Three year old pacer Jokes Jet (Jereme's Jet) returned to Saratoga Casino and Raceway on Thursday, the spot where she broke her maiden as a freshman in 2013.
The-trained filly returned to town after a long stint racing north of the border. Jokes Jet did not get her 2014 campaign off to a good start while racing strong competition at Mohawk Raceway but the return to the Spa resulted in a return to the winner's circle for the sophomore pacer.
Jokes Jet and driverset fast fractions on the lead on Thursday night and squared off in what amounted to a match race with rival invader Legal Process ( ). Those two fillies battled throughout the entire second lap before Jokes Jet drew clear in the stretch to win in a career best 1:55.3.
Jokes Jet, who earned just shy of $60,000 as a two year old last year, was the 1-5 in the $5,000 race for fillies and mares.
Live racing continues on Friday night at Saratoga with a first post time of 7:05pm.