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  Gural Hanover, Flyhawk El Durado post NYSS wins
Welcomed by perfect weather and a racing strip that was yielding warp speed, the New York bred 3-year-old trotting colts and geldings brought their “A” game and put on quite a show for the burgeoning trackside audience on Friday (Aug. 1) at Batavia Downs...read on
             
               
   New York Sire Stakes - 8th leg
 3 åriga h&v   1.609 m auto   Purse: $58 000
             
 
RACE 1 - Batavia Downs - NY - August 1, 2014 
Conditions: NEW YORK SIRE STAKES 3 YEAR OLD COLTS & GELDINGS (STARTING FEE $1,110)   
Gait: Trot     Purse: $58,000     Class: NYSS     Distance: 1 Mile     Track Cond: FAST
   
       
 
HN  Horse  PP  1/4  1/2  3/4  Str  Finish Actual LQ Odds  Driver  Trainer
5  Flyhawk El Durado  5  1/2  1/2  1/2  1/1  1/H 1:55.4  28.3 *1.10   Mark Macdonald  Mark Ford
2  Zoey De Vie  2  2/2  2/2  2/2  3/1T  2/H 1:55.4  28.1 2.05   Jim Morrill Jr  Heidi Rohr
4  Cash Me Out  4  3/4  3/4  3°/3  2/1  3/H 1:55.4  28.0 1.75   Michael Mc Givern  Cheryl Mc Givern
1  Karets  1  4/10  4/10  4/9  4/9T  4/8T 1:57.3  28.3 51.75   Mike Simons  Gail Wrubel
3  Hallanet  3X  X5/13  5/12  5/12  5/11T  5/12H 1:58.1  28.3 21.20   Jeff Gregory  Trond Smedshammer
   
       
1st Flyhawk El Durado  (3, H   Conway Hall - El Paso Gal - El Paso Kash)
    Registered Owner(s)/Lessee(s):  Martin Scharf - NY
    Breeder(s):  Kathleen Pratt - NY, Andrea Pratt - NY 
2nd Zoey De Vie  (3, G   Conway Hall - Pauls Wink - Lindy Lane)
    Registered Owner(s):  Jesse De Long - WI, John De Long - WI
    Breeder(s):  Joie De Vie Farm LLC - NJ 
3rd Cash Me Out  (3, H   Cash Hall - China Victory - Valley Victory)
    Registered Owner(s):  Traylor Racing LLC - NY
    Breeder(s):  Lawrence Smith - PA 
     
 
   New York Sire Stakes - 8th leg
 3 åriga h&v  1.609 m auto   Purse: $75 000
   
 
RACE 7 - Batavia Downs - NY - August 1, 2014 
Conditions: NEW YORK SIRE STAKES 3 YEAR OLD COLTS & GELDINGS (STARTING FEE $1,110)   
Gait: Trot     Purse: $58,000     Class: NYSS     Distance: 1 Mile    Track Cond: FAST
   
       
 
HN  Horse  PP  1/4  1/2  3/4  Str  Finish Actual LQ Odds  Driver  Trainer
2  Gural Hanover  2  2/T  1/2  1/2  1/2  1/1Q 1:55.4  28.1 *0.05   Jim Morrill Jr  Ron Burke
4  Royal Max  4  1/T  2/2  2/2  2/2  2/1Q 1:56.0  28.0 62.25   Mark Macdonald  John Macdonald
3  Mister Anson  3  4/4T  4/6  4°/4T  3/2T  3/4H 1:56.3  28.0 94.50   Jeff Gregory  Larry Remmen
1  Daley Lovin  1  3/1T  3/4  3/4  4/3Q  4/5T 1:57.0  28.3 87.50   Dan Daley  Dan Daley
5  High Q  5  5/7T  5/9  5/9T  5/10Q  5/14Q 1:58.3  29.0 110.00   Chris Lems  Julie Miller
   
       
 
