May 25 is $250,000 Lee & Ross at Harrah's

01:00 AM 27 Apr 2014 NZST
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Harrah's Philadelphia is proud to present the Betsy Ross and the Maxie Lee Memorial scheduled for Sunday, May 25th, 2014.
 
Both are invitational events and will go for a purse of $250,000. The Betsy Ross, an annual event for the top pacing mares in the sport, was won last year by upset winner Economy Terror, while last years Maxie Lee went to Wishing Stone.
 
Any owner or trainer who is interested in racing in the Betsy Ross (pacing mares) or the Maxie Lee Memorial (free-for-all trotters) are encouraged to contact the Harrah's Philadelphia race office.
 
Post 8 was not a problem for veteran pacing mare Continual Velocity as she used her early speed to win the featured event, a winners over $25,000 lifetime pace for fillies and mares Friday at Harrah's.
 
Driven by Yannick Gingras, Continual Velocity took the lead just past the quarter, and narrowly held off race favorite Show Runner in the final strides.
 
Show Runner was the 1-2 favorite at post time. Continual Velocity is a 6-year-old out of Real Artist and the Camtastic mare Extreme Velocity. She is owned by Weaver Bruscemi and Burke Racing and trained by Ron Burke. She paced the mile in 1:51 flat.
 
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