Day At The Track

Victors are to defend titles at Western Fair

07:46 PM 06 Mar 2012 NZDT
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Foiled Again Voelz Hanover
Foiled Again - the winner of 65 races and US$4,625,900.
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Foiled Again, last year's Molson Pace harness racing champion and Voelz Hanover, the victor in the 2011 edition of the Forest City Pace, have both been nominated for the 2012 editions of the signature races at The Raceway at Western Fair District.

A total of 32 top male pacers have been kept eligible for the $300,000 Molson Pace which goes to post with eliminations on May 18 and the final on May 25.

Foiled Again, the top pacing horse in all of North America last season, will be making his fourth straight appearance in The Raceway’s longest running stake event should Ron Burke send his stable star to London once more.

The first time Foiled Again competed in the Molson Pace, in 2009, he won his elimination and faced traffic trouble in the final and was fifth. The following year he was a close second in both his elimination and the final (to stablemate Won The West). Last year he broke through and was a dominant three length victor in both his elimination and the final.

A winner of more than $3.4 million in his career, at age seven last year Foiled Again became the oldest horse to notch a million dollar winning season. He is owned by trainer Ron Burke, Weaver Bruscemi and JJK Stables.

Four other talented performers who competed in last year’s final, Art Professor, Atochia, Valentino and Aracache Hanover, have also been nominated as well as newcomers Betterthancheddar, We Will See and Up The Credit.

Last year Voelz Hanover was victorious in the Forest City Final, the distaff companion race to the Molson Pace, when she upset the defending champion Dreamfair Eternal. Both mares have been kept eligible, along with 33 of their contemporaries, for this year’s race which carries a $200,000 final purse for the first time.

Interestingly, the top six finishers in last year’s Forest City Final: Voelz Hanover, Chancey Lady, Dreamfair Eternal, Ticket To Rock, Warrawee Koine and Ginger And Fred, have all been kept eligible for 2012.

Additions this year include last year’s Breeders Crown champion Monkey On My Wheel, as well as other top sophomore performers from last year including Idyllic, Modern Connection, Myluvmylife, Rocklamation, Strike An Attitude and Swinging Beauty.

The date for this year’s Forest City eliminations is Friday, November 9 with the final the following Saturday, November 17.

Below are the complete list of nominees for each of the events.

2012 Molson Pace Nominees

Aracache Hanover

Art Professor

Atochia

Audreys Dream

Betters Reward

Betterthancheddar

Clear Vision

Dalhousie Dave

Dreamlands Art

Eighteen

Fire On The Water

Foiled Again

Georgetown N

Kyle Major

Line Officer

Machal Jackson

Picture Me

Powerful Mist

Razzle Dazzle

Rock To Glory

Rojettes Best

Secret Weapon

Shoobees Place

St Elmo Hero

Stonebridge Terror

Stonebridge Tonic

Strand Hanover

Townslight Hanover

Up The Credit

Valentino

We Will See

Winning Dream

2012 Forest City Pace Nominees

Bullet Point

Camille

Chancey Lady

Dreamfair Eternal

Drop The Ball

Ginger And Fred

Idyllic

Jk Owhatanite

Mad World

Meredith Maguire N

Misty Moonstone

Modern Cinderella

Modern Connection

Monkey On My Wheel

Ms Goliath

Myluvmylife

Naughtytiltheend

Oceans Motion

On The Glass

Pardon

Pretty Katherine

Rebeka Bayama

Rev Me Up

Rocklamation

Rub N Tug

Save My Shark

Seriously

Strike An Attitude

Swinging Beauty

Tea Party Princess

Ticket To Rock

Voelz Hanover

Waasmula

Warrawee Koine

Western Silk

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