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Jerseylicious upsets in Open

08:06 PM 11 Mar 2017 NZDT
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It has been two years since Jerseylicious copped a race against open class company, but the former distaff star triumphed in the Miami Valley Open Mares Pace on Friday in 1:52.3.
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LEBANON, OH. - Jerseylicious isn't just back...she's all the way back! The harness racing 7-year-old Western Ideal lass, who once was as feared as any older distaff pacer in the sport, captured the $22,000 Mares Open at Miami Valley Raceway on Friday night (March 10). The Tim Lane-trainee paced a mile in 1:52.3, despite sub-freezing temperatures, for driver Trace Tetrick, upsetting Safe From Terror (Chris Page) and Cast No Shadow (Tyler Smith).

Purchased by Emerald Highlands Farm primarily for her breeding value after a 2016 season with just twelve starts and two wins for $19,970 in earnings, Jerseylicious now has a half dozen starts under Lane's tutelage and has marched through the condition ranks with two wins and two show finishes before beating Miami Valley's best.

Tetrick sent Jerseylicious directly to the front from post position seven, relented to Safe From Terror after the :27.3 first quarter, then waited through fractions of :56.2 and 1:25.1 before popping the pocket at the head of the stretch and sealing the deal with a :27.1 final panel.

With just 82 lifetime starts she now has accumulated $691,370 in earnings.

Among her 21 lifetime wins are some in the game's most prestigious events for older female pacers.

She took her record of 1:50.1 at age four at The Meadowlands.

Gregg Keidel




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