Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Yankee Injunuity Discovers Turf-Sprint Powers in Columbus Day Feature
Encore Racing’s Yankee Injunuity, turning back to a turf-sprint after seven straight grass races at one mile and one-sixteenths, came fastest of all through the stretch to win the five and one-half-furlongs $52,250 Don Ciccio Stakes at Hawthorne Race Course.
Sent off at odds of 33-1, the 4-year-old son of Yankee Victor is trained by James McMullen and was ridden flawlessly to victory by Jose Ferrer. The time for the race, restricted to 3-year-olds and up was 1:04.64. It was a half-length back to Chihulykee, who in turn, was a neck ahead of Rock Gold. Piratesonthelake cut most of the fractions before tiring late and finishing fourth.
“He got bumped a little bit early,” said Chris Emigh, Myboycharlie’s jockey. “But after that he never really fired at all.”
For Yankee Injunuity, it was his fifth win of the year and increased his 2008 earnings to $110,729.
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