Yonkers, NY — Yonkers Raceway hosted two divisions of New York Sire Stakes for 3-year-old trotting fillies on Tuesday evening (Aug. 11), and the rail was the place to start in both divisions.
Bet down to 2-5 favoritism in the $74,500 second division, which was contested as race two on the pari-mutuel card, Without A Warming secured the lead from post one and was an easy 2-3/4 length winner in 1:55.1. Scott Zeron drove the daughter of RC Royalty to victory for trainer George Ducharme and owner Raymond Campbell Jr.
In the first division, a $73,100 four-horse race held before the wagering card, Love A Good Story yielded the early lead from post one to No Mas Drama, but then brushed by that rival and drew away to a 1-1/2 length score in 1:55.2.
Love A Good Story, a daughter of Chapter Seven, remains perfect in four New York Sire Stakes starts for driver Andy Miller, trainer Julie Miller and the ownership group of Pinske Stables, Kentuckiana Racing Stable and Daniel Plouffe.
Chapter Seven continues to lead the way for trotting sires in this year’s New York Sire Stakes, with 83 wins from 184 starters and over $1 million in earnings throughout the series.
The $1.8 million New York Sire Stakes Night of Champions will take place Sept. 12 at Yonkers Raceway.
Yonkers offers racing on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays with a nightly first post of 7:12 p.m.