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style="font-weight: bold;">Albany, NY --- The Agriculture and New York State Horse Breeding Development Fund congratulates four New York-bred horses for their victories in Grand Circuit events this past Saturday.

Courtly Choice rallied to win the Meadowlands Pace, Six Pack took his division of the Stanley Dancer Memorial, and it was Plunge Blue Chip in the Del Miller Memorial. Six Pack and Plunge Blue Chip set new world records in the process in these races at The Meadowlands. At Yonkers, Hickfromfrenchlick was the winner of the Lawrence B. Sheppard Pace.

Courtly Choice, driven by Hall of Famer David Miller, won the Meadowlands Pace by 1-1/4 lengths on Saturday night at the Meadowlands Racetrack, the sixth win in eight starts this season for the 3-year-old colt. For Miller, it was his first win in 19 drives in the track’s signature event. It was also the first Pace victory for trainer Blake Macintosh, currently among the top five trainers in New York Sire Stakes standings.

Six Pack, driven and trained by Ake Svanstedt, won his division of the Stanley Dancer Memorial, also Saturday at the Meadowlands Racetrack, in a world-record 1:50. The time bests the previous record for 3-year-old trotters, which was shared by Donato Hanover and Muscle Hill.

Plunge Blue Chip, also driven and trained by Ake Svanstedt, set her own world record later in the card with a 1:49.4 in her division of the Del Miller Memorial. She is now the fastest 3-year-old trotter in history, regardless of sex. This was the filly’s third win in five starts this season and her 12th in 15 overall.

Hickfromfrenchlick, driven by Mark MacDonald, cruised to a 3-1/4 length win at Yonkers in his pari-mutuel debut with a 1:55.4 mile. The 2-year-old son of So Surreal is co-owned by trainer Ray Schnittker, Nolamaura Racing and Thomas Spatorico.

As we enjoy these historic performances, we’re also looking toward potential future record holders. The first of four outstanding yearling sales is now less than two months away. Don’t miss your chance to own a New York Standardbred.

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