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Aces Mark to race on Sept. 11 in New York

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Aces Mark will race in New York on the anniversary of the death of the men the horse was named after, Ace Bailey and Mark Bavis, whom tragically died on Sept. 11, 2001.
Aces Mark will attempt to pick up his fifth victory in the 21st start of his career on Sept. 11, 2010 at beautiful Belmont Park.

Ace Bailey and Mark Bavis, whose lives were cut short on a day when time stood still, will be remembered on the anniversary of their passing when their name sake will grace the grounds of the "Big Sandy," in New York to race on 9/11 in their honor. John Velazquez, future Hall of Famer, will be on board in race 8, post time 4:43 PM EST.

Lew Mongelluzzo, an Ottawa Senators scout, owns and operates the thoroughbred-racing stable, Team Power Play Racing, simply combined his two favorite interests to keep the spirit of both Bavis and Bailey alive. Mongelluzzo decided to purchase a New York-bred colt that he named Aces Mark in honor of his two peers.

Garnet "Ace" Bailey, who was 53, was set to begin his 33rd season in the NHL as a player or scout. Bailey had enjoyed a tremendous amount of success in both capacities, with seven Stanley Cup rings as proof. Having spent seven years as the Kings' director of pro scouting, Bailey spent the previous 13 years as a scout with Edmonton Oilers.

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