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Barn Debut For Quincy Blue Chip

Published: July 26, 2019 4:38 pm ET

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New York’s leading three-year-old trotting filly of 2019, Quincy Blue Chip is set to make her debut for new connections after fetching a bid of $335,000 in an online auction earlier this month.

Quincy Blue Chip, pictured victorious at Vernon Downs on May 27, 2019.

Quincy Blue Chip makes her first start for trainer Richard Banca, who co-owns Jim & Barbara Boese of Delaware in Monday's New York Sire Stakes event at Monticello Raceway.

There will be just one dash for the cash, with the fillies vying for a purse of $118,800.

Quincy Blue Chip (PP2) will have her regular driver Jim Morrill Jr. in the sulky. The Chapter Seven - Sirenuse lass was the winner of the elimination and final of the Empire Breeders Classic earlier this year at Vernon Downs, she has also earned NYSS victories at Saratoga and Vernon Downs. She has earned over $215,000 thus far this season and has a lifetime mark of 1:53.2

Winndevie (PP6) leads the division with 150 points in NYSS competition. The Credit Winner – Vida De Vie filly was last year’s champion two-year-old filly by virtue of her win in the Night Of Champions, and she only been out of the money once this year season. Winndevie has won Sire Stakes events this year at Buffalo Raceway and Yonkers, while picking up a pair of place performances at Tioga Downs and Saratoga Raceway. Trainer Trond Smedshammer has named Jason Bartlett to drive the filly for owner Purple Haze Stables LLC of Fairport, N.Y.

Amal Hall (Credit Winner – Arabella Hall) will score from post position four. The Julie Miller trainee will be driven by Andy Miller, and her slate includes two wins in Excelsior A Class and a win in the Empire Breeder Classic elimination. Stella Jane (Crazed – Naughty Nana) will start from post five for owners Crawford Farms Racing of Syracuse, N.Y. She earned her lifetime mark of 1:55.3 in a Sire Stakes event this summer at Tioga Downs. Corey Callahan will be driving the John Butenschoen trainee.

Also on the card are three divisions of $15,000 Excelsior A events and three $6,600 Excelsior B splits. First race post time for the eight-race card is 12:50 p.m.

(with files from Monticello)

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