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DAYTON, OH. - Foiled Again did not disappoint at Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway on Saturday night (Nov. 10), persevering despite his age, freezing temperatures and an outside post position to win his 106th career victory. Driver Chris Page fired the 14-year-old harness racing champion off the wings when the Mike Woebkenberg gate opened and picked up adversaries one at a time until finally clearing to the front at the :28.1 quarter. From there Foiled Again fronted the field through the remainder of the mile, stopping subsequent timing stations in :57l2, 1:25.4 and 1:54.2. The margin of victory was just three-quarters of a length over Communicator (Jason Brewer) with Gareth Nourrir (Jeremy Smith) finishing third after a pocket trip. "It's really cool to drive a horse that some people call the G.O.A.T. (Greatest Of All Time)," said Page in the winner's circle. "He was all out tonight to win from the 9-hole, but he gives you everything he's got every time out. There may never be another one like him." Foiled Again was his usual fantastic ambassador for the sport during his final stop in Ohio on his farewell tour. He did a meet-and-greet photo session with patrons for 15 minutes before the first race, gave a two-seater jog cart ride to fifth grade school teacher Alex Johnson-the lucky winner of a drawing, and then went out an hour later and prevailed to the delight of most fans as the even money favorite. "My students will be very excited Monday when I show them pictures and tell them what I got to do over the weekend," exclaimed Johnson. Hollywood Dayton presented Foiled Again with a 'bouquet' of carrots and a commemorative satin blanket. His connections were presented with a plaque thanking them for the memories Foiled Again has given so many harness fans on his farewell tour. "I had no problem filling the Foiled Again Farewell Tour race," remarked Race Secretary Gregg Keidel. "We offered a $300 bonus to all horses drawn in and almost doubled the normal purse. I don't know if that was necessary or not, but we had 13 eager trainers drop horses in the box. It seemed like all that got in were thrilled to get an opportunity to race against such a legendary horse before he retires." From the Dayton Raceway Media Department  

DAYTON, OH - The Foiled Again Farewell Tour will make its final stop in Ohio this Saturday night, November 10, and the richest harness racing horse of all time will have his work cut out for him. The 14-year-old, 105 time winner has drawn the outermost post position against a field of conditioned pacers who themselves have won 201 races and over $2 million in purses. Foiled Again has won over $7.6 million on his own, of course, and thus has been tabbed the lukewarm 5-2 favorite in his Buckeye State finale. The good news is that favorites have been winning at a 41% clip at Hollywood Dayton Raceway this season. The bad news, though, is that only 3.8% of the horses starting from the 9-hole over the five-eighths mile oval have reached the winner's circle. Chris Page will pilot the fan favorite who has won 7 of 22 starts in his final season before mandatory retirement. After winning most every major stakes race the sport has to offer, including becoming the oldest horse ever to win a Breeder's Crown and oldest to win Horse Of The Year honors, the owners of Foiled Again have graciously dispatched him the last few months on a tour of a multitude of racetracks throughout the eastern half of the United States and Canada to allow as many racing fans as possible to get a final glimpse of this great champion. Patrons at Hollywood Dayton Raceway on Saturday night will have a random drawing opportunity to win a ride in a two-seater jog cart behind Foiled Again as he warms up for his last race in Ohio. Another lucky fan will win a large Breyer replica of Foiled Again; while dozens of others will win smaller Breyer replica versions of Foiled Again as random pop-up prizes while using self-betting machines. Foiled Again has been owned by Burke Racing, Weaver Bruscemi and the JJK Stable for the last ten years of his illustrious 12 year racing career. Upon his retirement he will be retired to the Mickey Burke Sr. family farm. From Dayton Raceway Media Department

