CC RACING and Jo Ann Looney-King’s Newborn Sassy was a decisive 1:51.2 winner and became the fastest pacing mare in Harrington Raceway history by winnings last night’s $15,000 Mares Open.
Newborn Sassy, trained by Jim King junior, broke the track record held by Embassy Seelster by a tenth of a second.
Tetrick promptly placed his charge on the front from post five where she led the field comfortably in fractions of 27.4, 55.2 and 1:24.
Nerida Franco pulled the pocket on the final turn but “Sassy” opened up on the field and kicked home impressively to the wire. Nerida Franco held second narrowly over Fashion Showdown.
It was the 25th win for Newborn Sassy, which has banked more than $814,000 in her career.
Art Stafford junior, Mike Cole and Corey Callahan each had a driving double.
- MATT SPARACINO