Always B Laughin, Captain Fancy Win NJSS-SDF Races at Freehold Saturday
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Freehold Raceway hosted a pair of 3-year-old paces on Saturday (September 4) as part of the New Jersey Sire Stakes- Standardbred Development Fund series.
The second leg of the series for 3-year-old fillies drew three entries, and was held as a non-betting race as a result. There was little drama, as Always B Laughin turned it into a laugher. She established firm control by the opening quarter, opened up a huge edge nearing the half-mile pole, and ultimately cruised under the wire by thirteen lengths. She paced the mile in an impressive 1:54, for owner George Green, trainer Julie Miller, and driver Tyler Miller.
The first leg of the series for colts and geldings featured a full field of eight. Captain Fancy, bet down to even-money favoritism, got the job done, for trainer Bill MacKenzie and driver Dan Dube. Dube rated him in third during the opening half-mile, then pulled first-over as they rounded the third turn. He established firm control as they neared the three-quarter pole, and pulled clear to win by 3 1/2 lengths. The final time was 1:54.2.
The winner is owned by Vincent Ali Jr, Alma Iafelice, and Theodore Gewertz. He’s now won six times from seventeen starts, with earnings of almost $140,000.
Live racing resumes at Freehold on Friday, September 10, starting at about 12:30 PM.