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Newborn Sassy wins $110,950 Adioo Volo

01:44 PM 31 Jul 2016 NZST
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Newborn Sassy winning Saturday's Adioo Volo at The Meadows
Newborn Sassy winning Saturday's Adioo Volo at The Meadows

WASHINGTON, PA, July 30, 2016 -- Newborn Sassy opened a sizable lead but needed to find another gear late to preserve her victory in Saturday's $110,950 Quinton Patterson Adioo Volo for 3-year-old filly pacers at The Meadows. The Grand Circuit stake was the sub-feature on the harness racing card headlined by the $400,000 final of the Delvin Miller Adios Pace for the Orchids.

With victories in a Lynch elimination and a Pennsylvania Sires Stake leg on her resume, Newborn Sassy was the most accomplished in the field of seven and was hammered down to 1-2 in the wagering. She drew off to a 1-1/2-length lead at the top of the stretch and figured to jog home the winner.

But the sloppy track proved tiring for the daughter of Western Ideal-Sass Newton, and Tim Tetrick had to remind her emphatically that her work was not done. She responded to his urging and held off Shezarealdeal by a neck in 1:51.1, with Heels On The Beach third.

Jim King, Jr., husband of winning trainer Jo Ann Looney-King, said the gritty effort was representative of Newborn Sassy's heart.

"She's a winner," he said. "There's no doubt she's a winner. She loves what she does. She was just here last week. When I took her off the trailer this week, she was like, 'are you sure we want to do this again?' She's a fighter. If you don't give up, she won't."

Jo Ann Looney-King and CC Racing own Newborn Sassy, who soared over $400,000 in lifetime earnings, will be pointed to the next PASS leg.

The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

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