1st Gural Hanover  (3, G   Crazed - Givemearing - Yankee Glide)
    Registered Owner(s)/Lessee(s):  Burke Racing Stable LLC - PA, Weaver Bruscemi LLC - PA, 
    Little E LLC - NY, The Panhellenic Stb Corp - NY
    Breeder(s):  Hanover Shoe Farms Inc - PA 
2nd Royal Max  (3, G   Rc Royalty - The Young Princess - Yankee Glide)
    Registered Owner(s):  Albert Crawford - NY, Michelle Crawford - NY
    Breeder(s):  Albert Crawford - NY, Michelle Crawford - NY, Patricia Crawford - NY 
3rd Mister Anson  (3, H   Conway Hall - Berry Nice Muscles - Muscles Yankee)
    Registered Owner(s):  Jim Doherty - NJ, Thomas Dillon - ME
    Breeder(s):  Diamond Creek Farm LLC - KY 
     
 
   
   
 

Flyhawk El Durado was a narrow winner in the first division.
Gural Hanover, Flyhawk El Durado post NYSS wins
Welcomed by perfect weather and a racing strip that was yielding warp speed, the New York bred 3-year-old trotting colts and geldings brought their “A” game and put on quite a show for the burgeoning trackside audience on Friday (Aug. 1) at Batavia Downs.

In the first $58,000 New York Sire Stakes division, even money favorite Flyhawk El Durado (Conway Hall-El Paso Gal) fired from the gate sharply to take the lead by mid-turn. With Zoey De Vie (Jim Morrill Jr.) and Cash Me Out (Michael McGivern) close in tow, the threesome broke away from the rest of the field and toured the track in line to the three-quarters in 1:27.1.

At that station McGivern extracted Cash Me Out from third to try and challenge the leader, but the closest he could get was a glance of his tail. Driver Mark MacDonald popped the plugs and flanked by Zoey De Vie inside and Cash Me Out to his right, Flyhawk El Durado out trotted them both to win by a half-length in 1:55.4.

After the race, Mark MacDonald spoke glowingly of his horse.


Jim Morrill Jr. steered Gural Hanover to a 1:55.4 victory.
“He’s just a professional; he’s handy as a rule and he does his job. The two horses we beat are two of the best in the New York Sire Stakes, but I had a pretty good one too.”

Flyhawk El Durado is owned by Martin Scharf and is trained by Mark Ford. He returned $4.20 for the win. The victory pushed his lifetime earnings to $468,687.

In the second division, which also went for $58,000, Gural Hanover did what just about everyone on hand thought he would do and that is win handily.

In a departure from recent starts, driver Jim Morrill Jr. took Gural Hanover (Crazed-Givemearing) off the gate and tucked him in a loose third while Royal Max (Mark MacDonald) bolted for the front. When the dust settled near the quarter, Morrill pulled the gelding and took a lead that he would never relinquish.

With the whip on his shoulder and the lines in his lap, Morrill was a passenger for the rest of the race as Gural Hanover was all business while coasting to a wrapped-up 1:55.4 victory. The overwhelming favorite opened up at 1-9 and went off at 1-9 and returned $2.10 to his backers.

After the race, Morrill reflected, “We dodged a bullet by drawing the softer division but that’s alright because it’s a long year and to get an easy one once in a while helps. He’s safe; I could have blasted him out of there, but he was in a good spot and I just waited for the field to settle and slid him in front and let him do the rest.”

Gural Hanover is owned by the Burke Racing Stable LLC, Weaver Bruscemi, Little E LLC and The Panhellenic Stable and is trained by Ron Burke. The victory boosted his lifetime winnings to $191,363.

There was some excellent competition in the Excelsior A divisions that were also on the card.

General Bill Brown (Crazed-Dusty Girl) extended his winning streak to four with a 1:57.3 tally for driver Mark MacDonald and trainer Leah Raymer. And Commissioner Daley (Conway hall-Irish Washerwoman) scored his fourth win in five starts with his three length decision in 1:57.2. Dan Daley both trains and drives the gelding.

Mark MacDonald put on a driving clinic Friday night with four wins, two seconds and a third in his 10 Batavia starts while Mike Simons registered a driving double.

Saturday night (Aug. 2) is Back to the Track night at Batavia Downs. There will be contests and giveaways all night including horse racing bingo, t-shirts and driver bobbleheads. There will also be a number of food and drink specials as well. Post time is 6:35 p.m.
             
   
 
   
 

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