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Faves Dominate In New York Stakes

Published: August 10, 2015 10:29 pm ET

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On Monday night, Yonkers Raceway hosted the New York Sire Stakes Dick McGuire Trot for three-year-old colts and geldings.

The event, honouring the memory of a popular New York Knickerbocker (and avid horseplayer), produced a pair of popular pari-mutuel winners, with members of the McGuire family making the presentations.

The opening ($81,187) division was, in the words of driver Yannick Gingras, “a walk in the park” for Crazy Wow ($2.10). Leaving from post position two, last season’s statebred frosh champ stuffed second choice Apostles Creed (Dan Dube) in behind, then waltzed through intervals of :28.3, :57.3, 1:27 and 1:56.

The final margin was five lengths, with Maestro Blue Chip (Trond Smedshammer) closing for second and Apostles Creed third.

For Crazy Wow, a son of Crazed trained by Ron Burke for co-owners Our Horse Cents Stables, Jt45 LLC and J And T Silva Stables LLC and Deo Volente Farms LLC, it was his fourth win in eight seasonal starts.

Monday night’s second ($82,687) event saw Smedshammer and Buen Camino ($3.20) also run away and hide. In play from post six, he worked around Royal Deceptor (Mickey McGivern), with subsections of :29.1, :59, 1:28.3 and 1:56.2. This margin was four lengths, with Homen Dry (Brian Sears) snapping Royal Deceptor for second.

For Buen Camino, a Cash Hall gelding trained by his driver for owner Purple Haze Stables LLC, he’s now 2-for-5 this season.

“He’s been battling sickness for a while, but as long as he can stay away from Habitat and Crazy Wow, he can go with the rest of them,” Smedshammer said.

(Yonkers Raceway)

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