Yonkers, NY—Foiled Again, the ageless “Wonder Horse,” eyes the 100th win of an astonishing career on Saturday night (January 20) at Yonkers Raceway. In his last year of racing, the 14-year-old Dragon Again gelding will be driven by regular pilot George Brennan in the $20,000 first race pace at Empire City Casino’s historic half-mile harness oval.
Harness racing’s richest-ever horse with a $7,568,478 career bankroll will start from the outside post position No. 7 in the Saturday opener with a 6:50 pm post time.
Win No. 99 came last Saturday night (January 13) in Foiled Again’s season debut, a half-length score timed in 1:55 at the same non-winners $20,000 in last five starts level.
According to the United States Trotting Association, Foiled Again would become the 18th standardbred (in what might be described as modern era mid-seventies through today) to reach the coveted 100-win milestone, joining most notably the revered Rambling Willie, who paced to 111 victories during a storied career from 1976 through 1983. Heisman (134 wins/1978-89) is another familiar name in the “100 Win Club). For the full list visit: http://www.ustrotting.com/trackside/top_performers/all_time_stats.cfm?type=pace&sort=wins&q=c.
“What can I say?” was driver Brennan’s post mortem last week. “He knows exactly what he’s doing. I moved him to the lead and he gets lazy, which he does. Then, when he was challenged, he dug in.”
Brennan once again takes a seat behind the wily veteran who is co-owned by trainer Ron Burke, Weaver Bruscemi and JJK Stables. With that 99th win in his 304th purse try (in addition to 65 seconds and 43 thirds), he improved the retirement fund to $7,568,478.
Foiled Again, who’s been winning races here since 2006, includes a pair of George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series titles (2009-10) on his robust resume. He also captured the $500,000 Breeders Crown Open Pace at Pocono Downs in 2013.