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RED HOT HERBIE WINS SUNDAY MATINEE 50G CO-FEATURES

RED HOT HERBIE WINS SUNDAY MATINEE 50G CO-FEATURES
BY FRANK DRUCKER, Publicity Director, Empire City @ Yonkers Raceway

YONKERS, NY, Sunday, November 8, 2015-A pocketed Red Hot Herbie (Dan Dube, $15.80) outgamed odds-on Luminosity (George Brennan) down the lane Sunday afternoon, winning Yonkers Raceway's $50,000 Open Handicaps Trot.

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In play early from post position No. 2 among the 10 entrants for the mile-and-one-quarter tilt, Red Hot Herbie had the first lead. The baton was then handed to Sevruga (Andy Miller) before a 28-second opening quarter-mile.

While this was transpiring, 3-5 Luminosity-assigned post No. 10 in the back of the bus-was sitting fifth. He moved up to chase Crazy About Pat (Mark MacDonald) right around a :57.4 intermission. It was Sevruga's leading in and out of a 1:27.1 three-quarters and 1:56.1 milepost, owning length-and-a-quarter advantage into the lane.

However, his early work day was about over, getting inhaled from all sides. Red Hot Herbie took the short way home, slipping in and whipping a wide Luminosity by three-quarters of a lengths in 2:26.1. Sumatra (Jordan Stratton), Sevruga and Can Do (Brian Sears) rounded out the payees.

For third choice Red Hot Herbie, a 5-year-old Here Comes Herbie gelding co-owned (as Allard Racing) by (trainer) Rene Allard, Albert P Abdala III, Bruce A Soulsby and Michael Reppucci, it was his ninth win in 25 seasonal starts (five wins in last seven tries). The exacta paid $50, triple returned $145.50 and the superfecta paid $1,487.

As for Brennan, he was winless through four races with his lifetime total remaining at 8,997 (updates later in program).

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(photo 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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