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Bred by Barbara Matthews in Chesterfield, New Jersey, world champion pacing gelding Foiled Again was foaled on May 8, 2004 in Englishtown, New Jersey. Owned by Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi and JJK Stables, Foiled Again’s primary driver and trainer were Yannick Gingras and Ron Burke.

Foiled Again is the leading moneywinning Standardbred of all time. In addition to his 109 lifetime victories, he is the only Standardbred to have earned over $1 million in three consecutive seasons, with average annual earnings of more than $587,000 over 13 years of racing. He finished on the board in 225 of his 331 starts.

In 2011, seven-year-old Foiled Again recorded victories in his second-consecutive Quillen Memorial, the Molson Pace, Graduate Final, Indiana Pacing Derby and American-National. The second-leading moneywinning Standardbred of 2011, his earnings of $1,405,747 also made him the top single-season moneywinning pacing gelding ever. He was voted Dan Patch Pacer of the Year as well as the Dan Patch and O’Brien Older Pacing Horse of the Year.

Eight-year-old Foiled Again’s major victories included the Canadian Pacing Derby, his second-consecutive Molson Pace and second-consecutive Indiana Pacing Derby. The third-leading moneywinning pacer in 2012 with $1,207,429 in earnings, Foiled Again became the oldest pacer on record to have a $1 million year. He was voted Dan Patch Older Pacing Horse of the Year.

In 2013, nine-year-old Foiled Again became the oldest horse to ever win a Breeders Crown. Other major victories included the Ben Franklin and TVG Final. In the Franklin elimination, Foiled Again set a world record 1:48f for all-age pacing geldings on a 5/8-mile track. With $1,404,984 in earnings, he was the third-leading moneywinning Standardbred in 2013, recording his third-consecutive $1 million season. He was voted Dan Patch and O’Brien Older Pacing Horse of the Year.

Ten-year-old Foiled Again’s third Quillen Memorial win and second-place finishes in the Canadian Pacing Derby, TVG, American-National and Allerage contributed to $863,563 in total earnings, making him the leading moneywinning Standardbred gelding of 2014.

Since his retirement after the 2018 season, Foiled Again has traveled extensively as a popular ambassador for the sport of harness racing.