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Dynamic Youth sets track record in NYSS on Sunday at Tioga Downs
Dynamic Youth and Mark Macdonald established a new track
record for 3-year-old gelding pacers on Sunday afternoon at Tioga Downs in a
division of the New York Sire Stakes.
Dynamic Youth unleashes a track record performance
Settling in next to last in a field of six, Dynamic Youth
and Macdonald watched as an early battle for control produced quick fractions
of 26.2 and 54.1. The race favorite Coral Snake (George Brennan) was battling
with Major Bombay (Jason Bartlett) for the lead when Steelhead Hanover (Jim
Morrill Jr.) launched their first over bid.
Morrill had Steelhead Hanover
right at Coral Snake's throat by three quarters in a blistering 1:21.4. Around
the final turn, Forever Just (Tim Tetrick) looked to be a winner tipping three
wide off of cover, but Macdonald unleashed Dynamic Youth off of Tetrick's
helmet for the win in 1:49.3.
The mile destroyed the previous record for 3-year-old gelding pacers of 1:50.4 held by Art Z from 2011. It was the fourth win in
nine seasonal starts for the 3-year-old son of Bettor's Delight – Always True,
who is trained by Aarom Lambert for the partnership of Silva, Tucci, and
"I settled him in second from last and as they were battling
up front he acted like he wasn't interested," said winning driver Macdonald. "When we got to the five eighth's
mark he caught the field and had a really nice kick off of cover around the
final turn and paced home great."
Heston Blue Chip matches his own track record
In the final division on the afternoon, Heston Blue Chip,
was making his first start back since his fourth place finish in the
Meadowlands Pace. It was back to business as usual as Heston Blue Chip and Tim
Tetrick took control by the three eighth's pole and cruised to an open length
victory in 1:49.2.
The mile equaled his track record that he set only six weeks
ago in the Historic Series. The 3-year-old son of American Ideal – Shot Togo
Bluechip will be heading to the Empire Breeders' Classic eliminations back at
Tioga Downs on Sunday, August 5th.
Capturing the other division of the New York Sire Stakes for
3-year-old colt pacers was Racing Rocky (Tim Tetrick) 1:51.2 for trainer George
Tioga Downs continues live racing on Friday, August 3rd
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