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FOILED AGAIN LEADS 35 INTO OPENING ROUND OF LEVY SERIES

FOILED AGAIN LEADS 35 INTO OPENING ROUND OF LEVY SERIES
BY FRANK DRUCKER, Publicity Director, Empire City @ Yonkers Raceway

YONKERS, NY, Tuesday, March 17, 2015-Foiled Again, who before too long is about to begin Bar Mitzvah lessons, is back, starting his season where he usually does...Westchester.

The 11-year-old wonder, harness racing's richest-ever horse ($6.9 million), begins his 2015 season Saturday night, leading 35 of the best Free-For-Allers into Yonkers Raceway for the opening round of the George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series.

Five, $50,000, seven-horse divisions go as races 4,6,7,9 and 10, with Foiled Again-who won this series consecutively in 2009 and 2010-drawing outside his six rivals in a power-packed third event.

The Dragon Again gelding, co-owned (as Burke Racing) by (trainer) Ron Burke, Weaver Bruscemi and JJK Stables, is making his 225th career purse start Saturday. He won six of 26 starts a season ago and more than $860,000.

This season's debut comes after a pair of winning Meadowlands qualifiers, both with regular date Yannick Gingras doing the honors.

"I was very happy with both (qualifiers)," Gingras said. "He didnt go that much (1:53) in the second one, but the track was dead and no one went very fast. He never changes. He knows when he can be lazy and he knows when it's time to go to work out there."

"He's amazing. There's no reason to think he can't do at 11 what he did at 8 or 9 or 10, Gingras said. "He's in tough (Saturday), but they're gonna know he's there."

Those looking to stall Foiled Again's 84th win photo includes last season's Levy winner, P H Supercam (Jason Bartlett, post 1) and runner-up Apprentice Hanover (Jody Jamieson, post 2). "Foiled" cut the mile in that race before fading to third.

The Raceway's live season continues Thursday through Saturday (all at 7:10 PM). Please note there are no more Sunday matinees scheduled until November. Evening simulcasting accompanies all night programs, with afternoon simulcasting available.

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(FFIFrank Drucker, Yonkers Raceway Publicity Director, 914-968-4200)

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