ANDERSON, IN --Some of the sport's brightest harness racing stars descended upon Harrah's Hoosier Park on Friday, November 2 and as predicted, the stakes filled card delivered some outstanding harness racing battles. It was the final night of Grand Circuit racing action for the 2018 season. After finishing second in the $500,000 Breeders Crown three-year-old colt trot last week, Met's Hall was out for redemption and delivered on his promise in the $256,000 Carl Erksine Trot for three-year-old trotting colts and geldings. Overcoming a poor position, Met's Hall turned in a dominant performance to deliver as the even money favorite in 1:53.2 with Andy Miller in the bike. With the win, Met's Hall sent his seasonal earnings over the $1 million mark. Miller sent Met's Hall away from the gate firing from post nine but he would have to work for position as Yannick Gingras also sent You Know You Do away from the gate aggressively. Met's Hall grabbed command just before the quarter in :27.2 and looked relaxed on the front while clicking off fractions of :56.2 and 1:25.1. Maxus and Peter Wrenn were the first to apply pressure first-over but would have their work cut out for them as Met's Hall looked strong on the front. As the field turned for home, Miller asked his mount for more and Met's Hall dug in gamely to hold off Helpisontheway and Tim Tetrick to get the win by nearly two lengths. Hockey Hanover and Matt Kakaley found late racing room to round out the trifecta. Met's Hall returned $4.00 at the betting windows. "He can leave the gate as quick as any," Miller noted after the victory. "I wasn't sure if we would get to the front but when he did--I figured he would be good. He's just an amazing animal who loves his work; he works through his issues and shows up every week." Trained by Julie Miller, the three-year-old son of Cantab Hall-Met's Inn recorded his fifth win of the season from 14 starts. Owned by Story Inc. and The Andy Miller Stable, Met's Hall has now won 10 of 24 starts while amassing $1,278,494 in lifetime purse earnings. The stakes action kicked-off for the evening with the $137,000 Crossroads of America Stakes for three-year-old trotting fillies and it was Custom Cantab and Peter Wrenn who went gate to wire to score in 1:54.1. Custom Cantab left alertly from post five and held strong to the wire to hold off a hard-charging Seviyorum and Andy Miller. Looking For Zelda and Matt Kakaley utilized a ground saving trip to get up for third place honors. As the heavy betting favorite, Custom Cantab returned $4.20 to her backers at the betting windows. "She's a tough filly," trainer Chris Beaver noted in the winner's circle. "Even when she's not 100% she gives it her best. She's staked to The Matron Stakes so as long as she comes out of this race okay we will try her there." Indiana's champion three-year-old trotting filly recorded her 12th win and has finished no worse than third in 16 starts this season. Owned by Christopher Beaver, Donald Robinson, and RBH Venture, the daughter of Mr. Cantab-Custom Model has now won 14 of 28 lifetime starts and sports a lifetime bankroll of $643,936. Not to be outdone, Youaremycandygirl turned in an impressive performance of her own to dominate her rivals with a nine and three-quarter length romp in the $113,000 USS Indianapolis Memorial for three-year-old pacing fillies. With regular pilot Yannick Gingras in the bike, Youaremycandygirl seized the early lead and steadily drew away from the field to stop the timer in 1:50.1. Leaving from post six, Youaremycandygirl reached the front through the opening panel in :27.1 and never looked back. After recording middle fractions of :56 and 1:23.2, Youaremycandygirl began to pace away from the rest of the field and still had a :26.1 closing kick left in the tank. Solitary and Brett Miller were the best of the rest finishing second while Double A Mint and David Miller finished third. Sent off as the 3-5 favorite, Youaremycandygirl returned $3.40 at the betting windows. "She's just super-fast," trainer Ron Burke noted of his filly. "She's from Sweet Lou's family -- it's become the best maternal speed family in the country. A couple things haven't gone right this year so it's made for a longer year for her but she's a top filly." With the win, Youaremycandygirl recorded the eighth win from 16 seasonal outings. The millionaire daughter of American Ideal-Sweet Lady Jane pushed her lifetime bankroll to $1,365,973 for owner W.J. Donovan. The stakes action concluded with the $190,000 Monument Circle Pace for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings and after a disqualification of the first-place finisher Lather Up and Montrell Teague, it was Always A Prince and Trace Tetrick who came out victorious. The time of the mile was 1:49.1 Lather Up used his early gate speed to grab the early lead through the opening panel in :27.1 before yielding the lead to Dorsoduro Hanover and Matt Kakaley just before the half in :55. Tetrick gave Always A Prince the green light just past the half and he ranged up to engage the leader through the three-quarters in 1:22. While the top pair were battling it out on the front, Lather Up went off stride and although he came back pacing, was ultimately placed eighth for causing interference to trailing horses. Always A Prince was placed first with Dorsoduro Hanover placed second. Sent off as the 5-2 second choice, Always A Prince returned $7.20 for the victory. "He's just a great horse," trainer Tyler George said in the winner's circle. "He was a little tired after his last start so we gave him the week off to prepare him for this race. He doesn't get excited, he doesn't do anything wrong--he's just a great horse to be around." Indiana's champion three-year-old pacing colt recorded his seventh consecutive victory and 19th win from 22 lifetime starts. Owned by Carl and Melanie Atley, Always A Prince was unraced as a two-year-old but has amassed $492, 875 in lifetime purse earnings. The action-packed evening was complimented by a special appearance from harness racing's richest horse, Foiled Again, who finished a very game second in the $15,000 Dick Macomber Memorial with Ricky Macomber Jr. in the bike. "He's come to enjoy this," trainer Ron Burke noted of the fanfare that surrounds his superstar pacer. "A year ago, I don't know if he would have liked it but he seems to understand what's going and he really enjoys the attention and seeing all the people." Just an hour after pacing his mile in 1:51.4, Foiled Again visited the front paddock at Hoosier Park to meet many of his adoring fans. Foiled Again's appearance was one of the many stops of his 2018 Farewell Tour. Live racing at Harrah's Hoosier Park will continue on Saturday, November 3 with a 10-race card. With a daily post time of 6:30 p.m., live racing at Hoosier Park will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 10. For more information on the upcoming entertainment and live racing schedule, please visit by Emily Gaskin, for Harrah's Hoosier Park

