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Foiled Again Earns 100th Career Win

Published: July 8, 2018 6:15 pm ET

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The richest harness horse of all-time, Foiled Again, wrote yet another chapter in his incredible life story when he won for the 100th time at Harrah's Philadelphia on Sunday afternoon (July 8).

Driver Yannick Gingras used the rail to maximum effect with the 14-year-old, encouraging enough speed out of the winner of more than $7.6 million to force tucks to a :27.2 quarter. Foiled Again was unpressured to the :56.4 half, then faced a challenge from pocketsitter Perseverant, who had moved to the two-path before the 1:25.2 three-quarters.

Through the stretch, Foiled Again showed the desire of a colt, throwing in a :27.3 last quarter to keep Perseverant safe by one and one-half lengths at the end of the 1:53 mile.

Before heading to the winner's circle with the Ron Burke-trained Foiled Again, driver Gingras showed as much class as his ride, giving him a short spin down in the stretch and back in front of his public, who applauded the gallant warrior's latest milestone. Then it was back to Victory Lane for the 100th time for the altered son of Dragon Again, who is owned by Burke Racing Stable LLC, Weaver Bruscemi LLC, and JJK Stables LLC.

The top purse event of the day on the card was an $18,000 pace taken by the Rocknroll Hanover gelding Scott Rocks in 1:49.2. George Napolitano Jr. claimed the top with the career winner of more than $700,000 past the quarter, then burned home in :54.2, holding off the spirited "pocket rocket" bid of 41-1 shot Te Kawau N for trainer Hunter Oakes and the partnership of Northfork Racing Stable and Chuck Pompey.

David Miller was the sulky star of Sunday with five trips to the winner's circle, including, surprisingly, with the three longest shots of the day, at $30.40, $29.80, and $14.

(With files from PHHA)

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