick Lacey and trainer Herman Heitman. Following a June 29, 2008 race at Harrah's, his record stood at 8 for 46 and his career earnings were less than $80,000. There wasn't any reason to believe the hrose was going to amount to much, so Lacey sold him -- for $62,500. For his new owners, the nine-year-old son of Dragon Again has made more than $5.9 million.

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