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The Drs Slippers takes another Mass Bred Stakes
The Dr’s Slippers found himself back in the winner’s circle at Fort Erie Race Track on Tuesday. After winning the Massachusetts Bred Maiden Stakes earlier in August, the Drs Slippers won his second Massachusetts Bred Stakes race at Fort Erie this year.
The season has been going well for trainer Karl Grusmark and owner and breeder Joseph DiRico, who have claimed all four Mass-Bred Stakes that have been hosted at Fort Erie so far this season, with the Dr’s Slippers for two, Saint Alfred, and the popular Dr Blarney.
Jockey Emile Ramsammy has been the famed jockey, winning three of these four races, (Christopher husbands steered Saint Alfred to victory earlier this summer.)
“It’s a really nice feeling riding a nice horse,” said Ramsammy after winning a second time with The Dr’s Slippers. “He just broke his maiden and was impressive as a maiden winner. He met back with a lot of the same horses and won it again comfortably, but this time he did it like a star.”
Fort Erie established a partnership with the Massachusetts Thoroughbred Breeders Association last fall, to host a series of Mass-Bred races at The Fort this season.
Racing returns to Fort Erie on Monday, September 7, and will feature the Andy Passero Memorial Cup and the Puss n Boots Cup. Fans can catch all the action online at FortErieRacing.com beginning at 1:10pm. Fort Erie remains closed to the public, allowing up to 100 people with an AGCO license on race days.
Photo by Michael Burns Photography