The Sweet Dion paced home for herwin Friday (December 6) in Northfield Park's eleventh race. The seven year-old is owned, trained and was driven by .
The Sweet Dion started from post four. She was third through an initial quarter of :27.4. Deaton pulled the mare approaching the :58 half and remained first-over before taking the lead approaching the 1:27 three-quarters. She paced away from her competition, stopping the timer at 1:56.3. The Sweet Dion posted a 4 Â¼-length margin of victory over her closest competitor, Ring Around Rosie ().
Friday's triumph was the 10 win this year and 19 career success for The Sweet Dion (-Celine Dion- ) and increased her lifetime earnings to $134,718. She returned $9.40 to win.
BIG NIGHT FOR
drove six winners on Friday (December 6) at Northfield Park. Sutton's winners included Golden Slipper ($7.60) in race one, Random Blizzard ($5.80) in race two, Richlyn Tessa ($5.20) in race six, Viewish ($7.00) in race seven, Internal Check ($12.00) in race nine and Hurrikane Eileen ($10.40) in race 12.
Thirty-one year old Sutton began driving in 2000 and has since garnered 2,168 career victories and is approaching $12,500,000 in purse earnings.