Foiled Again is expected to enter the July 19 Battle of Lake Erie and try to become the first horse in Northfield Park history to win the event three times. The 10-year-old son of Dragon Again (2000 Battle Champion) won in 2009 and 2011, joining Jaguar Spur (winner in 1988-89), Peruvian Hanover (winner in 2002-03) and Maltese Artist (winner in 2005 and 2007) as the only four horses to win the Battle of Lake Erie twice.
Age does not seem to be slowing Foiled Again. He has paced all of his last three starts under 1:50. Foiled Again is trained by Ronald Burke and has so far garnered 80 career victories and earned $6,313,068. Those earnings make Foiled Again the richest pacer in the history of harness racing.
Since its inception in 1986, the Battle of Lake Erie has drawn the best veteran pacers the sport has to offer. Past Battle Champions include racing greats Falcon Seelster, Quite A Sensation, Jaguar Spur, Dorunrun Bluegrass, Cambest, Riyadh, Gallo Blue Chip and Maltese Artist.
Other millionaire Battle of Lake Erie nominees include:
Horse, Owner, Trainer
Bolt The Duer All Star Racing Inc. Peter Foley
Clear Vision Burke Racing, Bruscemi, Panhellenic, Koran Ron Burke
Heston Blue Chip Kenneth Jacobs Linda Toscano
Michael's Power Jeffrey Snyder Casie Coleman
An impressive undercard featuring $40,000 divisions of the Ohio Sires Stakes for 2- and 3-year-old colt trotters and pacers will support this year's Battle of Lake Erie.
In addition, Battle night will also offer guests a sumptuous buffet in Lady Luck's clubhouse dining room. The special Battle of Lake Erie Buffet is just $15.95. Reservations are preferred and can be made by calling (330) 467-4101. Post time is 6 p.m. (Northfield Park)