Three $74,000 divisions of Pennsylvania Sire Stakes harness races featuring 3-year-old filly trotters were contested at Harrah's Philadelphia on Thursday afternoon.
The first division went to Katz and Libfeld's Designed To Be. The daughter ofquarter moved past early leader Global Magic and never looked back. She went on to trot the mile in 1:55 for trainer and driver . Designed To Be notched her 5th career victory out of nine starts and she pushed her career earnings over the $300,000 mark.
The second division was conquered by five-time winner Steppin Out. She grabbed the early pocket spot, pulling before the half and holding steady over a closing Explosive Victory in 1:57.2. Steppin Out is a daughter ofout of the mare Quantum Darling. She is owned by Glat Kosher Racing and trained by Chas Norris.
The third division was won in a thrilling stretch duel by Harley Momma over Take The Money. Harley Momma came up the open stretch to outnod favorite Take The Money in the final strides to the wire, winning by a nose in a time of 1:54.2. Harley Momma now has won 3 of her last 4 and now has earnings well over $100,000. She is owned by Harbor Racing Stable, trained by, and driven by .
by Mike Bozich, for Harrah's Philadelphia