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Amy Farah Fowler’s Wild Night at Presque Isle Downs

For Immediate Release

Fri, May 25, 2018


Jennifer See



Written by: Daniel Keenan


Erie, PA – Friday, May 25, 2018 Feisty filly Amy Farah Fowler was one of the stars of a great evening of thoroughbred racing at Presque Isle Downs Monday.  Named for the character played by actress Mayim Bialik in the long-running TV comedy “The Big Bang Theory”, Amy Farah Fowler made her premier performance on track at Presque Isle Downs worthy of rave reviews of comedy and drama.

Bred in Pennsylvania at Blackstone Farm near Harrisburg, Amy Farah Fowler is owned and trained by Ron G. Potts, a veteran of the Presque Isle Downs summer meets.  The night of this 2 year old bay filly seemed reserved, similar to her Hollywood counterpart, until she stepped from the paddock onto the track for her first lifetime start.

Amy Farah Fowler immediately ran off in the post parade, throwing her rider, and galloped loose on track until corralled in the 6 ½ furlong chute. Brought back to the paddock by our able outriders, Amy was still willing to show her stuff on our thoroughbred stage and jockey Huber Villa-Gomez jumped back up and headed Amy to the starting gate.

This fractious baby broke well from the gate on the outside and gained the lead quickly around the turn of this 4 ½ furlong sprint. And as the field of nine two-year olds swept into the stretch for the drive to the wire, Amy Farah Fowler shied from the whip of Villa-Gomez and bore in slightly toward the rail and competitor Boucan.  Kept on task by her able rider, Amy Farah Fowler, the determined but cantankerous cutie-of-a-filly, zipped off to a five length win.

The official result was not finalized immediately, however.  Amy Farah Fowler’s curtain call at the winner’s circle was delayed for several minutes.  A claim of foul was filed by the rider of second-place finisher Boucan for interference in the stretch run.  The objection was reviewed but rejected by the stewards.  It was only then that the flashbulbs began lighting up the winner’s circle, adoring the star of the show and her impressive cast of co-stars, trainer Potts and rider Villa-Gomez.

It was hoped that race fans would notice another co-star, namely one Sheldon Cooper, in the winner’s circle rejoicing with Amy Farah Fowler.  Trainer Potts explained that Sheldon was attending an international physics convention in Seattle.  Too bad for Sheldon, for a $2 bet on Amy Farah Fowler paid $16 to win.  Many on hand to witness the entire scene tonight felt that Sheldon should indeed join us at Presque Isle Downs for the next episode of “Amy Farah Fowler: Filly on the Prowl”  Stay tuned!!!


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Presque Isle Downs & Casino features live poker, table games, slots, entertainment and live thoroughbred horse racing, and simulcast racing.  The casino features the latest technology and amenities designed for guest comfort and expectations.  It also features a state-of-the-art seven table poker room which offers tableside dining in a smoke free environment.  The property features four restaurants, including the award-winning LBV Steak & Pasta and The Brew Brothers, the newest addition to the Erie casino which offers spectacular seating section to watch live thoroughbred racing. The Brew Brothers features 30 beers on tap and live entertainment.


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