Bernie Houghton has four winners and Graham Motion won two including a Stakes
- January 13, 2022
- By SARA CAVANAGH
GRANTVILLE, Pa.--Bernie Houghton won four races, including three for his mother Betsy, and claimed two horses over the Christmas season, all at Penn National racetrack.
Graham Motion had two winners, including a Stakes win at Gulfstream Park.
Houghton's most recent win was in a $27,100, 6 furlong Maiden Special Weight for 3 year olds with Sassy Lad, bred by Houghton's WMT Stables and owned by WMT Stables and his mother's Sylmar Farm.
"He's a nice horse," said Houghton. "We like him a lot. He's a half brother to Beyond the Bend, who won a lot for me."
Sassy Lad is out of Sharp and Sassy by Golden Lad, and that was just his second start.
He won by 3 3/4 lengths over Bee the Boss, owned by Debra Kachel and trained by Ricky Hendriks.
"When you break your maiden, there's not a lot of races for a horse at Penn National," said Houghton. "He's been in training since last September, so I may just take him home and turn him out for a while. Freshen him. Then there's Laurel to look at."