YONKERS, N.Y. -- Shady Daisy, installed as the 9-5 favorite, will try to become the first filly to win the $200,000 William Haughton Memorial Pace Saturday night at Yonkers Raceway.
A field of six was entered for the mile race, the final major stakes event of the year at the track.
Shady Daisy, a 3-year-old, will be driven by Ron Pierce and start from post position two. She qualified for the Haughton by winning the $50,000 Clare Pace on Saturday, also at Yonkers, in 1 minute, 55 3/5 seconds.
Shady Daisy, with 14 victories in 25 starts this year, has earned $396,741.
Apache's Fame, with Bradley Fritz driving, is the 5-2 second choice from post position four. The 1990 Canadian Horse of the Year, Apache's Fame, who has won $345,000, won the opening leg of the Haughton trials two weeks ago.
Resonator, to be driven by Jim Mahrone, is the 3-1 third choice from post position five. Resonator won the second leg of the Haughton Trials and has been named the Open Pacer of the year at Yonkers for his 12 victories that have earned him $243,000.