Mrs Foxy Roxy Wins Another Maine Sire Stakes

Mrs Foxy Roxy
Published: July 22, 2023 09:26 am EDT

Mrs Foxy Roxy returned to her winning ways Friday (July 21) at Bangor Raceway, capturing her second Maine Sires Stakes event of the month.

One $15,298 nine-horse division of two-year-old pacing fillies went postward in an early non-wagering race. Driven by Nick Graffam, the daughter of Deuce Seelser rolled out smoothly to the front from the post two, taking an early command of the large group of freshman distaffs. Whos Perfect (Drew Campbell), who was last week’s victor, inherited the two-hole from the second tier post nine and followed intently into a :30.2 opening panel.

As the field hit the reduced tempo half-mile marker in 1:03, Kevin Switzer Jr. driving Ghost Of You was the first to move first-over. At the 1:33.2 third panel, she had gotten to the wheel of Mrs Foxy Roxy with Whos Perfect up close in third on the pylons. But, as the field turned for home, the two inner-most combatants had sped away from the rest of the field and battled eye-to-eye down to the wire, similar to last week where the winning margin was a nose.

Graffam continued to urge Mrs Foxy Roxy and kept her engaged to prevail by a neck over Whos Perfect in 2:02.3, a new lifetime mark. Ghost Of You finished third.

Trained by Mike Graffam for owners William McElvain Jr., Diane Dunn and Bradford Veilleux, Mrs Foxy Roxy earned her second win in three stakes events. Mrs Foxy Roxy was bred in Maine by Kristina and Gary Hall.

Maine Sire Stakes events resume on Saturday (July 22), when the freshman colts return to Cumberland. Sunday’s (July 23) card features the reappearance of all the trotters to historic Bass Park.

(Maine Sire Stakes)

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