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Saratoga Hosts Soph Colt Trots

Published: August 11, 2019 12:04 am ET

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New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) were featured on Saturday night, Aug. 10 at Saratoga Casino Hotel as three-year-old trotting colt and gelding trotters took center stage. There were two divisions for sophomore trotters that each went for a purse of $90,050.

Livinonthedash (Muscle Mass-Sunshine Glide-Master Glide) shifted inwards following a scratch and came from well off the pace to win from post 7 in his division of NYSS. Driver Marcus Miller launched the Erv Miller trainee from last to first in a 1:55.4 mile, the fastest on the card. He won his eighth race from 13 starts this season, earning $170,000. Winnerup finished second to the $6.80 winner while Travel Winner took third.

Lucky Weekend (Lucky Chucky-Weekend Vacation-Conway Hall) also overcame an outside post, winning the other NYSS division from post 8. Driver Jimmy Devaux sent the Christopher Lakata trainee to the top and set a sensible pace on the engine, but lost the lead narrowly to Powerscourt rounding the final turn. However Lucky Weekend reclaimed control at the inside through the stretch to win in 1:57.2 over Powerscourt and Captain Krupnik in third. Lucky Weekend returned $13.80 to win.

Live racing resumes on Tuesday evening, Aug. 13 at Saratoga with a 7:05 p.m. first post. The evening will have a $998 carryover to the Pick Five pool, which begins in the first race.

(with files from Saratoga Casino Hotel)

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