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Department… Saturday, Nov 21st, 2015, Contact: Tom Kelley
RELEASE…FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FOX VALLEY AUBREY IN A “SATURDAY
conceived and foaled fillies and mares stepped into the spotlight on a frigid
Saturday night at Balmoral Park but things warmed up in a hurry for longshot
players as Ronald Phillips and Jesse Ferge’s Fox Valley Aubrey, the longest
shot in the race at 30-1, lit up the board with a 1 ¾ length victory in 1:53.3
to win the $8,060 Fox Valley Memory Stake.
handled by driver Travis Seekman, the three-year-old daughter of Yankee
Skyscaper—Assailed worked out a perfect ground saving trip in third as Rev Me
Up (Brian Carpenter) carved out splits of 26.3 56.4 & 1:26.0.
a weary leader beginning to drift off the pylons in the lane, Seekman patiently
waited for room in the passing lane while huge favorite Ryleigh’s Lilly (Casey
Leonard) began to pick off horses from the back of the pack.
room at just the right time, the Bob Phillips trained miss shot through an
opening at the pylons and quickly drew clear of the big chalk to secure her
fifth win of the season. Ryleigh’s Lilly was forced to settle for the bridesmaid
role on this night while another longshot, Joyful Game (Mike Oosting) rallied
late to finish third.
win was the 15th of Fox Valley Aubrey’s career and helped propel her
over the $90,000 mark in lifetime earnings. Those lucky enough to back the
sophomore facing older company were rewarded with mutuels of $63.80, $18.00
& $8.60. The exacta returned a healthy $241.80 with the 2-5 favorite while
the trifecta came back at $1,569 for a $2 investment.