Harness racing's $100,000 (est.) Battle Of Lake Erie is set for Saturday, July 21.
Since its inception in 1986, it has drawn the best veteran pacers the sport has to offer. Past Battle Champions include racing greats, Quite A Sensation. Jaguar Spur, Dorunrun Bluegrass, , Riyadh, Gallo Blue Chip, Maltese Artist and Foiled Again.
Foiled Again could become the first horse in Northfield Park history to win the Battle of Lake Erie three times. The eight-year-old son of(2000 Battle Champion) won the event in 2009 and 2011, joining Jaguar Spur (winner in 1988-89), (winner in 2002-03) and Maltese Artist (winner in 2005 and 2007) as the only four horses to win the Battle of Lake Erie twice.
The twenty horses sustained to the 2012 Battle of Lake Erie have combined earnings of more than $12,500,000, winning 290 races. Two millionaires, Aracache Hanover and Foiled Again, are among the eligibles.
Complete list of horses nominated to the 2012 Battle of Lake Erie:
Horse Owner(s) Trainer
Aracache Hanover ($1,107.362 - 1:49,1 f) William Switala and James Martin R Gregg McNair
Betterthancheddar ($777,283 - 1:49.1s) Steve Calhoun and West Wins Stable Casie Coleman
Classic RockNroll (S411.322 - 1:50.4) Frank Bellino Tony O'Sullivan
Clear Vision ($972,605 - 1:49.3f) Burk Racing Stbl, Weaver Bruscemi, etc. Ron Burke
Dana's Sharp Smart ($122,699 - 1:51f) Stanley Kaufman Kevin Hough
Eighteen ($158,058 - 1:51.3s) Dr. Ian Moore, RG McGroup, etc. Dr. Ian Moore
Flipper J ($339,940- 1:49.31) Francis Azur Kevin McDermott
Foiled Again ($3,619,805 - 1:48.1s) Burke Racing Stbl, Weaver Bruscemi, etc. Ron Burke
Hugadragon ($834,833 - 1:49.3f) Burke Racing Stable Ron Burke
Nathan Feelsgood ($130,545 - 1:51.4m) Patricia Mulder and Gerald Mulder Mark Ford
Picture Me ($ 155.000 - 1:50.4m) Robert Key Walter Carroll
Powerful Mist ($583:356- 1:50.2s) Legacy Racing, Niel Gargiulo, etc. Melvin Givens
Prodigal Seelster ($920,141 - 1:50s) Larry Menary, Denis Breton, etc. David Menary
Razzle Dazzle ($419,059 - l:49.3f) Ira Kristel Richard Silverman
Shark's Legacy ($350,836 - 1:50.2f) Joseph Smith Thomas Fanning
Something For Doc ($242,534 - 1:51.2f) Country Club Acres. William Robinson, etc. Brian Brown
Stonebridge Tonic ($536,120 - 1:50.1) Leonard Gamble and R Gregg McNair Mark Ford
Trick Man ($286,135 - l:49.3f) Carolyn Brechler, Douglas Brechler. etc. Ray Paver
Valentino ($579,142 - 1:49.3m) KDM Stables Nicholas Surick
Warning Zone ($713,421 - 1:48.3m) VIP Internet Stable Boyd Hudson Jr.
by Ayers RATLIFF
Can Aracache Hanover foil Folied Again's attempt to become the first horse in Northfield Park history to win the Battle of Lake Erie three times: