Hobbs, Chaptiama take Yonkers NYSS divisions

Yonkers, NY — Yonkers Raceway hosted two divisions of New York Sire Stakes action for 3-year-old trotting colts and geldings Tuesday night (July 14).

Hobbs was a natural in the first New York Sire Stakes division on Tuesday at Yonkers Raceway, posting a 1:55.4 score.

In the first $75,900 division, Hobbs took control of the race early and led all the way in 1:55.4, defeating Barn Holden by three-quarters of a length with Take The Credit two lengths back in third.

Hobbs, a gelded son of Credit Winner, was driven to victory by Jason Bartlett for trainer Jim Campbell and the Runthetable Stables. Five of the six trotters in the first division were sons of Credit Winner.

Chaptiama held off Berkery J to take the second division. Besjon Doda photos.

In the second $75,900 division, driver Brian Sears picked up the catch drive aboard Chaptiama and also led all the way, scoring a neck victory over Berkery J in 1:55. It was 3-3/4 lengths back to Bourbon Express in third.

Chaptiama is a gelded son of Chapter Seven who campaigns for trainer Trond Smedshammer and the Purple Haze Stables.

Four of the six trotters in the second division were sons of Chapter Seven.

Racing continues at Yonkers Raceway on Thursday (July 16) and Friday (July 17), with first post at 7:12 p.m.

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