Day At The Track


05:16 AM 21 Jun 2005 NZST
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Jenna’s Diamonique, trained by Darby Miller and driven by Tim Tetrick, scored her first win of the year while turning the tables on Nasti Nicki, who had beaten her in the first two legs of the Sox Series.

Richard Elmore owns Jenna’s Diamonique.

Probably hampered a bit by outside posts in her first two races over the Hawthorne racetrack, and racing well despite those posts, Jenna’s Diamonique wasted little time getting to the lead in this one mile pace.

She grabbed the lead around the quarter pole and led the rest of the way without ever getting seriously challenged.

She won by a 1 ½ length, getting the opening quarter in 27.4 seconds, the half in 56.3s, three quarters in 1.25.2, and stopping the timer for the mile mark in 1.52.3.

She set a new lifetime mark in that effort, bettering her previous best by a fifth of a second.

For the victory, she earned $10,400, boosting her career earnings to $40,441.

Finishing second was the second longest shot on the board, Brett Wilfong’s Venturi Effect.

Going off at nearly 43-1, driver Sam Widger had Venturi Effect racing within striking distance, in a ground-saving trip, throughout. She tried to mount a challenge in the final quarter but had no place to go. Brett Wilfong was also the trainer of this mare.

Favoured, A Perfect Jenna, owned by the Joe Seekman Racing Stable & Hal Hewitt, third for most of the race, found herself in that position at the finish. She was trained by Joe Seekman and driven by Tony Morgan.

Nasti Nicki trailed the field for most of the race, made up some ground in the stretch, but could finish no better than fourth.

Courtesy Of Jim Miller, Publicity Director, Hawthorne Racecourse

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