ANDERSON, IN --Grand Circuit racing action will make its way back to Harrah's Hoosier Park for the final time this season on Friday, November 2 and with it, bring some of the top rated horses in North America to Harrah's Hoosier Park in search of the lucrative purses offered on the 14-race card. With purses approaching the $1 million mark, Hoosier Park will host an action-packed 14-race card that includes the $256,000 Carl Erskine Trot for three-year-old trotting colts and geldings, the $190,000 Monument Circle Pace for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings, the $137,000 Crossroads of America for three-year-old trotting fillies and the $113,000 USS Indianapolis Memorial for three-year-old pacing fillies. The first race will line-up behind the starting gate at 6:30 p.m. Fresh off a win in the $530,000 Breeders Crown Final for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings, Dorsodoru Hanover look to add to his bankroll when he visits Indiana for the first time this season in the $190,000 Monument Circle Pace for trainer Ron Burke. The Somebeachsomewhere-Deer Valley Miss colt, whose seasonal earnings just surpassed the $1 million mark, has won 10 of 18 seasonal outings and currently leads the division in purse earnings for the season. Dorsoduro Hanover will play the role of morning line favorite at 9-5 from post eight with Matt Kakaley in the bike. Also making an appearance on the evening for the Burke barn is Foiled Again, the richest Standardbred of all-time, who will be racing in the $15,000 Dick Macomber Memorial Pace as part of a stop on his farewell tour. A career-winner of more than $7.6 million, Foiled Again is currently in his final season of racing before retirement. Foiled Again has made 21 starts this year at 14 different tracks, including several county fairs, and he's not done yet. In September, 2018, at the age of 14, and with only four months to go before his mandated retirement, his owners, Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi, and JJK Stables, began the farewell tour to showcase the legendary pacer to racing fans across North America. As a three-time Horse of the Year, Foiled Again only got better with age. At age 8, he became the oldest pacer on record to have a million dollar year. By age 9 he had three consecutive million dollar-winning seasons and also won his first Breeders Crown title - the Open Pace at Pocono Downs - against a field of younger horses, and became the oldest horse to win a Breeders Crown. In addition to his race records, he also was named Pacer of the Year in 2011, Older Pacer of the Year three times, and Canada's Aged Pacer of the Year twice. He's won major stakes races at tracks around the US and Canada including three editions of the Hoosier Park Pacing Derby. Harrah's Hoosier Park invites racing fans to join in saluting a true champion as Foiled Again will be available for a meet and greet in the front paddock after his race. Starting at 5:00 p.m., guests will also have the opportunity to enter to win a ride in the sulky with Foiled Again to lead the post parade for the first race. In conjunction with the racing activities, racing fans will have the opportunity to win a 55-inch smart tv by swiping at any promotional kiosk from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. One lucky winner will be announced at 9:15 p.m. For more information on the upcoming live racing and entertainment at Hoosier Park, please visit The live racing schedule at Hoosier Park will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through November 12. by Emily Gaskin, for Hoosier Park

