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Yankee Skyscaper wins Jersey Cup

June 30, 2007

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Meadowlands Pace-eligible Yankee Skyscaper used a final quarter of :26 flat to secure a three-quarter length decision in 1:52.2 over TJ\'s Ideal in the $62,800 Jersey Cup for 3-year-old colt pacers Saturday night at the Meadowlands. With just four horses entered the race went off shortly before 7 p.m. as a non-wagering contest.
Driven by George Brennan for trainer Chris Ryder and owner Yankee Skyscaper Partners, Yankee Skyscaper--a son of Artiscape--won for the third time in six starts this year. Last year\'s Metro winner now has career earnings of nearly $740,000.
Laughing Art held off Pandoras Sox to win a $37,500 open for 3 year olds on the card in 1:50.4. Driven by Brian Sears, Laughing Art moved first-over past the half and then gamely held on over the John Campbell-driven Pandoras Sox, who had rallied up the rail after having the early lead and then yielding the front. The top two finishers are both eligible for the Meadowlands Pace.
Bill Elliott trains Laughing Art for owner Antonio Chiaravelle.
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