With a week’s rest after a tough campaign already this season, I Luv The Nitelife was at the best of her career as the three-year-old daughter of 1:48.4 lifetime mark in the $350,000 Valley Forge Pace Saturday at Moghen Sun at .set the world record with a
The ten race feature saw Somwheroverarainbow and drivergo right to the lead with Charisma Hanover (Yannick Gingras) leaving from post seven to grab the two-hole spot and they sped to the opening quarter in :25.2.
Then it was I Luv The Nitelife’s turn to show off and she did. Tetrick sent his filly first=over and she was able to clear to lead with ease by the half mile in :53.2. Novascotia Hanover (1:21.) came first-over in the backstretch with Love Canal (Ron Pierce) following the outside flow to the three-quarters in
Once they started down the stretch the race was all but over as Tetrick pulled the ear plugs on I Luv The Nitelife and she skirted away from the field to win with ease by two and one-half lengths. Somwheroverarainbow was second with Charisma Hanover third.
The prior world record was co-held by Economy Terror and Shebestingin.
For I Luv The Nitelife it was her eighth straight win and ninth victory in ten starts this year for trainerand owners Richard and Joanne Young of Coconut Creek, Fl.
“I waited until the dust settled,” saidafter the first quarter, “They went a big first half but then I moved her to the front and she raced her butt off. My mare felt awesome and I was confident in her.”
A video is attached.
By Steve Wolf