Plainville, MA --- The richest Standardbred in the history of the sport, the $7.59 million winner Foiled Again will make a farewell tour stop at Plainridge Park on Tuesday afternoon (Oct. 30) as part of the biggest day of racing in Massachusetts this year. Foiled Again's lifetime win count now stands at 105 as he comes to Plainridge off a victory in a $10,000 condition race at Harrington Raceway where he paced in 1:55.1. Foiled Again has been in New England before, most recently posting his 103rdlifetime victory at the Windsor Fair in Maine on Labor Day this year driven by Plainridge’s own Mitchell Cushing. And he also won the Beckwith Pace in 2009 at Plainridge in 1:50.3 with Dave Palone driving. Owned by Burke Racing, the Weaver Bruscemi partnership, and JJK Stables and trained by Ron Burke, Foiled Again will not compete in a race during his stop. However he will go a training mile in front of the crowd, lead several post parades and greet his fans in the Winner's Circle for pictures. During his career, Foiled Again received three consecutive Dan Patch Awards for best older male pacer and as a 7-year-old was named Pacer of the Year. Two ears later he became the oldest horse to win a Breeders Crown event, taking the Open Pace in 2013. And his major career wins include the Ben Franklin Pace, Bobby Quillen Memorial, Canadian Pacing Derby, George Morton Levy Series, Molson Pace and TVG Free For All Series Championship. Foiled Again is just part of the biggest day of racing this year at Plainridge Park. The $800,000 Massachusetts Sire Stakes (MASS) finals will also be held on Tuesday, going to post in eight divisions. And to add even more entertainment value to the program, the fans on hand can look forward to gift card giveaways after every stake race, sponsored by the Standardbred Owners of Massachusetts. Post time for the first race Tuesday is 2 p.m. By Tim Bojarski, for the Standardbred Owners of Massachusetts  

HARRINGTON, DE - Legendary pacer and the richest standardbred of all-time, Foiled Again ($12, Montrell Teague) notched his 105th career win Monday at Harrington Raceway in 1:55.1 in a $10,000 conditioned race. The venerable pacer took the lead near the quarter-mile and dug in gamely to hold off all comers to a half-length victory, one of four for Teague on the program. It was a fitting finish for his stop on his "farewell tour," where he greeted fans after the race in a temporary stall near the grandstand after the race. Harrington Raceway has a history with the pacer, as he is the only three-time winner of the track's signature event, the Bobby Quillen Memorial. The well-mannered 14-year-old son of Dragon Again has been a worthy ambassador for racing and his extremely favorable temperament has lent itself to an abundance of interaction with racing fans. As has been widely publicized, the pacer will be retiring from racing at year end. His visit to Harrington was coordinated by local television host Heather Vitale, who was instrumental in scheduling the appearance. Owners Burke Racing, Weaver Bruscemi and Jjk Stables' have been generous with the pacer's schedule to accommodate various requests. Trained by Ron Burke, the immortal Foiled Again has banked more than $7.6 million his illustrious career. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

HARRINGTON, DE  - Harness racing's richest horse of all-time, Foiled Again, will make a stop on his farewell tour at Harrington Raceway Monday October 22. The venerable pacer is in his last year of racing at age 14, and will compete in the third race on the program. At approximately 6:30 p.m., he will then be available for a meet and greet in the west grandstand parking lot where fans can take photos and interact with the legendary pacer. Local television host Heather Vitale, host of weekly harness racing show "Post Time," was instrumental in coordinating the meet and greet for fans. Foiled Again has an impressive history at Harrington as the only horse to win the track's signature race three times, the Bobby Quillen Memorial. The winner of more than $7.6 million in his career has an impressive resume that includes 104 lifetime wins and being voted the aged pacer of the year in 2011, 2012 and 2013. He is the first pacer to have three straight million-dollar earnings seasons and has won such prestigious races as the Breeders Crown, TVG Championship, Ben Franklin, Canadian Pacing Derby, Graduate, American National, Molson Pace, Indiana Pacing Derby (twice), George Morton Levy Memorial (twice), Battle of Lake Erie (three times), among many others. Owned by Burke Racing, the Weaver Bruscemi partnership and JJK Stables, his connections have been very generous with the pacer's schedule in having him compete at a variety of tracks in his final year of racing. Fans are encouraged to watch the legendary pacer make his final appearance at Harrington Raceway. Post time is 5 p.m. Live racing ends for the season at Harrington on October 24 before the circuit shifts to Dover Downs, where live racing begins on November 5. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

