NINTH time was a charm for veteran warhorse Foiled Again, which achieved another milestone in Philadelphia overnight.
Already the world’s richest pacer, Foiled Again joined a select group by registering his 100th win.
Driven by Yannick Gingras, the 14-year-old led throughout from the pole to score in 1:53 to become America’s 18th modern day centurion.
Foiled Again will be forced into retirement at the end of the year, with trainer Ron Burke giving no indication if the gelding will finish early or continue until December 31.
Owned by JJk Stables, Burke Racing, and the partnership of Weaver Bruscemi, Foiled Again’s achievements also include being the first pacer to complete three consecutive $1million seasons.
As it stands, his earnings are sitting just over $7.5million.
“We bought him for $62,000 which was a decent amount, especially 10 years ago, and we had some decent expectations of him,” Bruscemi said. “He was a young horse who could get around small tracks, and we thought he would fit our program.
“But if someone had predicted he would achieve everything he did, you would’ve called him crazy.
“He’s done so much for all of us. He’s literally changed our lives and allowed us to invest back in the game.”