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DOT DOT DOT DASH WINS SUNDAY 50G OPEN HANDICAP TROT


DOT DOT DOT DASH WINS SUNDAY 50G OPEN HANDICAP TROT
BY FRANK DRUCKER, Publicity Director, Empire City @ Yonkers Raceway

YONKERS, NY, Sunday, November 22, 2015-Lone lass Dot Dot Dot Dash (Matt Kakaley, $24.20) engineered the upset Sunday afternoon, winning Yonkers Raceway's $50,000 Open Handicap Trot.


Assigned post position No,. 6 in the mile-and-a-quarter medley, Dot Dot Dot Dash lagged last in the early going as lone 3-year-old French Laundry (Dan Dube) two-moved to the lead (:29.2, :59.2). Red Hot Herbie (Brian Sears) was patrolling the pocket when 3-2 choice Luminosity (George Brennan) moved..in a hurry.


Luminosity engaged French Laundry in and out of both a 1:29.2 three-quarters and 1:57.1 mile post (:27.4 fourth quarter) Meanwhile, Dot Dot Dot Dash had loosely tracked move of the favorite before ducking in a three-hole for a breather.

It was Luminosity owning a short lead in and out of the final turn, but pre-Thanksgiving company was coming. A refreshed Dot Dot Dot Dash left the cones, angled widest and went by. He defeated a ground-saving Sumatra (Jordan Stratton) by a length-and-a-half in 2:27.1.

Red Hot Herbie, Luminosity and There’sademoninme (Andy Miller) completed the cashers.

For fifth choice Dot Dot Dot Dash, a 5-year-old daughter of Classic Photo owned by William Vandervort Jr. and trained by Shae Vandervort, it was her seventh win in 23 seasonal tries. The exacta paid $142, with the triple returning $1,673.

Note that since no one took down the Sunday Pick 5, Monday's gimmick, which already has a $10,000 guaranteed pool, begins with a carryover of $2,649.08 (50-cent base wager, races 7 through 11, program pages at www.yonkersraceway.com).

Also, Sunday props to driver Mark MacDonald, who won four races during the dozen-race card.

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(photo by Sean Hamrock)

(FFI…Frank Drucker, Yonkers Raceway Publicity Director, 914-968-4200)

Frank Drucker
Director of Publicity
810 Yonkers Avenue
Yonkers, NY 10704
Phone: (914) 457-2432
E-mail: FDrucker@YonkersRaceway.com


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