DAYTON, OH. - The Foiled Again Farewell Tour will make one final stop in Ohio when the richest standardbred of all time returns to Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway to race on Saturday night, November 10. A winner of 104 races and over $7.6 million, Foiled Again has made 21 starts in the Buckeye state during his illustrious career, including a pair of appearances in the Dayton Pacing Derby. "We're thrilled that the Foiled Again management team has agreed to showcase their popular champion at Dayton Raceway during the final two months of his racing career," said Vice President of Racing Mark Loewe. "Racing fans throughout North America have come to love Foiled Again due to his uncanny ability to race at the highest level for such a prolonged period of time. The sport certainly needs superstars who stay on the track long enough to gain a following. The Foiled Again Farewell Tour is a perfect example of what a great racehorse can do to promote harness racing to the masses." Foiled Again was born on May 8, 2004 in Englishtown, New Jersey and trained by Hermann Heitmann for the first two years of his career. Purchased by trainer Ron Burke in June of 2008, with eight wins and just over $100,000 on his card, the gelded son of Dragon Again has been a flag-bearer for the powerful Burke Brigade for a decade, winning another 96 races and earning an additional $7.5 million. A two-time champion of the George Morton Levy Memorial Series for free-for-all pacers, Foiled Again won an incredible 20 preliminary legs of the Levy throughout the years. He also captured a Breeders Crown, a Graduate Series championship, won both the Battle Of Lake Erie and the Bobby Quillen Memorial three times each, twice triumphed in the Hoosier Pacing Derby, as well as winning many other prestigious races including the TVG, Ben Franklin, American-National and Molson Pace. Foiled Again finished second, beat a scant nose in 1:49 by Clear Vision, in the inaugural Dayton Pacing Derby in 2014. A year later, he was fifth in the second edition of the Derby when State Treasurer lowered the track record to 1:48.4. That speed record lasted three years until it was lowered to 1:47.4 by Donttellmeagain winning the 5th annual Dayton Pacing Derby earlier this season. "We have been so blessed to have Foiled Again for the past ten years," said Mark Weaver, part-owner. "Ohio has been a huge part of Foiled Again's career. He made eight straight annual starts in the Battle of Lake Erie at Northfield, and participated in a couple Jim Ewart Memorials at Scioto Downs and Dayton Pacing Derbies at Hollywood Gaming. We are glad to have the opportunity to visit Ohio one last time with Foiled Again at Hollywood Dayton Raceway on November 10." Details on several promotions intended to enhance the Foiled Again Farewell Tour experience for the fans will be announced in the near future. From the media department at Dayton Raceway  

