Art Major progeny sweep Yonkers NYSS

Yonkers, NY — Sons of Art Major proved victorious in both of Tuesday night’s (July 28) New York Sire Stakes divisions for 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings at Yonkers Raceway.

Major Betts sizzled in Tuesday’s New York Sire Stakes at Yonkers Raceway, posting a commanding 1:51.1 score. Besjon Doda photo.

In the $75,900 first division, Major Betts led all the way to a 2-1/2-length score in 1:51.1. Dexter Dunn was the winning driver for trainer Mark Harder, who shares ownership with Joseph Jannuzzelli and Deena Frost.

After a 10th-place finish in the Meadowlands Pace, the return to NYSS action got Major Betts back to the winner’s circle.

In the $77,300 second division, Genius Man got up by a nose in an eventful stretch battle in 1:52.3. Save Me A Dance was second, with Splash Brother a neck back in third.

Marcus Miller drove the Art Major gelding to victory for trainer Erv Miller and owners Ronald Michelon and Daniel Plouffe.

Racing at Yonkers Raceway continues Thursday and Friday nights (July 30 and 31) this week, with first post at 7:12 p.m.

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