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LUMINOSITY, CROMBIE A WINS SATURDAY NIGHT 48G CO-FEATURES

LUMINOSITY, CROMBIE A WINS SATURDAY NIGHT 48G CO-FEATURES
BY FRANK DRUCKER, Publicity Director, Empire City @ Yonkers Raceway

YONKERS, NY, Saturday, September 19, 2015-Yonkers Raceway took a Saturday night stakes siesta, ceding the marquee to the overnight occupants. Luminosity (George Brennan, $3.50) and Crombie A (Brent Holland, $6.80) won their respective $48,000 Open Handicaps for trotters and pacers.


Luminosity, as the 3-4 choice, had the identical, unimpeded assigned eight-hole path to the lead that Krispy Apple did in Friday nights distaff derby. Here, Luminosity controlled the crowd through intervals of :28.1, :56.4, 1:25.2 and 1:54.


The margin, a length-and-a-half entering the lane, was a length-and-three-quarters at the end. Chasing from the pocket was pole-sitting For You Almostfree (Jason Bartlett), with UVA Hanover (Jordan Stratton) a three-hole third.

Watkins (Pat Lachance) and Not Afraid (Dan Dube) rounded out the payees.

For Luminosity, a 5-year-old Cash Hall gelding co-owned (as Burke Racing) by (trainer) Ron Burke and Weaver Bruscemi, it was his 11th win in 2 seasonal starts. The exacta paid $44.40, with the triple returning $152.50.


As for Crombie A, who won the 1-thru-7 draw in the weekly pacing feature, he worked out a second-over trip to snap the leading, 9-10 choice Somewhere in LA (Dube) by a half-length in 1:51.1. The latter kept the ball rolling (:26.3, :54.4, 1:23), taking a length-and-a-half lead in and out of the final turn.


Eight-hole-assigned Take it Back Terry (Brennan) flew home to snatch third, with Big N Bad (Eric Carlson) and a pocketed Dream Out Loud N (Tyler Buter) settling for the remainder.

For second choice Crombie A, a 9-year-old Down Under son of Life Sign co-owned (as Allard Racing) by (trainer) Rene Allard, Kapildeo Singh and Albert Abdala, he's now 7-for-10- this season. The exacta paid $17.60, with the triple returning $134.

Crombie A owns a share the (1:50.1) all-age track record, taken in late July.

Nest Saturday, it's New York Night of Champions (Part II), with four, $225,000 sire stakes finals for 2-year-olds.

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(photos by Sean Hamrock)

(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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