It was a good night for Yankee fans on Thursday night. As the Bronx Bombers prevailed over their cross town rivals in Flushing, pacer Real Yankee Fan pulled off a mild upset at Saratoga Casino and Raceway.
situated Real Yankee Fan in the pocket behind the race's 1-9 favorite Smokin Band ( ). After finishing second to that rival last week, Real Yankee Fan would not be denied on Thursday night and cruised by the public choice in the stretch before stopping the timer in 1:55. Smokin Band held on for second while Art Bettor Now ( ) earned the show spot in the $6,420 featured race.
Real Yankee Fan returned $14.00 to win in what was his third score of the season.
Live racing continues on Friday night with first post time at 6:45pm.