FREEHOLD, N.J. — Soon to be Hall of Fame member, Foiled Again was the star of the Open Space Pace at Freehold Raceway on Sept. 15.
The Open Space Pace is a nonprofit organization with a mission to celebrate the horse, New Jersey’s official state animal, and to promote open space in the nation’s most densely populated state. The Open Space Pace raises funds in support of non-profit organizations and the CentraState Healthcare System.
The day began with a parade of horses from the Monmouth County Hall of Records to Freehold Raceway. New Jersey Assemblyman Ronald S. Dancer was the Grand Marshal. Dancer is the son of Harness Racing Hall of Fame member, trainer, driver, Stanley Dancer.
Foiled Again was the headliner in the first race and he did not disappoint — winning for the 103rd time in his career. It was the same place he had won his very first race, in his debut at age 2, 12 years ago. Foiled Again has now banked more than $7.59 million.
The 14-year-old gelding is on a farewell tour across North America. Standardbreds must retire from racing once they turn 15.
After the race Foiled Again met with his fans and posed for photos, lots and lots of photos.
There was also a petting zoo, educational exhibits, 12 more live harness races, vendor tables, food trucks and more.
Throughout the day, the Open Space Pace awarded seven one-thousand-dollar college scholarships, the winners of which were determined by random draw.
Several charities were also presented with a $1,000 check.
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