Yonkers, NY---Sunfire Blue Chip (Jason Bartlett) matched the fastest mile ever at Yonkers Raceway Saturday night (Aug. 9), winning the $26,000, 11th race pace in 1:50.2.
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|Sunfire Blue Chip's 1:50.2 win tied the fastest mile in Yonkers' history.|
The 4-year-old son of American Ideal now joins Fat Man’s Alley and Sapphire City for swiftest mile and owns all by his lonesome the record for his weight class as well as speediest effort of 2014.
Jimmy Takter trains Sunfire Blue Chip for his wife, Christina, John and Jim Fielding, Brixton Medical Ab and R A W Equine.
Malak Uswaad N (Brian Sears) was able to get of the seasonal schneid, winning the $44,000 Open Handicap Pace.
Leaving into a two-hole from post position No. 3, Malak Uswaad N saw Dream Out Loud N (Eric Goodell) waltz to the half with intervals of 27.1, and 57.1. The Real One (Pat Lachance) then moved from fifth, while 3-4 favorite P H Supercam (Jason Bartlett) was having a hard time tracking that one.
Dream Out Loud N maintained a tenuous lead passing the 1:25 three-quarters and into the lane, but grudgingly giving way. Malak Uswaad N went inside and went by, a length better than an involved-late P H Supercam in 1:52.3. Dream Out Loud N held the bottom of the ticket, with The Real One and Pancetta (Jordan Stratton) settling for the remainder.
|Malak Uswaad N won the Open Handicap Pace in 1:52.3.|
For second choice Malak Uswaad N, a 6-year-old Down Under son of Bettor's Delight owned and trained by Peter Tritton, he returned $11 for that first win in 21 '14 tries. The exacta paid $31,20, with the triple returning $102.
Note that no one took down the Saturday night Pick-5, so Monday’s wager begins with a carryover of $3,340.32.
The Raceway's five-night-per-week live schedule continues, with first post every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:10 p.m. Evening simulcasting accompanies all live programs, with afternoon simulcasting available daily.