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RED HOT HERBIE WINS SUNDAY 50G OPEN TROT

RED HOT HERBIE WINS SUNDAY 50G OPEN TROT
BY FRANK DRUCKER, Publicity Director, Empire City @ Yonkers Raceway

YONKERS, NY, Sunday, November 15, 2015-A repeating Red Hot Herbie (Dan Dube, $5.90) won both the draw and the dash Sunday morning, annexing Yonkers Raceway's $50,000 Open Trot.


Seating everyone early from the pole,. "Herbie" led through a :28.3 opening quarter-mile. Zooming (Tyler Buter), as the 7-5 choice, then moved from third, picking up the gauntlet toward and :58.1 next station. After a 1:27.3 three-quarters, Summer Indian (George Brennan) offered a weak, first-up bid, with Sumatra (Jordan Stratton) was forced wide around that one.


Zooming maintained his advantage in and out of the 1:57.2 mile marker, taking a length-and-a-quarter lead into the lane, However, the early hour apparently proved too much for him, as he caved mid-stretch. Red Hot Herbie ducked inside and went by handily, getting the mile-and-a-quarter in 2:26.3. The margin was a length-and-quarter.

Cray About Pat (Brian Sears), racing from a three-hole, chased "Herbie" home to grab second, with Sumatra, Zooming and Rock of Cashel (Jeff Gregory) settling for the minor awards.

For second 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 10th win in 26 seasonal starts (five wins in last seven tries). The exacta paid $51.20, with the triple returning $324.

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(photo by Mayra Escamilla)

(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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