Day At The Track

McArdle daughter wins $124,744 Lismore

08:43 PM 01 Jun 2014 NZST
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Tyra, a daughter of McArdle owned by CC Racing
Tyra, a daughter of McArdle owned by CC Racing
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YONKERS, NY, Saturday, May 31, 2014 - If harness racing driver Tim Tetrick doesn't own the Lismore, he's working on a lease-to-buy arrangement.

Tetrick won one Yonkers Raceway's premier events for 3-year-old pacing fillies a fourth time, this latest a Saturday night stakes record behind odds-on choice Tyra ($3.50).

Away alertly from post position No. 4, Tyra was relegated to a four-hole seat as Southwind Silence (George Brennan)-an elim winner a week ago, as was Tyra-drove on. Southwind Silence worked around pole-sitting Also Encouraging (Matt Kakaley) before a :27.1 opening quarter-mile.

A soft :28.4 next station (:56 half) figured to play into the hands of the leader, but Tyra obviously didn't get the memo. She rolled up and over Southwind Silence right after a 1:24.3 three-quarters, taking a 2½-length lead into lane.

From there, she ran up the score, widening to seven length at the wire in 1:52.1. Southwind Silence a safe second, with Also Encouraging third, Palm Beach (Eric Carlson) fifth-placed-fourth and Gentlemen's Delight (Marcus Johansson) fourth-place-fifth (Euro-rail violation).

It Was Fascination (Brent Holland), Rusty's Bliss (Jason Bartlett) and Bettor Business (Dan Dube) rounded out the order.

For Tyra, a daughter of McArdle owned by CC Racing and trained by Joann Looney-King, it was her second win in four'14 tries. The exacta paid $6.30, with the triple (three wagering choices in order) returning $15.40.

"This filly is special to me because my older brother, Tom, broke her," Tetrick said. "Ideally, I wanted get away second, but that didn't work out, but she was comfortable where she was.

"She gave me a big turn of foot when I asked her and paced a real good back half."

The Tetrick-driven Southwind Tempo (2007) had the old stakes record (1:52.4).

Frank Drucker

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