WOODSTOCK, VA--- Foiled Again earned his 104th career harness racing win by defeating four other foes Saturday afternoon in a $10,000 Invitational Pace at Shenandoah Downs. The elite 14-year-old Dragon Again gelding left from outside post five and after settling into third initially, came outside of Highland Hellion before the quarter, cut that panel in :27 4/5 and went on to a convincing five length triumph in 1:54 3/5. The Ron Burke trainee maintained a 1 1/4 length cushion between himself and the next closest until the top of the stretch before he powered home. Driver Chris Shaw was not surprised by how the race unfolded or the eventual result. "It went exactly as I thought it would go," said Shaw. "Once everything settled in after the start, I figured we'd go to the front and bring it from that point. He did it all on his own," Shaw added about opening up in the stretch. "He knows what to do. He's just a war horse --- the best in racing." Foiled Again made his 322nd start and filled the grandstand in Woodstock with enthusiastic fans. After the race was over, he greeted his faithful for over an hour from a portable stall that was set up just outside the grandstand entrance. His original plans were to ship out after the races Saturday, but he now won't be leaving until after Sunday's last race. Groom Alyssa Cummings, who came from The Meadows to tend to Foiled Again's Shenandoah appearance, said the fan favorite will appear in the winners circle before Sunday's first race now, then will meet fans afterwards until the day's third race. A trio of Roger Hammer trained and driven horses made their presence felt while Foiled basked in applause. The 72 year old Bedford, Pennsylvania resident scored with Marvalous Falcon (1:55 1/5), R N Nate (1:54 2/5) and Artists Ruffles (1:53 4/5). The former dominated by 13 lengths while latter crossed with a six length cushion. Shenandoah Downs will host 11 races Sunday at 2 PM. The season continues through October 14th. by Darrell Wood, for Shenandoah Downs

WOODSTOCK, VA --- Foiled Again, the richest horse in harness racing history, will head to Virginia's scenic Shenandoah Valley this Saturday September 29th in search of victory number 104. The 14-year-old Dragon Again gelding is the early 4-5 favorite in the fourth race, a $10,000 Aged Invitational Pace at Shenandoah Downs in Woodstock. Foiled Again will leave from post five with driver Chris Shaw in the sulky. The Ron Burke trainee comes to Virginia with 321 starts, 103 wins, 68 seconds, 46 thirds and purse earnings of $7,594,143. He had a three race win streak snapped last start when he finished fourth at Batavia Downs. "I am extremely grateful and excited to have the opportunity to drive the greatest horse of all time," said Shaw, who was the second leading driver at Shenandoah in 2017. "Mark Weaver texted my brother on Wednesday to ask if I'd be interested in driving the 'GOAT' (Greatest Horse of All Time)," added Shaw. "I said I'd be more than happy to and I'd find a way to clear my schedule," he joked. As far as expectations go, Shaw was diplomatic. "It's a horse race and anything can happen. We'll just have to see when the gate opens and the race unfolds. He's got a big heart and seems able to do what he wants to do most often." Chris Page drove Foiled Again twice in August, to respective first and third place finishes. "He's a war horse and the greatest horse to ever wear a harness," said Page. "He loves his job." Four other foes will try to prevent Foiled Again from accomplishing his goal including a pair of other 14-year-olds --- B Blissful and Go Easy On Me. The former is a Jimmy Viars trainee who has won ten races from 21 starts the past two years. He will be driven by Chuck Perry, the meet's leading driver, and comes into the Invitational on a four race win streak. The latter is a Camtown Fella gelding who will be driven David Swaney. The field also includes Best Dream Seeker, a 12-year-old Cambest gelding that will be driven by Corey Braden, and 10-year-old Highland Hellion, who authored a 1:55 1/5 winning mile in Woodstock last year. After the race, a temporary stall will be set up outside the grandstand entrance where fans can enjoy a Meet & Greet with Foiled Again and his connections. Post time Saturday is 2 PM and the fourth race is expected to go off around 3:00 PM. A total of eleven races have been carded including a pair of $7,000 Open Handicap events for pacers and trotters. Parking and admission are both free. The races are streamed live at by Darrell Wood, for Shenandoah Downs

Elkton, MD - Post Time with Mike and Mike presented by BetAmerica is excited to announce another addition to their live remote schedule for 2018. World-champion Foiled Again will take to the track at Shenandoah Downs on September 29 and Mike and Mike will be doing a live remote to cover the event. The broadcast from Shenandoah will begin at 2:00 PM and run for three-hours with Michael Carter and Mike Bozich calling the action from the historic track. The duo will present interviews throughout the day with the connections of Foiled Again, and some of the people facing the great champion. Foiled Again will conduct a meet and greet with fans following his race where patrons can get a photo taken with him. The weekend of September 29 and 30 features a Seafood Fest Weekend, featuring Pro Shuckers Seafood Catering from Annapolis, Maryland. They will be on site serving up Chesapeake Bay caught oysters, steamed shrimp, clams and more. Enjoy Seafood Fest during the races with live entertainment in the party tent, or take some home on the way out. First race Post Time at Shenandoah Downs on Saturday and Sunday is 2:00 PM. Post Time with Mike and Mike presented by BetAmerica can be heard live at or on the archive at by Michael Carter, for Post Time with Mike and Mike

