Day At The Track

Skater Chick wins Courageous Lady

04:24 PM 13 Oct 2019 NZDT
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Skater Chick and Corey Callahan won the $120,500 Courageous Lady at Northfield Park
Jeffrey J. Zamaiko photo

Skater Chick prevailed against Grand Circuit harness racing stock in Saturday's (October 12) $120,500 Courageous Lady at MGM Northfield Park.

Driven by Corey Callahan, Skater Chick sat third through the :27.4 opening quarter before mounting a successful first-over bid through fractions of :57, 1:25.1 and 1:53.1, besting her competition by two and ¾-lengths.

"She is a little rough in the turns so I kind of just held on to her through the last turn," stated Callahan. "Once we straightened up for home it was all over. I had plenty of go, so it was awesome!"

Mark Harder conditions Skater Chick for owners Donald Lindsey, Paul Kleinpaste and Garth Bechtel. Saturday marks Callahan's first trip to Northfield Park. Callahan tweeted that he was "Just waiting on the right horse."

Completing the field were JK American Beauty, Rose Run Uptowngal, Crazy Cute, Under The Hood, She's Allright and So Awesome.

Skater Chick (Sweet Lou - Ram Rocker - Rocknroll Hanover) now has seven wins in 26 lifetime starts. Saturday's victory increased her career bankroll to $155,754. She returned $6.00 to win.

In the preceding events, Mary Birkhold and Jayne Weller won divisions of the "Pace for the Cure," an event for lady drivers racing to raise awareness and money for breast cancer awareness. All monies raised by the event will be donated to the American Cancer Society.

 

Ayers Ratliff

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