Familiar faces lead round two of MGM Borgata

Yonkers, NY — The second leg of the MGM Borgata Pacing Series is ahead on Monday night (March 27) at MGM Yonkers Raceway, and three of the first-round winners will face off in one of the four $50,000 splits on the 12-race program.

Leonidas A (post three, Austin Siegelman), Idealsomemagic A (post five, Jordan Stratton) and Hellabalou (post six, Yannick Gingras) all made trips to the winner’s circle Monday (March 20), and they will butt heads in race seven, which is the third of next Monday’s Borgata battles.

Idealsomemagic A, who was the fastest first-round winner in the MGM Borgata Pacing Series, will face off against two of his fellow winners in second-round action. Mike Lizzi photo.

As for the other opening leg winner, Lochinvar Art A (post six, Lauren Tritton), he landed in the third race, which kicks off the MGM Borgata Pacing Series action on the card.

Defending MGM Borgata Pacing Series champion Funatthebeach N (post two, Stratton) will compete against the likes of Jimmy Freight (post four, Scott Zeron) and Backstreet Shadow (post five, Matt Kakaley) in the fifth race, and the final division (race nine) will see Tattoo Artist (post five, Dexter Dunn) and This Is The Plan (post seven, Gingras) look for better luck than they had in leg one. Priceless Beach (post three, David Miller) was second to Leonidas A on Monday night and is also in that tilt.

To complement the MGM Borgata Pacing Series, the Empire Terrace dining room will be open 6-10 p.m. on Mondays through April 24. Owners and fans are invited to attend the races and enjoy food from an a la carte menu. No reservations are required.

Stakes action will resume at MGM Yonkers Raceway on Friday night (March 24)’s 11-race slate with four $40,000 second-leg sections (races two, four, six and eight) of the Blue Chip Matchmaker Series for pacing mares. Leg one winners Amazing Dream N and Drama Act are both entered in race eight, and the other first-round victor, Karma Seelster, will look to improve to two-for-two in race six.

MGM Yonkers Raceway is currently operating on a Monday-through-Friday live racing schedule with post time at 7 p.m. (EDT).

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