Fancy Footwork tied the all-age track record at Saratoga Casino and Raceway on Friday night. The claiming pacer wired the field in the $25,000 claiming pace with reinsman Wally Hennessey in the sulky. Fancy Footwork (Western Hanover) was coming off a 1:52.1 victory when he went coast to coast in a dazzling 1:51 on Friday night.
The win time matches the mark set by Rare Jewel in 2006 and tied by Gimmebackmybullets in ’07 and Joey The Czar in ’10. The five year old Margaret Spagnola trainee Fancy Footwork won for the fourth time in his last six starts and became the first non-Open or Sire Stakes horse to pace 1:51 in track history. The final four races on Friday were cancelled due to inclement weather.
Live racing continues on Saturday night at Saratoga with a first post time of 7:05pm.
by Mike Sardella