Sister Mary Maude Romps In Buffalo NYSS

Sister Mary Maude
Published: June 28, 2023 08:00 pm EDT

Sister Mary Maude showed that her win on Sunday was no fluke as she bounced right back on Wednesday (June 28) to take an eight-length win in her $35,200 division of the New York Sire Stakes for two-year-old filly trotters at Buffalo Raceway.

In a tune up before her Sire Stakes event in Western New York, Sister Mary Maude posted a 1-1/4-length decision in 2:01 on Sunday afternoon at Saratoga Raceway, paying a healthy $74.50. While she wasn't the fastest on Wednesday, Sister Mary Maude was certainly the most dominating in getting the $10.20 victory.

Other winners in the two $35,200 (approximate) dashes were Communion Money ($6) and Crowbar Girl ($4.60).

Sister Mary Maude, the only filly to have already broken her maiden, showed that a little bit of experience paid big dividends. After watching Demin N Diamonds stomp out splits of :31.2 and 1:03.4 to the half, Sister Mary Maude (Bruce Euto) tipped out and scurried quickly to the lead. Reaching the three-quarter marker in 1:34, Sister Mary Maude threw down a :28.4 last split to bury the field in a dialed down 2:02.4 over the fast track. Denim N Diamonds (Phil Fluet) took the distant second-place honours with Hippie Shake (Jim Morrill Jr.) finishing in third.

Now a winner twice in three lifetime starts, Sister Mary Maude (Crazy Wow-Perfect Mass) has earned $22,646 for co-owners Shirley Williamson and Helena Archer.

In the fastest race of the three NYSS events, Communion Money (Scott Zeron) took command at the three-quarter marker, then had to hold on late to collect a neck victory over Dutee Chand S (Tyler Miller) in 2:00.3. Hurrikane Sweetie (Ronnie Wrenn Jr.) picked up the show cheque.

Communion Money was sitting third, seven lengths behind Shirin at the half. But a slow and steady grind on the outside got her to the lead at the top of the lane as Shirin bobbled and broke stride. Communion Money, who appeared to have clear sailing, had actually brought Dutee Chand S along with her on a first-over journey. Things worked out fine, though, as Dutee Chand S ran out of real estate and had to settle for second.

Communion Money

Co-owned by trainer Jared Bako and Ann Yurenka, Communion Money (Crazy Wow-Paya La Renta) earned $17,950 for the win.

The final bracket had Crowbar Girl (Wrenn Jr.) go first over at the opening station and never looking back in notching a 3-1/2-length score over Meepers (Brett Crawford) in 2:01.4. The early tempo-setting Really Dont Care (Zeron) picked up the show spot.

After an opening frame of :31.3 posted by Really Dont Care, Crowbar Girl wanted no more of the three-hole and went on the rim. Registering times of 1:02 and 1:32.3 with a quarter-mile to go, Crowbar Girl used a :29.1 last panel to lock up the triumph.

Crowbar Girl

Co-owned by the Burke Racing Stable, William Switala, James Martin and Weaver Bruscemi, Crowbar Girl (Chapter Seven-Miss Trixton) is trained by Ron Burke.

In two of the three $20,000 Excelsior Series races, Champain ($2.40) was victorious for driver Michael McGivern in 2:05.4 while Barn CJ ($7.80) found there's no place like home as the locally based filly cruised around Buffalo in 2:01.3.

The last three races on the card, including the final $20,000 Excelsior dash, were cancelled for the safety of all participants as the Air Quality Index had exceeded safe levels.

Despite the abbreviated card, driver Kevin Cummings captured four races and Zeron a pair.

Racing will return on Friday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. with a 13-race program set. There's a $667 carryover in the Pick 5 which begins in the second race.

(Buffalo Raceway)

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