YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) Here's an old-time winning combination that might be tough to top: A 90-year-old trainer sends out his 14-year-old pacer for a big victory at Yonkers Raceway.
Sakra Fella upset favorite Arthur by three-quarters of a length in the first race at Yonkers on Tuesday's matinee card, and returned $66.50 on a $2 win bet.
The pacer is trained by 90-year-old Carl Dobkowski, and was driven by a mere youth, 26-year-old Scott Zeron.
Sakra Fella had been winless the past two years, but has two victories in two of three starts in his final year of racing. Fourteen is the mandatory retirement age for a harness racehorse.
Racing since 2005, Sakra Fella has 20 wins from 180 starts for $298,902 in earnings.
The winning time in the $6,500 pace was 1:58 for the mile.