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To the surprise of no one, Gimpanzee (Brian Sears) strolled around Yonkers Raceway early Tuesday evening, winning the non-betting division of the $165,499 New York Sire Stakes Dick McGuire Trot for 3-year-old colts and geldings.

Gimpanzee's public workout in his $54,833 division saw him easily vault over five overmatched inside foes. Her then dealt a hand of three 29's and a 28, as in tidy intervals of 29, 58., 1:27 and 1:55. The final margin was 7 1/2 lengths, with Cavill Hanover photoing Lucky Weekend for second.

It was his 11th win in as many career starts for the last season's frosh divisional-and New York Sire Stakes--champ, four of which have come in Westchester.

Gimpanzee, a son of Chapter Seven, is trained by Marcus Melander for owners Courant Inc. and S R F Stable. He has won both his seasonal starts while increasing the retirement fund to $723,146.

Asked if he was actually paid to just sit there, Sears offered, "I like it when they're that easy. He's a pro, acts the same way a 10-year-old does. Nothing (not even a long pre-race delay involving another horse) bothers him."

The second (first wagering) division, also worth $54,833, was all about 2-5 favorite Wiunnerup (Trond Smedshammer)...until it wasn't.

Taking over down the backside and widening through the lane, Winnerup jumped it off, gifting the grandeur to Livinonthedash (Marcus Miller, $32).

The winner-from post position No. 6-was away last among the half-dozen. He gapped Winnerup, but continued on to get past the early fray. The winning margin was a length-and-a-half (subsections of 29, 58.2, 1:27.3, and 1:56.2).

Winnerup, who opened 3 1/4 lengths in and out of the final turn, saved second after and inquiry. Third went to Captain Krupnik, with Our White Knight fourth.

For rank outsider Livinonthedash, a Muscle Mass colt (unraced at 2) co-owned by Erv Miller, David Prushnok and Tangie Massey, it was his fifth win in nine seasonal starts. The exacta paid $74.50, the triple paid $560 and the superfecta paid $1,086.

“He was really good tonight and we lucked out when the favorite faltered,” driver Miller said.

The final statebred event, worth $55,833, was won by Mr .Vicktor (Tyler Buter, $2.20) in 1:55.3.

New York Sire Stakes returns downstate Thursday night (June 27th), with the $167,500 Armand Palatucci Pace for 3-year-old colts and geldings.

Total purses for the 2019 New York-bred program are estimated at $14 million. For more information, please visit

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