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Schwartz Wins Over Yonkers Amateurs

Published: October 13, 2016 9:36 pm ET

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Alan Schwartz has more driving victories than any other amateur driver competing today, and at Yonkers Raceway on Thursday evening he added another win his career total when he guided Ladys Big Stormont to a 1:59 triumph in the $6,000 NAADA Trot.

In that contest when the field approached the starting point Hannah Miller’s horse, Father Amiga, went off stride and after seeing that mishap Schwartz gunned his charge to the lead from the pole position in the non-wagering trot which was presented prior to the first race on the betting card.

Ladys Big Stormont led the field by the first quarter in :28.3 and after a 1:00 half the five-year-old altered son of Earl Of Stormont put two :29 and change quarters together to score two-length victory over Bob Hechkoff’s Justtherighttouch. Joe Faraldo and Signal Hill OK finished third.

“I guess everything went my way tonight. I had a good horse; I had the pole; and I got to the front easily,” Schwartz said. “Then they lined up behind me and my trotter was never really challenged as we coasted along on the engine. In the stretch he (Ladys Big Stormont) was strong and we won it quite handily.”

The win was the seventh of the season for Ladys Big Stormont, whom Schwartz claimed earlier this year. He is trained by Raheim Strong. And for Schwartz, it was his ninth win of the season and his 573rd of his amateur career.


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