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Byron’s Pop No Factor at Aqueduct

Byron’s Pop broke outward and stayed 4 or 5 wide throughout most of his 1 mile journey at Aqueduct in the 6th race on 11/20/14.  Byron’s Pop was able to track the front runners down the backstretch and around the far turn, but came up empty after a little bumping, squeezing and trouble changing leads in the stretch to finish last in his first race against winners.  A replay of the race can be seen here on the NYRA web site.

Byron’s Pop Entered on 11/20/14

Byron’s Pop has been entered to run in the 6th race at Aqueduct on Thursday, November 20, 2014.  The race is a $50,000 Starter Allowance race to be run at 1 mile on the dirt.  Jose Lezcano will be aboard.

Byron’s Pop Victorious at Aqueduct

In his second start for Sunny Jim Fitzsimmons Racing, Byron’s Pop broke his maiden by winning the 2nd race at Aqueduct on Wednesday, November 5, 2014.  Ridden by Cornelio Velasquez, Byron’s Pop broke alertly and raced just behind the front runners before taking the lead around the far turn and then coasting to victory, winning by 2 1/2 lengths.  A replay of the race can be seen here on the NYRA web site.

Byron’s Pop 4th in the Slop

In his debut for Sunny Jim Fitzsimmons Racing, Byron’s Pop finished 4th under sloppy track conditions in a race originally scheduled for the turf. After the break, he lost some momentum down the backstretch having to alter his course, got boxed in a little around the turn and had too much to do in the stretch with the winner easily clearing the field. A replay of the race can be seen here on the NYRA web site.

Byron’s Pop Entered on 10/11/14

Bryon’s Pop has been entered to make his Sunny Jim Fitzsimmons Racing debut on Saturday, October 11, 2014 in the 10th race at Belmont Park. The race is a $40,000 maiden claiming race going 6 furlongs on the turf. Cornelio Velasquez will be the jockey.

Sunny Jim Racing Claims 2 New Horses

Sunny Jim Fitzsimmons racing and David Jacobson claimed Pinball out of the 3rd race at Saratoga Race Course on Sunday, August 10th and Byron’s Pop out of the 6th race on Monday, August 11th. Pinball is a 5 year old NY bred grey horse by Unbridled’s Song who has earned $190,000 in 12 starts with 5 wins. Byron’s Pop is a maiden 3 year old colt by Empire Marker who was claimed out of his debut race.

Deadicated Deal Wins, Gets Claimed

Deadicated Deal won the 1st race on Monday, August 11, 2014 at Saratoga Race Course. Deadicated Deal sat towards the back of the pack until making a move on the rail as they turned for home and then swung out 4 wide in the stretch to overtake the front runners and win by over a length. Deadicated Deal did get claimed out of the race. A replay can be seen here on the NYRA web site.

Deadicated Deal entered on 8/11/14

Deadicated Deal will be making his second start for Sunny Jim Fitzsimmons Racing at Saratoga Race Course in the 1st race on Monday, August 11, 2014. The race is a $20,000 claiming race with a purse of $39,000 to be run at 6 1/2 furlongs on the dirt. Deadicated Deal will be ridden by Cornelio Velasquez.

Sun Bear Entered on 8/3/14

Sun Bear has been entered to run in the 4th race at Monmouth Park on Sunday, August 3, 2014. The race is a $5,000 claiming race to be run at 6 furlongs on the dirt. CC Lopez will be aboard.

Deadicated Deal 4th at Saratoga

Making his Sunny Jim Fitzsimmons Racing debut, Deadicated Deal finished fourth in the fourth race on Wed., July 23 at Saratoga Race Course. After breaking well, Deadicated Deal sat towards the back of the pack and was swung wide down the stretch where he was able to get up for fourth. A replay of the race can be seen here on the NYRA web site.

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