Day At The Track

Stratton, Siegelman, Sears make the news

05:43 PM 14 Apr 2017 NZST
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Southern Pursuit N One Through Ten
Southern Pursuit N
Darragh Riordan Photo
One Through Ten
Darragh Riordan Photo

YONKERS, NY, Thursday, April 13, 2017-- Yonkers Raceway's Thursday night (Apr. 13th) harness racing program was sponsored by the letter 'S'.

'S,' as in Stratton, as in driver Jordan Stratton.

'S,' as in Siegelman, as in trainer Robbie Siegelman.

'S," as in Southern Pursuit N, as in the 62-1 ($126.50) upsetter--driven by Stratton and trained by Siegelman, of the break-filled, $15,000, third-race pace (life-best 1:55.1). The eight-hole bombardier led a $652 exacta and $2,308 triple, while ending a $5,393 Pick 3.

'S' also, as in Sears, as in season-debuting Brian Sears. The Hall of Famer-in-waiting made his first appearance since late last season after laser eye surgery. Sears went 1-for-8 Thursday night, lasting on the lead with odds-on One Through Ten ($3.60) in the $25,000, 11th-race pace (1:53.2).

Sears has seven drives Friday (Apr. 14th) and six Saturday (Apr. 15th).

The Friday/Saturday cards feature the fifth and final preliminary rounds of both the Blue Chip Matchmaker (two $40,000 divisions) and George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series (three $50,000 divisions).

Frank Drucker

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