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Quincy Blue Chip Cracks Track Record

Published: August 23, 2019 11:20 pm ET

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Quincy Blue Chip (Chapter Seven-Sirenuse) had a big night at Batavia Downs on Friday (August 23). She won the $118,800 New York Sire Stake (NYSS) sophomore filly trot, moved into the points and money earnings lead for her age and gender bracket and broke the standing track record for second year distaff trotters.

Driver Jim Morrill Jr. left the gate easily with Quincy Blue Chip and took almost all of the :28.1 first quarter to make the front. But once they got the lead, the rest was history. With an open two-length lead, Quincy Blue Chip tripped the next two timers in :58.1 and 1:27.2, the last with With Out A Doubt (Marcus Miller) and Sensibility (Scott Zeron) directly at her flank pushing the issue. But Morrill let Quincy Blue Chip have her head and she trotted stronger as they headed into the stretch. Down the lane she was on cruise and crossed the line wrapped-up in 1:55.4.

“I got her off the gate and eased her to the front. Once she got there, she was very strong,” said her driver Morrill. “I popped the plugs at the three-quarters and she was gone. She trotted down the stretch a thousand; as fast as any three-year-old filly I ever sat behind.”

The winning time of 1:55.4 was a new track record for three-year-old trotting fillies, breaking the old mark of 1:56.4 set by Celebrity Ruth in 2017 and tied by Seventh Heaven that same year.

The win was the seventh of the year for Quincy Blue Chip ($3.10) and it pushed her 2019 earnings to $343,425. She has now surpassed the half-million dollar mark lifetime with with $525,387 in the bank.

Quincy Blue Chip is owned by Barbara and James Boese and Richard Banca, who also does the training.

Before starting in the $225,000 NYSS final on the Night of Champions at Batavia Downs on Saturday, Sept. 14, Quincy Blue Chip will compete in the Hudson Filly Trot at Yonkers Raceway on Saturday, Aug. 31.

Morrill had a big night in the bike besides this win as he ended up with a hat trick on the card to lead all drivers on Friday.

Two divisions of the $15,000 Excel “A” series were also contested on Friday and the winners were Qiss Me Blue Chip (Chapter Seven-Make It Blue Chip) and Amal Hall (Credit Winner-Arabella Hall).

Live racing resumes at Batavia Downs on Saturday, Aug. 24. Post time for the first race is 6 p.m.

(With files from Batavia Downs)


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