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ODDS-ON NUMBERS CRAZY WOW, BUEN CAMINO DIVIDE 163G NYSS McGUIRE TROT

ODDS-ON NUMBERS CRAZY WOW, BUEN CAMINO DIVIDE 163G NYSS McGUIRE TROT
BY FRANK DRUCKER, Publicity Director, Empire City @ Yonkers Raceway

YONKERS, NY, Monday, August 10, 2015-Yonkers Raceway Monday night hosted the $163,874 New York Sire Stakes Dick McGuire Trot for 3-year-old colts and geldings.

The event, honoring the memory of a popular New York Knickerbocker (and avid horseplayer), produced a pair of popular parimutuel winners, with members of the McGuire family making the presentations.


The opening ($81,187) division was, in the words of driver Yannick Gingras, "a walk in the park" for Crazy Wow ($2.10). Leaving from post position No. 2, last season's statebred frosh champ stuffed second choice Apostle's Creed (Dan Dube) in behind, then waltzed through intervals of :28.3, :57.3, 1:27 and 1:56.


The final margin was five lengths, with Maestro Blue Chip (Trond Smedshammer) closing for second and "Apostle" third.

For Crazy Wow, a son of Crazed trained by Ron Burke for co-owners Our Horse Cents, JT45 and J&T Silva Stables & Deo Volente Farms, it was his fourth win in eight seasonal starts. The exacta paid $15.20, with triple wagering cancelled due to the short (five-horse) field.


Monday night's second ($82,687) event saw Smedshammer and Buen Camino ($3.20) also run away and hide. In play from post No. 6, he worked around Royal Deceptor (Mickey McGivern), with subsections of :29.1, :59, 1:28.3 and 1:56.2.


This margin was four lengths, with Home'n Dry (Brian Sears) snapping Royal Deceptor for second.

For Buen Camino, a Cash Hall gelding trained by his driver for owner Purple Haze Stables LLC, hes now 2-for-5 this season. The exacta paid $27.20, with the triple returning $66.50.

"He's been battling sickness for a while, but as long as he can stay away from Habitat and Crazy Wow, he can go with the rest of them," Smedshammer said.

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(photos by Mike Lizzi)

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

Frank Drucker
Director of Publicity
810 Yonkers Avenue
Yonkers, NY 10704
Phone: (914) 457-2432
E-mail: FDrucker@YonkersRaceway.com


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