Batavia, NY --- It was a dark and stormy night in Genesee County as storms blew through the area on Friday night (Sept. 21). But that didn't deter the multitude of fans of Foiled Again from turning out in to witness the richest Standardbred of all time compete at Batavia Downs one last time. Prior to the eighth race, everyone in attendance gathered at the fence in anticipation of seeing one of the greatest pacers in the history of the sport. Foiled Again was in a $10,000 Open II pace that saw him start from post seven and get away fifth, where he would stay until the race approached the three-quarter pole. That's where driver Jim Morrill Jr. pulled him and tried to advance towards the leader. Although Foiled Again raced gamely pacing homes in :28.2 over an off-track, he came up two-lengths short of the win, finishing fourth in 1:53.4. After the race, Foiled Again was brought back to the winner's circle where he stood like a rock star with his caretaker Jordan Miller and his driver Jim Morrill Jr. to greet the hundreds of racing enthusiasts who ran down from all points of the grandstand and clubhouse to see him up close and take his picture. There is no doubt that Facebook accounts all over western New York will be rife with images of Foiled Again for the foreseeable future. Batavia Downs Gaming is very appreciative of Burke Racing, the Weaver Bruscemi partnership, the JJK Stables and trainer Ron Burke for including us as a stop on the Foiled Again Farewell Tour. By Tim Bojarski, for Batavia Downs  

Batavia, NY --- The richest Standardbred in the history of the sport, the $7.59 million winner Foiled Again will be racing at Batavia Downs tonight, Friday night (September 21) which is the next stop of his farewell tour as he heads to retirement at the end of the year. Foiled Again's lifetime win count is now at 103 races and he comes to Batavia on a three-race win streak having won at the Greenville Fair, the Windsor Fair and most recently at Freehold Raceway. This past week he made an appearance at the Little Brown Jug in Delaware, Ohio and went a training mile in front of the crowd on Jugette Day in preparation for his race at The Downs on Friday. The 14-year-old Foiled Again will compete in race eight at Batavia which is an Open II event going for $10,000 and the estimated post time for that race is 9 p.m. The visit was made possible through his owners Burke Racing, the Weaver Bruscemi partnership, and JJK Stables. Having raced at Batavia Downs six times in his career, Foiled Again has a five win and one second record. His first appearance was in 2009 when he won his first of three Robert J. Kane Memorial paces, which is Batavia Down's signature stake. He also won two Opens and finished second in a third. In an interview earlier this summer, trainer Ron Burke expressed his feelings about racing Foiled Again at Batavia Downs. "Of course Foiled will be coming to Batavia this year; Batavia is always on his list. One of the best memories we ever had of his career was his win in the 2016 Kane Memorial there. We were all at the Lexington sale watching the race on a monitor outside. We knew that was probably going to be his last stake ever. And when he came flying from the back of the pack after they kept him parked out the whole mile to swoop the field and win, we were all screaming and cheering. We were literally all crying, it was special for us." Jim Morrill Jr. will be in the bike behind the pacing legend this week to see if he can make his last visit at Batavia a winning one. Foiled Again is just part of one of the biggest nights of racing ever held at Batavia Downs. The New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) consolation races will also be held with eight divisions going to post for the $320,000 in purse money available. The first NYSS race is non-betting with a 5:20 p.m. post time. Then NYSS events are in race one, two, three, five, six seven and 10. Post time for the first betting race is 6 p.m. The early Pick-5 wager (which runs from race one through race five) includes four of the NYSS consolation events and has a guaranteed pool of $3,000 for Friday. It is part of the USTA Strategic Wagering pool and race pages can be downloaded for free from Trackmaster and the USTA through this link. ( The Batavia Downs early Pick-5 on Friday is also the USTA Play of the Day on the Harness Racing Fan Zone. By Tim Bojarski, for Batavia Downs  

