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Bit Of A Legend and Robbie Burns quinella at Yonkers

  • Sun, 29 Jul 2018
  • Frank Drucker, Yonkers
Bit Of A Legend records another Yonkers open win. Photo: Katy Gazzini.

Bit Of A Legend records another Yonkers open win. Photo: Katy Gazzini.

“Everywhere I drive people say to me, ‘This is my favorite horse”.

Such was Jordan Stratton’s post-race assessment after New Zealand-bred pacer Bit Of A Legend went last-to-first on Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway’s featured $44,000 Open Handicap Pace.

Unsurprisingly away last from his eight-hole confinement, Bit Of A Legend watched the sort of scrum he needed develop.

Americanprimetime owned a length lead into the lane, but company was coming.

Another Kiwi horse, Robbie Burns, disposed of Americanprimetime, but Bit Of A Legend dispatched all of ‘em.

He whipped Robbie Burns by a widening length-and-a-quarter in 1:51.8.

For Bit Of A Legend, a 9-year-old double-millionaire Down Under son of Bettor’s Delight owned by Von Knoblauch Stable and trained by Peter Tritton, it was his fourth win (45th career) in 13 seasonal starts.