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Ardmore Bay Too Tough In Sunday’s Tyro Stakes

August 07, 2016


Oceanport, N.J. – The Elkstone Group LLC’s Ardmore Bay pushed past Follow the Rainbow and Bay Numbers late in the lane to capture the $60,000 Tyro Stakes by a length on Sunday at Monmouth Park before a crowd 11,308.

Trained by Thomas Morley, Ardmore Bay stopped the timer in 1:04.12 for the 5 ½ furlongs over firm turf and paid $8.20, $4.20 and $3.20.Bay Numbers completed the $45.60 exacta and returned $4.60 and $3.It was a nose back to Follow the Rainbow, who paid $2.40 to show in the field of six, comprised of four colts, a gelding and one filly, Lightning Dove, who finished fifth as the 9-5 favorite.

“They were going really fast when we broke,” said winning rider Victor Lebron.“I just put my horse into cruise control and let him be two or three off of them. I saw how he ran at Belmont and it was an impressive race. Around the turn, I had him rolling. We were three or four wide, but I just didn’t want to stop him because of how fast he was coming and I knew I had a lot left.”

A colt by Bluegrass Cat from the Candy Ride mare Collar, Ardmore Bay is now a perfect two-for-two, having broke his maiden against fellow New York breds at Belmont on July 4.He has earned $72,000 for his connections.

Live racing continues at Monmouth Park on Friday, Aug. 12 – gates open 11:30 a.m., first post 12:50 p.m.As always, the racetrack is open seven days a week for simulcasting from across the country and around the globe.