FREEHOLD, N.J. — Soon to be Hall of Fame member, Foiled Again, was the star of the Open Space Pace at  Freehold Raceway on Sept. 15. The Open Space Pace is a nonprofit organization with a mission to celebrate the horse, New Jersey’s official state animal, and to promote open space in the nation’s most densely populated state. The Open Space Pace raises funds in support of non-profit organizations and the CentraState Healthcare System. The day began with a parade of horses from the Monmouth County Hall of Records to Freehold Raceway. New Jersey Assemblyman Ronald S. Dancer was the Grand Marshal. Dancer is the son of Harness Racing Hall of Fame member, trainer, driver, Stanley Dancer.  Foiled Again was the headliner in the first race and he did not disappoint — winning for the 103rd time in his career. It was the same place he had won his very first race, in his debut at age 2, 12 years ago. Foiled Again has now banked more than $7.59 million. Despite being parked out for the one mile race, Foiled Again and driver George Brennan won in 1:53.4. The 14-year-old gelding is on a farewell tour across North America. Standardbreds must retire from racing once they turn 15. After the race Foiled Again met with his fans and posed for photos, lots and lots of photos. There was also a petting zoo, educational exhibits, 12 more live harness races, vendor tables, food trucks and more.   Throughout the day, the Open Space Pace awarded seven one-thousand-dollar college scholarships, the winners of which were determined by random draw. Several charities were also presented with a $1,000 check. By Lillian Schupe, for

MILTON, ON - September 13, 2018 - Woodbine Entertainment is pleased to announce that Foiled Again, the richest Standardbred of all-time, will be making a visit to Mohawk Park on Saturday, December 22 for the penultimate stop on his farewell tour. A career-winner of more than $7.5 million, Foiled Again is currently in his final season of racing before retirement. The connections of the 14-year-old gelding have taken the opportunity to showcase the legendary pacer to racing fans across North America. Foiled Again is trained by Ron Burke and owned by Burke Racing Stable LLC, Mark Weaver & Mike Bruscemi (Weaver Bruscemi LLC) and Joe & Kevin Koury (Jjk Stables LLC). Fans in attendance on December 22 will have the opportunity to see Foiled Again compete in a race. His visit to Mohawk Park is currently scheduled as the second-last start of his career before he races for a final-time on New Year's Eve (December 31) at The Meadows in Pennsylvania. Foiled Again has won 102 of 319 career starts. The legendary pacer has made 17 starts during his career at Mohawk Park and Woodbine Racetrack, recording five wins and 13 top-three finishes. Mohawk Park has been an important location during the career of Foiled Again. The Ron Burke trainee raced in five consecutive editions of the historic Canadian Pacing Derby from 2011 to 2015, winning the 2012 edition. His victory in the $787,000 Canadian Pacing Derby on September 1, 2012 will go down as the richest win of his career. Foiled Again's lengthy list of accomplishments include multiple Dan Patch Awards, an O'Brien Award and victories in the Breeders Crown (2013), TVG Free-For-All (2013), Ben Franklin (2013) and Molson Pace (2011, 2012). More details regarding Foiled Again's visit to Mohawk Park will be released in the coming weeks. by Mark McKelvie, for Woodbine Communications  

The opportunity to lead the post parade for the 1st heat of the Little Brown Jug with Foiled Again has just been added to the Pre-Jug Party Charity Auction Sept. 19, at the Delaware County Fair! The offering is for one person sharing a double seat jog cart with the driver as they parade the first heat of the Little Brown Jug. Foiled Again is on his farewell tour before retiring as the richest horse in harness racing history with earnings in excess of $7,500,000! The annual Pre-Jug Party auction generates thousands of dollars each year to benefit New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program and the Delaware County Fair. "Foiled Again is the classiest, wisest, most accommodating Standardbred I've ever met," said New Vocations Executive Director Dot Morgan. "I was privileged to spend three days with him at Breyerfest, and I was astounded at his personable, kind temperament and total professionalism. We are thrilled to be able to auction off this once in a lifetime experience with the proceeds benefitting retired racehorses. I'd like to express my deep appreciation to Burke Racing, Weaver Bruscemi and JJK Stables for this exciting donation." If leading the Little Brown Jug post parade with Foiled Again would be your dream come true, email Dot Morgan at or text (937) 205-4667 to get a party invitation. From New Vocations  

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